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  • Campus News Briefs - Hesston College
    camp and is leading First year Experience with the theme Power of Choice Changing Cultures of Oppression Theatre production is community effort The theatre program presented the American classic Our Town by Thornton Wilder Oct 30 to Nov 2 Set in turn of the century New England the play is a celebration of small town American life and family values The message of the importance of family and community bonds is relevant to our increasingly fragmented lives said director Laura Kraybill Our production was an opportunity to broaden our own sense of community as actors from across the city and campus worked together The cast included President Howard Keim 72 as the Stage Manager who introduces and narrates the action of the play as well as students faculty staff and community members New faculty and staff appointments Noreen Anderson Development Office logistics coordinator Gerard Birkhauser physics intstructor Angela Martin 99 Brockmueller 13 biology instructor Curtis Denlinger 11 14 flight instructor intern Myron Diener 78 mathematics instructor Tyler Doerksen biology instructor George Felix 14 flight instructor intern Megan Fowler athletic trainer Charlie Hansen 14 flight instructor intern Heather Kyburz 00 Hosford nursing instructor Kyle Howell baseball associate head coach Mary Martin post office manager Maxine Martin 69 development officer Rachel Schlegel 05 McMaster grant writer Gil Oliva 91 network administrator Tony Pezzola director of Food Service Bruce Plank art instructor Rebecca Schloneger Chamber Orchestra conductor Gerry Selzer Ac63 65 interim registrar Tomomi Stevenson food service Leslie Wheeler food service Joy Smith 96 Yoder nursing instructor Alumna joins Development staff Maxine Martin 69 joined the Advancement team as a development officer for the western United States in October She replaces Derek Yoder 96 who served the territory for two years She will work from her home in Lakewood Colo Martin earned a

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/hesstoncollegetoday/article/campus-news-briefs/ (2016-02-13)
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  • $1 million gift to enhance student aid and opportunities - Hesston College
    to enhance student aid and opportunities Posted on December 5 2014 by Larry Bartel Hesston College received a 1 million gift in support of student scholarships and a future capital campaign project from longtime supporters Doug 62 and Connie Dorsing of Fruitland Idaho The Dorsings have designated 250 000 for an endowed scholarship fund Hesston College will not use any part of the gift for annual operating expenses rather administrators are in conversation with the Dorsings for a specific designation for the remaining amount to be used in a way that benefits Hesston College and its students for the long term The gift is one of the largest in Hesston College s history Another 1 million gift was made for the construction of Kropf Center which was completed in 1991 We are incredibly grateful for the relationship Doug and Connie have maintained with Hesston College over the years and for this generous gift said President Howard Keim This is truly a transformative gift that will make a difference for students facilities faculty and staff We will work with the Dorsings to discern the best use for their generosity to maximize the far reaching effects the gift will have Doug serves as president and head of sales of Dorsing Seeds of Parma Idaho a worldwide producer and processor of vegetable seeds Connie is a member of the pastoral staff of Evergreen Heights Mennonite Church Caldwell Idaho and an active volunteer in the community Hesston College Today Articles in this Issue A Celebration of Diversity President s Perspective Communication for a Global Impact A Journey to Acceptance Saying Hey Alumnus Profile Daniel Moya 08 Mexico City Student Profile Irena Xhari 16 Lezhë Albania Women s Soccer Makes Players Worlds Smaller Why I am a Hesston College Partner Honoring Legacies Helping Students Homecoming

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  • Labyrinth dedicated as sacred space - Hesston College
    way of praying that brings a person s whole body into the prayer Individuals walk toward the center of the labyrinth and back out a physical action that serves as a reminder of the spiritual action they are taking Our physical bodies and spiritual beings are interconnected said exercise science faculty member Clay Stauffer 99 The labyrinth with its walking and praying activates this interconnectedness The idea for a prayer labyrinth on campus started in 2002 when former physical education instructor Jen Friesen 84 LeFevre returned from a sabbatical where she experienced a prayer labyrinth and thought it would fit well here By chance at a meeting of Hesston College Partners LeFevre was approached and given a donation that became seed money to build a labyrinth Over the years LeFevre and students in the Recreational Leadership class also channeled proceeds from the annual class organized Thanksgiving Weekend Howard Hustle Two mile Run Walk for the project As funds were raised a committee of faculty and staff including Hershberger LeFevre Stauffer Physical Education Instructor and Women s Soccer Coach Bryan Kehr Campus Facilities Director Jim Mason 75 and Psychology Instructor Kevin Wilder was formed to manage the project Materials were purchased in 2013 and the location behind Northlawn was selected in early 2014 First year Experience students and the women s soccer team built the labyrinth under the supervision of Miller Construction Newton during the FYE Service Week in September The committee chose a variation of the Santa Rosa labyrinth design which is a seven circuit labyrinth divided into four quadrants including a unique space called the heart space which is an area not walked but serving as a sacred vessel for holding symbols of an individual s issues needs or celebrations We hope that this labyrinth will be a sacred

