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API fellowship allows Case to help improve newsrooms

Emily Case ’14 hails from a small Nebraskan town with little diversity, yet she’s developed a passion for giving a voice to minority populations. “I feel like on the most basic level, I’ve always been interested in other populations,” Case said. “I am from Gibbon, Nebraska, which doesn’t have a lot of diversity, so I was always interested to encounter people from other backgrounds.” Case’s post-Hastings College pursuits have led her on a path of combining her interest in diversity with her talents as a journalist. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln ...Read more

Barnes garners diverse skillset from hands-on publishing

If Emilie Barnes ’17 was keeping a list of her steps to success in the publishing industry, it would be full of checkmarks. Complete an internship with a small press in Ireland? Check. Self-publish a book of personal literature? Check. Get hands-on experience as a co-editor of a literary magazine, a chief copy editor of a collegiate newspaper and an intern with the Hastings College Press? Check, check and check. Ironically, Barnes can also cross “find a hidden talent” off her list, as her initial educational endeavors never included a pursuit of publishing skills. “I kind of fell into ...Read more

Meeske maximizes publishing talents with graduate program

For a young professional looking to launch a career in publishing, the Denver Publishing Institute (DPI) makes a perfect stepping stone. The four-week graduate program covers the complete book publishing process through lectures and workshops hosted by current industry professionals, and it boasts a network of more than 3,500 alumni who support young graduates in navigating career paths. This year, a talented Hastings College graduate was among the institute’s 95 accepted students. “When I interned at the Oklahoma Gazette my senior year at Hastings College, my mentor, the assistant editor, ...Read more

Omaha art scene brings HC grads together

For three Hastings College graduates, enjoying the Omaha arts scene is all in a day’s work. Amy (Krobot) Rummel ’94, Kori (Else) Radloff ’95 and Jessica (Hardy) Brummer ’04 are all marketing directors working to promote the arts in Nebraska’s largest city. Rummel is director of marketing and public relations for Joslyn Art Museum, Radloff is director of marketing for the Rose Theater and Brummer is director of marketing and public relations at Durham Museum. “It’s actually really interesting that you have three Hastings College grads working for three major arts organizations in Omaha,” said ...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

From blog to book: revealing the good in the world

Traveling to various places in Europe inspired Hastings College graduate Paige Erickson to start a blog, writing stories about all the good that happened to her along the way. With hundreds of short stories on her blog, Erickson decided to combine them and publish her first book. Titled "The Nice Thing About Strangers," Erickson wanted to give readers a positive outlook on traveling alone. ...Read more

TeamMates, Hastings College partnership a win

With TeamMates’ founder Dr. Tom Osborne '59 being a graduate of Hastings College and native of Hastings, Nebraska, it makes sense that Hastings College would be among the first and most active colleges in offering scholarships to TeamMates mentees. In fact, the College offers a noncompetitive Hastings College Teammates Scholarship, valued at $15,000 per year, available to anyone who was in the program for at least two years, plus it offers the Osborne Legacy Scholarship, which is a full tuition scholarship to Hastings. The Osborne Legacy Scholarship, first awarded in 2014, is an annual ...Read more