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‘A place of ideas’: Innovative culture, programs at Hastings College put students first

When some Hastings College students told their professors they did not have textbooks because they couldn’t afford them, college employees brainstormed outside-of-the-box solutions. The result: The college now provides all students with the required books for their classes at no additional cost. “We found an innovative way to remove that barrier to make learning affordable …

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Hastings College forensics team wins two championships, places third overall at state tournament

The Hastings College Forensics team competed synchronously at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association (NIFA) State Tournament on February 13, placing third in overall team sweepstakes. Two students were named state champions in their events, two first-year students were awarded Top Novice, and senior Courtney Hanson was named one of the Spirit of NIFA award recipients. …

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Hastings College forensics team find success at three tournaments

Over the last couple weeks of January, the Hastings College forensics team competed in three tournaments, qualifying two more events to the American Forensics Association National Speech Tournament (AFA-NST), which will be held virtually in April. The team competed asynchronously and synchronously at the Kansas in Nebraska Swing January 19-24, which was hosted by Kansas …

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Hastings College Honors Program students receive grant to create Hammock Henge

Four Hastings College Honors students recently received an NCHC Portz Grant for their campus initiative, “Hammock Henge.” The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) offers Portz Grants for honors programs nationwide to promote and support innovative on-campus projects. The students received $700. Savanah Ellis of Beaver City, Nebraska; Ashley Pedersen of Pierce, Nebraska; Emma Downing of …

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Retired dean, professor establishes Retirees’ Discretionary Fund for the President

Retired professor and Associate Academic Dean Dr. Anne (Fairbanks) Bohlke has fond memories of the nearly two decades she and Executive President Dr. Rich Lloyd ‘85 worked together at Hastings College in the English Department and Academic Dean’s Office. Bohlke began her tenure as an English professor in 1983 where she initially worked with Lloyd’s …

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Forensics team places sixth in largest online tournament of season

For the first time in the 2020-21 season, the entire Hastings College Forensics team competed together simultaneously. The team competed synchronously at the Hell Froze Over (HFO) Tournament hosted virtually by Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas, on January 16. Three team members also competed asynchronously …

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Allen-Pickett to give Invited Faculty Lecture on being a learner, educator

Jessica Allen-Pickett, Hastings College assistant professor of education, will give an Invited Faculty Lecture titled “Baking, Teaching and Service” on Wednesday, January 27, at 1:00 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel. While the event is free and open to the public, attendance is limited to 100 people and masks are required. The lecture will be posted …

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MLK Day events at Hastings College

Several activities are planned at Hastings College as part of its Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2021. Activities, listed below, are open to the campus community, while the virtual rally is open to all by following the links to join in the livestream. 10:00 a.m. (all day) – Add Your …

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