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2012-13

Wright to speak at MLK, Jr., Day event

As part of Hastings College’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration, Bryan Wright, Principal at Adams City (Colo.) High School, will speak on campus. His lecture, entitled “Martin Luther King, Jr.: The 21st Century Rainbow Coalition”, is scheduled for Monday, January 21 at 10:45 a.m. in French Memorial Chapel (800 N. Turner Ave.).  This convocation, which will include music by the Hastings (Neb.) High School Chamber Choir, and all other MLK, Jr., Day events at HC will be free and open to the public.

Hastings College's 2013 J-Term courses provide unique academic opportunities

One of the most successful and popular features of Hastings College’s academic program, J-Term allows students to immerse themselves in one course during the month of January, instead of four or five courses. Students can focus on a topic in their major field or study something new. J-Term at HC is a time for discovery, innovation and unforgettable learning experiences.

Now in its 47th year, J-Term includes both on-campus and off-campus courses taught by HC professors and various visiting faculty.  Below is a partial listing of the 2013 J-Term courses. 

Yuletide activities at Hastings College include 'A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols'

Participation in Hastings College’s 2012 production of “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” this Christmastime won’t be limited to those able to travel to campus. This year’s celebration will be streamed world-wide at http://ustre.am/Qybz. HC alumni, parents and friends will be able to enjoy performances by several choral ensembles and the HC Bell Choir and readings by campus administrators on Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Death penalty topic of next E.N. Thompson Lecture Series

“The Death Penalty: Justice, Retribution and Dollars” serves as the title for the next presentation in the E.N. Thompson Lecture series. J. Kirk Brown, Solicitor General for the State of Nebraska since 2003, and Michael Radelet, Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado-Boulder will speak. The event will be simulcast at Hastings College on Wednesday, November 28 at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Wilson Center (714 E. 9th St.) The event is free and open to the public.  

November 30th recital at Hastings College to feature Margaret Gregory

A Hastings College student pursuing a K-12 music education degree will grace the stage at Perkins Auditorium of Fuhr Hall of Music (723 E. 9th St.) on Friday, November 30th at 7:30 p.m. This recital that is free and open to the public.  

Margaret Gregory, a senior from Grand Island, Neb., will do a flute performance with works by G. F. Handel, Edwards, Whitacre, and Ponchielli.  Zachary Peterson who is from Omaha, Neb., will accompany her.  Ms. Gregory is a graduate of Grand Island (Neb.) Sr. High School and the daughter of Rev. Dr. Charles and Beth Ann Gregory. 

November 25th recital at Hastings College to feature two music majors

Two Hastings College students pursuing music degrees will grace the stage at Perkins Auditorium of Fuhr Hall of Music (723 E. 9th St.) on Sunday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. Their recital is free and open to the public. 

 

Sarah Wolf, a senior from Hastings, Neb., will be doing a flute performance with works by Reinecke, Boccherini, Clarke and Burton.  Phil Zach from Lincoln, Neb., will accompany her.  Ms. Wolf is a graduate of Hastings (Neb.) Sr. High School and the daughter of Robert and Mary Wolf. 

 

November 27 festivities at HC include 2012 Lighting of the Campus, musical theatre concert

Kick off the holiday season with songs and a live nativity at Hastings College’s 2012 Lighting of the Campus.  On Tuesday, November 27, the live nativity will be active on the Circle Drive (800 N. Turner Ave.) from 6:30-9 p.m. while the lighting ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in front of French Memorial Chapel (800 N. Turner Ave.) The evening’s activities, part of the college’s Christmas card to the community, are free and open to the public.   

Bronco Forensics finishes fourth at K-State tourney

Going into its Thanksgiving break, the HC Bronco Forensics team qualified three more events for the American Forensics Association-National Individual Event Tournament (AFA-NIET). While competing at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., from November 10-11, Jared Buskirk, a junior from Holdrege, Neb.; Trevor Brass, a senior from Lincoln, Neb.; and Hannah Davis, a senior from Grand Island, Neb., all added events to their nationals’ schedule.

Overall, Hastings College took fourth place the team sweepstakes, finishing above the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which took fifth.

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