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.
With a 1-0 victory over No. 2 Oklahoma City, No. 15 Sterling (Kan.) will make its first ever trip to the NAIA World Series. Sterling can now add the title NAIA Oklahoma City Opening Round Champion to the titles of Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Co-Champion and KCAC Tournament Champion.
Dr. Brad Nix, associate professor of music, and Ryan Gage, visiting vocalist, will perform a joint recital on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Sterling United Presbyterian Church. Gage is the minister of worship and arts at the Hutchinson First Church of the Nazarene in Hutchinson, Kan. The free recital is open to the public with a reception to follow.
Joel Wood, pastor at the Sterling Reformed Presbyterian Church in Sterling, Kan., will be the speaker for the 2013 Sterling College Baccalaureate Ceremony. His speech is titled “The Word and the Rest of Your Life.” The service will take place on Friday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus. A reception will follow on the south side of Spencer Hall.
The Sterling College Department of Art and Design is adding a concentration in photography, available to students beginning in the fall semester of 2013. The new concentration focuses primarily on digital photography, but print photography will also be taught during the course work.
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.
Amanda Xydis, senior at Sterling College, will perform her senior recital at the Sterling United Presbyterian Church on Friday, May 10. The vocal recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately 50 minutes. The public is invited to attend this free event.