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2012-13

New summer theatre company to produce 'Little Shop of Horrors'

What the Hastings College Department of Theatre hopes will grow into a full-fledged summer stock company at the college will sponsor its first production, “Little Shop of Horrors.” SummerStage, as the company will be known, will hold its performances in the college’s Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.) on June 13-16 at 7:30 p.m. and June 15-16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors and students.

In preview for national tournament, Hastings College Bronco Forensics finishes 5th

At a tournament featuring events qualified for the 2013 American Forensics Association (AFA) National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) in Hutchinson, Kans., the Hastings College Bronco Forensics finished fifth overall, defeating other national forensics powerhouses including George Mason University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Hastings College Bronco Forensics qualifies additional students for national tourney

During early 2013, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team qualified seven additional events for the 2013 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET). Currently, the team has 17 events qualified for the tournament, to be held this spring in Hutchinson, Kans. 
Concordia University Tournament, January 19:
Mike Dvorak, a senior from Oklahoma City, Okla.        1st,  After Dinner Speaking*
                                            5th, Communication Analysis

MLK, Jr., friend, colleague to preach at Hastings College Black History Month Service

The Reverend James D. Peters will provide the sermon for Hastings College’s Black History Month Chapel Service on Wednesday, February 20 at 10 a.m. in French Memorial Chapel (800 N. Turner Ave.) All are invited to the free service which will also feature the Hastings College Men’s Chorus.
Rev. Peters, who served as pastor to HC alum and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock ’91, stood on the speakers’ platform during Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Dr. King and Rev. Peters were personal friends and colleagues. 

Hastings College Board of Trustees accepts President Trotter's resignation and elects Donald E. Jackson, V.P. for Advancement, as his successor

(Hastings, Neb.) – The Hastings College Board of Trustees has reluctantly accepted the resignation of President Dennis Trotter, who has been in office since June 1, 2011. After accepting the resignation, the Board deliberated and unanimously elected Donald E. Jackson ’70 as his successor. Jackson most recently served as the college’s Vice President for Advancement, after successful tenure as Vice Chairman of the Hastings College Board of Trustees and as long-time global Chief Operating Officer of Easter Seals. A Nebraska native, President Jackson’s term is effective immediately.

Hastings College faculty tenure, promotions announced

During its January 25, 2013, meeting, the Hastings College Board of Trustees approved the following on faculty tenure and promotions:
Dr. Daniel Laing, Associate Professor of Music/Director of Bands, Trumpet, Horn, Conducting, Music Education, has been granted tenure. 
Dr. Bobbi Buchholz has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Mathematics.

E.N. Thompson Lecture to explore international religious freedom

Hastings College will host the upcoming E.N. Thompson Lecture on international religious freedom. Felice Gaer, Director of the American Jewish Committee’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights, will speak on Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m.  The simulcast, originating from Lincoln, Neb., will take place in the lower level of the college’s Wilson Center (714 E. 9th St.) The event is free and open to the public.  

February 3rd recital at Hastings College to feature Semerad, Murman

Two Hastings College students will grace the stage at Perkins Auditorium of Fuhr Hall of Music (723 E. 9th St.) on Sunday, February 3 at 3 p.m.  Their recital is free and open to the public.  

Kristen Semerad, a senior from Rogers, Neb., will perform works by Bach, Vine and Prokoflev.  Ms. Semerad is a graduate of Schuyler (Neb.) Central High School and the daughter of Leroy and Virginia Semerad. She is pursuing a K-12 music education degree and a piano pedagogy degree.

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