Grandparent Day – Friday, March 6

Hesston College Grandparent Day 2019


8:45 to 10:15 a.m. – Registration/Refreshments, Larks Nest, Erb Hall
Meet your grandchild to go to class, find help from our staff to get to a class, enjoy visiting with other grandparents
10:15-10:45 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions for Grandparents, Larks Nest, Erb Hall
Dallas Stutzman, Director of Alumni & Church Relations
Dr. Joseph A. Manickam, President
Morning – Attend individual classes with your grandchild as desired – make own arrangements
Other Possible Class Options to Attend:
10-10:50 a.m. – Biblical Literature, Nick Ladd, Kropf Center K160
10-10:50 a.m. – Introduction to Sociology, Dan Muhwezi, Smith Center S15
11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Biblical Literature, Nick Ladd, Kropf Center K160
11 to 11:30 a.m. – Campus Friday Forum for Grandparents and Grandchild, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
“How do I deal with a breakup?”- Julie Lehman, campus counselor
11:30 to 12:45 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
On your own and with your grandchild, $8.00 payable at the door
2 to 2:50 p.m. – Psychology classes, Sauder Rooms, Bontrager Student Center
Faculty member Kevin Wilder and students do short interviews with grandparents about life experiences
3:15 to 4:15 p.m. – Be Greater Campaign highlight and tour of new and renovated facilities
Dallas Stutzman and Jim Mason, director of Campus Facilities
Bonnie Sowers Nursing Center (Becky Bartell, director of nursing education) followed by Yost Center (Chris Nachtigall, athletic director)
The Be Greater capital campaign’s focus was to improve the college’s ability to nurture, serve and educate students, particularly those preparing for nursing careers in our new B.S.N. program and those who participate in Hesston’s growing athletic programs. Construction and renovation of the facilities was completed in November 2019.
4:15 to 5:15 p.m. – Free time with your grandchild
5:15 to 6:45 p.m. – Breakfast for Dinner, Sauder Rooms, Bontrager Student Center
Meet your grandchild at BSC entrance.
A favorite meal for students, join in for great food, a short program at 5:15 p.m. and memories of grandparents shared by students. Meal fee included in event registration.
7 p.m. – Tuck Everlasting, Black Box Theatre, Keim Center
Hesston College Theatre presents the musical Tuck Everlasting, directed by Rachel Jantzi and based on the book by Natalie Babbitt. Tuck Everlasting tells the story of young Winnie Foster and the extraordinary, life-changing adventure on which she embarks when she discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family. This fairytale story will remind you of the very real importance of love, family and living life to the fullest. Ticket included in event registration.

Formal Grandparent Days program ends. The following activities are optional on Grandparent Day and time at Hesston before and after.

  • Self-guided tour of The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains and Visitor/Education Center, 177 W. Hickory, Hesston, Kan.
  • Visit Regier Friesen Art Gallery, Friesen Center – In the Regier Friesen Gallery, 3D Design shares a team exploration of activating a large three dimensional space with line. This string installation was designed to allow visitors to walk within the space and follow the composition around the room.
  • In Friesen Center hallways, work from 3D Design, Ceramics 1&2, Graphic Design, and Photography will be on display.

Registration form – due Feb. 28