Answering the community’s call

For many students, the Hesston College community is one that extends beyond the campus’ borders. That was the case for seven students who worked this academic year as volunteers with the City of Hesston Fire Department and Emergency Services. Although their schedules were unpredictable with calls coming in at all hours of the day and […]

Students, faculty and staff commissioned for service

During an April 27 Hesston College chapel, 37 students, faculty and staff were commissioned for Christian ministry and service for summer and fall placements. The students will serve around the world in positions from camp counselor to supervisors at disaster sites. Doing an eight-week field experience in Detriot, Mich., are Disaster Management Program students Clay […]

Community students invited to summer theatre camps

Aspiring young actors can learn new skills and techniques as well as challenge their creativity during Hesston College’s two separate summer theatre camps on the Hesston College campus. Hesston College theatre director Rachel Jantzi will lead the workshop-style camps. Students ages 11 to 14 are invited to participate in the week-long workshop June 20 to […]

Local athletes boost athletic programs

The success of local student athletes continues to boost Hesston College’s athletic programs even as the campus is diversifying. This year, six students from within 20 miles of the college filled rosters, including volleyball, women’s basketball and men’s tennis. Being from the area has plenty of benefits, both on and off the court. “My local […]

Performing arts prepares for busy Commencement Weekend

Hesston College Performing Arts will showcase music and theatre students several times during Commencement Weekend May 5 to 8 in a variety of concerts and sophomore recitals. All performances are held on the Hesston College campus, and are free and open to the public. Sophomore recitals throughout the weekend include: • Zac Headings (Hutchinson, Kan.) […]

Students serve, celebrate and showcase at Larkfest 2016

Hesston College took a day off from classes April 14, to instead focus on college values of service and student academic and leadership excellence during the annual Larkfest celebration. The day started with on-campus students doing service projects around the Hesston and Harvey County communities. About 275 students participated in 35 service projects from pulling […]

Music student to perform as vocal soloist with Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra

Hesston College music student Emma Roth has been selected to perform as a soloist with the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra (NMKSO) at the Poised for Pops concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Newton High School Auditorium. Roth will sing Broadway selections, including a medley from the Disney musical “Frozen” and Andrew Lloyd […]

Larkfest to highlight service and student achievement

The community is invited to join Hesston College in taking a day off from classes Thursday, April 14, for the annual Larkfest event which highlights student work and achievements. David LeVan, business faculty, says, “Larkfest was created to highlight two important values of Hesston College – academic excellence and service to others. On Larkfest, the community […]

Committee compiles candidate profile for next president

The Hesston College Presidential Search Committee has compiled and released a candidate profile for the college’s next president. The ideal candidate will be an Anabaptist Christian committed to joining a local Mennonite Church USA congregation upon appointment. He or she will also hold a terminal degree and have leadership experience at a higher education institution. […]

Poverty simulation eye-opener to a different reality

Hesston College and Circles of Hope of Harvey County hosted a poverty simulation March 28, through a grant from the Hesston Community Foundation. With more than 90 participants, Jennifer Rose, executive director of Peace Connections, which operates the Circles of Hope program, said it was the largest simulation she has coordinated. The poverty simulation placed […]