2012-13 | Hastings College


Tree tours include stops at Hastings College, Highland Park Arboretums

Free public tours of arboretums in south central Nebraska will take place October 3-5 at gardens created to serve the communities they’re located in—public landscapes designed for active use, sustainability and beauty. The gardens are all part of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA), having made a commitment to careful plant selection, diversity, wise management and use.

First E.N. Thompson Forum Simulcast explores religion in the U.S.

Robert Putnam, the Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, will present the Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities as part of the E.N. Thompson Lecture series. His presentation, “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us”, will be simulcast at Hastings College on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Wilson Center (714 E. 9th St.) The event is free and open to the public.  

September 30th recital at Hastings College to feature a voice and piano performance major

A Hastings College student pursuing a music piano and voice performance degree will grace the stage at Perkins Auditorium of Fuhr Hall of Music (723 E. 9th St.) on Sunday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. The recital is free and open to the public.  

Nicholas Raimondo, a senior from Columbus, Neb., will sing works by Handel, Schubert, Poulenc, Musto, Strouse and Bohannon.  Emily Adams from Omaha, Neb., will accompany him.  Mr. Raimondo is a graduate of Scotus Central Catholic (Neb.) High School and the son of Phil and Mary Raimondo. 

Media Advisory: Hastings College to kick off Bobby Gottsch Difference Makers Campaign

Who:            Hastings College
What:           Press Conference to announce a new fundraising campaign

The late Bobby Gottsch dedicated his time and resources to Hastings College, serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at the time of death in 2011. He gave generously to projects at the College and invested in hard-working students with the potential to be difference makers in their communities and careers, in athletics including rodeo and in maintaining modern physical facilities.

Hastings College presents “44 Plays for 44 Presidents”

Enjoy an array of funny to touching to just plain odd, historically accurate shows as Hastings College presents, “44 Plays for 44 Presidents”. The production runs from Thursday, October 4 – Saturday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m. Additionally, HC will host a special election night performance will be on Tuesday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. All performances will be in the Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.) The play does contain minimal adult language.

September 30th recital at Hastings College to feature Rachel Klopp

A Hastings College student pursuing a K-12 music education degree will grace the stage at Perkins Auditorium of Fuhr Hall of Music on Sunday, September 30th at 3 p.m. This recital is free and open to the public.  

Rachel Klopp, a junior from Omaha, Neb., will do a violin performance from the works by W. A. Mozart, Pablo de Sapasate, Ramiro Cortes and Percy Aldridge Grainger.  Zachary Peterson, who is also from Omaha, Neb., will accompany her.  Ms. Klopp is a graduate of Harry A. Burke (Neb.) Sr. High School and the daughter of Randy and Linda Klopp.

October 14th recital at Hastings College to feature the 2011 Presser Scholar

A Hastings College student pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance degree will grace the stage at Perkins Auditorium of Fuhr Hall of Music on Sunday, October 14th at 3 p.m.  Their recital is free and open to the public.  

Deann Nicolaus, a senior from Sterling, Colo., will perform works by Enesco, Benda, Doppler, Hoover, Schocker and Mozart. Jeremy Murman from Glenvil, Neb., will accompany her.  Ms. Nicolaus is a graduate of Sterling (Colo.) High School and the daughter of Tim and Gwen Duncan. 

Zajack to discuss the intersection of decisions, happiness during invited lecture

Imagine hearing your favorite professors speak on the topics they love but might not address in their classrooms. Twice a year, the Hastings College community gets to do just that. Two professors, selected each spring by a vote of HC students and faculty, speak to the community on the topic of their choosing as part of the Artist Lecture Series Invited Faculty Lecture. Considered a prestigious honor for the faulty, this tradition dates to 1985.

Hastings College honors 22 students for academic excellence

The Hastings College chapter of Alpha Chi honor society initiated 22 new members on September 16, 2012. Membership in the society is limited to the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors at an institution but is not limited by academic major.

The new members are as follows:

Emily Adams from Omaha, Neb.

Elizabeth Case from Gibbon, Neb.

Kireina Christensen from Alamogordo, N.M.

Ryan Garder from Blair, Neb.

Brittani Marie Guerrero from Greeley, Colo.

Elizabeth Lynn Hammon from Pine, Colo.

Michael R. Hull from Hastings, Neb.

Hastings College 2012 Melody Round-Up parade results

The 61st annual Melody Round-Up Parade in downtown Hastings took place Saturday, September 15, at 10 a.m. The parade included several marching bands from Nebraska high schools and junior high schools and the Hastings College Marching Band. Melody Round-Up is the official Homecoming parade for Hastings College. This year, the parade is also part of the College’s celebration of the 130th anniversary of its founding and the inauguration of its 15th president, Dennis Trotter.