Nelson Kilmer Science Scholarship established in honor of longtime instructor

Longtime Hesston College science faculty and staff member Nelson Kilmer’s 46 years of dedicated service to the college is being honored with the establishment of the Nelson Kilmer Science Scholarship by his children Ron Kilmer (Glendale, Ariz.) and Krista (Kilmer) Nelson (Shawnee, Kan.) and their families. Kilmer retired from his service at Hesston College in […]

Graduates encouraged to carry values through life

Graduates of Hesston College’s Class of 2014 were encouraged to take Hesston College values with them as they go everywhere during Commencement exercises May 11. Commencement speakers Joyce Huber, nursing faculty, and Marelby Mosquera, natural science faculty, spoke on “Passport For Your Dream: From Here to Everywhere,” highlighting the values of Christian community, diverse cultures, […]

Hesston College performing arts to close year with music theatre showcase

Performing arts students in Hesston College’s Music Theatre Workshop will present a music theatre showcase at 7 p.m., Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, in the college’s Northlawn Studio Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure a seat. Six […]

Summer clay camp to help shape young artists

Middle school and high school-aged students can expand their creativity and learning with Hesston College’s week-long summer clay camp June 16 to 20 on the Hesston College campus. Hesston College ceramics instructor and local artist Hanna Eastin will lead the camp. The camp will be a beginner’s level introduction into handbuiling ceramics and raku firing. […]

Cutting the transportation footprint

A parade in celebration of alternative transportation options makes its way across the Hesston College campus during the college’s Earth Day celebration April 24. A personal activities vehicle (PAV) built by students in Nelson Kilmer’s Physics II class led the parade. Also part of the parade were solar-powered bicycles built by previous years’ physics students, […]

Environmental science added as new program of study

Environmental science will join Hesston College’s list of more than 50 programs of study for transfer beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. Environmental science programs have seen an upswing nationwide over the last few years due to increased interest in sustainability and green initiatives. Career opportunities are growing quickly in areas such as biology, public […]

College 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 first summer theatre camp June 2 to 7 on the Hesston College campus. Hesston College theatre director Laura Kraybill will lead the workshop-style camp along with recent Hesston College theatre graduates. Students ages 11 to 14 are […]

Hesston College Earth Day celebration to focus on transportation alternatives

When Hesston College physics instructor Nelson Kilmer was shopping for a new vehicle in late 2013, he had one goal in mind – to lower his environmental impact. He achieved his goal with the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, which is charged off of solar panels producing electricity for his house. The solar powered nature […]

Interns get an early start in the professional world

Communications and graphic design majors at Hesston College are getting an extra leg up on their peers. Whereas most students don’t start building their professional portfolios until their junior or senior years, seven Hesston students are digging in and building their portfolios as freshmen and sophomores. The students earned competitive internships working with the college’s […]

Concert Band to become Chamber Orchestra

Hesston College freshman Quinn Kathrineberg (Salina, Kan.) spends a significant amount of time each week with her viola. Between String Ensemble practices and performances, private lessons and her own practice time, she has many opportunities to satisfy her love of music. Starting with the 2014-15 year, the music program will shift from a concert band […]

College to take sabbatical from Pastoral Ministries program for discernment process

A review process of the Hesston College Pastoral Ministries program by a specially appointed planning committee has recommended that the college take a one-year sabbatical from the program to assess how the college can best meet the changing leadership needs of Mennonite Church USA and the broader church. The Hesston College Board of Directors accepted […]

Final HBPA event to feature world-renowned South African choir

by Melanie Zuercher, Bethel College You’ve been hearing them this month on KMUW-FM’s “Global Village,” and now the Soweto Gospel Choir is coming to Bethel College. The final event in this year’s Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series is also the kickoff for the first-ever “Spring into the Arts” Festival, sponsored by the Newton Area Arts Council.The […]