Where college meets preschool

Hesston College Preschool is a classroom that serves a broad age range. It’s a classroom for children three- to five-years-old and college students studying early childhood education. “Our program is unique because students are given hands-on learning opportunities at a freshman and sophomore level, whereas in many colleges and universities, students must wait until their […]

For the love of the game: Alumna to make NFL coaching debut

“Oh, wow, you play football?” the young woman asked Katie Sowers, who was waiting to have her photo taken for this story in the locker room also being used by the girl’s high school basketball team that was warming up for upcoming tipoff. “I would love to play football!” “You can!” Sowers encouraged. “How old […]

Sprunger appointed to interim president role

Benjamin E. (Ben) Sprunger, Ph.D., will serve as interim president of Hesston College starting August 1. A longtime higher education faculty member and administrator, Sprunger has been active in leadership of several Mennonite organizations, including nine years as president and CEO of Mennonite Economic Development Associates, Inc., (MEDA). His appointment comes as President Howard Keim […]

Class of 2016 encouraged to work in the world with love

Hesston College graduates were encouraged to frame their lives with love for God, others and self. Based on Mark 12:28-34, which served as the college’s theme verse for the 2015-16 year, Hesston College psychology and Bible instructor Kevin Wilder delivered the commencement address “Ultimate Questions,” at the May 8 graduation exercises. Wilder explained that ultimate […]

Lark Open golf benefit to aid Hesston College Athletics

Hesston College Lark fans and golfers are invited to participate in the Hesston College Athletic Department’s annual Lark Open golf benefit, Friday, June 3, at the Hesston Golf Park. All proceeds will aid Hesston College Athletics. The benefit will be a four-person best-ball scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A complimentary meal, as well […]

Answering the community’s call

For many students, the Hesston College community is one that extends beyond the campus’ borders. That was the case for seven students who worked this academic year as volunteers with the City of Hesston Fire Department and Emergency Services. Although their schedules were unpredictable with calls coming in at all hours of the day and […]

Students, faculty and staff commissioned for service

During an April 27 Hesston College chapel, 37 students, faculty and staff 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 an eight-week field experience in Detriot, Mich., are Disaster Management Program students Clay […]

Community students invited to summer theatre camps

Aspiring young actors can learn new skills and techniques as well as challenge their creativity during Hesston College’s two separate summer theatre camps on the Hesston College campus. Hesston College theatre director Rachel Jantzi will lead the workshop-style camps. Students ages 11 to 14 are invited to participate in the week-long workshop June 20 to […]

Local athletes boost athletic programs

The success of local student athletes continues to boost Hesston College’s athletic programs even as the campus is diversifying. This year, six students from within 20 miles of the college filled rosters, including volleyball, women’s basketball and men’s tennis. Being from the area has plenty of benefits, both on and off the court. “My local […]

Performing arts prepares for busy Commencement Weekend

Hesston College Performing Arts will showcase music and theatre students several times during Commencement Weekend May 5 to 8 in a variety of concerts and sophomore recitals. All performances are held on the Hesston College campus, and are free and open to the public. Sophomore recitals throughout the weekend include: • Zac Headings (Hutchinson, Kan.) […]

Students serve, celebrate and showcase at Larkfest 2016

Hesston College took a day off from classes April 14, 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. About 275 students participated in 35 service projects from pulling […]

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 […]