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  • College offers China trip - Hesston College
    week trip to China during the May 2012 term beginning May 7 Sociology professor and artist in residence Anthony Brown will lead the trip and Chunrong Li a Chinese citizen living in Philadelphia will serve as the group s tour guide Three hours of social science credit may be earned as part of the trip Global awareness is a big part of what we do at Hesston College said Brown The trip is meant to be an intercultural experience for people to experience and explore China s history and culture Other than the International Chorale trip which travels to Europe for three weeks every other May study abroad trips have not been a regular part of the Hesston College curriculum since Interterm ended in 1996 The itinerary includes ancient attractions like Tiananmen Square the Great Wall Ming Tombs and a variety of temples museums and markets With the connections and contacts Li has in her home country the group will be able to experience the sites in a way most people cannot Availability for the trip is limited to 20 people The cost per person is based partially on the size of the group and the option of taking the trip for course credit but is estimated to be between 3 200 and 3 800 All expenses including airfare and other transportation lodging meals and admission to attractions are included in the cost Deposits for the trip are due by March 1 Contact Tony Brown at 620 327 8285 or tonyhb hesston edu for more information or to reserve a spot Photos below by Craig Gingerich 88 Hesston College Today Articles in this Issue Building a legacy President s perspective A family thing Hesston College alumni from the David B and Anna Musser Weaver line a list Alumni profile May

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  • A family, a start, a home - Hesston College
    connected to the college My parents purchased a two story house from Lyle Ac31 35 and Erma Martin 35 Yost and moved it from north of Hesston to a wheat field on the north edge of town now North Weaver Street The Yosts asked my parents to make the mortgage payments to Hesston College rather than to them What we thought was going to be a temporary stay in Hesston became a permanent home with Hesston College at the center of our permanency My father did take Winter Term courses my brother did enroll at Hesston Academy and Hesston College followed by siblings Zonda Osborne Ac57 59 Befort Phil Osborne Ac61 63 former faculty Rachel Osborne Ac63 65 Koppenhaver and me Three of our spouses are also Hesston College graduates The Osborne family pictured from left Rachel Grace Dave Chester Phil Grandpa Osborne Stan Eva Zonda and Conrad in 1970 Courtesy photo With eight third generation Osbornes and three of their spouses attending Hesston College and four members of the extended family who have been employees there has been an Osborne at Hesston College as a student or employee for most of the past 60 years If I could produce a Google Map of significant influences on my life it would show Hesston College as the starting point but quickly expand to include a broader world As a student at Hesston during the Vietnam War I became convinced of the need to make a positive contribution through service abroad which started 10 years of volunteer work with Mennonite Central Committee in the Middle East and shorter periods of living in Japan and India In nearly 35 years of working at Hesston College I find personal importance in the confluence of being present in the global family but having a centering

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  • A commitment to change - President's perspective - Hesston College
    Year Experience seminar emphasized sustainability this past year with a common read special projects and speakers including Wilbur Bontrager 73 CEO of Jayco Inc Middlebury Ind a recreational vehicle manufacturer with a sustainability goal to be landfill free by 2015 and Jon Helmuth 91 president of Genesis Products Inc Elkhart Ind a leading wood component supplier to recreational vehicle housing and industrial markets that employs various methods for recycling unused material The 10 Day Give project at the end of the 2011 and 2012 academic years cut in half the amount of trash taken to the landfill as students moved out of the dorms At the 2011 12 faculty staff retreat we ate food grown locally encouraged people to walk used reusable items and learned about energy use and conservation At the end of the day we had accumulated less than one kitchen size bag of trash Our Board meetings are now paperless resulting in savings equivalent to about a three foot high stack of paper each year Many classes and other groups on campus have dramatically cut paper use as well Thanks to the lead of the Campus Facilities department over the past two years we have doubled our recycling and cut our landfill use in half Lighting retrofits over the last five years have cut electricity consumption while keeping lighting output constant The renovation work in Erb Hall has improved the living experience for students and has made it a much more energy efficient building Changes in the kitchen such as going trayless for meals and adding a relay on the steam boiler have resulted in decreased demand for water and natural gas The Advanced Physics class taught by Nelson Kilmer does energy management projects each year Projects have included a solar powered golf cart solar powered lighting

