Journalism & Media Arts

Sherrill interns as NAIA sports ‘gatekeeper’

Since right after her graduation in May of 2016, Nikki Sherrill has spent her days overseeing women’s division II volleyball and women's division II basketball for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Responsible for everything from updating ratings, maintaining historic archives and writing press releases related to the sport, Sherrill acts as each sport’s “gatekeeper” in her role as a sports communication and information intern. Fresh out of college with a degree in journalism and sports management, Sherrill’s post-graduation plans did not include working in sports ...Read more

Janky shows how soap can change lives at Pacha

Hastings College is more than just an institution of brick and mortar; it’s a family of students, faculty, staff and alumni who share strong bonds of Crimson pride. This family can be especially helpful for students looking for internships or employment, as senior marketing and web communications major Katie Janky recently found out. Janky spent the spring and summer of 2016 working at Pacha Soap, a soap manufacturer located in Hastings founded by Hastings grads Andrew ‘12 and Abi (Burrows) ‘13 Vrbas. Working alongside Abi, the company’s brand manager, Janky created a social media campaign, ...Read more

Power mentors 13 years worth of HC Media students

HC Media students and faculty members have witnessed many changes during their 13 years of travelling to Sioux City, Iowa to broadcast the NAIA DII Women’s National Basketball Championship, but there seems to be one constant each year: the presence of someone many students consider to be their mentor. Chad Power (center below), chair of the journalism and media arts department, has accompanied students to the national tournament in Sioux City since the inception of the program. Power works as part of the team that includes, on average, 20 HC Media students. 'Organizer-in-Chief' Although the ...Read more