Hastings College names Zarek ’15 Excelsior Scholar

With Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Amy Black and Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages Pedro Vizoso as her faculty sponsors, Jennifer Zarek ‘15 will have plenty of guidance as she conducts research on micro-enterprise programs in Costa Rica. With her designation as a Hastings College Excelsior Scholar, Zarek now has funding to cover her research expenses. 

With support from Huskers and Broncos, freshman Samek organizes fundraiser for mentor’s family

As a high school student, Hastings College freshman Taylor Samek wanted to explore his interest in criminal justice. He volunteered for the Lincoln Police Department and worked primarily with the SWAT team where he got to know Officer John Clarke, the former offensive lineman for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Huskers died while weightlifting in February 2013.

Autism specialist to headline Hastings College symposium

Annette Wragge, State Coordinator for the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network, will serve as the keynote speaker for a symposium entitled “Autism & Fear.” Scheduled for April 24 at 7 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel (800 N. Turner Ave.), the event is designed to decrease fear about autism, its causes and people with autism. The event is free and open to the public.

Hastings College Math Invite adds up to honors for high school students

Harvard High School’s quiz bowl team edged out Lincoln Northeast High School in the team competition at the 17th annual Hastings College Math Invite. At the event, held on March 14, 2013, at the Wilson Mathematics and Computer Science Center, Cat Perez of Silver Lake High School and Larisa Epp of Lincoln Northeast High School earned top honors in the test results.
The top performers are listed below.
Quiz Bowl 
1st: Harvard High School: Austin Uden, Paden Derr and Mikayla Novak
2nd: Lincoln Northeast High School: Rachel Jarvis, An Tran and Tanner Pfeiffer

Mahoney picked as next Cross Country, Track and Field Head Coach for HC Broncos

After 11 years of building Lincoln Southwest High School’s Cross Country and Track and Field programs from scratch, Ryan Mahoney is taking his skills to the next level. Effective June 1, 2013, Mahoney will serve as the Head Coach for the Hastings College Bronco Cross Country and Track and Field teams. Current Bronco Head Coach Kendrick Clay ’96 announced earlier this year he is stepping down after 10 years.

History Day participants earn Hastings College scholarships

Lane Schroer, a student at Lawrence-Nelson (Neb.) High School, earned a $6,000 scholarship to Hastings College for his individual documentary on the Federal Reserve System. He received the award on March 13 when the College hosted a regional History Day competition.  
Schroer and others used various media, including displays, videos, written papers and plays, to present history research projects about turning points in history. 

Hastings College to offer students archery, bowling, trapshooting

Starting in the 2013-14 academic year, new student activities at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, include bowling, archery and trapshooting. While the activities will provide exciting experiences for Hastings College students while expanding the College’s offerings, these sports have already provided opportunities for Hastings College to work with community partners, including Pastime Lanes, the Cottonwood Archery Club, the Hastings YMCA and Four Rivers Gun Club. 

Hastings College named to national service honor roll

For the sixth consecutive year, Hastings College students, faculty and staff are being recognized for their meaningful and productive community engagement.

The Corporation for National and Community Service has named Hastings College to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll which honors colleges and universities nationwide which perform exceptional community service.

Freeman ’93 returns to Hastings College as Vice President for Advancement and Chief Development Officer

Although Hastings College Alumnus Gary Freeman ‘93 stepped down as President of the Hastings College Foundation in August 2010 to join the University of Nebraska-Omaha Athletic Department as Associate Athletic Director, he has remained an important part of the Hastings College family.  
Effective April 1, 2013, Freeman will rejoin Hastings College on a full-time basis as Vice President for Advancement and Chief Development Officer.

HC Bronco Forensics team to compete in 41 events at nationals

From March 7-9, 2013, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team competed at the Joel Hefling AFA District IV tournament in Mankato, Minn., to qualify additional events for the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET).  In all, HC has 41 qualified events among 15 team members for the national tournament to be held this April in Hutchinson, Kans.