Music theatre aficionados invited to sing with Broadway stars

Aspiring performers will have a chance to sing on stage with five Broadway stars and an all-star New York band during the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) production of Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7 at Bethel College’s Memorial Hall (North Newton). To audition, contestants should upload a 90 to […]

World renowned music headlining Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season

South central Kansas will be the destination for five world class musical acts in a variety of backgrounds and genres when Hesston College and Bethel College (North Newton) team up to host the 2014-15 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts 2014-15 season. “This season features a lineup of great entertainment with return performances by past audience favorites and […]

Homecoming 2014: A multicultural celebration

More than 350 Hesston College alumni and friends gathered on campus Sept. 25 to 28 for A Hesston College Homecoming 2014: A View From Everywhere with the theme “Each other’s light: A multicultural celebration.” The weekend featured alumni sharing their heritage and multicultural experiences in “Go Everywhere” seminar presentations, music and theatre performances and class […]

Gallery recognizes and honors peacemakers from around the world

Artist Shin-hee Chin shares her appreciation of some of history’s finest peace makers through her show “Peacemakers” featured in the Mary Miller Library Gallery, located in Hesston College’s Smith Center, through mid-October. “My work is not meant to be didactic or definitive,” Chin said in her artist’s statement. “It is meant, rather, to present the […]

U.S. senior advisor to Iraq to speak on Iraqi-U.S. relations at Homecoming

A former advisor to General David Petraeus, Sadi Othman, will headline Hesston College’s Homecoming Weekend symposium as the keynote presenter with “Working as a Communication Bridge in Iraq” at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 in the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary on the Hesston College campus. Othman will speak about his work as a civilian senior […]

Instructor wins national research and presentation award

In order to best instruct voice students on improving their instrument, Hesston College music faculty member and voice instructor Matt Schloneger believes it is important to understand vocal health. Through his doctoral work in vocal pedagogy at the University of Kansas (Lawrence), Schloneger is studying and analyzing singers’ daily voice use for his dissertation. Schloneger’s […]

Tony Brown to present I Go On Singing at Lancaster Mennonite School

Internationally acclaimed baritone Anthony Brown will present I Go On Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Words and Songs, an original tribute to the popular African American performer and civil rights activist Robeson at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 at the High Fine Arts Center on the Lancaster Mennonite School campus, 2176 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster. […]

A spirit of service

Hesston College students participated in 20 service projects during Service Week Sept. 9 to 15. Projects included several with neighboring Schowalter Villa, participating in recreational art and activities at Youthville (Newton, Kan.), picking up trash along the highway, constructing a prayer labyrinth on campus and serving meals at The Lord’s Diner (Wichita).

North Newton artist’s paintings featured in Hesston College gallery

North Newton artist Susan Bartel defines what it means to be an appreciator of “the underappreciated art” through her watercolor paintings featured in Hesston College’s Regier Friesen Gallery, located in the Friesen Center for Visual Arts, through Oct. 17. A reception and chance to meet the artist will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, […]

Hesston College announces new faculty and staff appointments

Hesston College announces the following faculty and staff appointments for the 2014-15 year. New faculty appointments include: Gerard Birkhauser, physics instructor, earned a B.S. from New Mexico State University (Las Cruces), a M.Div. from Bethel San Diego (Calif.) Theological Seminary and a M.S. from Washington State University (Pullman). Angela Brockmueller, biology instructor, earned an A.A. […]