2023-24 Hesston College Bel Canto Singers group photo

Bel Canto Singers travel east on Common Ground spring tour

Hesston College Bel Canto Singers will travel east for a spring break tour March 8 to 19 with performances in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kansas. The 19-voice mixed chamber choir, under the direction of Dr. Russell Adrian and accompanied by Ken Rodgers, will present a program titled “Common Ground.” The program is inspired […]

photo from Pen to Paper to Performance, spring 2018

Now accepting submissions for Hesston College’s playwriting festival

It’s back! After a four-year hiatus, it’s time again for south central Kansas playwrights – both amateur and experienced – to exercise their creativity and storytelling abilities with submissions to Hesston College Theatre’s “Pen to Paper to Performance” playwriting festival. Submissions for the 10-minute play festival will be accepted through March 8. Eight winning submissions […]

Hesston College Community Day planned Jan. 27

Amidst the cold and snowy weather, Hesston College looks forward to providing warmth to the community as they host their winter Community Day on Saturday, January 27. Yost Center is the hub for all activities which revolve around a pair of Lark basketball games. Jen Lehman, alumni coordinator, organized the events. “It is always so […]

Music and theatre programs will continue at Hesston College

The office of academics announced this week that the music and theatre academic programs will continue beyond the current academic year. While activities within performing arts, such as choirs, private lessons and theatre productions have always been a part of the college’s long-term plans, the music and theatre academic programs were initially included in the […]

Students experience business for the greater good

As graduation approaches, a group of Hesston College senior business students caught a glimpse of the ins and outs of entrepreneurship as they met with several business professionals and college partners in Chicago. This trip was organized as a part of the program’s hybrid class structure that incorporates hands-on, global experience into the curriculum. School […]

photo - 2023 MCC-UN seminar participants Jessica Raharjo, Larry Ruffin and Rylee Weishaupt with advisor John Murray

Students ignite passion for global peacebuilding

2023 MCC-UN seminar participants Jessica Raharjo, Larry Ruffin and Rylee Weishaupt with advisor John Murray Hesston College students Rylee Weishaupt, Larry Ruffin and Jessica Raharjo stepped up to learn what they can do to bring peace to warring nations and the world by participating in the annual Mennonite Central Committee United Nations Student Seminar titled […]

Alumni connections provide a learning experience for business students

Thanks to an extensive and supportive network of partners and alumni, a group of Hesston College students had the opportunity to meet with professionals in various business specialties and learn from them in a memorable, interactive environment during a recent trip to Denver, Colo. Director of the School of Management Enrique Barreiro and faculty member […]

photo - Hesston College and Eastern Mennonite University engineering students review a collaborative project in the electrical engineering lab at Hesston College.

Engineering collaborations between two Mennonite institutions

In the realm of academia, innovation is bred by collaboration. The Hesston College School of Engineering recently had the opportunity to witness this first hand as they collaborated on a project with the engineering department at Eastern Mennonite University. This partnership was made possible by a grant from the Marpeck Fund, an entity meant to […]

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Hesston College announces institutional shifts

Updated Thursday, Nov. 9. The Hesston College Board of Directors announced today institutional changes that came out of their recent board meeting including a shift in leadership and academic focus. The board accepted the resignation of President Joseph A. Manickam effective Dec. 31, 2023. This decision comes after a September faculty vote of no confidence […]

Aviation team members place at 2023 NIFA aviation competition

Hesston College’s aviation team made a strong showing at the 2023 National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) for Region VI held in St. Louis, Mo. The seven-member Hesston College aviation team, led by senior and team captain Matthew Manickam, delivered a standout performance in four critical events. Notably, Joshua Fleming […]