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Society for Collegiate Journalists inducts eight new members; Batterson recognized

The Hastings College chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) inducted eight new students and named Dr. Bruce Batterson, Hastings College associate professor of business administration, a lifetime member of SCJ. SCJ is the nation’s oldest honor society for student media leaders. With more than 100 active chapters nationwide, SCJ focuses on professional development …

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Honors Convocation recognizes Hastings College students, faculty

During Hastings College’s day-long Celebration of Excellence April 28, 2021, students and faculty were recognized for their achievements at Honors Convocation. The Don and Nancy Seaton Faculty Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Amanda Solem, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Bruce Batterson, associate professor of business administration, received the Vondrak Outstanding Advisor Award. Members …

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Hastings College announces 2021 Bronco Awards, Who’s Who recipients

Hastings College announced two Bronco Award recipients during its annual Honors Convocation event on April 28. Maggie Rogers of Hoover, Alabama, and Socorro Topete of South Sioux City, Nebraska, were recognized as 2021 Bronco Award recipients. Established in 1924, the Bronco Award is the College’s highest non-academic award granted to students. Recipients of the Bronco …

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Hastings College recognized by Arbor Day Foundation

Hastings College was honored recently with a 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education designation by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Hastings College has been designated a Tree Campus for many years by consistently exceeding the standards set by the Arbor Day Foundation, including maintaining a tree advisory committee, a …

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Hastings College Theatre to perform ‘The Terrible Infants’ at Chautauqua Park

Hastings College Theatre is hosting a live outdoor production for its last show of the 2020-21 academic year. “The Terrible Infants” by Oliver Lansley and Samuel Wyer directed by Sarah Nottage-Tacey will be held at the Chautauqua Park Pavillion (West 5th Street) on April 29, 30 and May 1 at 7:30 p.m. and on May …

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Students present at Alpha Chi convention; Henry elected to national council 

Three members of the Hastings College chapter of Alpha Chi were selected to participate and present their work in the Alpha Chi national convention, which was held virtually April 8-10. Alpha Chi is an academic honor society designed to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college students and honor those who achieve such distinction. …

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Nebraska student recognized at national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

One Nebraska student was recognized at the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Logan Sylliaasen of Wahoo, Nebraska, received a National Gold Medal and an American Voices Medal for her story entitled “The Vault.” The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the country’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship program for students in grades 7-12 interested …

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Alumni mentoring program presents an opportunity for growth 

Last spring, Hastings College Career Services and the Alumni Association worked together to create a seven-week mentorship program that pairs third-year students with alumni in the students’ career fields of interest. The program provides a flexible structure for the pair to develop a relationship through which the students gain professional and networking skills. In the …

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Model United Nations team awarded Distinguished Delegation at national conference 

The Hastings College Model United Nations team recently competed at its annual conference, the National Model UN Conference (NMUN), where it was recognized as one of the conference’s Distinguished Delegations. This award is presented to the top 10% of all teams that participate. NMUN is usually held in New York City, but due to COVID-19 …

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