Pen to Paper to Performance: Script writing contest deadline extended to Feb. 22

This spring, Hesston College Theatre, led by Rachel Jantzi, is hosting a script writing contest called Pen to Paper to Performance that encourages creativity – both on-campus and in the wider community. Submissions are due By Wednesday, Feb. 22. Eight selected submissions will be chosen to be produced in the final showcase event on April […]

South African group to make return appearance in performing arts series

The internationally acclaimed South African male a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s tour to promote its latest album will include Bethel College. Ladysmith performs as part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. This is Ladysmith’s second local appearance – it was last on the HBPA stage in […]

Hesston College mourns the loss of Russ Neufeld

The Hesston College community joins a far-flung network of friends and family of Russ Neufeld in celebrating his life and mourning his death. Russ served as director of Information Technology and was well loved on campus. He died Saturday evening, January 21, after a long battle with cancer. “We join Russ’s extensive community of friends […]

Andover Organ Series to bring world’s talent to Hesston

During the spring 2017 semester, Hesston College will host talented organists for concerts on the Andover organ at Hesston Mennonite Church. Thanks to funding by the John Ernest Foundation, the concerts, called the Andover Organ Series at Hesston College, will bring another form of fine art to south central Kansas. All concerts are free and […]

Hesston College announces fall Dean’s List, Honor Roll

Hesston College announced the names of full-time students whose fall 2016 semester grades earned them a place on the Dean’s List (3.90 to 4.00 GPA) and Honor Roll (3.50 to 3.89 GPA). Dean’s List – Freshmen Jenna Boller, Kalona, Iowa Anna Breckbill, Kidron, Ohio Kylie Brenneman, Hesston, Kan. Lucas Comfort, Salina, Kan. Jeremy Deckinger, Wichita, […]

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 […]

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 […]