Thanksgiving concert, “A Downton Abbey Christmas,” to kick off holiday season

A Hesston Thanksgiving tradition, Hesston College Music and Theatre will present the annual masterworks concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 24, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program, “A Downton Abbey Christmas,” will feature holiday music by English composers themed around the popular British television show. Hesston College music faculty member, […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts holiday concert to feature premier men’s vocal ensemble

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) will welcome Cantus to the stage for a performance in celebration of the Christmas season at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program, “Christmas with Cantus,” draws on traditions passed from parent to child or friend to friend. A description of the […]

Nursing program ranked #11 in the country

The Hesston College Nursing program has been named one of the country’s top nursing schools, coming in at number 11, among vocational, career and community colleges in the NursingSchoolsAlmanc.com’s inaugural rankings. The ranking places Hesston College Nursing in the top one percent of more than 3,200 schools considered, 1,900 of which fall into the vocational, […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series to open with St. Louis-based dance company

The Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series opens is 2016–17 season with St. Louis’ first professional contemporary jazz dance group, Big Muddy Dance Company. Big Muddy comes to the Krehbiel Auditorium stage in Bethel College’s Luyken Fine Arts Center Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Big Muddy seeks to build a love of dance through fun, experiential and highly […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season to feature artists from around the world

An array of world-class musical talent, genres and sounds will headline the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts’ (HBPA) 35th season for 2016-17.     The contemporary jazz dance company Big Muddy Dance Company will open the season, Nov. 11, at Krehbiel Auditorium in Bethel Colleges’ Luyken Fine Arts Center. Founded in 2010, St. Louis’ Big Muddy Dance […]

RN to BSN program to launch in January 2017

Starting in January 2017, Hesston College will launch an RN to BSN program for registered nurses looking to complete a bachelor’s level degree. For almost 50 years Hesston College has educated nurses in an associate degree program where academic success is nurtured in a supportive, student-centered environment. Throughout the program’s history, more than 98 percent […]

New genre art featured in Regier Friesen Gallery

Greenville (Ill.) College art professor Jacob Amundson works with alternative and new genre media in his art show titled “#Blessed&Depressed,” featured in Hesston College’s Regier Friesen Gallery, located in the Friesen Center for Visual Arts, through April 15. “This body of work represents explorations over the past year in subverting my own wrestling with depression, […]

Lecture series to feature president of Communities in Schools of Georgia

Hesston College will host Carol F. Lewis, president of Communities in Schools (CIS) of Georgia, for the Melva Kauffman Lecture series entitled “Be the Change.” A free seminar will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Hesston Mennonite Church Community Center on the Hesston College campus. The seminar will focus on stories of […]

Much-loved a cappella group Chanticleer returns to HBPA lineup

Of all the repeat artists to the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series, the group of 12 men appearing at Bethel College later this month is certainly one of the best loved. Chanticleer, “an orchestra of voices” named for a clear-singing rooster in the tales of Geoffrey Chaucer, will perform Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial […]

Music department to host NATS Winter Workshop

For the first time, Hesston College will host the annual winter worship for the Kansas chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Feb. 19 and 20. There will be a Friday session for college students, including all Hesston College voice students, and a Saturday session for teachers. For registration information, contact Matt […]