2017-18 | Hastings College


Hastings College, KANEKO set to welcome first class to Open Space

Hastings College and KANEKO are ready to welcome 28 students to the first class of Open Space. The summer art immersion program designed for future artists completing their junior year of high school runs Sunday, June 24 through Friday, June 29, with a public showing of the students’ work in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) set for 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday.

While on campus, students will work directly with Hastings College art professors and KANEKO staff in glass blowing, digital fabrication and physical computing, sculpture and ceramics.

Hastings College 2018 graduates install artwork at KANEKO

Hastings College 2018 art graduates have their senior art pieces on exhibition at KANEKO in Omaha, Nebraska, thanks to a growing partnership between KANEKO and the College’s Department of Visual Arts.

Six recent graduates installed their thesis work at KANEKO as part of the art organization’s REALITY exhibition, which opened June 1 and runs through September 26.

Hastings College announces Spring 2018 Dean’s List

Hastings College has announced the Dean’s List for its spring 2018 semester. For the semester, 378 students from 21 states and six countries were named to the Dean’s List, with 252 students achieving a 4.0 grade point average.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 scale and be registered for full-time coursework.

Students are listed alphabetically by state and hometown. International students are located at the end of the list.

Hastings College graduate receives Fulbright, to teach in Greece

Shane Kleier, a 2018 Master of Arts in Teaching graduate from Hastings College, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Greece. Kleier, a native of Trumbull, Nebraska, will support the teaching of English at the Hellenic American Education Foundation as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program. He will be abroad from September this year through July 2019.

Art gallery opens summer exhibitions with Vaughan, Sandeens

The Hastings College Department of Visual Arts kicks off its summer exhibition season with two simultaneous shows: “Earth, Memento and Metaphor” by Mary Vaughan, and “Translation” by Amy Sandeen and Jack Sandeen.

Both shows open Friday, June 1 in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC). A gallery reception is that day from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Vaughan is also hosting “coffee with the artist” Saturday, June 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Regular summer gallery hours are Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Hastings College theatre, music students honored at end of year celebrations

The Hastings College Music and Theatre departments recognized outstanding student work during their end-of-the-year celebrations. Both departments awarded several traditional honors and scholarships specific to their disciplines.

The Music Department’s honors convocation took place on Monday, May 7, in Perkins Auditorium. The event featured musical performances by the Sigma Alpha Iota national women’s music fraternity and the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia national men’s music fraternity, and the singing of the Alma Mater led by Dr. Fritz Mountford. The full list of honors is as follows:

Six Hastings College students awarded fellowships to spend month in Ireland

Six Hastings College students selected to participate in the Irish Fellows program will spend a month in Ireland this fall conducting research they proposed as part of the Irish Fellows application process.

The Irish Fellows program at Hastings College is a distinctive, competitive study abroad opportunity offered annually to full-time students.

Collegian earns second place honors from American Scholastic Press Association

The Hastings College Collegian student newspaper earned second place in the American Scholastic Press Association scholastic newspaper review and contest. The award recognizes the staff’s work from the 2017 fall semester, with particular emphasis on the Collegian issues published on September 29 and December 8.

These issues included coverage of the discontinuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order, Homecoming Week festivities, revisions to the student government funding system and the results of a campus climate survey.