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  • Kings of organic farming - Hesston College
    not a revolutionary idea said Kendra This is how everyone farmed 100 years ago For the Kings it s been the normal though constantly evolving way of things for more than 30 years When Ken and Judy moved onto the family farm in 1978 Ken had just graduated from Kansas State University Manhattan and quickly realized that conventional farming wasn t for him I was frustrated with all of the chemicals so I started searching for alternative ways of doing things said Ken I experimented with a lot of different ways before finding a system that worked for us The goal is to work with nature rather than trying to manipulate it The livestock are raised on an intensive rotational grazing cycle which maximizes nutrients as they move from one pasture to the next Sheep and cows graze together in the same pasture because predators that would be a threat to sheep are afraid of cows The chickens follow behind to spread the manure and nutrients around Seasons are also taken into consideration Calves lambs and pigs are bred to be born in the spring when they have nutrient rich grass for grazing Respecting the seasons is good for the animals and the highest quality seasonal products The end result is happy healthy animals that produce chemical and hormone free products and ultimately happy healthy consumers We re part of the movement of knowing your farmer said Judy Our customers are local We know them and they know us and trust us As a family the Kings have tweaked and fine tuned the farm s operations over the years Though the King children grew up raising calves and running a summer chicken business which helped them come out of college debt free they didn t necessarily expect their everywhere to be the family farm But common traits are passed through the generations and for the Kings it starts with a love for the land and its resources Kendra picks strawberries on Ken s strawberry picker made from pieces of a treadmill golf cart and irrigation system They are also a family of innovators and entrepreneurs Ken custom built or adapted much of the equipment to fit the farm s needs Ideas good bad and laughable are often discussed around the table at meal times When we think of something new to provide we ask ourselves Can it be produced here or can it be produced by someone who does things the same way we do said Kendra Hesston College was also the natural and comfortable starting place that set them on track to developing the business and entrepreneurial skills they use every day They foster a love for their alma mater and give back as Partners and through gifts of ground beef and eggs to Food Service My parents stressed generosity and that is something I tried to pass on said Ken Every person has their jobs around the farm to keep it running smoothly Even David and Haly who

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  • Alumna profile - Tara Hershberger ’06 - Hesston College
    raise funds for grassroots campaigns on behalf of various non profit organizations and usher at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts I am also passionate about raising awareness of the threat of biodiversity loss and environmental degradation I try to let my life show that by living sustainably You re a theatre educator why do you choose to live a more sustainable life I think sustainability is an obvious and logical way to live The very term sustainable means that it is able to survive and adapt Our natural and social systems are broken and the only way we can move forward is by living simply Protecting our planet is an issue of social justice and to achieve that means transitioning to local sustainable lifestyles and communities How did Hesston College help determine the path your life and career would take At Hesston I was able to participate in a lot of theatre and I took classes that helped shape my worldview and ethic Hesston was also a place that instilled a sense of social responsibility to care for all creation My early seeds of desire to fight environmental degradation and cycles of violence and poverty were sown there What are your biggest career accomplishments At Magik Theatre I was director of the local touring company I wrote directed and performed in the one act play Texas Tall Tales which ran for five months Which Hesston College instructors had an influence on you My mother Michele Schrock 81 Hershberger has had the biggest impact on my life of course But relatives notwithstanding Tony Brown 69 had a big influence on my turn to vegetarianism and my conservation ethic is in part inspired by Lorna Harder What ideas do you have for helping Hesston College become more sustainable Install solar

