Now in its 6th year, the Hastings College Bronco Gallop 5K run/1 mile walk will partner with the Extra Mile, a teacher education organization at the college, to raise awareness about Hastings Food 4 Thought. The event, scheduled for Sunday, September 16, is part of Hastings College’s Celebration Weekend.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has recognized the 2011-2012 HC Bronco Volleyball team, under the direction of Head Coach Matt Buttermore, with its AVCA Team Academic Award. According to the AVCA, this annual honor recognizes teams which “have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom.”
To be eligible for the award, teams must maintain a cumulative grade point average (gpa) of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. For the 2011-2012 academic year, the Bronco Volleyball team maintained a 3.6 cumulative gpa.
Area Hastings College Bronco fans and the media are invited to meet fall sports coaches at the inaugural Bronco Talk, scheduled for Tuesday, September 4 from noon-1 p.m. at Valentino’s (604 South Burlington Avenue). Subsequent question-and-answer sessions are scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month at Valentino’s through May 2013.
For the first time, Nebraska AIDS Project’s annual AIDS Walk will provide an opportunity for runners to show off their skills. A 5K run has been added to this year’s event, scheduled for Sunday, September 23.
As part of their New Student Days orientation, first-year students at Hastings College will be performing community service projects throughout the community on the morning of Saturday, August 25. At 8:45 a.m., students will meet outside French Memorial Chapel (800 N. Turner Ave.) and proceed to their service sites, including College View Assisted Living and Memory Support Community where they will play bingo with residents.
As Hastings College prepares to start its 130th year of classes, the campus community welcomes new administrators and faculty. Dr. Rob Babcock, Professor of History and current Chair of the Faculty Senate, is enthusiastic about the upcoming year.
“The new faculty I've met bring energy and new expertise to the college while retaining that Hastings commitment to an education centered on the needs of our students,” said Dr. Babcock, who is starting his twentieth year at HC.
Dr. Gilbert Hinga
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
What should having a college degree mean in the 21st century? Hastings College has joined 22 other higher education institutions, including the University of Chicago and Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., in the Pathways pilot program to test that very question.
Hastings College Bronco teams paced the 2011-2012 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar Teams List, tying Concordia (Neb.) University with 16 teams recognized. The HC Bronco Baseball team led all NAIA baseball teams with its cumulative grade point average (gpa) of 3.4.
All of the HC teams are listed below with the head coaches, earned a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (gpa) on a 4.0 scale.
Shakespeare with Noodles, a theatre troupe featuring all-children casts and props made from swimming noodles, returns to Hastings this summer with its third production, King Lear’s Backside. Performances in Hastings are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 5 at Libs Park (16th St. and Baltimore Ave.), in conjunction with Art in the Park and 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 11 at Kool Aid Days’ 2nd stage behind the Hastings City Auditorium (4th St. and Hastings Ave.) In the event of rain both performances will be moved to Hastings College’s Scott Studio Theatre (806 N.