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HC’s Sachtleben Observatory schedules program for Perseid meteor shower

View one of the year’s strongest meteor showers with staff from Hastings College’s Sachtleben Observatory. Beginning at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, at Crystal Lake Recreation near Ayr, Neb., observatory staff will provide a short presentation on Perseid meteor shower and then lead telescope viewing of the night sky from 10-11 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.

Love of Hastings College leads to largest gift

Although Enola H. McDonald and her husband, Dr. Neil A. McDonald, a political science professor at Rutgers University, lived in New Jersey for most of their adult lives, they never forgot their central Nebraska roots and Dr. McDonald’s experience at Hastings College. A 1934 HC alum, he had cultivated habits of life-long learning and civic engagement while a student.  

Dudley to coach HC Bronco Women’s Golf

Pete Dudley has been named the new Head Coach for the HC Broncos Women’s Golf team. He will continue as an Admissions Counselor, a position he has held since 2004.

“Pete knows the conference courses and the players.  I am confident he will take the already talented team to higher levels of performance,” said Jerry Schmutte, Hastings College Athletic Director.

Dudley, who graduated from Hastings College in 1996 with a degree in psychology and played for the HC Broncos Baseball team, was named Assistant Coach for the HC Broncos Men’s Golf team in 2006.


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