Celtic music and dance to ring in holiday season

Tradition-rich Celtic song and dance will help usher in the holiday season when Cherish the Ladies presents their Celtic Christmas program for Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Formed in 1985 in New York City, Cherish the Ladies is a Grammy-nominated, […]

Haydn’s classical oratorio The Creation part of Thanksgiving celebration

A Hesston Thanksgiving tradition, the Hesston College Music Department will present its annual masterworks concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 26, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The performance will feature The Creation, a Classical period oratorio by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn. The oratorio, under the direction of Hesston College music faculty […]

College gears up for annual Thanksgiving Weekend

Hesston College will host its 48th annual Thanksgiving Weekend celebration Nov. 26 to 28. The public is invited to attend several events for all ages that have become Hesston College traditions. Hesston’s Thanksgiving Weekend allows students’ families and prospective students a glimpse of the Hesston Experience and community. Prospective students are welcome for a full […]

Voice students compete at singing competition

Hesston College voice students competed among the best collegiate vocalists in a four-state region at the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) West Central Region Vocal Competition Oct. 30 to 31, at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Twelve students represented Hesston College during the weekend competition with four advancing to the semifinal round. More […]

Hershberger awarded KICA Faculty of Distinction

The Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) proudly announced the selection of seventeen college faculty members to receive the association’s Faculty of Distinction award. Michele Hershberger, Hesston College Bible and ministry faculty member, was named Hesston’s recipient of the award. The honorees will be recognized at a workshop and award reception in Newton, Kan., on Nov. […]

Gypsy jazz and silent films to open performing arts series year

The jazz ensemble Hot Club of San Francisco opens the 2015–16 season of Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Oct. 24 at Bethel College. Cinema Vivant, celebrating the imagination and innovation of early filmmakers Ladislaw Starewicz and Charley Bowers, starts at 7:30 p.m., in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus. In the Hot […]

Bestselling author speaks to packed house

About 700 people gathered at Hesston College Oct. 5, completely filling the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary, to hear New York Times bestselling author Regina Calcaterra share her story of child neglect, interaction with the foster care system and how small acts of caring make a difference to a child in need. Led by the college’s […]

Fall 2015 enrollment shows increase in number of returning students and higher academic achievement

A greater percentage of students returned to Hesston College in the fall of 2015 for more of the Hesston Experience as compared to returning students a year prior. Hesston College’s official fall 2015 enrollment numbers show higher than anticipated fall to fall retention by about 10 percent in nearly all primary areas. Hesston students also […]

Bel Canto Singers and Goessel High School to join for concert in historic Kansas landmark

The historic Basilica of St. Fidelis Church, better known as “The Cathedral on the Plains,” will come alive with ringing voices when the Hesston College Bel Canto Singers and the Goessel High School Elbiata Singers present a collaborative concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25. The concert is free and open to the public, though […]