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Weeks directing children’s musical ‘Willy Wonka JR’ for capstone

Audrey Weeks, senior theatre education and language arts education major from Hastings, Nebraska, is directing Hastings Community Theatre’s summer children’s musical, Ronald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka JR.,” for her senior capstone. The show takes place June 24 at 7:30 p.m., June 25 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and June 26 at 2:30 p.m. All productions are …

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Open Space to welcome 68 students for fine arts immersion experience

Hastings College will welcome 68 students to campus as part of its Open Space for the Visual and Performing Arts immersion experience next week, with students from Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona and Iowa arriving on campus on Sunday, June 12, and participating in a variety of fine arts experiences through the morning of Saturday, June 18. …

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Frasier elected Student Association president, other positions announced

Savannah Frasier of Limon, Colorado, was elected by the Hastings College student body as the 2022-23 Student Association (SA) president. Frasier is a senior majoring in psychology. She’s also a head resident assistant in Altman Hall, and is in Psi Chi and Alpha Kappa Delta, the psychology and sociology honor societies, respectively. She’s also served …

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Hastings College professor to perform for special recording of ‘Friday Live’ in Red Cloud

Dr. Jonathan Sokasits, Hastings College professor of piano, will be featured on Nebraska Public Media’s “Friday LIVE,” a weekly arts and humanities radio show, for a special program recording on Thursday, June 2 in Red Cloud. Along with Sokasits, there will be a performance inspired by the words of Willa Cather with two Nebraska Chamber …

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Hastings College Theatre recognizes students during Beaux Arts Awards

Hastings College Theatre honored 11 students and inducted four new members into the Alpha Psi Omega theatre honorary as part of its annual Beaux Arts Awards earlier this month. As part of the event, Alpha Psi Omega distributed colored masks. The White Mask is given to recognize contributions of a first year student of theatre, …

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Hastings College honors 136th graduating class

Hastings College held its 136th Commencement on Saturday, May 14, 2022. During the ceremony, the College awarded degrees to 175 undergraduates and seven Master of Arts in Teaching graduates. Graduates represented 21 states and seven countries. Baccalaureate photos are available here and are free to download; the video is here. Commencement photos are available here …

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2022-23 Scotts Scholars, Reeves Scholars announced

During Bronco Scholars Day earlier this year, Hastings College interviewed high achieving students who were awarded additional scholarships — with select students going through a second round of interviews before nine were named Scott Scholars, a scholarship that covers tuition, room and board and other expenses; and two were named Reeves Scholars, a full tuition …

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Hastings College Music honors 22 students at convocation

In celebration of outstanding student work throughout the academic year, Hastings College Music honored 22 students as part of its annual Music Honors Convocation. As part of the ceremony, students were recognized with various awards and scholarships, which are listed below. Breanna Brennfoerder, a first-year student from Edgar, Nebraska — National Association of Teachers of …

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