New faculty and staff appointments announced for 2017-18

Hesston College announces the following new faculty and staff appointments for the 2017-18 year: Megan Baumgartner, female resident director, is a Hesston College graduate and completed a B.S. at Goshen (Ind.) College. Becky Bartell, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.E., director of Nursing Education, earned an M.S.N. from Fort Hays (Kan.) State University and a B.S.N. from Bethel […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts celebrates 35 years with a wide array of performances

For its 35th season, the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series will feature a vast array of performing art and culture from some of the world’s most popular ensembles. An improvised musical comedy will open the season on Oct. 5 at Bethel College’s (North Newton, Kan.) Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center, with Broadway’s Next […]

Community read proposes a solution for water crisis

For the sixth year, Hesston College and the Hesston Public Library invite individuals and groups in the local communities to join students, faculty and staff for a community read during the fall 2017 semester. The book selection for the 2017 read is “Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis” (2012, Beacon Press) by Cynthia Barnett. Barnett, […]

Sharing local leadership resources

Environmental science professor Marelby Mosquera presents to a group of 30 Excel Industries employees during a leadership training program hosted and presented by Hesston College. The idea for the leadership training was born of a request from Excel, a lawn care manufacturer in Hesston, to offer interactive teaching environments that would provide both office and […]

Bachelor of science in nursing program receives accreditation

Hesston College’s nursing program has made another step forward by receiving accreditation for the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program. The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Hesston College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), www.ccneaccreditation.org. The accreditation comes following an on-campus visit by the CCNE in September 2016, and […]

Hesston College to host summer theatre camps for community students

Young actors can switch up the typical summer activities and hone their thespian skills, techniques and creativity during one of Hesston College’s two separate workshop-style summer theatre camps. Students ages 14 to 18 can participate in “Broadway in the Black Box,” June 19 to 24, and students ages 11 to 14 will be “Wandering the […]

Celebrating a momentous Commencement

Hesston College class of 2017 graduates were encouraged to live their legacies with passion during Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 14. Commencement speaker, Dr. Marie Schuessler Morris, delivered the address “How’s My Driving? Everyday Calling and Legacy.” Based on Romans 12:9-13, Dr. Morris encouraged graduates to listen for and respond to God’s calling in their […]

Hesston College and Hesston Recreation partner for a Day at the K

Hesston College and Hesston Recreation are partnering to give community members and alumni and friends of college a summer afternoon enjoying America’s favorite pastime with a Day at the K, Saturday, June 24. The Kansas City Royals will take on the Toronto Bluejays at 1:15 p.m., at Kauffman Stadium. Group discounted tickets for the game […]

Leaving a legacy

Bonnie Sowers, Hesston College’s departing Director of Nursing Education, listens to a tribute at a reception celebrating her more than 40 years of service to Hesston Nursing on May 9. Sowers will step down from the director role after 37 years on June 30. About 300 colleagues, former students and friends came out to celebrate […]