2012-13 | Hastings College

2012-13

E.N. Thompson Lecture to explore international religious freedom

Hastings College will host the upcoming E.N. Thompson Lecture on international religious freedom. Felice Gaer, Director of the American Jewish Committee’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights, will speak on Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m.  The simulcast, originating from Lincoln, Neb., will take place in the lower level of the college’s Wilson Center (714 E. 9th St.) The event is free and open to the public.  

February 3rd recital at Hastings College to feature Semerad, Murman

Two Hastings College students will grace the stage at Perkins Auditorium of Fuhr Hall of Music (723 E. 9th St.) on Sunday, February 3 at 3 p.m.  Their recital is free and open to the public.  

Kristen Semerad, a senior from Rogers, Neb., will perform works by Bach, Vine and Prokoflev.  Ms. Semerad is a graduate of Schuyler (Neb.) Central High School and the daughter of Leroy and Virginia Semerad. She is pursuing a K-12 music education degree and a piano pedagogy degree.

Wright to speak at MLK, Jr., Day event

As part of Hastings College’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration, Bryan Wright, Principal at Adams City (Colo.) High School, will speak on campus. His lecture, entitled “Martin Luther King, Jr.: The 21st Century Rainbow Coalition”, is scheduled for Monday, January 21 at 10:45 a.m. in French Memorial Chapel (800 N. Turner Ave.).  This convocation, which will include music by the Hastings (Neb.) High School Chamber Choir, and all other MLK, Jr., Day events at HC will be free and open to the public.

Hastings College's 2013 J-Term courses provide unique academic opportunities

One of the most successful and popular features of Hastings College’s academic program, J-Term allows students to immerse themselves in one course during the month of January, instead of four or five courses. Students can focus on a topic in their major field or study something new. J-Term at HC is a time for discovery, innovation and unforgettable learning experiences.

Now in its 47th year, J-Term includes both on-campus and off-campus courses taught by HC professors and various visiting faculty.  Below is a partial listing of the 2013 J-Term courses. 

Yuletide activities at Hastings College include 'A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols'

Participation in Hastings College’s 2012 production of “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” this Christmastime won’t be limited to those able to travel to campus. This year’s celebration will be streamed world-wide at http://ustre.am/Qybz. HC alumni, parents and friends will be able to enjoy performances by several choral ensembles and the HC Bell Choir and readings by campus administrators on Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Death penalty topic of next E.N. Thompson Lecture Series

“The Death Penalty: Justice, Retribution and Dollars” serves as the title for the next presentation in the E.N. Thompson Lecture series. J. Kirk Brown, Solicitor General for the State of Nebraska since 2003, and Michael Radelet, Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado-Boulder will speak. The event will be simulcast at Hastings College on Wednesday, November 28 at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Wilson Center (714 E. 9th St.) The event is free and open to the public.  

November 30th recital at Hastings College to feature Margaret Gregory

A Hastings College student pursuing a K-12 music education degree will grace the stage at Perkins Auditorium of Fuhr Hall of Music (723 E. 9th St.) on Friday, November 30th at 7:30 p.m. This recital that is free and open to the public.  

Margaret Gregory, a senior from Grand Island, Neb., will do a flute performance with works by G. F. Handel, Edwards, Whitacre, and Ponchielli.  Zachary Peterson who is from Omaha, Neb., will accompany her.  Ms. Gregory is a graduate of Grand Island (Neb.) Sr. High School and the daughter of Rev. Dr. Charles and Beth Ann Gregory.