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  • Athletics news updates - Hesston College
    year coach Jessica Cleveland 06 and came away with a strong winning record of 21 8 Cleveland assembled a talented and athletic roster for the 2014 season that proved it could compete with the region s best teams some of whom were ranked nationally A loss at seventh ranked Cowley County Community College Arkansas City Kan brought an end to an 11 match win streak the longest since an 11 match win streak in 2006 The Larks season came to an end Nov 8 with a loss to Fort Scott Kan Community College in the regional tournament Men s cross country has consistent season The men s cross country team competed consistently during the 2014 season Muoch Keak 16 Lincoln Neb and Ryan Dungan 15 Wichita Kan were the top Lark finishers at every meet and both competed at nationals Nov 8 in Lubbock Texas Out of 256 runners Keak finished 113th and Dungan finished 134th Nine Lark runners represented the men s team during the season Women s soccer relied on sophomores for leadership The women s soccer team looked to a strong group of sophomores for leadership during the season and the challenge was enthusiastically accepted Megan Baumgartner 15 Hesston Kan Dusti Diener 15 Harrisonville Mo Cadie Kiger 15 Jeffersonville Ind and Rachel Short Miller 15 Bellingham Wash were often instrumental in Larks victories while Skylar Tripp 15 Craig Colo provided solid protection in the goal The Larks ended their season Nov 1 in the first round of playoffs against Hutchinson Kan Community College They finished with a 4 10 3 record Hesston College Today Articles in this Issue A Celebration of Diversity President s Perspective Communication for a Global Impact A Journey to Acceptance Saying Hey Alumnus Profile Daniel Moya 08 Mexico City Student Profile Irena Xhari

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  • Chatter in the nest - Hesston College
    I hadn t even really considered before Andry Stutzman 16 Harrisonburg Va I think that anyone who attends Hesston for a significant amount of time will quickly see that just because the college adheres to the Mennonite faith statement doesn t mean that there aren t a wide variety of views and backgrounds represented on campus Through CAB activities and talking to people in classes and on campus I have encountered people who have challenged me not to immediately dismiss others views but instead consider the way my own views have been shaped by my life experiences and ultimately understand how these experiences have given me a unique worldview that might differ from others How have you experienced multiculturalism and diversity at Hesston College Natsuki Mizutani 16 Mie Japan As an international student I am sometimes surprised by Americans or other international students ideas and behaviors but being exposed to others ways of thinking and customs has helped me experience multiculturalism and diversity Austin Mitchell 16 Plano Texas I have experienced multiculturalism and diversity simply through meeting people on campus and making new friends I have also attended the campus group Nations Mixer which gives students the opportunity to interact with one another and learn about each other s countries and cultures What is it like attending college with students from all across the country and world and from a variety of backgrounds Ty Gwess 16 Wichita Kan It gives me a good opportunity to learn about places that I wouldn t have had the ability to learn about at a lot of other colleges Sarah Anyar 16 Towson Md It s amazing that I am attending school with students from around the country and the world because it gives me a good sense of other cultures Nate Gingerich 15

