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 […]

New genre art featured in Regier Friesen Gallery

Greenville (Ill.) College art professor Jacob Amundson works with alternative and new genre media in his art show titled “#Blessed&Depressed,” featured in Hesston College’s Regier Friesen Gallery, located in the Friesen Center for Visual Arts, through April 15. “This body of work represents explorations over the past year in subverting my own wrestling with depression, […]

An open letter to the Church from the presidents of Mennonite Church USA colleges, universities and seminaries

Dear friends and brothers and sisters in Christ, As presidents of the schools to whom many of you have entrusted the formation of future leaders for our church’s witness in the world we want to say with full hearts, that we hear you: We hear your longing for our schools to keep faith with the […]

College responds to community active shooter situation

About 5:30 p.m., Thursday evening, Feb. 25, the Hesston College campus went on lockdown after receiving information from emergency services about an active shooting incident at nearby Excel Industries. The campus was not in immediate danger, but due to the college’s close proximity to Excel – about four blocks – emergency officials instructed the lock […]