The semester in review – president’s perspective

Saying that time flies seems cliché, but also so relatable. The first half of the 2018-19 year is nearly behind us when it seems like we just welcomed students to Opening Weekend and the start of a new chapter of their lives. We celebrated Homecoming in September with an emphasis on the legacy of our […]

Evan Oswald

Sports to live

by Jasmine Pankratz ’18 and Rachel McMaster Talk with Evan Oswald ’48 for even a few short minutes and a couple of things will become clear – he’s passionate and determined. Those qualities dominate at 94 years old, and they were likely evident in Oswald as a “green” 24-year-old in 1949 when Hesston College President […]

Student profile: Paulina Diaz ’20

Cassopolis, Mich. MAJOR: Exercise science as a start for a degree in occupational therapy ACTIVITIES: Varsity volleyball, intramural basketball Cross cultural life I was born in Costa Rica, in the small town of Jerico. When I was five, my family moved to Michigan because of a great opportunity my aunt provided my mom to work […]

Alumnus profile: Rusty Whitcher ’97

Hesston, Kan. Career: Sportswriter and sports broadcaster The making of a sports fan From the mid-80s on, my dad and I seemed to go to all of the Hesston College basketball, baseball and soccer games. Growing up in Hesston, and right across the street from the campus, made that an easy thing to do. Both […]

Members of the women’s soccer team move a load of leaves during a Saturday Athletic Department service project where all student-athletes and coaches raked leaves in the community. Photo by Jaden Hostetter ’19.

The Lark Way

Members of the women’s soccer team move a load of leaves during a Saturday Athletic Department service project where all student-athletes and coaches raked leaves in the community. Photo by Jaden Hostetter ’19. There are a couple schools of thought on college athletics; perhaps even on athletics in general. What’s their purpose in the grand […]

Gerry Sieber addresses the crowd at the dedication of Sieber Field.

Athletics news updates

Gerry Sieber addresses the crowd at the dedication of Sieber Field. Soccer field named in honor of coach The Hesston College soccer field underwent some upgrades before and during the 2018 season. Leveling and resurfacing took place during the summer and a new scoreboard was installed in September. The transformation was complete Sept. 29, during […]

Continuing the legacy

53 students from alumni legacy families found their start at Hesston College in 2018-19. Jacob Baker ’20, Andover, Kan. – Mike ’93, faculty and Joanne (Monney) ’94 Baker Erin Beachy ’20, Middlebury, Ind. – Sheila (Eash) ’92 and Douglas Beachy Sabrina Bellar ’20, Conway Springs, Kan. – Chris ’87 and Amy (Koehn) ’88 Bellar Sam […]

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Chatter in the nest

What has been your favorite Lark athletic moment? Lindsey James ’19, softball, Butte, Mont. “Watching Autumn Lungwitz ’19 serve in a volleyball game after she tore her ACL. The whole gym stood in support of her, and I cried.” Jaden Lais ’20, men’s soccer, Grantsville, Md. “When I was able to wear number 10 to […]

Ben ’02 and Dierdre (Harder) ’01 Shetler and their three children. Photo by Cara Chubb.

In support of the student experience

Ben ’02 and Dierdre (Harder) ’01 Shetler and their three children. Photo by Cara Chubb. by Ben Shetler ’02 Reflecting on my time at Hesston, there were a lot of factors that made it such an important period in my life. Coming from a public high school in a large city, I really enjoyed being […]

Honoring legacies, helping students

Institutional scholarships are vital to the 99 percent of Hesston College students who receive institutional aid. These scholarships are awarded to students who have particular interest, qualifications or financial need. The following scholarship was added to the list of more than 100 endowed scholarships since fall of 2017. The Wilmetta D. (Weaver) and Arnold J. […]

Seeing with new eyes

The field of mathematics is one with set rules and processes and any deviation may result in an incorrect conclusion. Fortunately for Joanna Osborne ’80 Masingila, a mathematics and mathematics education professor and dean of the School of Education at Syracuse (N.Y.) University, the same is not true of life – it allows for new […]

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Fall enrollment numbers highlight diversity

Enrollment for the fall 2018 semester includes a total student headcount of 420, with 90 percent of students enrolled at a full-time status. The total enrollment falls right at the average of the last five years. With an institution-wide focus on broadening global engagement launched a year ago, diversity at Hesston College is on the […]

Be Greater capital campaign secures challenge grant

This fall, Hesston College met the Mabee Foundation’s Challenge Grant, earning $750,000 and surpassing the $6 million mark for the Be Greater campaign. The college reached the goal for the grant two months ahead of the deadline, and is planning for groundbreaking in early December. The campaign will provide improvements and additions to nursing and […]