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Dr. Dwayne Strasheim to retire at end of 2013-14 academic year

You can define a man by his words – and that can mean not only by what he says, but what he reads. Dwayne Strasheim has no dearth of books to define his character. His office alone has an entire wall devoted to books and the eye immediately detects a theme. English Syntax , The Lexicography of English and Lost for Words are but three titles his bookshelves bear. The items in his office follow a similar pattern. A Merriam-Webster daily calendar (today’s word is oppugn) sits on his desk. A stuffed aardvark wearing a green hat that says LINGUIST sits on the filing cabinet. English and ...Read more

Roger Doerr retires at end of 2012-13 academic year

There are a handful of rare individuals who have witnessed and influenced such an extensive and dynamic period in the life of Hastings College as to be considered part of the very institutional fabric from which it is made. Two of those individuals are welcoming a new chapter in their lives this year. Roger Doerr is one of them. “Because I’m an accountant, I added up the numbers,” Roger laughed, as he thought over his 44 years at Hastings College. “I’ve taught 1,544 students in Beginning Accounting, and I’ve taught that particular course 69 times. … I’ll never catch my good friend Dwayne ...Read more

Pacha Soap: Raising the Bar

In June 2013, the Pacha Soap crew traveled to Peru to distribute 1,200 bars of soap and provide hand-washing education to the children of several remote schools in the Andes Mountains. As part of its Raise the Bar campaign, Pacha Soap gives a bar of soap to someone in need for every bar that is purchased. In July, they traveled to Rwanda to distribute soap at the Noel Orphanage Gisenyi and to research a sustainable soap factory project there. With humble roots at Hastings College and flourishing through the love, labor and entrepreneurial spirit of its HC alumni founders, Abi Burrows ’13 and ...Read more

The Senase Project

Grant Nagaki ’13 co-founded The Senase Project after a college trip to Ghana and what he and others witnessed in the rural farming villages of Senase and Akatim. The young group was stricken by the faces of 120 children who were heartbreakingly devoid of hope. The Akatim School was no more than a metal-roof shed with mud floors, lacking in shelter and even the most basic supplies, and the area was in great need of a medical center. After collaborating with village elders and other college groups who visited the area, The Senase Project became reality with a mission to eradicate poverty ...Read more
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