Faculty and staff appointments for 2015-16

Hesston College announces the following faculty and staff appointments for the 2015-16 year: Russell Adrian, music faculty and Bel Canto Singers conductor holds a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.), a master of music degree in choral conducting from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and a doctor of musical arts degree in conducting […]

Embarking on a greater year

Hesston College welcomed new and returning students to campus and a new year during Opening Weekend Aug. 14 to 16. Activities throughout the weekend helped students, parents and others new to Hesston College become oriented with the community. The theme of being “greater than” self, worldly demands and fears and anxieties was a theme carried […]

Students return for an Opening Weekend kickoff

Just as the buzz of construction slowed a bit on the Hesston College campus with the completion of the Northlawn renovation, the buzz of students returning took its place. Hesston College is gearing up for the start of another academic year with the annual Opening Weekend beginning Friday, and classes starting Monday, Aug. 17. Students […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season to feature artists from around the world

A menagerie of world-class musical talent, genres and sounds will headline the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts’ 34th season. The jazz ensemble Hot Club of San Francisco will open the season, Oct. 24 at Bethel College’s Luyken Fine Arts Center. In the Hot Club tradition of Django Reinhardt, the group’s “Cinema Viviant” program features vintage silent films […]

Heinzekehr starts as registrar

The Hesston College community welcomed Justin Heinzekehr to the role of registrar June 8. Heinzekehr completed a Ph.D. in religion through the Claremont (Calif.) School of Theology in May. Most recently, he worked as an adjunct instructor of Bible and religion at Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.) while working on his dissertation. “Justin brings to […]

Fall 2015 community read selection to focus on hope and change despite pain

For the fourth year, Hesston College invites individuals and groups in the Hesston and surrounding communities to join students, faculty and staff for a community read during the fall 2015 semester starting in August. The book selection for the 2015 read is Etched in Sand (2013, William Morrow Paperbacks) by Regina Calcaterra. The New York […]

Graduates encouraged to make meaningful connections

Based on Hesston College’s 2014-15 theme verse from John 15:4-5, the class of 2015 was encouraged to find strength and inspiration through a relationship with Christ during a Commencement service May 10. Kevin King, executive director of Mennonite Disaster Service, delivered the Commencement address “Abide In Me,” encouraging graduates to look past the society’s messages […]

Students, faculty and staff commissioned for service

During an April 29, Hesston College chapel, 52 students, faculty and staff members were commissioned for Christian ministry and service for summer and fall placements. “These individuals are going to make a difference in someone’s life because they are willing to join with and participate in Jesus’ ministry that is already taking place in all […]

Music students to be featured in sophomore recitals during Commencement Weekend

Hesston College music students will be featured in sophomore recitals as part of Commencement Weekend activities. Recitals will be at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Havela Lehman, Keizer, Ore., will present a recital in violin and voice at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 7. Mary Bender, Harrisonburg, Va., and Taylor Zehr, Wauseon, Ohio, […]

Music and theatre performances part of Commencement Weekend

Arts enthusiasts can enjoy several performances to close out the 2014-15 academic year during Hesston College’s Commencement Weekend May 8 to 10. Students in the college’s Directing class will direct one-act plays in two performances during the weekend – at 7 p.m., Friday, May 8 and at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 9. Both performances will […]

Mentoring relationship creates music with a message of peace and hope: Instructor and student to take musical talent to Indonesia

When an earthquake devastated Galed Krisjayanta’s home on the south coast of Java Island, Indonesia, in 2006, he didn’t respond as most 10-year-olds might have. While many children would understandably stand by as their parents managed survival and recovery efforts, Krisjayanta took the first steps toward his future pursuits of music performance and humanitarian work. […]

Tenors to collaborate for vocal recital

Hesston College music students Bryce Elder (Ottawa, Kan.) and Galed Krisjayanta (Surakarta, Indonesia), will perform a joint sophomore voice recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 30, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Elder and Kristjayanta, both tenors and voice students of Matt Schloneger, will perform from the classical, sacred and musical theatre […]