Sunflower Soiree

First Sunflower Soirée to feature local artists as 2021-22 Sunflower Performing Arts series kick-off

The Sunflower Performing Arts series will begin Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. with the first-ever Sunflower Soirée, a concert of local and regional artists that also promotes the season ahead and kicks off the organization’s annual patron drive. Free of charge, this event will feature the following artists: pianist Karen Schlabaugh; The Sunflower Trio; flautists […]

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Hesston College welcomes new faculty and staff for 2021-22 year

Hesston College announces new faculty and staff joining the campus community for the 2021-22 year. Faculty: Ashley Christensen, professor of English Joan Griffing, interim academic dean Navanté Peacock, professor of psychology Luke Taylor-Gilstrap, professor of English Staff: Julie Banks, executive coordinator, president’s office Kellory Blanchard, campus counselor Joe Capuchino, cross country head coach not pictured […]

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Public Notice of CCNE Accreditation Visit and Invitation for Third Party Comments

The Hesston College Department of Nursing will be hosting a virtual accreditation visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on October 6-8, 2021. The purpose of this visit is to seek continuing nursing accreditation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity […]

2021 spring honors

Hesston College announces spring semester honors

Hesston College Registrar Sandra Hiebert announced the names of full-time students whose spring 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 David Beachy, San Nicolas, FIN, Philippines Sara Bianchi Muschio, Trento, Italy Natalia Bochenek, Warsaw, Poland […]

Dr. Carren Moham, associate academic dean at Hesston College, awards Lark of the Year to sophomore Den Morita.

Hesston College students recognized for academic and leadership achievements at virtual LarkFest

Dr. Carren Moham, associate academic dean at Hesston College, awards Lark of the Year to sophomore Den Morita. Hesston College students and faculty were recognized for their achievements in academics and leadership in a virtual LarkFest Awards ceremony, broadcast on April 23. The top student award—Lark of the Year—went to sophomore Den Morita, Chigasaki, Japan, […]

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Commencement weekend to feature virtual and online elements

Hesston College has finalized plans for commencement activities on Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, blending virtual and in-person events in an effort to balance a celebration of student achievement with a continued need for safety. Hesston’s commencement weekend kicks off on Friday, April 30, with musical events occurring throughout the day. Baritone Ethan […]

2020-21 Hesston College Bel Canto Singers

Bel Canto Singers to present “Lift Every Voice” outdoor music program at churches across Kansas and the Upper Midwest

Changes due to weather will be announced via the Hesston College Music Facebook page. After over a year of virtual and on-campus concerts, Hesston College’s Bel Canto Singers are hitting the road to perform a program entitled “Lift Every Voice” at locations across Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota. The concerts will feature choral numbers […]

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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 […]

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Hesston College re-accredited for ten years and affirmed for self-monitoring

Hesston College has once again been re-accredited for ten years by the Higher Learning Commission of Chicago, Ill. with no sanctions and minimal suggestions for improvement. A peer review team from the Higher Learning Commission met with individuals from across the college in mid-November. Under normal circumstances the team members would have visited in person, […]

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 […]