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 […]

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 […]