Be Greater campaign

Capital campaign secures challenge grant

Hesston College met its fundraising goal of $5.25 million to secure a $750,000 challenge grant from The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation for The Be Greater capital campaign, which will provide facility renovations and additions for the college’s nursing and athletics programs. The challenge grant fundraising was completed ahead of the late-December 2018 timeline. “We […]

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HBPA holiday concert to feature America’s Got Talent finalists

Sons of Serendip, finalists in season nine of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, will ring in the Christmas season for Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) with their unique combination of harp, cello, piano/keyboard and voice at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. As graduate students in a variety of […]

Growing more like Jesus Feb. 1 to 3, 2019

Annual conference to focus on counter-cultural spirituality and connection

Hesston College will partner with Mark Scandrette, an internationally recognized expert in Christian spirituality, for its annual Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series conference February 1 to 3, 2019. With the theme “Growing more like Jesus from the Outside In: Transforming Heart and Mind,” the conference is formatted to learn from each other, and for communities […]

Night of entertainment with talent show

Hesston College students will showcase a wide array of talents at the annual talent show at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Hosted by the Bills and Normas, a group of students known for ridiculous antics and entertainment value, and a Hesston College tradition dating back to […]

Alumni/Community Basketball Night 2018-19

Celebration and gratitude themes of annual Alumni/Community Basketball Night

The local community and alumni of Hesston College are invited to campus on Wednesday night, Nov. 7, for Alumni/Community Basketball Night, a free event featuring varsity basketball games, entertainment and fun for the whole family. The Larks will take on Butler County Community College in Yost Center, with the women’s game scheduled for 6 p.m. […]

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Fall 2018 enrollment numbers show diversity on the rise at Hesston College

Following the first 20 classroom days of the 2018-19 year, Hesston College released official enrollment numbers for the fall 2018 semester. Total student headcount is 420, with 90 percent of students enrolled at a full-time status. The total enrollment falls right at the average of the last five years. With an institution-wide focus on broadening […]

Hands on a Hardbody

High school theatre and performing arts students invited to sharpen their skills at TheatreFest

High school students with interest in any of the many areas of theatre and performing arts are invited to Hesston College’s first day-long TheatreFest on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8:30 to 3 p.m., on the Hesston College campus. “We want this day to be an opportunity for students to sharpen their skills, broaden their theatre […]

Bel Canto Fall 2018

Bel Canto Singers prepare for fall tours

Hesston College’s premier vocal ensemble, the Bel Canto Singers, is preparing for short fall tours over two weekends in October and November. The 27-voice mixed chamber choir, under the direction of Dr. Russell Adrian, will present a program entitled “Grant Us Peace,” which was inspired by the college’s International Peace Day celebration in September. The […]

Cashore Marionettes by Carl Deutsch

Cashore Marionettes to portray life and art in new ways in HBPA season-opening performance

A celebration of life – with all of its intricacies and emotions – will be the focus of the opening performance of the 2018-19 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series as it kicks off with Cashore Marionettes: “Life in Motion” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. In “Life […]

The Misanthrope

Moliere meets Mean Girls/High School Musical mashup: Theatre department to present classic comedy with modern twist

Hesston College Theatre is gearing up to present a classic comedy in a new and modern way with five performances of The Misanthrope Oct. 3 to 7. Showtime is at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 to 6, and 2 p.m. on Oct. 7. The performance will be in the Keim Center Black Box Theatre on […]

2018 homecoming golf feature UPDATED-01

Golf benefit to honor early successes of collegiate athletics teams

Hesston College will open its Homecoming Weekend celebration with the annual Homecoming Golf Benefit on Thursday, Sept. 27, at Hesston Golf Park. The 2018 benefit will honor the Hesston College athletic teams of the 1960s that saw much success in the Prairie Junior College Conference (PJCC), winning the PJCC All-Sports sweepstakes trophy multiple times during […]

International Day of Peace 2018

Four days of activities planned to mark Peace Day celebration

Hesston College will join thousands of others around the world in celebration of the International Day of Peace, or “Peace Day,” on Sept. 21. Celebrating Peace Day is fitting for Hesston College as a campus community that is home to students from 23 countries, including more than 55 international students. Likewise, as an institution established […]