Philadelphia Urban Life and Culture

Mutual partnership produces a college class in Philadelphia

Kingdom Builders Network, Mennonite Mission Network and Hesston College – three organizations who five years ago had very little in common, have been on a journey of discovery toward mutual partnership. That partnership paved the way for a Hesston College course taught by Kingdom Builders Network leaders in Philadelphia. Kingdom Builders Network counts almost fifty […]

Mike Baker

Hesston College Aviation prepares to welcome new program director

Hesston College Vice President of Academics, Brent Yoder, has announced Mike Baker, Andover, Kan., as the new director of aviation. His first day will be July 9. Baker comes to Hesston from the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – Wichita Flight Standards District Office (US DOT/FAA – FSDO) where he has served as […]

Philly group meal

Reflection on Philadelphia Urban Life and Culture class

The following was written by Bible and ministry professor Michele Hershberger, who is leading a three-week inter-cultural class in Philadelphia.   Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Do we take God to the city? Or do we find God in the city? Those are two very different questions. They emerge from two very different worldviews. Along with […]

Alex Hunter, Aviation - Air Traffic Control

Air traffic control with a side of ham radio: A recipe for success

Someday in the not too distant future, Alex Hunter ’18 plans to be sitting in a radar control room, directing airplane traffic between its starting point and ending destination. Before Hunter had even earned his Hesston College degree in Aviation – Air Traffic Control (ATC) on May 13, he’d already moved part way through the […]

Poverty simulation 2018

Community-focused nursing gives students insight into issues affecting society and health

Most of the time, hands-on experiences for nursing students mean spending time in the different units of hospitals learning how to treat patients who are ill or recovering from a variety of ailments and procedures. For Hesston College nursing students, hands-on experiences also break out of the confines of a medical facility and into the […]

International Chorale 2018

International Chorale to perform in European venues

Hesston College’s International Chorale will perform eight concerts in four countries during a three-week European tour in May and June. Prior to departing Hesston, the choir will also perform a bon voyage concert at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at Hesston Mennonite church. For 30 years, the International Chorale has formed every other year to […]

2017-18 Chamber Orchestra

Music and theatre performances close out year

The Hesston College Performing Arts department will cap off the academic year with a weekend full of music and theatre performances during the college’s Commencement Weekend celebration May 11 to 13. All performances are free and open to the public. • The Chamber Orchestra will kick off the weekend with the Spring Sophomore Soloists Concert […]

Jim Yoder

The legacy of a teacher: Closing a 50-year career

Dr. Jim Yoder’s legacy at Hesston College could easily be described as a rare and striking occurrence to which 50 years of students, faculty and colleagues were connected. Always hungry for increased knowledge and understanding, Yoder is a lifelong learner, transferring his passion wherever he is. But soon, at the close of the 2017-18 year, […]

Jim Yoder

Retiring chemistry professor to present final public presentation

With a final campus- and community-wide presentation, longtime Hesston College chemistry and astronomy professor Dr. Jim Yoder will kick off his last few weeks at the college before his retirement. Yoder’s final Hesston College chapel presentation, “Integrating the Rainbow,” will be at 11 a.m., Monday, April 30, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College […]

Final organ concert in series to feature Kansas graduate students

The final concert in the 2017-18 Andover Organ Series hosted by Hesston College will feature two doctoral students from the University of Kansas (Lawrence). Tyler Boehmer and Rob Hobgood will perform music by Bach, Buxtehude, Vierne and Reger at 7 p.m., Friday, April 20, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. This concert […]

Pen to Paper to Performance

Playwriting festival returns for second year with eight original plays

After positive reactions towards Hesston College’s first “Pen to Paper to Performance” playwriting festival in 2017, the event is continuing for a second year under the coordination of Theatre Director Rachel Jantzi. Jantzi chose eight original plays from a large number of submissions that will be featured in the final showcase at 7 p.m., April […]

Students to gain new insights into healthy relationships through workshop opportunity

College- and high school-age students are invited to learn about creating and maintaining healthy relationships at a free event hosted by Hesston College and Bethel College. “The Relationship Workshop: How to Have a Healthy Relationship in the Modern World” will be presented by Dr. Joanne Davila, Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. […]