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 […]

Phonathon blitz underway

…Just not for a Hesston College Football Team. The 2014 Hesston College Phonathon blitz is underway as the college reaches out to alumni and friends with a goal of raising $100,000 that will help fund student scholarships. Each year, Hesston College conducts a Phonathon to invite alumni and friends to support students in this way. This year, the […]

Homecoming 2014: A multicultural celebration

More than 350 Hesston College alumni and friends gathered on campus Sept. 25 to 28 for A Hesston College Homecoming 2014: A View From Everywhere with the theme “Each other’s light: A multicultural celebration.” The weekend featured alumni sharing their heritage and multicultural experiences in “Go Everywhere” seminar presentations, music and theatre performances and class […]

U.S. senior advisor to Iraq to speak on Iraqi-U.S. relations at Homecoming

A former advisor to General David Petraeus, Sadi Othman, will headline Hesston College’s Homecoming Weekend symposium as the keynote presenter with “Working as a Communication Bridge in Iraq” at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 in the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary on the Hesston College campus. Othman will speak about his work as a civilian senior […]

Tony Brown to present I Go On Singing at Lancaster Mennonite School

Internationally acclaimed baritone Anthony Brown will present I Go On Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Words and Songs, an original tribute to the popular African American performer and civil rights activist Robeson at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 at the High Fine Arts Center on the Lancaster Mennonite School campus, 2176 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster. […]

Hustler mower among prizes at Excel-sponsored golf benefit for Hesston College

A top-of-the-line Hustler mower donated by Excel Industries is one of the prizes up for grabs at the second annual Hesston College Student Scholarship Golf Benefit at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, at Hesston Golf Park. For the second year in a row, longtime Hesston College supporter Excel Industries is sponsoring the tournament, whose proceeds […]