New faculty, staff join college community

Hesston College announces new faculty and staff joining the campus community for the 2020-21 year. Faculty: Debbie McAllister, director of business education. Johann Reimer, director of engineering education. Celaine Worden, theatre and communication professor. Staff: Alexis Avalos, assistant resident director Nathan Bartel, director of marketing and communications. Gail Catlett, custodian. Jacob Gibbs, sports information director/intramurals […]

CARES levels of concern

County confirms COVID-19 cluster at Hesston College

The Harvey County Health Department, in conjunction with Hesston College, has confirmed a cluster of COVID-19 cases on the Hesston College campus. The cluster includes five confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been 17 individuals tested. Two test results are pending. The individuals have self-isolated off campus. Hesston College, along with the Health Department, will […]

CARES levels of concern

College raises CARES Level of Concern as two students test positive for coronavirus

Hesston College raised its CARES Level of Concern on Monday from “Active” to “Restricted” in response to two positive COVID-19 tests completed late last week. The two students who tested positive will quarantine in an off-campus location as the campus initiates their planned response at the “Restricted” level. Off-campus visits are restricted to prospective students, […]

Carla Lahey (left) directs the Touring Theatre Company as they prepare for a performance at Newton High School.

What I learned from Carla Lahey

Carla Lahey (left) directs the Touring Theatre Company as they prepare for a performance at Newton High School. In recent years, the Hesston College Horizon student publication has recognized departing faculty members by inviting students and employees to reflect on the impact these professors have made on their lives. With the COVID-19 campus dispersal in […]

Kendra Burkey advises the Hesston College Horizon staff.

What I learned from Kendra Burkey

Kendra Burkey advises the Hesston College Horizon staff. In recent years, the Hesston College Horizon student publication has recognized departing faculty members by inviting students and employees to reflect on the impact these professors have made on their lives. With the COVID-19 campus dispersal in March and the impending departure of Horizon faculty advisor and […]

Gary Oyer

What I learned from Gary Oyer

In recent years, the Hesston College Horizon student publication has recognized departing faculty members by inviting students and employees to reflect on the impact these professors have made on their lives. With the COVID-19 campus dispersal in March and the impending departure of Horizon faculty advisor and communications prof Kendra Burkey, the college’s Marketing and […]

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 […]