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  • “Start Here, Go Everywhere” - President's Perspective - Hesston College
    each person s unique story The individual student matters here because our mission is to educate and nurture each student in Christ centered community This commitment takes time and attention especially for those most intensely involved in the student s experience and also from every employee Paying attention to the individual story means that we invest a lot of time in listening making room for testing gifts calling for the best possible effort while being patient with mistakes Just as students come with unique stories they form unique paths during their time here and in their future education and vocational ventures In part our role is to help each student make sense of his or her story while making wise choices for the future For us this also means inviting each student to strengthen and grow in their faith pilgrimage so that they are ready for service to others in the church and the world As I noted in an earlier column one of the common themes I hear from Hesston alumni is that they gained confidence during their Hesston years confidence in their knowledge relationships personhood and faith I would add that nearly every story or testimonial from alumni includes a faculty or staff member who played a special role in this education and nurture This person is often a coach faculty member or resident director but the story often includes a campus job supervisor mod parent or Hesston community person This issue highlights the stories of some who represent parts of the Hesston Experience Their stories began before they came here and continue long after But for two years at least we had the privilege of walking with them Their stories are now part of us Hesston College Today Articles in this Issue Start Here Go Everywhere President

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  • End of an Era - Hesston College
    I have enjoyed the interactions with students seeing them come back and hearing about where they have gone said Kilmer Kilmer and his wife JoAnne look forward to traveling and visiting family in their retirement though he notes he will always make time for continued learning and hobbies I have appreciated the relationships that are so easily formed here and the stimulation for creating new ideas that come from students colleagues and the campus community said Kilmer Hugo Boschmann 36 years When Hugo Boschmann interviewed for the biology instructor role at Hesston during Thanksgiving 1977 he told administrators he was looking for long term employment For 36 years he has fulfilled that declaration and leaves a reputation for challenging courses and pushing students to their fullest potential Students will perform at the level you expect of them said Boschmann If you expect great things they will perform and it s so rewarding to see them achieve that It was only 12 years before his Hesston College interview that Boschmann arrived in the United States from Paraguay speaking only German and Spanish to study at Bethel College North Newton Kan He earned a bachelor s degree in biology and chemistry from Bethel and a year later a master of arts in teaching with an emphasis in biology from the University of Chicago Ill He later completed a doctor of education degree in biology with a minor in higher education administration from Ball State University Muncie Ind Boschmann s accomplishments could have landed him a job anywhere and he spent 21 years splitting his teaching time between Hesston and as an adjunct instructor at Wichita Kan State University and Bethel College yet Hesston always remained his home base Teaching in Mennonite higher education was important to me because of the values instilled in me as a student at Bethel said Boschmann I appreciate the freedom and trust Hesston administration showed me in developing a good program which gives the department and colleagues across departments opportunities to exercise ideas His own academic experiences and the influence of instructors have always driven Boschmann s high achieving classroom approach and though they had to spend enormous amounts of time studying and preparing his students appreciated the standards he set One thing I really appreciate about Hugo s teaching style is that he shows students what they are capable of if they set their minds to it and work hard said Eyan Roth 14 Hesston Kan Boschmann s retirement plans with his wife Mary Ann are to travel volunteer visit friends and family and spend more time enjoying his hobbies of working with stained glass and violin a skill he began six years ago Lorna Harder 25 years Lorna Harder s love for the environment began at a young age fostered by her mother s fascination with nature and its systems Even at age two Harder could be found lying on her belly watching ants Through 25 years of service at Hesston College she has continued

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  • Continuity of faith Influences thousands of lives - Hesston College
    After giving Central Christian one more year he moved back west to start a new journey With his arrival on campus Bontrager comprised the one person Bible department for the first few years serving in a campus pastor capacity Bible specific curriculum was offered through the Foundation Studies courses and in his second year Bontrager began increasing the number of Bible classes offered by adding Peacemaking and Justice to the curriculum Peacemaking and Justice became his favorite class to teach That same year he began Campus Worship as way for students to worship together He later began youth ministry courses and in 1986 he taught the first Biblical Literature course which he conceptualized and formed as a way to ensure students would receive biblical teaching from an Anabaptist perspective As a piece of the college s core curriculum and a requirement for graduation Bib Lit has influenced more than 5 000 students who have taken with them an expanded worldview a new way of reading the Bible and a broader understanding of their own faith Although many courses have long been a part of Bontrager s responsibilities he s never taught a class the same way twice as he adapted to changing times and students and has allowed for the variety he desires in life One thing that did not change in 40 years however is his passion for students and teaching biblical truths Marion never seemed too far above us he was always down to earth and personal said Nick Ladd 14 Waldron Mich He connects with people He loves the Bible and he loves teaching and it was evident every day Marion is a wonderful shoulder tapper said Michele Schrock 81 Hershberger Bontrager s colleague in the Bible and Ministry program and former student He can see past

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