AVDS conference to focus on resilience and healing in the face of trauma

A Hesston College conference will tackle the difficult and painful reality of dealing with trauma in its many forms in church and community settings. The annual Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS) conference will be Feb. 17 to 19, on the Hesston College campus. The theme, “When the Unthinkable Happens,” will address a congregational and […]

College’s Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Safety Task Force assembled

Hesston College announced that its Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Safety Task Force has been assembled and will have its first meeting and begin its work in December. The task force, which is independent of board and administrative control or oversight, is being led by facilitator Dr. Jeanette Harder, a social work professor at the University […]

Dr. Joseph Manickam named ninth president of Hesston College

Dr. Joseph and Wanda Manickam. Hesston College photo by Larry Bartel Dr. Joseph Manickam has been appointed as the ninth president of Hesston College following a unanimous vote from the Hesston College Board of Directors and the Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) board. He will assume office on July 1, 2017. Dr. Manickam, currently director of […]

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 […]

Dr. Joseph Manickam announced as candidate of choice for Hesston College’s ninth president

The Hesston College Board of Directors, following a unanimous vote by those at its October meeting, announces Dr. Joseph Manickam as its candidate of choice to become Hesston’s ninth president. The Presidential Search Committee made the announcement to the campus community on Oct. 28. “Dr. Manickam is creative, imaginative and visionary,” said Kelvin Friesen, chair […]

Hesston College to present a fall performance filled with laughter

The Hesston College Theatre Department will present four public performances of the fable “Fools,” directed by Rachel Jantzi, Oct. 27 to 30, in the Helmuth Studio Theatre in Keim Center on the Hesston College campus. “Fools,” by Neil Simon, set in the small village of Kulyenchikov, Ukraine, during the late 19th century, tells the story […]

Increase in new students and higher academic achievement ushers in the 2016-17 year

Hesston College’s official fall 2016 enrollment numbers following the 20th day of classes give a total student headcount enrollment of 401. Included in total enrollment is a larger group of new students who started at Hesston in 2016 as compared to fall 2015. The number of domestic students increased to 198 from 185 in 2015, […]

Fourth annual Hesston College Golf Benefit to honor Excel’s longtime commitment

A 57-year history of friendship and partnership between Excel Industries, Inc., and Hesston College will be celebrated at the fourth annual Hesston College Homecoming Golf Benefit Thursday, Sept. 29, at Hesston Golf Park. Excel and Midwest Professional Golf Association are sponsoring the event. All proceeds will benefit the Hesston College annual fund. Registration for the […]

Homecoming 2016 welcomes whole community

Hesston College will celebrate homecoming 2016, “Home Sweet Hesston,” Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, along with Hesston High School and the larger community. Homecoming 2016 marks Hesston High School USD 460’s 50th anniversary, which transitioned from the former Hesston Academy. Dual alumni that attended both Hesston High School and Hesston College will resource the weekend […]

2016-17 year opens with energy

Hesston College welcomed new and returning students to campus and a new year during Opening Weekend Aug. 19 to 21. Classes started Monday, Aug. 22. In featured photo above: Freshmen Kendall Richardson (Lodi, Calif.) and Jasmine Pankratz (Abbyville, Kan.) take their first roommate picture shortly after moving into their dorm room Aug. 19.