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  • Employee - Hesston College
    Your Info Capital Campaign Estate Planning Give to Hesston Hesston College Today Church Relations Student Development Campus Activities Campus Ministries Counseling Services Chapel Forum FAQ Roommate Tips Athletics Baseball Basketball m Basketball w Cross Country m Cross Country w Golf m Soccer m Soccer w Softball Tennis m Tennis w Volleyball Athletic Training Services About News Presidential Search Mission Vision Values Sustainability Dyck Arboretum Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Consumer Information Accreditation Governance Employment Bookstore Employee Directory Home Academics Faculty Christina Ellis Christina Ellis Nursing faculty Phone 620 327 8140 Affiliated Departments or Programs Nursing Education B S N Southwestern College 2012 M S N Walden University 2014 Related Links Nursing Employees Faculty Academics Deciding Students Departments Programs Art Aviation Bible and Ministry Biology Business and Computer Information Technology Chemistry Communications Disaster Management Education English History Mathematics Music Nursing Physical Education Physics Social Sciences Spanish Theatre Faculty Mary Miller Library Career Information Mary Miller Library Catalog eBooks Hesston College Archives Interlibrary Loan Kansas and Other Libraries Online Databases alphabetical order Online Resources Research Assistance Services and Policies Majors Media and Instructional Technology Services Faculty Instructional Technology Support Flipping your class Services for students MITS alumni Moodle Notes for Students Technology Skills

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/faculty/profile/christina-ellis/ (2016-02-13)
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    help disaster survivors regain faith and wholeness They place emphasis on helping those who need it most low income families single parent families the elderly and those with disabilities What about teaching energizes you I like the energy that the students bring to the classes To see the students enjoy learning and put to use what they ve learned is very rewarding for me What are your favorite courses to teach Why are they your favorites I have a hard time picking a favorite I like all of them I think that all of the courses prepare the students not only for serving others during the summer field experience on an active MDS site but for life beyond Hesston College How has your background and educational experience shaped you as a teacher I ve taught 24 years in elementary schools and have also done some coaching I have grown up with parents who emphasized service to others I spent three years in the Congo as a boy spent two years teaching at the Hopi Mission School and have served in the Hutchinson community in a variety of ways Who are your role models or mentors How have they inspired you My parents have influenced me by living out their faith in serving others consistently and without a lot of fanfare Paul Unruh has also been a big influence watching him serve with MDS as he does and by the effective way he communicates with people mostly by listening and asking the right questions How will Hesston s Disaster Management program challenge students academically Students will be challenged to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the field on active MDS sites and in serving others in a variety of ways What are the advantages students in Disaster Management find coming to Hesston Graduates have said that the Disaster Management Program helps to prepare them for life by teaching them how to communicate with disaster survivors developing an appreciation for service teaching ways to recover from disaster giving them an understanding of and a way to interact with people from other cultures giving them leadership opportunities and teaching them construction skills What do you most want to know about prospective students I would like to know if they have a sincere desire to help others and are open to experiencing service in a variety of settings and if they are open to learning new things about themselves and others How do students and faculty in this program connect beyond the classroom Students learn team building and communication skills through the ropes course at Prairie View Mental Health Center They also work at a variety of service projects in surrounding communities such as repairing homes removing fallen trees and limbs from sites and helping to build new homes This is in preparation for the students serving eight weeks on active MDS work sites during the summers after their freshman and sophomore years These sites have been in Louisiana

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/faculty/profile/russ-gaeddert/ (2016-02-13)
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    both Nursing 3 and Nursing 4 Spirituality in Nursing portion of the Biblical Literature class with Nursing focus In Addition Personal interests information My husband daughter and son in law farm in the area surrounding Hesston During the summer I help out in this operation in ways I can I also love to keep up our farmstead with mowing and working in my flower beds in the summer Another special interest for me is to help out in our church community Over the years I have served in many different positions Currently my main role is to do hospital visitation What draws you to teaching nursing Even as a small child I dreamed about being a nurse and also a teacher but didn t know which I wanted most My interests just naturally lead me to pursue nursing as a college student I have loved caring for my patients and their families as a nurse I also loved working with nursing students when they came to the hospital setting The opportunity arose for teaching nursing and now I ve been here at Hesston College since 1990 doing just that which is fulfilling that second part of my dream How has your background and educational experience shaped you as a teacher My bachelor s degree in nursing allowed me many opportunities in the field of nursing I have worked in smaller hospitals where I helped staff everything from the emergency room to labor and delivery to critical care All of these work experiences have enhanced my teaching as I share real things I have seen as I address the students Who are your role models and how have they influenced your faith and discipline I greatly value the more experienced nurses I have worked with and things I have learned from

