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 […]

Students recognized for achievement during Larkfest Awards ceremony

Hesston College students were recognized for their academic, extracurricular, service and leadership achievements during the 2014-15 year at a Larkfest Awards ceremony April 16. Larkfest 2015 was a day-long celebration highlighting service and education. The day included service projects and student presentations as well as the awards ceremony. Two students, sophomores Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) […]

Mennonite Disaster Service executive director to speak at Commencement

Hesston College will celebrate the class of 2015 during Commencement Weekend May 8 to 10. The commencement ceremony will be at 9 a.m., Sunday, May 10, in Yost Center. Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Executive Director Kevin King will present the commencement address. King, Lititz, Pa., has served MDS since February 2004. MDS has worked closely […]

Theatre program to host summer theatre camp for middle school students

Aspiring young actors can learn new skills and techniques as well as challenge their creativity during Hesston College’s summer theatre camp June 1 to 6 on the Hesston College campus. Hesston College theatre director Laura Kraybill will lead the workshop-style camp. Students ages 11 to 13 are invited to participate in the weeklong workshop. The […]

Larkfest to involve whole community

Hesston College students, faculty and staff from a variety of academic areas will present on academic growth during the year at the college’s Larkfest celebration Thursday, April 16. The day-long Larkfest celebration will be marked with no classes, but rather will highlight service and education. Part of the day’s schedule includes two separate presentation sessions. […]

Trio Voronezh brings sounds of Russia to Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts stage

The sounds of Russian folk instruments will fill Hesston Mennonite Church when Trio Voronezh rounds out the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 12, on the Hesston College campus. Trio Voronezh made its first HBPA appearance in 2009 when the group dazzled the audience with astonishing virtuosity and artistic innovation. The Los […]

Nursing program receives approval for bachelor’s degree program

Hesston College received approval from the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) March 25, to launch a bachelor of science in nursing program (BSN) starting with the 2015-16 year. The introduction of the program to the existing associate degree program (ADN) will make Hesston the only college or university in Kansas where students may choose […]

Civil rights seminar sheds light on history

The historic “Bloody Sunday” of March 7, 1965, happened more than 30 years before Hesston College students were born – even pre-dating some of their parents. Yet 50 years after that tragic day, the spirit of those civil rights heroes lives on. Hesston College students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members joined with thousands of […]

Little Women to allow audience to reconsider the definition of success

Hesston College Theatre will present three showings of the musical Little Women March 27 to 29 at Hesston Mennonite Church. The show will be at 7 p.m., March 27 and 28, and 3 p.m., March 29. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women is the well-known tale of the four imaginative March sisters […]