Hesston College to host summer theatre camps for community students

Young actors can switch up the typical summer activities and hone their thespian skills, techniques and creativity during one of Hesston College’s two separate workshop-style summer theatre camps. Students ages 14 to 18 can participate in “Broadway in the Black Box,” June 19 to 24, and students ages 11 to 14 will be “Wandering the […]

Leaving a legacy

Bonnie Sowers, Hesston College’s departing Director of Nursing Education, listens to a tribute at a reception celebrating her more than 40 years of service to Hesston Nursing on May 9. Sowers will step down from the director role after 37 years on June 30. About 300 colleagues, former students and friends came out to celebrate […]

Conversations on health care

Kansas Senator Carolyn McGinn (R) (Sedgwick) spoke to the Hesston College Nursing Healthcare Systems class on Friday, April 21, about the recent work of the Kansas State Legislature and how to lobby representatives. Much of the conversation focused on expansions being discussed for mental health care and Medicaid. Senator McGinn has represented the 31st district […]

Bel Canto Singers to tour May 14 to 24

Hesston College’s premier vocal ensemble, the Bel Canto Singers, will embark on a 12-concert tour May 13 to 24 at churches and schools throughout the Midwest as the culminating event for the 2016-17 year. The group’s program, “God is Near,” is inspired by the call to seek out faith in our lives, and features a […]

First playwriting festival to feature seven original plays

This spring, Hesston College will debut a play writing festival entitled “From Pen to Paper to Performance,” that features seven original plays by local writers. It’s the first of what Hesston College Theatre Director Rachel Jantzi hopes will become an annual tradition. “I was pleased with the number of submissions we received for this first-time […]

Vocal instructor wins national fellowship award

Hesston College music faculty member Matthew Schloneger, Ph.D., was selected as one of two winners nationally for the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, recognizing a combined commitment to excellence in teaching and voice science. The Fellowship and $2,000 award are intended to provide opportunities for the Fellow to become more thoroughly acquainted with practices, techniques, technology […]

Sunflower Trio to resource sister institutions during spring break tour

The Sunflower Trio, comprised of three Hesston College music faculty members, will travel to three sister institutions, Bluffton (Ohio) University, Goshen (Ind.) College and Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Va.) for concert presentations and residency activities during a spring break tour March 14 to 18. The tour is made possible through a grant from the Marpeck […]

A dramatic landing gives student pilot a unique perspective

January 19, 2015, is a day that will forever live in the mind of Jordan Stoltzfus, a sophomore aviation student at Hesston College. On that day, Stoltzfus survived total engine failure of an airplane, followed by an emergency landing, and lived to tell about it–an experience that not many pilots, seasoned veterans or otherwise, would […]