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Theatre department to stage “Superior Donuts,” an examination of race, class, and generational issues

Hesston College’s Theatre department will present five performances of “Superior Donuts,” a play by Tracy Letts. The show is directed by theatre professor Rachel Jantzi. Performances will take place in the Black Box Theater in Keim Center on Hesston College campus, April 14 to 18. Shows on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday start at 7 […]

Summer Musical Theatre - The Jungle Book

Middle and high school students to experience staging live theatre at summer theatre camp

Middle school- and high school-age actors ages 11 to 18 are invited to stage a live theatre performance at Hesston College’s annual summer theatre camp on weekdays June 7 to 18. Led by Hesston College Theatre director and professor, Rachel Jantzi, the summer theatre camp, now in its seventh year, will keep the same format […]

Renewed Life presented by Bel Canto Singers and Hesston Ministerial Alliance

Bel Canto Singers to present “Renewed Life” block concert, make Holy Week worship resources available for Easter

With many congregations continuing to meet remotely, this year’s Easter celebrations may look a little different. Recognizing that many churches will be unable to form Easter choirs, Hesston College’s Bel Canto Singers and the Hesston Ministerial Alliance will present a Holy Week service titled “Renewed Life.” “Renewed Life” transforms the streets of Hesston to the […]

Debbie McAlister, director of Hesston College's School of Management, shares plans for the new bachelor's degree with students.

Hesston College Bachelor of Arts in Business Management approved

Debbie McAlister, director of Hesston College’s School of Management, shares plans for the new bachelor’s degree with students. After years of planning and preparation, Hesston College’s Bachelor of Arts in Business Management has gained approval from the Higher Learning Commission of Chicago, Ill. Hesston was notified on March 12 that the Institutional Actions Counsel of […]

Silent Sky

Theatre to present “Silent Sky,” a powerful portrayal of a woman’s work with the stars

The Hesston College Theatre department will present five performances of “Silent Sky,” a play by Lauren Gunderson about pioneering astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, portrayed by sophomore Kaytlen Keough. The show is directed by theatre professor Rachel Jantzi and will feature live music by Hesston faculty members Dr. Holly Swartzendruber and Ken Rodgers. Performances will take place […]

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College’s School of Aviation invited to join prestigious intercollegiate organization

Hesston College’s School of Aviation has been invited to join the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA). Membership in NIFA offers Hesston College aviation students invaluable opportunities to compete and network with students from some of the largest and most prestigious collegiate flight programs in the United States. According to the NIFA website, the organization was […]

Online Weekend College - What if they Don't Come Back: Pastoring Through Pandemic

COVID-focused online event helps pastors confront the question: What if the faithful don’t come back?

The Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning at Hesston College, also known as CALL, will host David Fitch, Betty R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary, Chicago, Ill., for a special online Weekend College event for pastors, congregational leaders and conference leaders on February 20, 2021. The event is titled “What If They […]

Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

First Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning cohort answers the CALL

Hesston College has officially launched its first fully online program, the Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning or CALL Program. Currently six students meet with program director Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg in an online format. This cohort will stay together for two and a half years, working on leadership skills and spiritual formation as they discuss new […]

Carla Lahey (left) directs the Touring Theatre Company as they prepare for a performance at Newton High School.

What I learned from Carla Lahey

Carla Lahey (left) directs the Touring Theatre Company as they prepare for a performance at Newton High School. In recent years, the Hesston College Horizon student publication has recognized departing faculty members by inviting students and employees to reflect on the impact these professors have made on their lives. With the COVID-19 campus dispersal in […]

Summer Theatre Camp 2020

Summer Theatre Camp to be offered in social distancing-appropriate format for 2020

With health and safety at the forefront of consideration, Hesston College made the decision to cancel its summer theatre camp event for area young aspiring actors and tech crew in the format it has known for several years. As an alternative, a musical theatre learning program will be offered in a social distancing-appropriate one-on-one format […]

Kendra Burkey advises the Hesston College Horizon staff.

What I learned from Kendra Burkey

Kendra Burkey advises the Hesston College Horizon staff. In recent years, the Hesston College Horizon student publication has recognized departing faculty members by inviting students and employees to reflect on the impact these professors have made on their lives. With the COVID-19 campus dispersal in March and the impending departure of Horizon faculty advisor and […]

Gary Oyer

What I learned from Gary Oyer

In recent years, the Hesston College Horizon student publication has recognized departing faculty members by inviting students and employees to reflect on the impact these professors have made on their lives. With the COVID-19 campus dispersal in March and the impending departure of Horizon faculty advisor and communications prof Kendra Burkey, the college’s Marketing and […]