Hesston College plane in flight

Hesston College Aviation and MEDA to partner for learning event

A joint event with Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) and Hesston College Aviation, on June 4 will provide an opportunity for those with interest in international economic development or the aviation industry to learn more about opportunities within south central Kansas. Hesston College Aviation will host the MEDA Kansas Network Hub for its quarterly gathering […]

Larkfest awards recognize students for academic and leadership achievements

Hesston College students were recognized for their achievements in academics and leadership at the 2019 Larkfest Awards ceremony, May 3. The top award for Lark of the Year award, went to sophomore Mariana Martinez (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) for excellence in leadership, academics and service. Students are nominated for Lark of the Year by faculty and the […]

Risa Fukaya baptism

Finding direction and faith

For Risa Fukaya, the Hesston Experience has been transformative and unexpected, to say the least. As she approaches graduation and the end of her time at Hesston, the sophomore from Zushi, Japan, will leave with expanded language skills, increased cultural understanding, influential friendships, an unexpected plan for her journey to come, and a new-found faith. […]

Commencment 2019 speaker

Speakers for Commencement 2019 announced

Hesston College announces Bonnie Sowers and Stanley W. Green, two long-standing professionals in their fields, as the commencement speakers at separate Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Associate Degree ceremonies on Saturday, May 18. Due to construction in Hesston’s Yost Center gym, the typical site of Hesston College graduation ceremonies, the 2019 event will instead […]

Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

Alumna to develop and lead new ministry program

Hesston College announces the recent hire of Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg as the director for a new ministry program that will begin in development stages this spring. The new ministry program will provide Anabaptist theology and nurture missional leadership for pastors and other church leaders in a distance-based format. It comes as a replacement to Hesston College’s […]

2018-19 Hesston College Bel Canto Singers

Bel Canto Singers to tour Oregon and Washington May 21 to 29

Hesston College’s premier vocal ensemble, Bel Canto Singers, is preparing for a tour to Washington and Oregon May 21 to 29, following the end of the academic year. The 25-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 […]

Bike share

Campus bike share program addresses transportation and physical activity needs

As the spring weather turns more mild, Hesston College students start spending more time outdoors in activities both on campus and off. A new bike share program, implemented by a team of student nurses in the college’s nursing program, was launched just in time for the change in weather and will allow members of the […]

P3 2019

Plays by seven local playwrights to be featured at annual playwriting festival

For the third year, Hesston College’s Pen to Paper to Performance playwriting festival will showcase the work of seven local playwrights at 7 p.m., April 26 and 27, in the Keim Center Black Box Theater on the Hesston College campus. “An ensemble of 14 actors are working on these six very different shows,” said Rachel […]

Lecture series performance to pay tribute to the African-American slave experience

Internationally-acclaimed baritone, Anthony Brown, will join the Hesston College Bel Canto Singers for two performances in tribute to the slave experience and African-American spirituals on Sunday, March 31, as part of First Presbyterian Church, Wichita’s Durfee 360 lecture series. At 10:45 a.m., Hesston College President, Dr. Joseph A. Manickam, will deliver the message at First […]

Wendy and John Paul Lederach

Alumnus receives Niwano Peace Prize for international peacebuilding work

Dr. John Paul Lederach, a 1975 Hesston College alumnus who has committed his life and work to peacebuilding, has been awarded the 36th Niwano Peace Prize. The prize recognizes Lederach’s work in “mediating conflicts, building peace and fostering international reconciliation for more than 30 years,” according to a Niwano Peace Foundation release. “He has developed […]

Mei Li

Accomplished piano soloist and instructor to give faculty lecture recital

Hesston College piano instructor Dr. Mei Li, a dynamic pianist who was born in Chengdu, China, to a musical family, will present a lecture recital, “The Key Characteristics of Franz Liszt’s Late Piano Works,” at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Dr. Li is a Liszt scholar […]

CNA lab

First CNA course in Hesston creates new opportunities for community partners

This spring, the school week looks a little different for 10 Hesston High students who are taking a Certified Nursing Assistant class (CNA) through Hesston College in a new partnership between the college and the high school. It was easy for the neighboring institutions to recognize the other as a natural partnership opportunity. The high […]