Educational Facilities

Educational Facilities

Campus

The college is located on a 40-acre campus in the town of Hesston, Kansas. Major campus facilities include the following:

Alliman Administration Center—administrative offices.

Bontrager Student Center—dining hall, meeting rooms, student post office, Food Service offices.

Erb Hall—housing for 280 students; offices for vice president of student life, campus pastor, campus activities; Larks Nest snack shop and Bookstore.

Friesen Center for the Visual Arts—art studios, faculty offices, computer lab, classroom and Regier Friesen Art Gallery.

J.D. Charles Hall of Science and Arts—faculty offices and classrooms and laboratories for instruction in chemistry, biology and physics; Lemons Center (part of Charles Hall)—Nursing Department.

Kauffman Court—housing for 140 students.

Kropf Center—Bible and Ministry Center, faculty offices, computer classroom, Computer Information Technology laboratory, classrooms.

Laban Peachey Center—Early Childhood Education laboratory/preschool, Campus Facilities Department offices and Disaster Management Program shop.

Northlawn—Music and Theatre programs, classrooms, and faculty offices; Studio Theatre (part of Northlawn)—rehearsal and performance space for music groups and theatre productions.

Smith Center and Mary Miller Library—Library—more than 25,000 volumes, subscriptions to 225 periodicals and newspapers and access to multiple online databases. Academic Center for Career Exploration and Student Success (ACCESS). Classrooms and archives.

Yost Center, Campus Activities Center, Oswald Field and Soccer Stadium—physical education facilities (walking track and equipment and playing space for baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis and racquetball).

Hesston Mennonite Church—space for chapel and other large campus gatherings.

Nursing Facilities

Nursing students use the following clinical affiliations in their education: Hutchinson Clinic and Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson; Central Homecare, Harden Hospice Kansas, Harvey County Health Department, DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care, Newton Medical Center and Prairie View Mental Health Center, Newton; Schowalter Villa, Hesston; Progressive Home Health and Hospice, Via Christi Hospitals and Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

Aviation Facilities

Home base for Hesston’s Aviation program is the Newton City-County Airport, a low-density traffic area. Training aircraft include Cessna 172s, a Cessna 172RG and a Piper Twin Comanche. Training equipment includes the Redbird MCX C182 G1000 GFC700 flight simulator.

Students fly to a variety of nearby airports for practice. Fifteen airports lie within 35 miles of Newton, ranging from 1,500-foot sod strips to controlled airports such as Wichita Mid-Continent for advanced training, instrument approach, radar and VORTAC services.

Stutzman Retreat Center

Stutzman Retreat Center is located about six miles from Hesston. The 17-acre setting includes a pond, a rustic-style log cabin, several picnic areas and walking paths around the pond.

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains is a setting for educational opportunities for the community and a place where visitors may come to enjoy nature or sit in quiet reflection. It consists of 25 acres and is located one block south of campus. Dyck Arboretum’s Visitor and Education Center houses arboretum offices and an education hall for arboretum and community programs. The arboretum is designed to create an awareness of the natural beauty of Kansas with emphasis on trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses native to Kansas and/or characteristic of the prairie. In addition to dense plantings, open areas are part of the design, reminding the visitor of the vastness of the plains.

Catalog 2014-15