2012-13 | Hastings College


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.  

Chesterman and Rodgers named HC’s 2012 Homecoming King, Queen

Kyle Chesterman from Beaver City, Neb., and Betsy Rodgers from Loveland, Colo., were crowned as Hastings College’s 2012 Homecoming King and Queen at the Homecoming dinner held on Thursday, September 13 – the 130th anniversary of the College’s founding.  Jose Jimenez of Lexington, Neb., and MaKayla Kort of Grand Island, Neb., were named Homecoming Prince and Princess. All are juniors.
2012 Hastings College Queen

Area bands participating Hastings College’s 2012 Melody Round-Up parade

For 61 years, Hastings College has hosted the Melody Round-Up Parade in conjunction with its Homecoming celebration. To be held in downtown Hastings on Saturday, September 15, at 10 a.m., the parade will start at the corner of 4th Street and Colorado Ave., proceed west to Hastings Ave., turn onto 2nd St. and conclude at the intersection of 2nd and Colorado Ave. Immediately following the parade, Hastings College and Dutton-Lainson will serve free root beer floats in Dutton-Lainson Plaza (2nd Street & St. Joseph Avenue) as part of Floats after the Floats. At approximately 11:30 a.m.

Tree planting to honor 130th founding of Hastings College

Tree planting at Hastings College is a tradition with very deep roots. Archival photos indicate the College’s founders planted an American elm to mark occasion of the groundbreaking for McCormick Hall, HC’s first permanent building, on April 25, 1883.

Similarly, as the College celebrates the 130th anniversary of its founding on Thursday, September 13, 2012, officials will plant a Princeton American elm close to McCormick Hall (812 N. Turner Avenue) on that day at 2:30 p.m.