Students recognized for achievement during Larkfest Awards ceremony

Hesston College students were recognized for their academic, extracurricular, service and leadership achievements during the 2014-15 year at a Larkfest Awards ceremony April 16. Larkfest 2015 was a day-long celebration highlighting service and education. The day included service projects and student presentations as well as the awards ceremony. Two students, sophomores Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) […]

Mennonite Disaster Service executive director to speak at Commencement

Hesston College will celebrate the class of 2015 during Commencement Weekend May 8 to 10. The commencement ceremony will be at 9 a.m., Sunday, May 10, in Yost Center. Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Executive Director Kevin King will present the commencement address. King, Lititz, Pa., has served MDS since February 2004. MDS has worked closely […]

Theatre program to host summer theatre camp for middle school students

Aspiring young actors can learn new skills and techniques as well as challenge their creativity during Hesston College’s summer theatre camp June 1 to 6 on the Hesston College campus. Hesston College theatre director Laura Kraybill will lead the workshop-style camp. Students ages 11 to 13 are invited to participate in the weeklong workshop. The […]

Larkfest to involve whole community

Hesston College students, faculty and staff from a variety of academic areas will present on academic growth during the year at the college’s Larkfest celebration Thursday, April 16. The day-long Larkfest celebration will be marked with no classes, but rather will highlight service and education. Part of the day’s schedule includes two separate presentation sessions. […]

Trio Voronezh brings sounds of Russia to Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts stage

The sounds of Russian folk instruments will fill Hesston Mennonite Church when Trio Voronezh rounds out the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 12, on the Hesston College campus. Trio Voronezh made its first HBPA appearance in 2009 when the group dazzled the audience with astonishing virtuosity and artistic innovation. The Los […]

Nursing program receives approval for bachelor’s degree program

Hesston College received approval from the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) March 25, to launch a bachelor of science in nursing program (BSN) starting with the 2015-16 year. The introduction of the program to the existing associate degree program (ADN) will make Hesston the only college or university in Kansas where students may choose […]

Civil rights seminar sheds light on history

The historic “Bloody Sunday” of March 7, 1965, happened more than 30 years before Hesston College students were born – even pre-dating some of their parents. Yet 50 years after that tragic day, the spirit of those civil rights heroes lives on. Hesston College students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members joined with thousands of […]

Little Women to allow audience to reconsider the definition of success

Hesston College Theatre will present three showings of the musical Little Women March 27 to 29 at Hesston Mennonite Church. The show will be at 7 p.m., March 27 and 28, and 3 p.m., March 29. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women is the well-known tale of the four imaginative March sisters […]

Musical ensembles to present spring concert

Hesston College will showcase its long and continuing tradition of outstanding musical ensembles with a concert at 7 p.m., Thursday March 19 at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program will feature the college’s Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Rebecca Schloneger, the Hesston College Chorale under the direction of Ken Rodgers […]

Academic team gives scholarly presentation

A team of Hesston College academics presented on direct assessment at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Network for Academic Renewal Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 19 to 21. The team was comprised of Dr. Brent Yoder of Hesston, vice president of Academics, education instructor Marissa King of Newton and business instructor […]