2012-13 | Hastings College

2012-13

Hastings College welcomes home new faculty, administrators, Part I

As Hastings College prepares to start its 130th year of classes, the campus community welcomes new administrators and faculty. Dr. Rob Babcock, Professor of History and current Chair of the Faculty Senate, is enthusiastic about the upcoming year.

“The new faculty I've met bring energy and new expertise to the college while retaining that Hastings commitment to an education centered on the needs of our students,” said Dr. Babcock, who is starting his twentieth year at HC.

16 HC Bronco teams earn NAIA Scholar Team Awards

Hastings College Bronco teams paced the 2011-2012 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar Teams List, tying Concordia (Neb.) University with 16 teams recognized. The HC Bronco Baseball team led all NAIA baseball teams with its cumulative grade point average (gpa) of 3.4.

All of the HC teams are listed below with the head coaches, earned a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (gpa) on a 4.0 scale. 

2012 Shakespeare with Noodles performances scheduled for Hastings, McCool Junction

Shakespeare with Noodles, a theatre troupe featuring all-children casts and props made from swimming noodles, returns to Hastings this summer with its third production, King Lear’s Backside. Performances in Hastings are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 5 at Libs Park (16th St. and Baltimore Ave.), in conjunction with Art in the Park and 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 11 at Kool Aid Days’ 2nd stage behind the Hastings City Auditorium (4th St. and Hastings Ave.) In the event of rain both performances will be moved to Hastings College’s Scott Studio Theatre (806 N.

HC’s Sachtleben Observatory schedules program for Perseid meteor shower

View one of the year’s strongest meteor showers with staff from Hastings College’s Sachtleben Observatory. Beginning at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, at Crystal Lake Recreation near Ayr, Neb., observatory staff will provide a short presentation on Perseid meteor shower and then lead telescope viewing of the night sky from 10-11 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.

Love of Hastings College leads to largest gift

Although Enola H. McDonald and her husband, Dr. Neil A. McDonald, a political science professor at Rutgers University, lived in New Jersey for most of their adult lives, they never forgot their central Nebraska roots and Dr. McDonald’s experience at Hastings College. A 1934 HC alum, he had cultivated habits of life-long learning and civic engagement while a student.