Bestselling author speaks to packed house

About 700 people gathered at Hesston College Oct. 5, completely filling the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary, to hear New York Times bestselling author Regina Calcaterra share her story of child neglect, interaction with the foster care system and how small acts of caring make a difference to a child in need. Led by the college’s […]

Fall 2015 enrollment shows increase in number of returning students and higher academic achievement

A greater percentage of students returned to Hesston College in the fall of 2015 for more of the Hesston Experience as compared to returning students a year prior. Hesston College’s official fall 2015 enrollment numbers show higher than anticipated fall to fall retention by about 10 percent in nearly all primary areas. Hesston students also […]

Bel Canto Singers and Goessel High School to join for concert in historic Kansas landmark

The historic Basilica of St. Fidelis Church, better known as “The Cathedral on the Plains,” will come alive with ringing voices when the Hesston College Bel Canto Singers and the Goessel High School Elbiata Singers present a collaborative concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25. The concert is free and open to the public, though […]

Exploring missional engagement

Marvin Lorenzana of Mennonite Mission Network talks to students in Michele Hershberger’s Exploring Ministry class Sept. 10, at Hesston College. The students will each lead two other students on campus in a triad – an accountability group, which is part of MMN’s Missional Discipleship Initiative and Leadership Mentoring program. Lorenzana explained that the program’s mission […]

Auditory element to become part of campus

The sounds of students across campus will soon not be the only sounds heard coming from Hesston College. The pleasant chiming of bells and music will join the college’s repertoire as campus anticipates the addition of a carillon system to enhance the auditory and spiritual atmosphere on campus and throughout the surrounding community. The carillon […]

Community and college partnership encouraging authentic caring and change

“Be the Change: Caring that Matters” is the theme for Hesston College’s fall 2015 First-year Experience (FYE) course, and it’s reaching beyond the campus property lines through the college’s 2015 community read selection Etched in Sand (2013, William Morrow Paperbacks) by Regina Calcaterra. Every first-year Hesston College student bought the book for FYE, and faculty […]

New renovations to be celebrated at Homecoming 2015

Hesston College will welcome alumni and friends from across the country and around the world to campus Sept. 25 to 27, for A Hesston College Homecoming 2015 with the theme “A campus transformation.” The weekend will feature events celebrating the new campus entry and the newly renovated Northlawn Center for Performing Arts Education. The public […]

Faculty and staff appointments for 2015-16

Hesston College announces the following faculty and staff appointments for the 2015-16 year: Russell Adrian, music faculty and Bel Canto Singers conductor holds a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.), a master of music degree in choral conducting from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and a doctor of musical arts degree in conducting […]

Embarking on a greater year

Hesston College welcomed new and returning students to campus and a new year during Opening Weekend Aug. 14 to 16. Activities throughout the weekend helped students, parents and others new to Hesston College become oriented with the community. The theme of being “greater than” self, worldly demands and fears and anxieties was a theme carried […]

Students return for an Opening Weekend kickoff

Just as the buzz of construction slowed a bit on the Hesston College campus with the completion of the Northlawn renovation, the buzz of students returning took its place. Hesston College is gearing up for the start of another academic year with the annual Opening Weekend beginning Friday, and classes starting Monday, Aug. 17. Students […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season to feature artists from around the world

A menagerie of world-class musical talent, genres and sounds will headline the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts’ 34th season. The jazz ensemble Hot Club of San Francisco will open the season, Oct. 24 at Bethel College’s Luyken Fine Arts Center. In the Hot Club tradition of Django Reinhardt, the group’s “Cinema Viviant” program features vintage silent films […]