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Dogbevia teaches more than chemistry

Growing up in Ghana, Dr. Moses Dogbevia, Associate Professor of Chemistry, learned to live and work with people of different ethnic and racial backgrounds, ideologies and cultural values. “My cultural history taught me to value human relationships and to understand that we are all the same many ways,” said the professor, now in his eighth […]

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Collaborative piano major prepares Peterson for top program

Hastings College senior Zachary Peterson, a collaborative piano and vocal performance major from Omaha, Neb., received auditions at all four of his top choices for graduate school —Eastman School of Music, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Arizona State University. Zachary auditioned at three and was accepted to the Eastman

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Gilchrist is [anything but ordinary]

“I woke up one day late January, and I thought, ‘I want to direct a show,’” said Jacob Gilchrist, senior vocal performance major from Colorado Springs, Colo. And thus was born a musical revue that is anything but ordinary. The program, which Jacob describes as “a little mix of everything: from comedy and classic Broadway,

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Building Experience in the Bahamas

While searching for a summer internship in the construction field, Kyler Goodwin’s research yielded an opportunity that appealed to him: Next Step Ministries.  From May 26-August 12, 2014, Kyler, a junior from Omaha, Neb., who is majoring in construction management, will spend his summer in the Bahamas as a Construction Group Manager in the All

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Case goes the extra mile, weaving history into literary presentation

In May 2013, the Department of Languages and Linguistics named senior Liz Case, an English major from Gibbon, Neb., with a passion for in-depth research and a deep commitment to academic excellence, the 2013-14 Langvardt Scholar. Named for the late Dr. Arthur Langvardt, former Dean of the College and Professor of English, and his wife,

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Falling into history

Dr. Tiffany Ziegler ’03, Assistant Professor of History at Minot State University, didn’t come to Hastings College in 1999 expecting to graduate with a major in history.  She arrived on campus with a music scholarship and a vague notion of becoming a teacher.  “I came in and kind of tested the waters of music and

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Denver Mayor Hancock’s Super Bowl wager draws on HC experience

During an appearance on “Today,” Hastings College graduate and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock ’91 entered a friendly wager with Seattle’s mayor as the cities’ football teams play in the 2014 Super Bowl. Usually, politicians place these bets with distinctive foods – think Colorado beef versus Washington salmon. This bet, however, is unique: The losing mayor

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In the Lab: Exploring research careers through summer programs

Haley Sandoe ’15 wasn’t certain a career in research was for her. Dr. Neil Heckman, Chair of the Hastings College Chemistry Department, encouraged her to explore the possibility through a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). These summer programs allow students to get real-world experience in laboratories at institutions with graduate programs. During Summer 2013, Haley, who

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Bachle presents switchgrass research at national conference

Seton Bachle, a Hastings College senior biology major from Murdock, Neb., was selected to present his research project, entitled “Growth of Panicum virgatum in a NaCI Gradient” at the 2013 Sigma Xi Student Research Conference in Research Park Triangle, N.C., this November. His project explores the growth of switchgrass in salt water. “Seton’s work is

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