Hesston Bethel Performing Arts presents St. Louis Brass

One of the world’s most lauded brass ensembles, St. Louis Brass, will present an iconic Hesston Bethel Performing Arts concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The ensemble will also present a brass master class at Bethel College’s (North Newton) Luyken Fine Arts Center from 11 […]

Fiber and clay sculptures featured in Regier Friesen Gallery

Emporia (Kan.) State University art professor Stephanie Lanter communicates connection through sculptures in her show titled “Connectivities,” featured in Hesston College’s Regier Friesen Gallery through Feb. 20. “I am examining psychological themes of dysfunction, loneliness, and ambivalence often in absurd or humorous ways,” said Lanter in her artist’s statement. Her clay, fiber and mixed media […]

Generations to unite during Martin Luther King, Jr., Week

Hesston College’s annual week-long celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 19 to 23, will have an intergenerational theme. The week’s events, with the theme “Voices of Hope,” will bring together community institutions for people across generations, including the Intergenerational Child Development Center, Hesston High School, Hesston College, Hesston Area Senior Center and Schowalter Villa. […]

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 […]

Activities planned for Thanksgiving Weekend 2014

Hesston College will host its 47th annual Thanksgiving Weekend celebration Nov. 27 to 29. The public is invited to attend several events that have become Hesston College traditions. The weekend lineup includes activities for all ages, including a traditional Thanksgiving meal, a talent show, men’s and women’s basketball games, a two-mile run/walk and a luminary […]

Pianist and vocalist featured in sophomore recital

Hesston College music student Rachelle Adrian (Mountain Lake, Minn.) will perform her sophomore recital at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 in the Hesston Mennonite Church Sanctuary on the Hesston College campus. A pianist and vocalist, Adrian will perform historical piano works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn. Also featured will be the minimalist piece “Changes” […]

Prayer labyrinth dedicated as a campus sacred space

Hesston College and the local community now have a new place to go for quiet contemplation or prayer with the completion of Hesston College’s prayer labyrinth. With candles lighting the path, the labyrinth was dedicated Oct. 30. Bible and ministry faculty member Michele Hershberger led participants through the labyrinth in prayer while local musician Ben […]

Women’s Soccer makes players’ worlds smaller

When Hesston College women’s soccer coach Bryan Kehr recruited midfielder Chihiro Hikita, Hokuto, Japan, he correctly assumed he’d added an unmistakable talent and instant scoring threat. Hikita didn’t disappoint in the fall of 2011, leading Hesston to a then program-best seven wins. What Kehr didn’t realize is that Hikita was the first of many Japanese […]

College thanks local community with free event

Hesston College will host its annual Community Night during early season home basketball games on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The teams will face Region VI foe Labette Community College, Parsons, Kan., with women’s tip off at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m. in Yost Center. Admission is free for all. The evening will include […]

Hesston College talent among singers to perform with Broadway stars

Local singers, including three from the Hesston College community, will perform with five Broadway stars on stage when Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts features Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7 at Bethel College’s Memorial Hall (North Newton, Kan.). The two winners and six runners up were chosen through video audition by […]

El Cerrito partners with college for preschool fundraiser

Every Tuesday in November, El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant in Hesston will donate 15 percent of daily meal proceeds to the Hesston College Preschool Scholarship Fund. “This event came about because I was looking for a creative way to keep our preschool scholarship fund replenished,” said Larisa Miller Lawrence, the Hesston College Preschool Director. “I thought of […]

Howard Hustle offers day-after-Thanksgiving exercise

Instead of remaining sedentary on the sofa, Hesston College offers an opportunity for exercise and fun with the 23rd annual Thanksgiving Weekend Howard Hustle Two-Mile Run/Walk at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 28. The event has become a tradition both of Hesston College’s Thanksgiving Weekend celebration and also within the local community, offering a scenic tour […]