Fans at Warrior Fest noticed several upgrades to the Warrior athletic facilities over the summer, most notably to Smisor Stadium. The moment they entered the field from the south entrance, they noticed the new state-of-the-art scoreboard on the south side of the football field. The new scoreboard features an LED display and a video screen for graphics and announcements, allowing fans to see information and statistics during athletic events.
Each fall, colleges and universities across the country anxiously await The Princeton Review’s list of Best Colleges. Successfully completing their hat trick, Sterling College was named to the Best Regional Colleges – Midwestern list for 2015.
Professor Emeritus of British Literature Dr. Craig Arlen Gannon, 75, of McPherson, Kan., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. Gannon taught British literature and the honors section of freshman composition for many years. He and his wife, Judi, also took students to England for a Literary London course where students visited historical landmarks such as Shakespeare’s birthplace, C.S. Lewis’ writing desk and Jane Austen’s home.
Sterling College’s Former Interim President Dr. Albert Anderson passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, after a brief illness. Anderson was 86.
From 2003-05, Dr. Anderson served as the interim president following President Ed Johnson’s departure. Prior to his naming, Dr. Anderson served as Sterling College’s vice president for academic affairs.
Director of the nationally ranked Sterling College debate and forensics team, Ken Troyer, has co-authored a book with two of his fellow debate directors. The Sterling College assistant professor’s textbook, “Argumentation and Debate: A Strategic Perspective,” is published through Linus Publications and is now being used for fall communication classes at a handful of colleges and universities.
Finding a job can be a daunting task, and Sterling College graduates have a new place to turn for inside connections. SC began partnering with College Central Network, Inc., a job seeking network, in August, allowing employers to post jobs and internships for SC alumni and students.
Helen Henry, Mary Ver Steeg and Dennis Dutton were honored at the Kickoff Banquet on Aug. 4 for their years of service to Sterling College.
Helen Henry, assistant to the business office, began serving Sterling College under former president Dr. William M. McCreery in 1945. Through different roles on campus, Henry has served the employees and students of the College for over 45 years.
Social Media has been buzzing with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Challenge has helped raise awareness and financial support of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS.
Directed by Sterling community member Samantha Kennedy, “Beau Jest” will begin the theatre season at Sterling College on Friday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m. The romantic comedy by James Sherman will take place in Culbertson Auditorium Aug. 29 and 30 with the box office opening at 7 p.m., doors opening at 7:30 p.m., and the play beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are available on show nights and will cost $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors.
Four employees reached milestones in their careers at Sterling College and were recognized at the annual Kickoff Banquet on Monday, Aug. 4. Justin Morris ’00, Felicia Squires, Rick Winters and Lynn Valentine have each served the College for 15 years.