Silent Sky

Theatre to present “Silent Sky,” a powerful portrayal of a woman’s work with the stars

The Hesston College Theatre department will present five performances of “Silent Sky,” a play by Lauren Gunderson about pioneering astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, portrayed by sophomore Kaytlen Keough. The show is directed by theatre professor Rachel Jantzi and will feature live music by Hesston faculty members Dr. Holly Swartzendruber and Ken Rodgers. Performances will take place […]

Business prof Debbie McAlister leads a discussion in Entrepreneurship class.

College begins spring semester with modified quarantine, rise in enrollment

Despite a continued global pandemic, Hesston College experienced a mid-year enrollment rise as students returned to campus and participated in a two-week modified quarantine. New student enrollment increased by 32 from fall to spring semester. Many of those students arrived on campus from other countries after electing to stay home during the fall, choosing instead […]

Hesston College Athletic Director Bryan Kehr

Bryan Kehr named athletic director

Hesston College has appointed Bryan Kehr as the Larks’ new athletic director. Prior to the appointment, Kehr served as interim athletic director during the Fall 2020 semester, as well as coach for the women’s soccer team. Prior to his hiring as Hesston’s women’s soccer coach in 2010, Kehr served as athletics director and instructor at […]

Fall 2020 Dean's List - first-year students

College announces fall 2020 Dean’s List, Honor Roll

Hesston College Registrar Sandra Hiebert announced the names of full-time students whose fall 2020 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 Katie Alaniz, Longmont, Colo. Shelby Bontrager, McPherson, Kan Jack Brinkley, Mckinney, Texas Alyssa Burkholder, Hillsboro, […]

landing a plane at dusk, Newton City-County Airport

College’s School of Aviation invited to join prestigious intercollegiate organization

Hesston College’s School of Aviation has been invited to join the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA). Membership in NIFA offers Hesston College aviation students invaluable opportunities to compete and network with students from some of the largest and most prestigious collegiate flight programs in the United States. According to the NIFA website, the organization was […]

Online Weekend College - What if they Don't Come Back: Pastoring Through Pandemic

COVID-focused online event helps pastors confront the question: What if the faithful don’t come back?

The Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning at Hesston College, also known as CALL, will host David Fitch, Betty R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary, Chicago, Ill., for a special online Weekend College event for pastors, congregational leaders and conference leaders on February 20, 2021. The event is titled “What If They […]

Dr. Joseph A. Manickam, Hesston College President

Board of Directors appoints Dr. Joseph Manickam to second four-year presidential term

Hesston College’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Joseph Manickam to a second four-year term as president during the college’s fall board meetings, held virtually in late October 2020. Manickam was named as the ninth president of Hesston College in fall of 2016 and assumed office on July 1, 2017. Previous to his appointment, […]

Hesston College student in general psychology class

College proactively elevates CARES Level of Concern in response to state, county and campus COVID-19 landscape

In response to rising COVID-19 community spread across Harvey County and the rest of Kansas, as well as an uptick in on-campus cases, Hesston College will proactively raise its CARES Level of Concern on Saturday, November 21, from “R – Restricted” to “E – Elevated.” An “Elevated” level is initiated when “community spread of a […]

Students play water balloon volleyball during Mod Olympics, Opening Weekend 2020.

College features new programs and expanded opportunities for participation amidst global pandemic

Students play water balloon volleyball during Mod Olympics, Opening Weekend 2020. Hesston College welcomed 177 new students to the campus community for the 2020-21 year. A decline in international student enrollment, largely caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, was offset by steady domestic student enrollment numbers. Official enrollment numbers released following the 20th day of […]

Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

First Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning cohort answers the CALL

Hesston College has officially launched its first fully online program, the Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning or CALL Program. Currently six students meet with program director Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg in an online format. This cohort will stay together for two and a half years, working on leadership skills and spiritual formation as they discuss new […]