New renovations to be celebrated at Homecoming 2015

Hesston College will welcome alumni and friends from across the country and around the world to campus Sept. 25 to 27, for A Hesston College Homecoming 2015 with the theme “A campus transformation.” The weekend will feature events celebrating the new campus entry and the newly renovated Northlawn Center for Performing Arts Education. The public […]

Graduates encouraged to make meaningful connections

Based on Hesston College’s 2014-15 theme verse from John 15:4-5, the class of 2015 was encouraged to find strength and inspiration through a relationship with Christ during a Commencement service May 10. Kevin King, executive director of Mennonite Disaster Service, delivered the Commencement address “Abide In Me,” encouraging graduates to look past the society’s messages […]

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. […]

Mennonite Disaster Service executive director to speak at Commencement

Hesston College will celebrate the class of 2015 during Commencement Weekend May 8 to 10. The commencement ceremony will be at 9 a.m., Sunday, May 10, in Yost Center. Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Executive Director Kevin King will present the commencement address. King, Lititz, Pa., has served MDS since February 2004. MDS has worked closely […]

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 […]

Golfers invited to Arizona for sixth annual National Golf Benefit for Student Scholarships

Golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to participate in Hesston College’s sixth annual National Golf Benefit for Student Scholarships. Golfers can enjoy a break from the winter cold and golf in the four-person scramble at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28 at The 500 Club in Glendale, Ariz. Non-golfers are invited to join the fun by […]

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 […]

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 […]

AVDS conference to feature Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence Father John Dear, will be featured at Hesston College’s Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship series conference Feb. 13 to 15. The conference will center on the theme “Overcoming Evil: Ordinary People Making a Difference,” Stories of peace from people locally and around the globe will focus on and encourage […]

Alumni donate civil rights books

Because of his great esteem for Hesston College, 1972 alumni Bruce Rogers and his wife Joy, also a 1972 graduate, donated 65 books on civil rights and African-American history to the college’s Mary Miller Library. Rogers said of all his educational experiences, including graduate school, Hesston had the most profound effect on him, therefore he […]