The show must go on. Despite school cancellations and weather delays, nine schools attended Sterling College’s Theatre Workshop Day on March 3. Over 100 students participated in the day that included morning workshops and a matinee performance of “The Glass Menagerie.”
When Jared Brown ’11 came to Sterling College to study athletic training, he had no idea where his major would lead him. Brown, who currently works at PT Plus Physical Therapy in Andover, Kan., just finished a month-long job working as an athletic trainer for the Harlem Globetrotters.
Sterling College seniors Heather Shaw of Sterling, Kan., and Kadi Smith of Julesburg, Colo., were named as the spring 2014 Teachers of Promise. Each semester, two candidates who are clinical teaching the following semester are recognized by Sterling College and the Kansas State Department of Education for their exemplary character, dedication and achievement.
The Sterling College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda has been hard at work to raise money for this year’s national competition in Nashville, Tenn. To raise funds, they have created and designed a custom deck of playing cards that feature photos of former Sterling College presidents, athletic teams, academic departments, buildings and campus clubs.
The public will get its first chance to enjoy the new Culbertson Auditorium renovations at the Sterling College theatre department’s performance of “The Glass Menagerie.” The play, directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Matthew Winning, opens Thursday, Feb. 27, and runs through March 1. The box office will open on show nights at 7 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Despite the loss of many seniors last year, the Sterling College debate team continues to surprise the competition by regularly advancing past larger, more seasoned teams. Junior Brandon Hoesli of Salina, Kan., has led the team with numerous bids to the final rounds of both Lincoln-Douglas debate and Parliamentary debate.
The Black History Month Convocation at Sterling College has featured many examples of present-day leaders, and Dr. Bernard Franklin is no exception. Franklin is the president at Junior Achievement of Middle America, special assistant to the vice president for student life at Kansas State University, and president and chief imagineering associate at the Center for Imagineering Leadership.
The midnight deadline is looming, and the Sterling College Office of Financial Aid is ready to help. This year’s Kansas state deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is April 1, 2014, at midnight, and some state and federal aid operates on a first-come, first-served basis. To help area students get in the front of the line, Sterling College is hosting FAFSA night on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6-9 p.m.