Bike share

Campus bike share program addresses transportation and physical activity needs

As the spring weather turns more mild, Hesston College students start spending more time outdoors in activities both on campus and off. A new bike share program, implemented by a team of student nurses in the college’s nursing program, was launched just in time for the change in weather and will allow members of the […]

P3 2019

Plays by seven local playwrights to be featured at annual playwriting festival

For the third year, Hesston College’s Pen to Paper to Performance playwriting festival will showcase the work of seven local playwrights at 7 p.m., April 26 and 27, in the Keim Center Black Box Theater on the Hesston College campus. “An ensemble of 14 actors are working on these six very different shows,” said Rachel […]

Wendy and John Paul Lederach

Alumnus receives Niwano Peace Prize for international peacebuilding work

Dr. John Paul Lederach, a 1975 Hesston College alumnus who has committed his life and work to peacebuilding, has been awarded the 36th Niwano Peace Prize. The prize recognizes Lederach’s work in “mediating conflicts, building peace and fostering international reconciliation for more than 30 years,” according to a Niwano Peace Foundation release. “He has developed […]

Mei Li

Accomplished piano soloist and instructor to give faculty lecture recital

Hesston College piano instructor Dr. Mei Li, a dynamic pianist who was born in Chengdu, China, to a musical family, will present a lecture recital, “The Key Characteristics of Franz Liszt’s Late Piano Works,” at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Dr. Li is a Liszt scholar […]

CNA lab

First CNA course in Hesston creates new opportunities for community partners

This spring, the school week looks a little different for 10 Hesston High students who are taking a Certified Nursing Assistant class (CNA) through Hesston College in a new partnership between the college and the high school. It was easy for the neighboring institutions to recognize the other as a natural partnership opportunity. The high […]

Beating Guns tour

Hesston College marked as national tour stop for event focused on peaceful resolutions to gun violence

Social justice activist, speaker and author, Shane Claiborne, and Mennonite pastor turned blacksmith, Mike Martin, will make Hesston College one of their stops on the 37-city “Beating Guns” tour at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Inspired by the biblical prophets’ call to “beat swords into plowshares,” […]

Armida Quartet - Felix Broede

Armida Quartet to present a re-imagined Mozart in HBPA concert

With an innovative approach to the classical-style of Mozart, the Berlin-based string ensemble, Armida Quartet, will take the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) stage at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The quartet will present “Mozart Exploded,” which re-envisions Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a young, radical and modern […]

Big Fish

The musical of mythical proportions to take the Keim Center stage

Recounting the tender, dynamic and familiar story of the parent-child relationship, Hesston College Theatre will present five performances of the musical Big Fish, Feb. 27 to March 3, in the Hesston College Keim Center Black Box Theatre. Showtimes are at 7 p.m., Feb. 27 to March 2, and 2 p.m., on Sunday, March 3. Tickets […]

Yost construction fencing

Yost Center construction to reroute access for basketball fans

Progress on Hesston College’s campus construction projects recently extended to Yost Center. With basketball season still underway, the latest developments affect how Lark fans and guests enter the building for basketball games. On Feb. 1, crews began work at the spot of the new west entrance of Yost Center. Construction fences went up, making the […]

Hesston College faculty emeritus, Nelson Kilmer, and physics professor, Joel Krehbiel, collaborated on two articles that were published in the January issue of “The Physics Teacher” journal.

Physics faculty and students collaborate on published articles

Hesston College physics professor Joel Krehbiel and physics professor emeritus, Nelson Kilmer, aren’t satisfied to just look past answers that don’t quite hit the mark. With a shared curiosity for accuracy, and a relationship built on respect of the work each does and has done with students, the educators collaborated on two articles, with student […]

Aviation professor Amy Birdsell leads Aviation Safety class. The aviation program received approval to offer a four-year bachelor’s degree program, which will begin in August 2019.

Aviation approved for bachelor’s degree program

Hesston College has been granted approval by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the college’s accrediting agency, for a bachelor’s degree program in aviation-professional pilot. The college plans to launch the program for the 2019-20 year. The bachelor’s degree in aviation will be the second baccalaureate program for Hesston College, joining the Bachelor of Science in […]