Submissions being accepted for play writing festival

For the second year in a row, members of the local communities can exercise their creativity and storytelling abilities through play writing with Hesston College Theatre’s “Pen to Paper to Performance” play writing festival. Submissions for the 10-minute play festival will be accepted through March 16. Eight winning submissions will be notified March 23 and […]

Merry Christmas from Hesston College

During this Christmas season, we reflect on the many blessings of the year at Hesston College – increased enrollment, an engaged student body and new presidential leadership to name a few. We sense God’s presence in our day-to-day work, and often see more tangibly that work unfold in the lives of our students. Our alumni, […]

Class learning focuses on community outreach and connections

One of two things can happen when you present eager and energetic elementary-aged kids to be led by college freshmen and sophomores for 20 minutes – chaos or connection. The latter was the case for Hesston College’s Recreation Leadership students during the fall semester as they provided the game programming during WOW (Whitestone on Wednesdays) […]

Masterworks concert “Light Eternal” brings comfort to holiday season

Hesston College Music and Theater will present the annual masterworks performance at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program, Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna (Light Eternal), will acknowledge the light that Christ brings to our world. The Hesston College community and wider community has experienced several losses […]

Conference to take proactive approach on confronting injustice

What can one person do to stand against “the troubles of this world?” The challenges are monumental: economic injustice, gender inequity, race relations, water and land conflicts. What difference can I make? The 2018 Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS) will explore these questions and their answers with the theme “Before the Unthinkable Happens: Confronting […]

Smithsonian traveling exhibition exploring water’s environmental and cultural impact coming to Hesston

From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry and more. It inspires art and music. The Hesston Public Library (300 N. Main, Hesston, Kan.), in cooperation with Kansas Humanities Council will examine water as […]

Golf benefit to honor lasting legacies and feature Hustler’s newest product

For the last five years, Hesston College has teed off to open Homecoming Weekend with the Homecoming Golf Benefit. Thanks to the generosity of Excel Industries, Inc., longtime friend and partner of the college, in sponsoring the event, and organizer Floyd Sowers, each year’s efforts greatly benefit the Hesston student experience and the college’s operations. […]

Homecoming 2017 to be historic event with inauguration of ninth president

Hesston College’s annual Homecoming celebration Sept. 22 to 24, will be one for the history books as it will also mark the inauguration of the college’s ninth president, Dr. Joseph A. Manickam. The special weekend for alumni, friends and the wider community will carry the theme “Grounded in Community, Globally Engaged,” which speaks to the […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts celebrates 35 years with a wide array of performances

For its 35th season, the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series will feature a vast array of performing art and culture from some of the world’s most popular ensembles. An improvised musical comedy will open the season on Oct. 5 at Bethel College’s (North Newton, Kan.) Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center, with Broadway’s Next […]