Sterling College’s enrollment for the 2013-2014 academic year reached the third highest enrollment in the College’s history. With a large class of first-time freshmen and the largest group of fully-admitted students, Sterling College’s headcount totals 690 students.
The Sterling College choir has been working hard to prepare for the 4th annual Composer Festival which will take place Oct. 3–4, and will conclude with a concert on Oct. 4, held at the Sterling United Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. This year’s festival will feature the works of composer Craig Courtney.
Sterling College was named to the U.S. News & World Report ranking for Best Regional Colleges – Midwest. Based on undergraduate peer assessment, retention, graduation rate, class size, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving, Sterling was ranked 61st.
Governor Sam Brownback declared September 16-22, 2013, to be Kansas Private College Week, celebrating the valuable work of Kansas’ private colleges. Sterling College is using this opportunity to inform its students, alumni and friends of the College on the importance of private colleges in the state of Kansas through their website and social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
Wichita artist Adam Anderson will exhibit his artwork in the Sterling College Art and Media Center gallery Sept. 19 – Oct. 10. The exhibit of graphic design work will open with a reception with Anderson on Sept. 19 from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
On Friday, Sept. 13, the Sterling College Student Government Association will be hosting their annual blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross. This event will be located in the lobby of Evans Hall and will last from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Members of the community are invited to donate blood or help by handing out snacks and signing in participants.
Senior theatre majors Shiloh Duff and Travis Norton will be displaying their talents in the upcoming show “Harvey.” “Harvey,” written by Mary Chase, will be performed Sept. 13-14, in Culbertson Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets for this family-friendly comedy will cost $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The box office will open on show nights beginning at 7 p.m.
Parents and students across the country look to The Princeton Review for ratings and information on the best colleges and universities in the United States. For the second year in a row, they will find Sterling College on The Princeton Review’s list under the “Best in the Midwest.”