2017-18 | Hastings College


Bronco Bash connects forensics competitors with Hastings College history, legacy

The Hastings College Broncos Forensics team hosted its annual Bronco Bash tournament in the Morrison-Reeves Science Center on February 17-18. Hastings College placed fourth overall in team sweepstakes for the weekend.

The first day of the tournament was dubbed the “Kool-Aid Classic,” honoring Hastings’ historical ties to the flavored drink mix. Sunday featured an alumni-themed tournament ran by 2004 Hastings College alumnus Darren Epping. Other Hastings College alumni returned as judges for the tournament.  

Hastings College Forensics team finishes second at state

The Hastings College Broncos Forensics team moved ahead of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as the second best forensics team in the state during the Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association (NIFA) State Tournament on February 10. This marks the first time since 2012 that Hastings College earned the second place title at the State Tournament.

With Invited Faculty Lecture, Anderson to give insight into the life of George Eliot

Dr. Antje Anderson, professor of English at Hastings College, will discuss her love of George Eliot for the spring 2018 Artist Lecture Series Invited Faculty Lecture.

In her lecture, "Antje Loves George: A Long-Term Academic Romance," Anderson will discuss how she came to love the renowned Victorian novelist George Eliot, starting with her first encounter with Eliot's most famous novel, Middlemarch, during her first year in college.

Forensics team sends everyone to finals at Monumental Swing

The Hastings College Broncos Forensics team had a successful weekend February 3-4 at the Monumental Swing, held at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, as every event the team brought made it to finals on both the first and second day.

The team is gaining momentum and qualified more events for the national tournament.

The forensics state tournament is Saturday, February 10. Hosted by the Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association, the Broncos will travel with their full team to take on the competition.

Hastings College receives grant from Jackson Dinsdale Endowed Fund

Jackson Dinsdale, a talented student-artist from Grand Island, Nebraska, who died in 2014, left a legacy that continues to benefit students at Hastings College.

The College announced today that it has received a grant of more than $430,000 from the Jackson Dinsdale Endowed Fund, a donor-advised fund held at the Grand Island Community Foundation and administered by Dinsdale’s parents, Kim and Tom Dinsdale. This is the first of what will be an annual disbursement from the fund to Hastings College, according to Melissa DeLaet, chief executive officer of the Foundation.

Dux to discuss impact of President’s trade, economic policies on Nebraska

Jordan Dux, the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation’s director of national affairs, is coming to Hastings College to discuss President Donald Trump’s economic and trade policies and their impact on Nebraska.

Dux will speak Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel (800 N. Turner Ave.). The event is free and open to the public.