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Shadows of the Past: Exploring the Essence of the American Southwest

By Emily Case Emily Case of Gibbon, Neb., was a senior English/visual media major when she wrote this piece in the spring of 2014. In April I gave an Academic Showcase Day lecture titled “Shadows of the Past: Exploring the Essence of the American Southwest through Documentary Photography.” The presentation grew from a January-term (J-Term)

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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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