Sunday, October 09, 2011

Stephen Beachy San Fancisco Author "boneyard"

Stephen Beachy examines an Amish School Shooting. He describes his new novel as "collaborative." The exact number of collaborators is uncertain, but Beachy will be the first to tell you that one of them is Jake Yoder, a disturbed Amish boy whose fiction is precocious, whose facts don't always check out, and whose name isn't really Jake Yoder. Click here to read the complete article in the SF Weekly By Jonathan Kiefer Wednesday Oct 5, 2011

Laban Peachey College President 1968-1980

Former Hesston College President Laban Peachey (1968-80) and President Howard Keim pose with the Hesston College airplane named in honor of President Peachey during Homecoming Weekend 2011. Peachey was President when the aviation program was launched in 1970 and was a major advocate of the program from its inception. But the plan for aviation seemed unprecedented. How could a small Christian college support an Aviation program? “We had no planes and no facilities; just a lot of interest and enthusiastic students,” said Peachey. During its first year of existence, the program leased an airplane from the Moundridge (Kan.) Flying Club, used the McPherson (Kan.) airport as its base and offered two courses – one ground training course and one flight training course. Director of Aviation Dan Miller, a 1978 graduate of Hesston’s program and Director since 1999, said fall 2011 enrollment boasts 45 students in the aviation program, including 12 studying Air Traffic Control, which was introduced at Hesston in 2009 and in 2010 became one of 36 colleges across the country and the only Kansas college to gain FAA approval. Click here to read the cpmplete artical in the Heston College News and Sports by Rachel Schlegel October 3, 2011