Hastings College set to host annual Celebration of Excellence

Hastings College’s annual Celebration of Excellence, an event recognizing high achievement by students and faculty, is set for Monday evening and all day Tuesday, April 29 and 30.

Celebration of Excellence features Academic Showcase, which includes more than 30 research, academic and other presentations by students.

Academic Showcase is free and open to the public, allowing members of the community to enjoy and learn from student work. Presentations are 30 minutes and include time for questions.

On Monday, presentations begin at 7:00 p.m. in Hazelrigg Student Union and wrap up at 9:00 p.m. These sessions focus on student travel and experiential learning activities.

On Tuesday, classes are canceled for the day so students can attend presentations made by their peers. Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m. in Morrison-Reeves Science Center, Wilson Auditorium, Hazelrigg Student Union and the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center and last until 3:15 p.m. These presentations highlight student research from various academic disciplines.

For a full schedule of presentation titles and times, visit hastings.edu/as.

Academic Showcase is sponsored, organized and managed by the Hastings College Alpha Chi, a national college honor society.

The second portion of Celebration of Excellence is the College’s annual Honors Convocation, which is set for 3:30 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, April 30. Students and faculty are recognized during Honors Convocation for their achievements throughout the academic year — and the College’s Bronco Award recipient is announced.

Established in 1924, the Bronco Award is the College’s highest non-academic award granted to students. Recipients of the award and the accompanying Who’s Who list are determined through a vote of their peers and a student-faculty committee.

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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