Music and theatre performances part of Commencement Weekend

Arts enthusiasts can enjoy several performances to close out the 2014-15 academic year during Hesston College’s Commencement Weekend May 8 to 10. Students in the college’s Directing class will direct one-act plays in two performances during the weekend – at 7 p.m., Friday, May 8 and at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 9. Both performances will […]

Bel Canto Singers May tour

May 2015 Saturday, May 9, 4 p.m., Hesston (Kan.) Mennonite Church Wednesday, May 13, 9:30 a.m., Western Mennonite High School, Salem, Oregon Wednesday, May 13, 7:30 p.m., Salem (Ore.) Mennonite Church Thursday, May 14, 11 a.m., Newberg (Ore.) High School Thursday, May 14, 7:30 p.m., Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Oregon Friday, May 15, 7:30 p.m., […]

Mentoring relationship creates music with a message of peace and hope: Instructor and student to take musical talent to Indonesia

When an earthquake devastated Galed Krisjayanta’s home on the south coast of Java Island, Indonesia, in 2006, he didn’t respond as most 10-year-olds might have. While many children would understandably stand by as their parents managed survival and recovery efforts, Krisjayanta took the first steps toward his future pursuits of music performance and humanitarian work. […]

Tenors to collaborate for vocal recital

Hesston College music students Bryce Elder (Ottawa, Kan.) and Galed Krisjayanta (Surakarta, Indonesia), will perform a joint sophomore voice recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 30, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Elder and Kristjayanta, both tenors and voice students of Matt Schloneger, will perform from the classical, sacred and musical theatre […]

Theatre program to host summer theatre camp for middle school students

Aspiring young actors can learn new skills and techniques as well as challenge their creativity during Hesston College’s summer theatre camp June 1 to 6 on the Hesston College campus. Hesston College theatre director Laura Kraybill will lead the workshop-style camp. Students ages 11 to 13 are invited to participate in the weeklong workshop. The […]

Trio Voronezh brings sounds of Russia to Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts stage

The sounds of Russian folk instruments will fill Hesston Mennonite Church when Trio Voronezh rounds out the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 12, on the Hesston College campus. Trio Voronezh made its first HBPA appearance in 2009 when the group dazzled the audience with astonishing virtuosity and artistic innovation. The Los […]

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, […]