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. […]

Hustler mower among prizes at Excel-sponsored golf benefit for Hesston College

A top-of-the-line Hustler mower donated by Excel Industries is one of the prizes up for grabs at the second annual Hesston College Student Scholarship Golf Benefit at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, at Hesston Golf Park. For the second year in a row, longtime Hesston College supporter Excel Industries is sponsoring the tournament, whose proceeds […]

Multicultural tradition to be celebrated at Homecoming

Hesston College will welcome alumni and friends from across the country and around the world to campus Sept. 25 to 28 for A Hesston College Homecoming 2014 with the theme “Each other’s light: A multicultural celebration.” The weekend will feature alumni sharing their heritage and multicultural experiences in “Go Everywhere” seminar presentations, music and theatre […]

Graduate overcomes barriers to reach goals

Immediate cheers and applause erupted as Simon Zehr received his Hesston College diploma, and not just because his name was the final one read during the May 11 Commencement ceremony. Zehr’s fist pump and beaming smile so familiar to the campus community, revealed his own joy as he walked off the stage with diploma in […]

Nelson Kilmer Science Scholarship established in honor of longtime instructor

Longtime Hesston College science faculty and staff member Nelson Kilmer’s 46 years of dedicated service to the college is being honored with the establishment of the Nelson Kilmer Science Scholarship by his children Ron Kilmer (Glendale, Ariz.) and Krista (Kilmer) Nelson (Shawnee, Kan.) and their families. Kilmer retired from his service at Hesston College in […]

Graduates encouraged to carry values through life

Graduates of Hesston College’s Class of 2014 were encouraged to take Hesston College values with them as they go everywhere during Commencement exercises May 11. Commencement speakers Joyce Huber, nursing faculty, and Marelby Mosquera, natural science faculty, spoke on “Passport For Your Dream: From Here to Everywhere,” highlighting the values of Christian community, diverse cultures, […]

College prepares for leadership transition in Advancement

The Hesston College community will prepare for a leadership transition as Yvonne Sieber, vice president of Advancement, ends her service to the college June 30. Tonya Detweiler will serve as interim vice president of Advancement effective July 1. “Vonnie has led the Advancement team to many noteworthy accomplishments to support the college’s causes,” said President […]

Students commissioned for summer service

During Hesston College chapel April 30, 40 students were commissioned for Christian ministry and service for summer and fall placements. “These students 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 of these different settings,” said […]

Students recognized for achievements during LarkFest Awards

Hesston College students were recognized for their academic and extracurricular achievements during the 2013-14 year at Larkfest May 2. Larkfest is an annual end-of-the-year event that recognizes students for their academic, extracurricular, service and leadership accomplishments throughout the academic year. View the Larkfest ceremony. Two students, sophomores Rebecca Eichelberger (Geneva, Neb.) and Hannah Weaver (Inola, […]

Hesston College performing arts to close year with music theatre showcase

Performing arts students in Hesston College’s Music Theatre Workshop will present a music theatre showcase at 7 p.m., Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, in the college’s Northlawn Studio Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure a seat. Six […]