English faculty to participate in Mennonite Writing Conference

Hesston College, along with Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University, will co-sponsor the seventh in a series of Mennonite writing conferences in the United States and Canada at Fresno Pacific University March 12 to 15. The conference focus on the theme of Movement, Transformation and Place and will include readings, scholarly paper presentations, panels, writing workshops, performances, […]

Instructor presents at Japanese conference

André Swartley, English as a Second Language program director at Hesston College, presented at the After JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) conference in Chiba, Japan, Feb. 9 and 10. JET is a one-and-a-half-year teaching fellowship through the Japanese government where native speakers of other languages, especially English, teach in Japanese public schools. The After JET […]

AVDS conference motivates nonviolent action

How do followers of Jesus Christ pursue nonviolence in a world full of violence? That was the question explored by the 170 participants at Hesston College’s Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series weekend Feb. 13 to 15. The weekend’s theme, “Overcoming Evil: Ordinary People Making a Difference,” featured Father John Dear, a peace activist and 2008 […]

AVDS conference to explore becoming people of nonviolence

Hesston College’s Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series conference, Feb. 13 to 15, will focus on the theme “Overcoming Evil: Ordinary People Making a Difference.” Participants will explore ways to overcome evil with good in the face of the contemporary violence and conflicts in places such as Ferguson, Mo., or the Middle East. The event will […]

Anabaptist history comes to life at Know Jesus

Hesston College history instructor John Sharp illustrates a story of early Anabaptist martyrs with help from middle school participants during the Know Jesus event Jan. 31 to Feb. 1. About 200 middle school students from 16 South Central and Western District conference congregations in Kansas participated in the weekend held on the Hesston College campus. […]

Ted & Co. satirical drama to address peace and conflict resolution at AVDS conference

Audience members will be entertained while also being challenged with difficult truths when well-known actor Ted Swartz and partner Tim Ruebke of Ted & Company TheatreWorks (Harrisonburg, Va.) present the satirical drama I’d Like to Buy an Enemy at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The performance […]

The King’s Singers to present the Great American Songbook

After a wildly successful 2014 tour, The King’s Singers return to North America this February to treat audiences once again to their Great American Songbook program. The renowned vocal sextet returns to Hesston College’s Yost Center for their seventh appearance on the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range […]

Hesston Bethel Performing Arts presents St. Louis Brass

One of the world’s most lauded brass ensembles, St. Louis Brass, will present an iconic Hesston Bethel Performing Arts concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The ensemble will also present a brass master class at Bethel College’s (North Newton) Luyken Fine Arts Center from 11 […]

Fiber and clay sculptures featured in Regier Friesen Gallery

Emporia (Kan.) State University art professor Stephanie Lanter communicates connection through sculptures in her show titled “Connectivities,” featured in Hesston College’s Regier Friesen Gallery through Feb. 20. “I am examining psychological themes of dysfunction, loneliness, and ambivalence often in absurd or humorous ways,” said Lanter in her artist’s statement. Her clay, fiber and mixed media […]

AVDS conference to feature Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence Father John Dear, will be featured at Hesston College’s Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship series conference Feb. 13 to 15. The conference will center on the theme “Overcoming Evil: Ordinary People Making a Difference,” Stories of peace from people locally and around the globe will focus on and encourage […]

Alumni donate civil rights books

Because of his great esteem for Hesston College, 1972 alumni Bruce Rogers and his wife Joy, also a 1972 graduate, donated 65 books on civil rights and African-American history to the college’s Mary Miller Library. Rogers said of all his educational experiences, including graduate school, Hesston had the most profound effect on him, therefore he […]

Pianist and vocalist featured in sophomore recital

Hesston College music student Rachelle Adrian (Mountain Lake, Minn.) will perform her sophomore recital at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 in the Hesston Mennonite Church Sanctuary on the Hesston College campus. A pianist and vocalist, Adrian will perform historical piano works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn. Also featured will be the minimalist piece “Changes” […]

Hesston College talent among singers to perform with Broadway stars

Local singers, including three from the Hesston College community, will perform with five Broadway stars on stage when Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts features Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7 at Bethel College’s Memorial Hall (North Newton, Kan.). The two winners and six runners up were chosen through video audition by […]

El Cerrito partners with college for preschool fundraiser

Every Tuesday in November, El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant in Hesston will donate 15 percent of daily meal proceeds to the Hesston College Preschool Scholarship Fund. “This event came about because I was looking for a creative way to keep our preschool scholarship fund replenished,” said Larisa Miller Lawrence, the Hesston College Preschool Director. “I thought of […]