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Theatre department to stage “Superior Donuts,” an examination of race, class, and generational issues

Theatre department to stage “Superior Donuts,” an examination of race, class, and generational issues

Hesston College’s Theatre department will present five performances of “Superior Donuts,” a play by Tracy Letts. The show is directed by theatre professor Rachel Jantzi. Performances will take place in the Black Box Theater in Keim Center on Hesston College campus, April 14 to 18. Shows on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday start at 7 […]
Middle and high school students to experience staging live theatre at summer theatre camp

Middle and high school students to experience staging live theatre at summer theatre camp

Middle school- and high school-age actors ages 11 to 18 are invited to stage a live theatre performance at Hesston College’s annual summer theatre camp on weekdays June 7 to 18. Led by Hesston College Theatre director and professor, Rachel Jantzi, the summer theatre camp, now in its seventh year, will keep the same format […]
Hesston College re-accredited for ten years and affirmed for self-monitoring

Hesston College re-accredited for ten years and affirmed for self-monitoring

Hesston College has once again been re-accredited for ten years by the Higher Learning Commission of Chicago, Ill. with no sanctions and minimal suggestions for improvement. A peer review team from the Higher Learning Commission met with individuals from across the college in mid-November. Under normal circumstances the team members would have visited in person, […]
Bel Canto Singers to present “Renewed Life” block concert, make Holy Week worship resources available for Easter

Bel Canto Singers to present “Renewed Life” block concert, make Holy Week worship resources available for Easter

With many congregations continuing to meet remotely, this year’s Easter celebrations may look a little different. Recognizing that many churches will be unable to form Easter choirs, Hesston College’s Bel Canto Singers and the Hesston Ministerial Alliance will present a Holy Week service titled “Renewed Life.” “Renewed Life” transforms the streets of Hesston to the […]
Hesston College Bachelor of Arts in Business Management approved

Hesston College Bachelor of Arts in Business Management approved

Debbie McAlister, director of Hesston College’s School of Management, shares plans for the new bachelor’s degree with students. After years of planning and preparation, Hesston College’s Bachelor of Arts in Business Management has gained approval from the Higher Learning Commission of Chicago, Ill. Hesston was notified on March 12 that the Institutional Actions Counsel of […]
Theatre to present “Silent Sky,” a powerful portrayal of a woman’s work with the stars

Theatre to present “Silent Sky,” a powerful portrayal of a woman’s work with the stars

The Hesston College Theatre department will present five performances of “Silent Sky,” a play by Lauren Gunderson about pioneering astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, portrayed by sophomore Kaytlen Keough. The show is directed by theatre professor Rachel Jantzi and will feature live music by Hesston faculty members Dr. Holly Swartzendruber and Ken Rodgers. Performances will take place […]
College begins spring semester with modified quarantine, rise in enrollment

College begins spring semester with modified quarantine, rise in enrollment

Despite a continued global pandemic, Hesston College experienced a mid-year enrollment rise as students returned to campus and participated in a two-week modified quarantine. New student enrollment increased by 32 from fall to spring semester. Many of those students arrived on campus from other countries after electing to stay home during the fall, choosing instead […]
Sunflower Performing Arts at Hesston College makes a new start

Sunflower Performing Arts at Hesston College makes a new start

It hasn’t been an easy year for a lot of folks. And the performing arts have had an especially hard time. When you make your livelihood with your body and your breath, and when your audience has traditionally gathered in confined, close quarters to hear and see you, finding ways to entertain others while keeping […]
Bryan Kehr named athletic director

Bryan Kehr named athletic director

Hesston College has appointed Bryan Kehr as the Larks’ new athletic director. Prior to the appointment, Kehr served as interim athletic director during the Fall 2020 semester, as well as coach for the women’s soccer team. Prior to his hiring as Hesston’s women’s soccer coach in 2010, Kehr served as athletics director and instructor at […]
College announces fall 2020 Dean’s List, Honor Roll

College announces fall 2020 Dean’s List, Honor Roll

Hesston College Registrar Sandra Hiebert announced the names of full-time students whose fall 2020 semester grades earned them a place on the Dean’s List (3.90 to 4.00 GPA) and Honor Roll (3.50 to 3.89 GPA). Dean’s List – first-year students Katie Alaniz, Longmont, Colo. Shelby Bontrager, McPherson, Kan Jack Brinkley, Mckinney, Texas Alyssa Burkholder, Hillsboro, […]
College’s School of Aviation invited to join prestigious intercollegiate organization

College’s School of Aviation invited to join prestigious intercollegiate organization

Hesston College’s School of Aviation has been invited to join the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA). Membership in NIFA offers Hesston College aviation students invaluable opportunities to compete and network with students from some of the largest and most prestigious collegiate flight programs in the United States. According to the NIFA website, the organization was […]
COVID-focused online event helps pastors confront the question: What if the faithful don’t come back?

COVID-focused online event helps pastors confront the question: What if the faithful don’t come back?

The Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning at Hesston College, also known as CALL, will host David Fitch, Betty R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary, Chicago, Ill., for a special online Weekend College event for pastors, congregational leaders and conference leaders on February 20, 2021. The event is titled “What If They […]
Board of Directors appoints Dr. Joseph Manickam to second four-year presidential term

Board of Directors appoints Dr. Joseph Manickam to second four-year presidential term

Hesston College’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Joseph Manickam to a second four-year term as president during the college’s fall board meetings, held virtually in late October 2020. Manickam was named as the ninth president of Hesston College in fall of 2016 and assumed office on July 1, 2017. Previous to his appointment, […]
College proactively elevates CARES Level of Concern in response to state, county and campus COVID-19 landscape

College proactively elevates CARES Level of Concern in response to state, county and campus COVID-19 landscape

In response to rising COVID-19 community spread across Harvey County and the rest of Kansas, as well as an uptick in on-campus cases, Hesston College will proactively raise its CARES Level of Concern on Saturday, November 21, from “R – Restricted” to “E – Elevated.” An “Elevated” level is initiated when “community spread of a […]
2021 Memorial Run Goes Virtual and Adds Challenge

2021 Memorial Run Goes Virtual and Adds Challenge

2020 has been a different year. The 2021 Neuf Memorial Run will be a different race in response to the global pandemic as it moves to a virtual 9K or 2-mile run on Jan. 9, 2021. The fourth annual event honors the memory of Russ Neufeld, a long-time Kansas resident who passed away on Jan. […]