Grandparent Day

Friday, March 1

8:45 to 10:15 a.m. – Registration/Refreshments, Larks Nest, Erb Hall
Meet your grandchild to go to class, find help from our staff to get to a class, enjoy visiting with other grandparents
10:15-10:45 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions for Grandparents, Larks Nest, Erb Hall
Dallas Stutzman, Director of Alumni & Church Relations
Dr. Joseph A. Manickam, President
Morning – Attend classes with your grandchild as desired – make own arrangements
Other Possible Class Options to Attend:

10-10:50 a.m. Biblical Literature, Michele Hershberger, Kropf Center K160
10-10:50 a.m. Introduction to Sociology, Dan Muhwezi, Smith Center S15
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Biblical Literature, Michele Hershberger, Kropf Center K160

11 to 11:30 a.m. – Campus Friday Forum for Grandparents and Grandchild, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church

Margaret Wiebe, MCC Learning Tour to Guatemala and Honduras
11:30 to 12:45 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
On your own and with your grandchild. $8.00 payable at the door
2 to 2:50 p.m. Psychology classes, Sauder Rooms, Bontrager Student Center
Faculty member Kevin Wilder and students do short interviews with grandparents about “Life Experiences”
3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Be Greater campaign update, Lambright Hall, Lemons Center
The Be Greater capital campaign seeks to improve the college’s ability to nurture, serve and educate students, particularly those preparing for nursing careers in our new B.S.N. program and those who participate in Hesston’s growing athletic programs. Get a hands on look at construction of nursing and athletics facilities across campus with college representatives.
4:15 to 5:15 p.m. – Free time with your grandchild
5:15 to 6:45 p.m. – “Breakfast for Dinner,” Sauder Rooms, Bontrager Student Center
Meet your grandchild at Bontrager Student Center entrance. A favorite meal for students, join in for great food, a short program at 5:15 p.m. and
memories of grandparents shared by students. Attend dinner and show with your grandchild. Meal fee included in event registration.
7 p.m. – Big Fish, Spring Musical, Black Box Theater, Keim Center

Hesston College presents the musical Big Fish, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August. It’s based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, and the 2003 film Big Fish written by John August and directed by Tim Burton. Big Fish revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a travelling salesman, and his adult son Will, who looks for what is behind his father’s tall stories. As one critic of the musical suggested, you feel like you’re watching something deep and powerful, sourced by a work of fine literature, propelled into awareness by a potent film and, most crucially of all, a story that makes us feel we can control, if not transcend, the story of the end of our lives. Attend dinner and show with your grandchild. Ticket included in event registration.

Formal Grandparent Days program ends. The following activities are optional on Grandparent Day and any time at Hesston before and after.

  • Self-guided tour of The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains and Visitor/Education Center, 177 W. Hickory, Hesston, Kan.
  • Visit Regier Friesen Art Gallery, Friesen Center – In the Regier Friesen Gallery, 3D Design shares a team exploration of activating a large three dimensional space with line. This string installation was designed to allow visitors to walk within the space and follow the composition around the room. In Friesen Center hallways, work from 3D Design, Ceramics 1 & 2, Graphic Design, and Photography will be on display.

Hesston College Lark Softball, Hesston City Diamond, 300 W Knott St

  • Thursday, February 28, 3 p.m. vs. Hutchinson Community College
  • Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. vs Sterling College JV

Hesston College Lark Baseball, Oswald Field (south of Yost Center and the Campus Activities Center)

  • Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. vs Dakota County Technical College
  • Sunday, March 3, 12 p.m. vs Dakota County Technical College