‘Little Shop of Horrors’ set to debut as part of inaugural SummerStage at Hastings College

Hastings, Neb. – SummerStage, the Hastings College Department of Theatre’s new summer stock company, has announced the schedule for its inaugural summer run.

The musical classic “Little Shop of Horrors,” in which Hastings College students are joined by community actors and musicians, premiers Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the College’s Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.). Additional performances are June 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and June 15 and 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors and students.

Wright named 2013 Bronco Award winner, Who’s Who recipients announced at Hastings College

(Hastings, Neb.) –  On May 10, 2013, Kevin Wright ’13 of Mansfield, Pa. (pictured), was named the 2013 Bronco Award recipient at Hastings College’s annual Honors Convocation.

Established in 1924, the Bronco Award is the College’s highest non-academic award granted to students.  Nominees for the Bronco Award and the Who’s Who list are determined through a vote of their peers.  They must be graduating seniors who have made outstanding contributions during their college careers.  The list and award winners are then selected by a secret student-faculty committee.

Hastings College recognizes scholarship, service at Honors Convocation

(Hastings, Neb.) – As the 2012-13 academic year at Hastings College draws to a close, the community gathered for its annual Honors Convocation. Students, faculty and friends of the College alike were honored for their achievements throughout the year. 


Robert Nedderman, Director of Libraries and Professor of Library Sciences, received the Distinguished Senior Faculty Award. He has served on the Hastings College faculty since 1990. 


Hastings College rodeo named Rodeo of the Year in Great Plains Region

(Hastings, Neb.) – The inaugural Bobby Gottsch Jr. Memorial Hastings College Rodeo, held at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings April 26-27, was named Rodeo of the Year by members the Great Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

The region featured 10 rodeos this year, and representatives from 15 competing colleges and universities plus 10 event directors voted on the award following the final rodeo of the season at Dickinson State University May 3-4.

Student journalists earn state honors

Hastings College student journalists earned 80 Golden Leaf awards from Nebraska Collegiate Media Association. HCTV, the student-run television station, was named 1st in Best Overall Excellence for Television, earning more than twice as many points as its closest competitor. In Best Overall Excellence for Radio, the student-run KFKX finished 2nd while HCMediaOnline also earned 2nd place honors in the Outstanding Digital Media category. The Collegian, one of the oldest student media outlets on campus, was 3rd in the Newspaper category.

Big Event an opportunity for college students to give back to Hastings

Hastings College Student Association President Kevin Wright expects 300 students, faculty and staff to participate in the college’s first Big Event celebration on Saturday, May 4 starting at 9:00 am throughout the City of Hastings. 
A tradition started in 1982 at Texas A&M and now celebrated at campuses around the country, the Big Event is a day of service that aims to give back to the local community.  

Citigroup executive Langford ’92 to serve as Hastings College commencement speaker

As Hastings College celebrates its 127th annual commencement ceremony, the campus community will welcome home an alumnus as its honored speaker. William Langford, a 1992 graduate of Hastings College who currently serves as Global Head of Compliance Architecture & Strategy at Citigroup, Inc., will give the commencement address on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. in Lynn Farrell Arena (800 E. 12th Street). The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.