Where have all the pastors gone? A Weekend College event

Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning to host Weekend College event asking “Where Have All the Pastors Gone?”

Hesston College’s Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning, or CALL, will host a Weekend College event on March 25-26 on the topic, “Where Have All the Pastors Gone?” The event will occur in-person at Hesston College and online. CALL faculty members Michele Hershberger, Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg and Nick Ladd created this Weekend College event in response […]

James and the Giant Peach

Hesston College to present the well loved musical, James and the Giant Peach, March 2 to 6

Hesston College Performing Arts will present five performances of James and the Giant Peach, March 2 through 6. Music and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and the book is by Timothy Allen McDonald, based on Roald Dahl’s story of quirky characters. The musical follows Dahl’s 1961 children’s book, which traces the life […]


Sunflower Performing Arts series to host British vocal ensemble Voces8

Sunflower Performing Arts at Hesston College will host acclaimed British vocal ensemble Voces8 on February 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. Based in the United Kingdom, this world-famous vocal octet will present a program titled “Choral Dances” which explores the interweaving of dance and music through the ages. The program will adeptly entwine […]

Freedom Riders by Mad River Theater Company

“Freedom Riders” to examine social justice issues through stories of the past at Jan. 28 Sunflower Performing Arts performance

Mad River Theater Works will present the play “Freedom Riders” as part of the 2021-22 Sunflower Performing Arts season on Friday, January 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. This original play with live music looks at the work of the Freedom Riders – people, both Black and white, who rode together on buses […]

Hesston College fall academic honors composite photo

Fall 2021 Academic Honors Announced

The Hesston College Registrar’s Office announced the names of full-time students whose fall 2021 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 First-year students Alex Blum, Topeka, Kan. Trenton Canaan, Cheney, Kan. David Duncan, Wichita, Kan. Derick Fonseca, San Pedro […]

Dr. Carren Moham

Hesston College announces hiring of Dr. Carren Moham as vice president of academics

Hesston College President Joseph A. Manickam announced the appointment of Dr. Carren Moham as vice president of academics. Dr. Moham had served as Hesston’s academic dean, and most recently as the interim vice president of academics. Moham’s role as vice president of academics includes serving as a liaison between the faculty and the college’s administrative […]

Engineering prof Joel Krehbiel works with sophomore Sam Otto in physics lab.

Bachelor of Science in engineering program approved

Hesston College’s Bachelor of Science in engineering, introduced as part of the college’s Vision 2025 four-year program expansion plan, was approved on Nov. 19. This approval is crucial to the program’s anticipated launch of its first junior class in August 2022. “Having the Higher Learning Commission Institutional Action Council approve the Bachelor of Science in […]

Canadian Brass - Dec. 7, 2021

Canadian Brass to present holiday concert as part of Sunflower Performing Arts series

Lauded as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass will perform a holiday concert as part of the 2021-22 Sunflower Performing Arts season on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. “Sunflower Performing Arts takes seriously our commitment to present a variety of excellent performing artists, some of whom […]

Home for Christmas - Dec. 4

“Home for Christmas” program to examine diversity of holiday experiences through theatre and music

The Hesston College Performing Arts Department will present “Home for Christmas” – a joint effort between Bel Canto Singers, conducted by Russell Adrian; Global Voices, conducted by Ken Rodgers; and theatre students, led by director Rachel Jantzi – that will explore what coming “home for Christmas” means for a diversity of people and cultures. The […]

Chip Parker and Ann Zerger hang photos of their works in the Visitor Center.

Art Exhibit – “Parallels” – installed at Dyck Arboretum

Visitors to Dyck Arboretum of the Plains this fall will be treated to a stunning art installation, “Parallels,” depicting elements of the prairie in a scale that is larger than life. In October, Prairie Works Design Inc. artists Ann Zerger and Chip Parker installed five metal sculptures depicting prairie grasses, butterflies and caterpillars on the […]

Hesston College School of Aviation

Aviation students make first in-person appearance, perform well in regional competition

Students from Hesston College’s School of Aviation traveled to Mankato, Minnesota on Tuesday, Oct. 19, to participate in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Region VI SAFECON competition. The three-member team, including Tobias Yoder ’23, Joshua Fleming ’24 and Matthew Manickam ’24, placed highest in the flight simulation event. Sophomore Joshua Fleming ranked highest overall […]

Hesston College Masterworks Concert, Nov. 13, 2021

Masterworks concert inspired by theme verse, features works by Bach, Brixi, Mozart and Handel

The Hesston College Bel Canto Singers, joined by community members and a professional orchestra, will present Hesston College’s annual masterworks performance on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Hesston Mennonite Church. The 2021 iteration of the concert will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frantisek Brixi and George Frederic Handel, rather than one large […]