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/faculty/profile/ruby-graber/ (2016-02-13)
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    t always know what that was What about teaching energizes you The teaching moment for me comes when I get a particularly difficult concept or idea across to the student The challenge is to have multiple ways to accomplish that goal and to know when to use each one What are your favorite courses to teach My favorite courses to teach in the computer area are the hands on courses Since students seem to learn best in a hands on environment all my computer courses are now taught this way Computer Programming I is particularly fun to teach using a graphical animation programming language called Alice to introduce programming concepts then manipulating pictures and other media to introduce Java I started teaching Aviation at Hesston College in 1978 and especially enjoy teaching Private Pilot Ground School Introduction to Aviation It s fun introducing both Aviation and Air Traffic Control students to an exciting career in aviation How has your background and educational experience shaped you as a teacher Ever since I can remember I ve enjoyed learning new things and then tried to share that knowledge and exitement with others When I learned to fly it wasn t long before I was instructing others I took up for rides Then I made it official by getting my Flight Instructor certificate eventually moving to Kansas to teach at Hesston College My original training was in Computer Science so it was fun to start that program as well as the Computer Information Technology program here Who are your role models or mentors Along the way I ve had lots of instructors Besides trying to learn I particularly paid attention to how they taught noticing techniques that worked and some that didn t Many of these techniques came to be part of me as well and I ve seen the same happen to some of my students How will Hesston s computer and aviation programs challenge students academically In the computer field one of the biggest challenges is simply keeping up with new technology and skills The field changes so rapidly that students need to learn not only knowledge and skills but also need to learn how to learn on their own Aviation is changing rapidly as well Learning to be a lifetime learner has many rewards in any discipline What are the advantages students in computers and aviation find coming to Hesston One of the biggest advantages we have in Computer Information Technology is being in charge of our own lab We have our own servers access to the latest operating systems and the ability to utilize the lab in a real world environment Since Hesston College is a member of the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance students are also able to obtain their own copies of the latest Microsoft operating systems and development tools What do you most want to know about prospective students My first computer related question to prospective students is always What kinds of things have you done

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/faculty/profile/bob-harder/ (2016-02-13)
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    College Today Church Relations Student Development Campus Activities Campus Ministries Counseling Services Chapel Forum FAQ Roommate Tips Athletics Baseball Basketball m Basketball w Cross Country m Cross Country w Golf m Soccer m Soccer w Softball Tennis m Tennis w Volleyball Athletic Training Services About News Presidential Search Mission Vision Values Sustainability Dyck Arboretum Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Consumer Information Accreditation Governance Employment Bookstore Employee Directory Home Academics Faculty Justin Heinzekehr Justin Heinzekehr Registrar Email justin heinzekehr hesston edu Phone 620 327 8204 Office Alliman Administration Center Affiliated Departments or Programs Registrar s Office Education B A Goshen Ind College 2006 M A Claremont Calif School of Theology 2011 Ph D Claremont School of Theology 2015 Related Links Registrar s Office Employees Faculty Academics Deciding Students Departments Programs Art Aviation Bible and Ministry Biology Business and Computer Information Technology Chemistry Communications Disaster Management Education English History Mathematics Music Nursing Physical Education Physics Social Sciences Spanish Theatre Faculty Mary Miller Library Career Information Mary Miller Library Catalog eBooks Hesston College Archives Interlibrary Loan Kansas and Other Libraries Online Databases alphabetical order Online Resources Research Assistance Services and Policies Majors Media and Instructional Technology Services Faculty Instructional Technology Support Flipping your class

