2017-18 | Hastings College


Art recognized, scholarships awarded at mural competition

Hastings College hosted more than 130 students from 22 high schools across Nebraska for the Department of Visual Art’s mural competition at the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center on Wednesday, September 20.

The “mash up” competition required each team to draw a word from three different baskets and then design and paint a four foot by eight foot mural using subjects they drew. For example, the winning team from Kearney High School drew chicken nuggets, cowboys and badminton — and then had two hours to brainstorm, sketch out and paint a mural featuring those subjects.

Hastings College hosting mural competition for high school students

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Hastings College will host more than 130 high school students from across Nebraska for the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center Mural Competition on Wednesday, September 20.

Working as teams, high school students will create 4 ft. x 8 ft. murals using paint, which will then be judged by Hastings College senior art majors. The creative theme of the mural will be shared with students just before they begin work.

Whetstone leads Hastings College in historic designation

Following significant research and effort by senior history major Brian Whetstone, a significant portion of the Hastings College campus has been added by the National Park Service to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as a local historic district. The Hastings College Historic District designation includes 12 buildings on campus for their historic significance in the College’s post World War II growth.

Hastings College continues high ranking as regional college

Hastings College continues to be viewed highly by organizations that rank colleges and universities across the country. Today, U.S. News and World Report released its rankings, and placed Hastings College 17th out of 165 schools on its “Best Regional Colleges” list for the Midwest region.

The publication also ranked Hastings College 16th on it’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” list for regional colleges.

Hastings College ranks high for service, having students go on to earn PhDs

Hastings College is one of the country’s best national baccalaureate universities, ranking in the top 30, and is in the top 20 for having graduates complete their degree and go on to earn a PhD, according to the 2018 Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings.

Washington Monthly rates colleges and universities based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories:

Exhibition to feature selections from Hastings College Permanent Collection of Art

Select pieces from the Hastings College Permanent Collection of Art will be on exhibit September 7-21 in the gallery at the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (700 E. 12th Street). Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

In the late 1970s, Hastings College began acquiring permanent collection works with support of a grant through the Woods Charitable Trust.

Nebraska Court of Appeals to be in session at Hastings College

In honor of Constitution Day, the Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session at Hastings College on September 14, 2017.

The Court of Appeals will divide into its customary two panels with three judges each to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Hastings College’s Perkins Auditorium, Fuhr Hall of Music (723 E. 9th Street).

Hastings College students, along with government and social studies classes from area high schools, will attend. Reporters, including student journalists, are encouraged to participate and ask questions.