Engineering prof Joel Krehbiel works with sophomore Sam Otto in physics lab.

Bachelor of Science in engineering program approved

Hesston College’s Bachelor of Science in engineering, introduced as part of the college’s Vision 2025 four-year program expansion plan, was approved on Nov. 19. This approval is crucial to the program’s anticipated launch of its first junior class in August 2022. “Having the Higher Learning Commission Institutional Action Council approve the Bachelor of Science in […]

Canadian Brass - Dec. 7, 2021

Canadian Brass to present holiday concert as part of Sunflower Performing Arts series

Lauded as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass will perform a holiday concert as part of the 2021-22 Sunflower Performing Arts season on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. “Sunflower Performing Arts takes seriously our commitment to present a variety of excellent performing artists, some of whom […]

Home for Christmas - Dec. 4

“Home for Christmas” program to examine diversity of holiday experiences through theatre and music

The Hesston College Performing Arts Department will present “Home for Christmas” – a joint effort between Bel Canto Singers, conducted by Russell Adrian; Global Voices, conducted by Ken Rodgers; and theatre students, led by director Rachel Jantzi – that will explore what coming “home for Christmas” means for a diversity of people and cultures. The […]

Chip Parker and Ann Zerger hang photos of their works in the Visitor Center.

Art Exhibit – “Parallels” – installed at Dyck Arboretum

Visitors to Dyck Arboretum of the Plains this fall will be treated to a stunning art installation, “Parallels,” depicting elements of the prairie in a scale that is larger than life. In October, Prairie Works Design Inc. artists Ann Zerger and Chip Parker installed five metal sculptures depicting prairie grasses, butterflies and caterpillars on the […]

Hesston College School of Aviation

Aviation students make first in-person appearance, perform well in regional competition

Students from Hesston College’s School of Aviation traveled to Mankato, Minnesota on Tuesday, Oct. 19, to participate in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Region VI SAFECON competition. The three-member team, including Tobias Yoder ’23, Joshua Fleming ’24 and Matthew Manickam ’24, placed highest in the flight simulation event. Sophomore Joshua Fleming ranked highest overall […]

Hesston College Masterworks Concert, Nov. 13, 2021

Masterworks concert inspired by theme verse, features works by Bach, Brixi, Mozart and Handel

The Hesston College Bel Canto Singers, joined by community members and a professional orchestra, will present Hesston College’s annual masterworks performance on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Hesston Mennonite Church. The 2021 iteration of the concert will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frantisek Brixi and George Frederic Handel, rather than one large […]

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 […]

A composite photo of new faculty and staff

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 […]

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 […]