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/faculty/profile/justin-heinzekehr/ (2016-02-13)
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    a great place to be Publicity photo Professional Affiliations Association of Youth Ministry Educators Courses Taught Relg 100 Biblical Literature Relg 202 Biblical Studies Psalms and Epistles Relg 208 Biblical Studies Prophets and Revelation Relg 121 Introduction to Youth Ministry Relg 131 Faith and Discipleship Relg 222 Preaching Relg 224 Christian Education Relg 228 Youth Ministry Seminar I Relg 260 Jesus and the Gospels In Addition Church experience Project Associate for The Giving Project for Mennonite Church USA 1996 2000 Youth Pastor Zion Mennonite Church Hubbard Ore 1989 1996 Conference Youth Minister for Pacific Northwest Conference of the Mennonite Church 1990 1995 Speaker at church wide conventions for Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada including Philadelphia 93 St Louis 99 Nashville 01 Atlanta 03 Charlotte 05 and San Jose 07 Pittsburgh 11 Playwright for church wide conventions including Oregon 91 Wichita 95 Orlando 97 St Louis 99 Nashville 01 Atlanta 03 Teaching experience Head of the Bible Department at Western Mennonite School Salem Ore 1995 96 Adjunct instructor in youth ministry Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary Elkhart Ind 2003 Director of Youth Ministry and Chair of the Bible and Ministry Division at Hesston College 2000 Taught Introduction to Bible 2 semesters Christian Education and Intro to Youth Ministry at LCC International University Klaipeda Lithuania in 2009 10 Presented an academic paper for Responses to Cultural Homogeny Engagement Resistance or Passivity an international conference on interdisciplinary research at LCC International University Klaipeda Lithuania What draws you to the field of Bible and religion Who could not love the Bible All those wild stories that don t quite make sense And what about all those stories that are plain to understand like feeding the poor but are hard to live out I get to participate in an academic field that seeks not only to learn from these sacred texts but to live them out as well And we get to support each other learn from each other What about teaching energizes you I love to think theologically and love doing that thinking with others especially young adults In my context authenticity is a key value and when I can help facilitate a safe space where people are free to be authentic life changing conversations happen It s not enough to just facilitate education Hesston College is about transformation and I get to be a part of that What are your favorite courses to teach Why are they favorites What do you like about them I love all my courses even if for different reasons Some of my students who take Bib Lit Introduction to Biblical Literature aren t excited about the class And then as the semester unfolds their body postures change their eyes get bigger the questions come pouring forth They see something they ve never seen before They lean in on the discussions and interrupt each other They care because the Story God s story has something they need And every semester I have the privilege of watching that happen

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/faculty/profile/michele-hershberger/ (2016-02-13)
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    Student Success Education A A Hesston College B A Doane College Crete Neb M A Doane College Personal Statement I teach at Hesston College because I am drawn to this close knit community where relationships are highly valued and the emphasis is on teaching all students Courses Taught Engl 125 College Writing I SCS 101 First Year Experience In Addition What about teaching energizes you I love finding a new angle on a subject and figuring out how to make a topic interesting and engaging I enjoy the connections I get to make with students as they increase their knowledge hone new skills and wrestle with difficult ideas It s such a reward to see the small successes that lead to the big payoff at the end How has your background and educational experience shaped you as a teacher Although I didn t originally think I would pursue a career in education I discovered a passion for teaching while working at an elementary school during my time in Mennonite Voluntary Service I taught English and language arts at a middle school in Lincoln Neb for eight years and completed a graduate degree in education and an endorsement in English as a second language to equip me to teach and motivate struggling learners In addition to this I had the privilege of being a supervising teacher for student teachers and practicum students I also worked with a team of teachers and administrators to create and implement an extended day program EdVenture Academy targeting struggling students I m thrilled that the next phase of my teaching career is at Hesston College What are your favorite courses to teach I really enjoy teaching writing For writing to be meaningful students must feel like they have something to say and I am blessed with

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/faculty/profile/heidi-hochstetler/ (2016-02-13)
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    Softball Tennis m Tennis w Volleyball Athletic Training Services About News Presidential Search Mission Vision Values Sustainability Dyck Arboretum Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Consumer Information Accreditation Governance Employment Bookstore Employee Directory Home Academics Faculty Heather Hosford Heather Hosford Nursing faculty Email heather hosford hesston edu Phone 620 327 8258 Office Smith Center Affiliated Departments or Programs Nursing Education A A Hesston College 2000 B S N Wichita State University 2008 M S N Fort Hays State University 2014 In Addition What draws you to the field of nursing I can t remember ever considering any other profession than nursing as I was growing up Providing holistic care to patients and their families bestows a sense of respect and purpose that is invaluable to life What about clinical instructing energizes you It is an honor to observe students enthusiasm and passion for nursing as they begin to care for patients in the clinical setting Related Links Nursing Employees Faculty Academics Deciding Students Departments Programs Art Aviation Bible and Ministry Biology Business and Computer Information Technology Chemistry Communications Disaster Management Education English History Mathematics Music Nursing Physical Education Physics Social Sciences Spanish Theatre Faculty Mary Miller Library Career Information Mary Miller Library

    Original URL path: http://www.hesston.edu/academics/faculty/profile/heather-hosford/ (2016-02-13)
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