On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, Sterling College will be hosting the Phi Beta Lambda Fall State Leadership Conference. PBL is the collegiate subdivision of Future Business Leaders of America, and Sterling College has been a member of this organization since 2011.
The final group of students, faculty and staff from Sterling College returned to the United States on June 11, coming back from nine locations from around the world. The teams learned about the other cultures and participated in service projects including working with local churches, teaching in schools, giving out school supplies, preparing meals for distribution and many other tasks.
The semester is finished, but over 60 students, faculty and staff are still on campus at Sterling College preparing to leave on mission trips to nine countries. The teams began leaving May 20 and arrive back in the United States by June 5.
On Friday, April 26, student-produced cinema took the screen at the second annual Sterling College Film Festival held in Culbertson Auditorium. The Festival was organized into five genres including twisted trailer, mood piece, mockumentary, silent short and narrative. Each submission was judged and awards were presented at the conclusion of the Festival to the best film in each category.
On Saturday, April 27, approximately 240 Sterling College students, faculty, staff and community members of all ages joined together to serve the town of Sterling, Kan., by participating in the fourth annual Love Sterling event, a town-wide day of service. Overall, Love Sterling was a community effort with an estimated 1,500 man hours being given over the course of the day.
Ryan Ehresman, senior at Sterling College, will direct his senior show, “Leaving Iowa,” Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, in Culbertson Auditorium, at 8 p.m. The show, written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, is a family-friendly comedy. Tickets will cost $5 and the box office will open on show nights beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
The Warriors Track and Field team traveled to Joplin, Mo., over their spring break to help with the continued clean up and rebuilding efforts from the 2011 tornado that killed 161 people and left a trail of destruction over 22 miles long.
The Sterling College Chorale leaves Thursday, March 7, for their annual choir tour titled “From the Windy State to the Windy City.” The Chorale will make eleven stops on their 2013 spring break tour through the Midwest which will continue through Thursday, March 14.
The renowned 5th century Greek tragedy “Medea” is transformed into a futuristic production for this year’s Sterling College spring play. Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Theatre Matthew Winning, the show will open Thursday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. in Culbertson Auditorium and will run through Saturday, March 2.