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What's New at Hastings

Updates at Hastings College
What's New at Hastings

There’s always something new going on at Hastings, from renovations to campus events to honors and recognition. 


  • The Jackson Dinsdale Art Center opened in August 2016. The 25,000 sq. ft. facility features expanded studios for glassblowing, painting, sculpture production, painting and ceramics along with individual studio space for students. The design also includes critique rooms, a media room, classrooms and gallery space.
  • Steinhart Plaza opened in August 2016.This pedestrian mall and gathering space has created a central focal point for the College right outside the student union.
  • During Summer 2014, Bronc and Babcock Residence Halls underwent complete renovations while Taylor Hall had a partial update. Check out more on our campus housing page.
  • The Hazelrigg Student Union lobby was renovated, opening the space up to the College’s  Japanese garden. New furniture, TVs and other touches updated the common area to a great gathering space next to The Bronco Blend coffee shop.
  • The Bronco Bookstore was updated, expanding and brightening the retail area to offer even more Bronco gear. An online store offers gear and books for class, including renting books.
  • The Hastings wrestling program has a new, more spacious home in the Kiewit Physical Education Building. The team also has updated locker room facilities.
  • East 12th Street on the north edge of campus was widened to become a three-lane gateway that improved safety and access to athletic and other facilities on that portion of campus.

Honors and Recognition

  • The Hastings College Food4Thought leadership team accepted the United Way of South Central Nebraska’s Spirit Award during the United Way of South Central Nebraska’s 76th annual meeting and awards ceremony Feb. 14, 2017.  
  • The lady Bronco Volleyball team won its first National Championship in December 2016. Head Coach Matt Buttermore was named the AVCA NAIA Coach of the Year.
  • Carly Spotts-Falzone, during her first year of collegiate forensics, qualified for the final rounds of the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament and finished third in program of oral interpretation.
  • The Hastings College Men's Soccer team won its second national title in 2016. Daniel Whitehall was named NAIA Men's National Player of the Year. And Head Coach Aaron Champenoy was named the NSCAA NAIA Men's National Coach of the Year. 
  • Holly Hild was selected by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) to receive the Emil S. Liston Award. The award is given annually to one junior male and one junior female basketball student-athlete in the country. It is based on athletic and scholastic achievement. Only two previous Hastings College students have received this honor—Shannon (Mihaltan) Brown ’02 and Tom Osborne ’59.
  • The Lady Broncos Basketball team earned a spot in the 2017 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball tournament. The team finished the regular season with a 22-9 record. 
  • Dr. Travis Feezell was named Hastings College's 17th President on November 29, 2016. Feezell took over for President Don Jackson on June 1, 2017.