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Kalinskiy, Russian executive, to provide Commencement Address

For Hastings College’s 128th Commencement Exercises, Oleg Kalinskiy, a 1998 HC alumnus, will serve as the Commencement Speaker. A native of Pyatigorsk, Russia, Kalinskiy serves as Director General of the Foundation for the Development of the Tube (Pipe) Industry in Russia.

Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at 10 a.m. in Lynn Farrell Arena (800 E. 12th Street). The event, which is free and open to the public, will be livestreamed at

Cinematographer James Chressanthis, ASC, to speak

Acclaimed cinematographer James Chressanthis, ASC, will present a lecture at Hastings College’s French Memorial Chapel (800 N. Turner Ave.) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 as part of the annual Nebraska Collegiate Media Association’s (NCMA) Golden Leaf Awards. The event is free and open to the public. This presentation is made possible through the NCMA’s affiliation with Canon USA’s Explorers of Light program.

2014 Pro Rege Society inductees include Doerr, Krienert and Lainson ‘37

The 2014 inductees into Hastings College’s Pro Rege Society include Roger Doerr of Hastings, Neb.; Dennis Krienert of Hastings, Neb., and Gretchen Lainson ’37 of Hastings, Neb.  The dinner and induction ceremony, during which Hastings College will recognize these individuals and company for their longstanding dedication to the College, will be held at Lochland Country Club in Hastings, Neb., on Thursday, April 24.

Academic honorary at Hastings College expands as 12 students inducted

Qualifications to be inducted into the Hastings College chapter of Alpha Chi Academic Honorary include being a student of good character and in the top 10 percent of one’s class. Twelve students met those criteria and officially joined Alpha Chi on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at a ceremony held in Hazelrigg Student Union. Their names, majors and hometowns are listed below.

Hallie Bauer, a biochemistry major from Minden, Neb.

John DeWaard, a biology major from Utica, Neb.

Nationals slate set for Bronco Forensics team

Propelled by a first place finish at the 2014 Battle for the Capital on March 1-2, 2014, in Lincoln, Neb., and solid performances at the District IV Tournament March 7-8, 2014, in Eau Claire, Wis., the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team is excited its first of two national competitions: the 2014 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET). To the April 4-7, 2014, tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., the Broncos will take 43 events.

Individual results from the Battle for the Capital and the District IV tournament follow:


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