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Music grad explores life out of comfort zone

As her graduation from Hastings College neared, Hannah Jensen ‘15 wasn’t sure exactly how she would apply her double major in piano performance and music education outside of college. Little did she know, an opportunity to combine music and serving others would present itself to her, providing her with an experience that would drastically change her outlook on life. “When I was thinking about what I wanted to do after graduation, I knew that I wanted it to involve music, and I knew that I wanted it to involve helping people,” Jensen said. “I was talking to Alayna O’Connell (‘14), one of my ...Read more

Experience in Ireland ‘simply amazing’ for students

Every October, students from Hastings College conduct research in Ireland throughout the month as part of a program called Irish Fellows. This program began in 2007 with then Hastings College Dean and Irish literature specialist, Dr. Richard Lloyd. Lloyd had formed a relationship with Grammy-winning musician Davy Spillane, who had performed at Hastings College, and Spillane agreed to be available to the Fellows throughout the month as a resource when needed. Lloyd enlisted the help of history professor Dr. Rob Babcock, who ultimately took over the program when Lloyd became president of ...Read more

Stewart transfers to Hastings, appreciates close-knit campus, challenging classes

Anna Stewart dreaded going to classes at her first university in Oregon. Now, the Milwaukee, Ore.-native, who first heard about Hastings College from a former high school coach, has found her groove halfway across the country. “My classes at Hastings College are challenging and engaging,” she said. “I actually enjoy going to class every day, and I know everyone here is trying to help me succeed.” Why transfer to Hastings? “I decided to transfer because Hastings College has a great education program, a close-knit campus environment, and a soccer team that would allow me to excel not only on ...Read more