Hastings College is celebrating homecoming this weekend with a list of events for alumni and community members and the inaugural induction ceremony for the Fine Arts Hall of fame.
Saturday events will begin with Carol’s Campus 5k at 8:30 a.m. at the Barrett Alumni Center. Carol Feezell is Hastings College’s first lady. There is a $25 registration fee with money supporting the campus wellness program.
At 10:30 a.m., the Melody Round-up Parade marches through Downtown Hastings. The parade’s 68th iteration will feature area high school bands, the college’s marching band, classic cars and the 2019 homecoming royalty.
The homecoming football game will begin at 1 p.m. at Lloyd Wilson Field against Midland University. The volleyball team plays against Morningside College in Lynn Farrell Arena at 3 p.m.
The soccer teams then play against Concordia University on Lloyd Wilson Field. The women’s team plays at 5:30 p.m., and the men’s team plays at 8 p.m.
Sunday will focus on the arts, beginning with the Hastings College Sunday worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 621 N. Lincoln Ave. The college choir will provide special music.
The day continues with the recognition of the first Fine Arts Hall of Fame class at 11:30 a.m. and an induction ceremony at 12:30 p.m. at JDAC. For ticket information contact the Alumni Office at Hastings College, 402-461-7363.
Three Hastings College alumni will be inducted: Ruth Moore, class of 1969; Gary Staab, class of 1989; and Michael Tushaus, class of 1998.
At 2:30 p.m., Ghislaine Fremaux will give a lecture at the Wilson Center auditorium, followed by a gallery reception at 3:30.
Fremaux’s work will be featured in the main gallery at the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center and Staab’s work will be featured in a secondary gallery until Nov. 2.
Fremaux is an assistant professor of art in painting at Texas Tech University.
Her work focuses on the practice of social nudism, aging intimacy, consent and bioethics and the medical body. Her work will be on display until Jan. 6.
Other events are scattered through this week, starting Friday, including art classes, receptions, food and drinks.
A full calendar of events can be found at the Hastings College website, www.hastings.edu.