Success Tags: History

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Hastings College graduates work behind scenes to keep Omaha Symphony moving

The Omaha Symphony produces 40 concerts a season, and it’s made possible in part thanks to three Hastings College graduates who work behind the scenes. Diane (Knapp) Coffin ‘86, Jennifer (Gray) Kreitz-Couch ‘97 and Kevin Hendrix ‘98 are all part of what they describe as something special. While you won’t see them on stage during …

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Video: Hastings College prepares Whetstone for graduate studies

Brian Whetstone, a senior from Omaha majoring in history, said his classes and advisors at Hastings College helped place him on a successful path to pursue graduate school. Being highly active in the Hastings College History Department, Whetstone has taken advantage of excellent on and off campus opportunities, including impactful internships and a historical J-Term trip …

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Black ’97 makes history

Joe Black’s workplace, the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island, Nebraska, is like no other. With sites and exhibits spanning 200 acres, the museum takes visitors back in time to the days when pioneers and Native Americans lived and struggled on the Plains. Guests discover an authentic 38-foot Pawnee Indian earth lodge …

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Restoration and Reinterpretation: Whetstone combines love of architecture and history at Hastings College

“Before I came to Hastings College, I hadn’t even dreamed of going to graduate school, now I feel like that’s just a natural next step.” –Brian Whetstone Brian Whetstone, a junior from Kearney, Nebraska, uttered those words fresh off a string of academic successes spanning the past year, from receiving best paper awards at academic …

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Hastings College President, faculty visit sister school in Russia

Hastings College has a special relationship with one of its sister schools, Pyatigorsk State University, in Pyatigorsk Russia, that dates back about 20 years. Both schools exchange students for study abroad. Recently, Hastings College President, Don Jackson; Dr. Liz Frombgen, professor of political science and associate vice president for academic affairs; and Dr. Rob Babcock, …

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Excelsior Scholars Program expanding research techniques

Designed to challenge students and give them an opportunity to research a topic of their choice, Hastings College’s exclusive and competitive Excelsior Scholars Program offers an award between $1,500 and $2,500. Students use the funds to conduct original research alongside a professor who oversees the project as faculty sponsor. During his freshman year, Brian Whetstone …

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