2012-13 | Hastings College


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.

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

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.

HC Bronco Volleyball team earns academic honor from national association

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has recognized the 2011-2012 HC Bronco Volleyball team, under the direction of Head Coach Matt Buttermore, with its AVCA Team Academic Award. According to the AVCA, this annual honor recognizes teams which “have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom.”

To be eligible for the award, teams must maintain a cumulative grade point average (gpa) of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. For the 2011-2012 academic year, the Bronco Volleyball team maintained a 3.6 cumulative gpa.

Bronco Talks scheduled to connect HC coaches with the community

Area Hastings College Bronco fans and the media are invited to meet fall sports coaches at the inaugural Bronco Talk, scheduled for Tuesday, September 4 from noon-1 p.m. at Valentino’s (604 South Burlington Avenue). Subsequent question-and-answer sessions are scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month at Valentino’s through May 2013.