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 […]

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 […]

Hesston College Theatre Camp

Annual theatre camp allows young thespians to grow

Young actors can engage in learning and creativity by participating in one of Hesston College’s two separate workshop-style summer theatre camps led by Hesston theatre director and professor, Rachel Jantzi. Students ages 11 to 14 can participate in “The Summer of (Super) Heroes,” June 4 to 9, and students ages 14 to 18 will experience […]

Sierrah Long

Softball, volleyball and nursing bring Californian to Kansas

Coming from southern California (Highland), Sierrah Long thought twice about attending college in the middle of Kansas. Turns out Hesston College had a lot more to offer her than she originally thought. As a nursing major, most schools, such as California State University-San Marcos and California State University-Monterey Bay, didn’t give her the option to […]

AVDS 2018 - Before the unthinkable happens: Confronting our role in injustice

Annual AVDS conference to explore healthier communities through dismantling injustices

A year ago, Hesston College’s Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS), an annual conference for church and community leaders, took on the daunting task of exploring how communities can effectively and compassionately respond when tragic events happen to them or those around them. As a continuation to that discussion, the 2018 AVDS conference will take […]

Task force wraps up work with recommendations to improve procedures and practices related to sexual misconduct

Hesston College’s Task Force on Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Safety wrapped up its work in October 2017, leaving the college with six major areas of recommendations to improve procedures and systems related to sexual misconduct at Hesston College. The recommendations include: implementing modules to raise awareness of sexual misconduct and options for victims establishing a […]

Hesston College cross country and track coach Matt Goetz

Goetz to coach Larks cross country and track

Hesston College Athletic Director Rob Ramseyer has announced the hiring of Matthew Goetz of Colwich, Kan., to coach the Lark men’s and women’s cross country and track teams. Goetz will replace long serving coach Gerry Sieber upon his retirement at the end of this semester. “I got a great feel for the college during the […]

Coach Gerry Sieber visits with freshmen Brandon Kirby (Potwin, Kan.) and Tobias Belknap (Inman, Kan.) at practice.

Coach Gerry Sieber to retire at end of cross country season

by Mackenzie Miller ’18, Matthew Gerlach contributing writer Runner’s World magazines dating back to the 1970s are piled high around his office. Team photos hang on the wall. And there, in the middle of all the memories, sits Gerry Sieber, reminiscing on his lifelong love for athletics and his 30 years at Hesston College, now coming […]