Leaving a legacy

Bonnie Sowers, Hesston College’s departing Director of Nursing Education, listens to a tribute at a reception celebrating her more than 40 years of service to Hesston Nursing on May 9. Sowers will step down from the director role after 37 years on June 30. About 300 colleagues, former students and friends came out to celebrate […]

Explore Kansas! trip to visit the Wonders of Kansas

Hesston College alumni and friends are invited to take part in the college’s annual Explore Kansas! trip, June 24 and 25. The 2017 overnight excursion includes a weekend of art, sports, cuisine, history, architecture, worship and music, with stops at or learning about 15 Kansas Wonders winners or finalists. Leaving early Saturday morning, June 24, […]

Students and faculty commissioned for service

During a May 3, Hesston College chapel, 41 students and faculty were commissioned for Christian ministry and service for summer and fall placements. The students will serve around the world in positions from camp counselor to supervisors at disaster sites. Doing a three-week field experience in Greenbrier County, W.V., with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) are […]

Trying on college

A group from Horace Mann Middle School hears a presentation about college fit illustrated with shoes by Hesston College Dean of Student Success, Deb Roth. On April 25 and 26, Hesston College hosted 150 students from three Wichita schools, Horace Mann and Alison Middle Schools, and Campus High School, who are part of the AVID […]

Conversations on health care

Kansas Senator Carolyn McGinn (R) (Sedgwick) spoke to the Hesston College Nursing Healthcare Systems class on Friday, April 21, about the recent work of the Kansas State Legislature and how to lobby representatives. Much of the conversation focused on expansions being discussed for mental health care and Medicaid. Senator McGinn has represented the 31st district […]

Hesston College serves, celebrates and showcases at Larkfest 2017

Hesston College took a day off from classes April 20, to instead focus on college values of service and student academic and leadership excellence during the annual Larkfest celebration. The day started with on-campus students doing service projects around the Hesston and Harvey County communities. 234 students participated in 23 service projects from pulling weeds […]

First playwriting festival to feature seven original plays

This spring, Hesston College will debut a play writing festival entitled “From Pen to Paper to Performance,” that features seven original plays by local writers. It’s the first of what Hesston College Theatre Director Rachel Jantzi hopes will become an annual tradition. “I was pleased with the number of submissions we received for this first-time […]

Movie showing carries powerful message

Thanks to funding from The John Ernest Foundation, Hesston College will host a viewing of the movie Sold, which illustrates the child sex trade, at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The showing is free and open to the public. Sold is rated PG-13 for disturbing content […]

Larkfest to celebrate student achievement and service

The community is invited to join Hesston College in taking a day off from classes Thursday, April 20, 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 […]