Traditional Irish sounds set to close out HBPA season

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts will present the final concert in the 2019-20 season with Irish quintet Goitse at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The name Goitse – pronounced “Go-wit-cha” – is an informal Gaelic Irish greeting that means “come here.” The group […]

Tuck Everlasting March 4 to 8

A theatre season of literature gears up for a fairytale musical

Hesston College Theatre Director Rachel Jantzi always sets her lineup of shows around a theme, which for the 2019-20 season is literature. “All of this year’s shows are based off of books,” said Jantzi. After a fall play that featured the drama The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Jantzi and her cast […]

Hesston College and Bethel College joint choir concert

Choirs to combine in historical display of vocal excellence

When neighboring colleges Hesston College and Bethel College – both of whom have long histories of outstanding choirs – collaborated for a joint concert a year ago, concertgoers raved about the quality and experience for days. The colleges are bringing their choirs together for a second year on Sunday, February 23, at 7 p.m. at […]

Fall 2019 academic honors

Hesston College announced the names of full-time students whose fall 2019 semester grades earned them a place on the Dean’s List (3.90 to 4.00) and Honor Roll (3.50 to 3.89). Dean’s List – First-year Christian Becker, Marion, Kan. Aidan Boettcher, Benton, Kan. Jacob Boller, Kalona, Iowa Sydney Bontrager, Milford, Neb. Luis Caraccioli, Corpus Christi, Texas […]

Boots, Buckets and Barrows

Theatre, humor and an auction to raise money for the work and training of disaster relief

Popular theatre company, Ted & Co., which uses humor and professional storytelling to talk about issues of faith and social justice, has teamed up with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) for a show that raises awareness, funds and volunteers for MDS. Two evenings of the event, “Boots, Buckets and Barrows,” will be held in south central […]

Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning

New ministry program launching for developing church leaders

A new ministry program geared toward pastors and other adult learners who desire more training as church leaders will launch at Hesston College with the fall 2020 semester in August. Called the Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning – or “CALL” – the program will be a hybrid of online and in-person learning that seeks […]

Living More with More - AVDS 2020

Financial responsibility and stewardship focus of annual AVDS weekend

Hesston College will partner with Everence Financial for a weekend conference focused on stewardship of finances, resources and hospitality. The annual Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series conference (AVDS) will be February 21 to 23 with the theme “Living More with More: Redefining the Good Life.” The weekend’s content will have interest points for all life […]

Tony Brown in I Go On Singing: Paul Robeson's Life in Word and Song

MLK Day celebration to include live documentary stage show honoring early civil rights work

In observance of Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day and the civil rights work of Dr. King and others, Hesston College will host peace ambassador and internationally-acclaimed baritone Tony Brown in his documentary concert experience, I Go On Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in Word and Song. The show will be on Sunday, Jan. 19, at […]

MLK Day 2020

MLK Day activities aimed at community-building and inclusion

Hesston College’s annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Day celebrations will focus on diversity, equity and inclusion learning opportunities for both the on-campus and broader communities. Public events for the wider community will take place on multiple days leading up to MLK Day on January 20. “The intersection of the American and Dr. King’s vision can […]

La Biblia Como Narrativa

Bib Lit textbook gets Spanish translation

After more than 18 months of work, the book that is the textbook for Hesston College’s famous Biblical Literature (Bib Lit) course and accompanies presentations of the course to church congregations and other groups across the country, was released to the public in Spanish. The Bible as Story: An Introduction to Biblical Literature, or La […]

Hesston College Alliman Administration Center

College makes progress on sexual misconduct and interpersonal safety task force recommendations

Two years after the Hesston College Task Force on Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Safety completed its review of the college’s procedures and systems around the topics, the college has made significant progress in the areas of recommended improvements. To date, 42 individual items have been identified and actioned from a list of six major areas […]

Still, Small Voice

“Still, Small Voice” music and theatre performance to portray the gentle side of Christmas

Hesston College will celebrate the Christmas season with a performance combining music and theatre in “Still, Small Voice,” at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 at Hesston Mennonite Church. The performance is free and open to the public. “‘Still, Small Voice’ is meant to remind us to stop and be intentional in enjoying the serenity and […]

Michele Hershberger

A study of biblical prophets and Revelation available for community members

Community members interested in ministry, church leaders and anyone with a general interest in the Bible are invited to join the Hesston College Prophets and Revelation course for the spring 2020 semester. Taught by Bible and Ministry professor Michele Hershberger, the class meets on Monday night from 6 to 7:45 p.m.. The first class of […]