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  • Student profile - Jacob Landis ’13 - Hesston College
    practices to organic farming We noticed the impact fewer chemicals had on what we produced and that our impact as farmers affected the earth How have you been involved with sustainability on campus I helped plan the community garden event during No Impact Week in September We prepared the garden for spring planting by creating raised beds something I learned by helping in the garden at home This led to my becoming head of the campus gardening club and I am working with the group on long term planning so in the future we have something to build off of I am also a part of the Campus Stewardship Group Why is it important for Hesston to work toward sustainability Hesston College has the responsibility of being a role model for those who interact with it As students come here they can learn from the example the college sets It can also spill over into the community and benefit more people What would you like to see Hesston do to become more green It s a big dream but it would be really cool if the college could be completely self sufficient grow and raise our own food and go completely off grid and generate our own electricity through solar panels What are your career goals I would like to go back to the family farm and serve there in some way I would also like to get involved with ministry I have taken a lot of Bible classes here and could someday see myself serving the church maybe even combining agriculture and ministry and teaching better agricultural practices overseas What are you most looking forward to for your sophomore year I am going to be a resident assistant next year and I am looking forward to bringing up next

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  • More than trash - Hesston College
    near a recycling yard I saw these bales of paper and plastic stacked about 18 feet high and began wondering if they could be used as building materials said Doug Refuse used for construction in one of Doug Eichelberger s projects He tested his idea with a structure in the recycling company s yard The test building s success led to three more The Trash Barn which is a shop on his ranch and two houses similar in scale to the shop for another environmental steward The buildings start with a foundation of large bales of plastic each weighing about 900 pounds Subsequent rows can be made from baled paper or plastic The bales are then covered with stucco and the building has what Doug calls an organic feeling there are no straight lines and it has movement similar to a rock For all the reasons you hate plastic on the side of the road it s ideal for building said Doug It is impervious to moisture and has a half life of next to forever Even as recycling practices have improved to include more products trash buildings have their place he says Right now the obvious place for buildings like this is in developing countries said Doug Plastic is everywhere and many places don t have ways to dispose of it We could clean up the planet and house people all at the same time He has even thought through the problem of needing machinery to lift the heavy bales and has begun experimenting with gabion walls wire baskets used for erosion control The baskets can be wired together and filled with rock masonry rubble or plastic It s now clear that his struggle with rules as a young man and the self discovery that came from it would

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  • It takes a village, or a campus - Hesston College
    energy cost is 97 cents per square foot as compared to 1 30 to 1 90 per square foot at most other Kansas colleges and universities 2007 September Jim Mason director of Campus Facilities presents on the college s energy saving efforts at the International Energy Council s annual meeting by invitation from Kansas Sen Carolyn McGinn R Sedgwick 2010 Spring The Intergenerational Community Garden led by faculty members Lorna Harder and Dwight Roth is started as a joint effort between Schowalter Villa and Hesston College 2010 Fall The First Year Experience seminar begins a campus wide recycling initiative by placing reminder signs on trash cans and recycling bins around campus Due to the class efforts and the college s switch to single stream recycling service trash production decreases by 40 percent and recycling increases by 66 percent 2011 April Faculty member Karen Sheriff LeVan presents a 10 Day Give challenge to students encouraging them to donate any unwanted items instead of throwing them away The project s success cuts in half end of the year trash 2011 May Furniture from Erb Hall central and west dorms is donated to 20 non profit organizations in Waco Texas 2011 August The annual faculty staff retreat focuses on renewal and sustainability including sessions on renewing relationships with God self others and the environment a lunch of local food and use of reusable table service 2011 Fall The First Year Experience seminar spearheads sustainability efforts beginning with a common read No Impact Man by Colin Beavan Picador 2010 2011 September The First Year Experience seminar organizes the college s first No Impact Week Each day has a different focus including consumption trash transportation food energy water and eco Sabbath a day for self renewal 2012 February Led by the Campus Stewardship Group formed

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