Hastings College Titles

Hastings College titles are produced for and by members of the Hastings College community. Many titles are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Bulk orders can be placed directly through HC Press.

Best Nebraska Teen Writing (2021)

Hastings College, an Affiliate Partner of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, invited students age 13 and above from all 93 counties within the state of Nebraska to submit their writing for the 2021 Nebraska Scholastic Writing Awards. The original work featured in this publication showcases the creativity of our 19 award recipients.

Award winners: Olivia Achtemeier • Norah Armstrong • Ciara Basch • Anvitha Boosani • Tess Bowler • Daisy Friedman • Megan Lambert • Andrew Lawler • Zoey Lewis • Rachel Lunt • Reed McFadden • Tyson (Harley) Pappas • Joslyn Smith • Daniel Stein • Hannah Stromer • Logan Sylliaasen • Clarissa Tan • Lydia Vlcek • Jingming Yu

ISBN 978-1-942885-82-5 | paperback | 234 pages | $15.00

To order, contact Dr. Ben Waller (bwaller@hastings.edu)

Best Nebraska Teen Writing (2020)

Hastings College, an Affiliate Partner of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, invited students age 13 and above from all 93 counties within the state of Nebraska to submit their writing for the 2020 Nebraska Scholastic Writing Awards. The original work featured in this publication showcases the creativity of our 18 award recipients.

Award winners: Olivia Achtemeier • Landon Boettcher • Tess Bowler • Daisy Friedman • Malik Gillespie • Elizabeth Grantham • Aila Hirsbrunner • Kylie Ketelsen • Jayden Leonard • Emma Mirnics • Maryam Muayad • Ellen Pan • Alora Schneider • Eddie Schweikert • Jenna Smith • Clarissa Tan • Elise Vahle • Jingming Yu

ISBN 978-1-942885-74-0 | paperback | 186 pages | $15.00

To order, contact Dr. Eleanor Reeds (eleanor.reeds@hastings.edu)

Faces of Hastings (2019)

Faces of Hastings celebrates difference and diversity in a small town at the heart of America—Hastings, Nebraska. Collected by students at Hastings College, the oral histories in this volume reveal the complexity and richness of rural American life in the 21st c.

ISBN 978-1-942885-66-5 | paperback | 308 pages | $20.00

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Circle in the Classroom: Field Book 1 (2016)

Lisa K. Smith

A field book is defined as a collection of primary source documents and observations made during field research. The structure of Circle in the Classroom: Field Book 1 is similar, in that it extends an invitation to come to circle, to consider the practice, and to respond as an observer of learning while actively changing the shape of classroom culture. This book is an interactive instrument designed to encourage students of circle methodology to be explorers of their own experiences - first, as learners, and always, as growing educators.

ISBN 978-1-942885-55-9 | paperback | 72 pages | $15.00

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Plumbing the Depths: Hastings College’s Introduction to the Liberal Arts, 2016–2017

The primary readings of this book exemplify Hastings College’s mission by encouraging students to think in interdisciplinary ways about issues that affect both local and global communities. The theme for this year’s reader is “Water.” Readings, from a variety of authors and genres, ask students to consider water in its literal and symbolic forms:

  • Who owns the planet’s water?

  • Who is most affected by water shortages?

  • What does water signify to cultures around the world?

Such questions can be addressed only by using an interdisciplinary approach that values the contributions of all academic disciplines.

ISBN 978-1-942885-48-1 | paperback | 370 pages | $35.00

Limited edition for use in First-Year Seminars at Hastings College.

How We See: Hastings College’s Introduction to the Liberal Arts, 2015–2016

A cornerstone of the First-Year Experience at Hastings College, How We See includes readings from a variety of authors and genres on this year’s theme—Image. The readings, from a variety of authors and genres, ask students to consider complex questions that do not have easy solutions:

  • How are images used to shape and produce knowledge?

  • Do we rely too heavily on images to create our self-identities?

  • Should some images be censored?

Such questions can be addressed only by using an interdisciplinary approach that values the contributions of all academic disciplines.

ISBN 978-1-942885-20-7 | paperback | 306 pages | $30.00

Limited edition for use in First-Year Seminars at Hastings College.

Brain Food: Hastings College’s Introduction to the Liberal Arts, 2014–2015

A cornerstone of the First-Year Experience at Hastings College, Brain Food includes readings from a variety of authors and genres on this year’s theme—Food. The readings ask students to consider complex questions that do not have easy solutions:

  • How will we be able to feed the world’s population in 2050?

  • How should our food be produced?

  • Is it ethical to eat animals, and if so, which ones?

  • Does it matter how animals are raised?

Such questions can be addressed only by using an interdisciplinary approach that values the contributions of all academic disciplines.

paperback | 285 pages | $30.00

Limited edition for use in First-Year Seminars at Hastings College.