Bethel College President Jon Gering, Bluestem Communities CEO James Krabill and Hesston College Vice President of Advancement Rachel Swartzedruber Miller at the BluestemU announcement

Hesston College partnering with Bluestem Communities in lifelong learning program

Hesston College is joining with community partner Bluestem Communities and higher education partner Bethel College in a new lifelong learning venture for residents in the region and beyond. The program, Bluestem U, will launch its inaugural semester in September 2022 hosted by Hesston College and Bluestem Communities’ Schowalter Villa campus. Bluestem U seeks to provide […]

The House at Pooh Corner - April 27 to May 1

Theatergoers of all ages invited to Hesston College production of “The House at Pooh Corner”

Hesston College’s Theatre for Young Audiences program returns to Dyck Arboretum of the Plains April 27 to May 1 to stage “The House at Pooh Corner,” adapted for the stage by Bettye Knappe from the book by A.A. Milne. “The House at Pooh Corner” finds Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest of […]

Summer Musical Theatre Camp - The Addams Family

Hesston College Summer Theatre will offer a weeklong residential camp for 2022

Hesston College’s summer musical theatre camp will feature a new format in summer 2022. Aspiring actors and tech crew members ages 11 to 18 will stay in the dorms June 13 to 18 while participating in an immersive production schedule culminating in a Saturday matinee performance of the musical “The Addams Family.” The weeklong overnight […]

Kevin Vaughn and Steven Lancaster

Organist and baritone duo to present concert for Sunflower Performing Arts series

In collaboration with the Andover Organ Series, organist Kevin Vaughn and baritone Stephen Lancaster will close the 2021-22 Sunflower Performing Arts season with a program of sacred songs on Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. The program will feature music from the married duo’s 2018 album “Sacred Song,” which centers on […]

Hesston College management students in class

Hesston College management and engineering bachelor’s degree programs get boost with incentives

A generous donation from an anonymous donor makes it possible for management and engineering students at Hesston College to save money while pursuing their degrees. The one-time gift will benefit up to twenty junior students apiece in Hesston College’s Schools of Engineering and Management during the 2022-23 school year. For the first twenty junior students […]

2021-22 Hesston College Bel Canto Singers

Bel Canto Singers spring break tour includes concerts in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kansas

Hesston College Bel Canto Singers will travel east for a spring break tour March 13 to 22 with performances in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The 18-voice mixed chamber choir, under the direction of Dr. Russell Adrian, will present a program entitled “Deep Peace.” The program is inspired by this year’s theme verse at Hesston College, […]

Where have all the pastors gone? A Weekend College event

Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning to host Weekend College event asking “Where Have All the Pastors Gone?”

Hesston College’s Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning, or CALL, will host a Weekend College event on March 25-26 on the topic, “Where Have All the Pastors Gone?” The event will occur in-person at Hesston College and online. CALL faculty members Michele Hershberger, Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg and Nick Ladd created this Weekend College event in response […]

James and the Giant Peach

Hesston College to present the well loved musical, James and the Giant Peach, March 2 to 6

Hesston College Performing Arts will present five performances of James and the Giant Peach, March 2 through 6. Music and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and the book is by Timothy Allen McDonald, based on Roald Dahl’s story of quirky characters. The musical follows Dahl’s 1961 children’s book, which traces the life […]


Sunflower Performing Arts series to host British vocal ensemble Voces8

Sunflower Performing Arts at Hesston College will host acclaimed British vocal ensemble Voces8 on February 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. Based in the United Kingdom, this world-famous vocal octet will present a program titled “Choral Dances” which explores the interweaving of dance and music through the ages. The program will adeptly entwine […]

Freedom Riders by Mad River Theater Company

“Freedom Riders” to examine social justice issues through stories of the past at Jan. 28 Sunflower Performing Arts performance

Mad River Theater Works will present the play “Freedom Riders” as part of the 2021-22 Sunflower Performing Arts season on Friday, January 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. This original play with live music looks at the work of the Freedom Riders – people, both Black and white, who rode together on buses […]

Hesston College fall academic honors composite photo

Fall 2021 Academic Honors Announced

The Hesston College Registrar’s Office announced the names of full-time students whose fall 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 Alex Blum, Topeka, Kan. Trenton Canaan, Cheney, Kan. David Duncan, Wichita, Kan. Derick Fonseca, San Pedro […]

Dr. Carren Moham

Hesston College announces hiring of Dr. Carren Moham as vice president of academics

Hesston College President Joseph A. Manickam announced the appointment of Dr. Carren Moham as vice president of academics. Dr. Moham had served as Hesston’s academic dean, and most recently as the interim vice president of academics. Moham’s role as vice president of academics includes serving as a liaison between the faculty and the college’s administrative […]

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 […]