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 […]

Giving thanks at Hesston College

Hesston College celebrated its 49th annual Thanksgiving Weekend on campus Nov. 24 to 26. The weekend was full of activities and entertainment for the whole family, many of which have become beloved traditions. Featured photo: The Thanksgiving evening Masterworks concert was “A Downton Abbey Christmas,” featuring holiday music by British composers themed around the popular British […]

Thanksgiving concert, “A Downton Abbey Christmas,” to kick off holiday season

A Hesston Thanksgiving tradition, Hesston College Music and Theatre will present the annual masterworks concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 24, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program, “A Downton Abbey Christmas,” will feature holiday music by English composers themed around the popular British television show. Hesston College music faculty member, […]

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 […]

Voice students finish among top at singing competition

Hesston College voice students competed among the best collegiate vocalists in a four-state region at the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) West Central Region Vocal Competition Nov. 5 to 6, at Wichita (Kan.) State University. Nine students represented Hesston College during the weekend competition with four advancing to the semifinal round. More […]

Free Lark basketball and activities as part of Alumni/Community Basketball Night

The Hesston College campus community invites alumni and the public to Alumni/Community Basketball Night, Thursday, Nov. 17, at Yost Center on the Hesston College campus. The event will feature Lark women’s and men’s basketball games, activities, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Admission is free. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m., when 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 […]

Vocalists invited to sing in Thanksgiving Masterworks concert

Local musicians are invited to join student choirs for the annual Thanksgiving evening Masterworks concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 24, at Hesston Mennonite Church. The 2016 concert will be A Downton Abbey Christams and will consist of holiday music by English composers themed around the popular British television show, along with full orchestra accompaniment. […]

Campus comes together for Cultures Fair

Hesston College sophomore Kaho Yanagidaira (Chino-shi, Japan) (right) and English faculty member Donovan Tann (left) give a lesson on using chopsticks to sophomores Morgan Leavy (Telford, Pa.) and Emily Griffioen (Belmond, Iowa) at the college’s annual Culture’s Fair Oct. 10. After learning to use chopsticks, participants test their new skills by moving peas from one […]