On December 10th and 12th , 2008, kindergarten students at Sterling Academy, a public charter school located on the Sterling College campus, listened to stories about an alligator that learns sportsmanship, a little girl who is inspired by art to discover her creativity, a boy who wins a trip to Brazil and begins to respect the geography and culture of other countries, and a sister and brother who help the local baker frost a lemon cake and learn about his homeland Italy while they work.
The worship at the Sterling College chapel on December 10, 2008, didn’t involve singing or Scripture reading or a planned performance. It didn’t even involve words. Instead, the Enacted Prayer team at Sterling shared their ministry with the rest of the student body, presenting prayer in a new and unique way.
Sterling College women’s basketball coach, Lonnie Kruse, is just one win shy of reaching the 600 victory mark at his alma mater.
Kruse, in his 28th year at Sterling, has led the Lady Warriors to a 16-3 start this season and a current #7 national ranking in NAIA Division II.
STERLING, Kans., -- Sterling College head women’s basketball coach Lonnie Kruse reached the 600th win of his career Saturday night when the Lady Warriors downed Bethel College 100-55 in North Newton, KS.
Sterling left little to doubt Saturday night as they shot 57% from the field and 58% from behind the three point arc in their lopsided win over the Threshers. Sterling was led in scoring by freshman Megan Patrick with 18 points, while senior Ashley Kraft added 15.
STERLING, Kans., --Sterling College will be honoring Head Coach Lonnie Kruse Saturday night January 31st. Kruse recently won his 600th career game over Bethel College and became the fifth coach in NAIA women’s basketball history to collect 600 wins.
Sterling will honor Kruse at halftime of the men’s game this Saturday versus Ottawa University. The women’s game will tip off at 5:00pm with the men following at approximately 7:00pm. Many former SC women’s basketball players and special guests are expected to be in attendance.
Sterling College senior Jonathan Woods was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference “Player of the Week” after helping lead the Warriors to big wins over Kansas Wesleyan University and Ottawa University last week.
Woods, a 6’10 center, averaged 14.0 ppg. and 13.5 rrg. in Sterling’s two conference victories last week.
Sterling College will be hosting two receptions this week to introduce new President Dr. Paul Maurer to the surrounding communities.
The first reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 5 after the lady warrior’s home basketball game through halftime of the men’s game (7:30 to 9:00 pm) in the Gleason Center classroom. The second reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 6 at 9 to 11 am in Heritage Hall on the Sterling College campus.
Sterling College graduated 21 students this past December.
The graduates, their hometowns, degrees and graduation honors are listed below:
Nathan Baker, Lincoln, California, Bachelor’s in Exercise Science in Education
Jorge Bueso, Bachelor’s in International Business, Cum Laude
Nolan Cox, Weslan, Kansas, Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude
Elizabeth Coombs, Wichita, Kansas, Bachelor’s in Education, Summa Cum Laude
Sterling College has released its Dean's List for the Fall 2008 semester. Criteria for the Dean’s Lists include the completion of at least twelve graded credit hours and a cumulative and semester GPA of 3.5 or better. The following 146 students were named to the list.
Jeffery Baker, a senior, of Sparks, Nevada
Tyler Ball, a sophomore, of Great Bend, KS
Ashley Barnes, a freshman, of Colby, Kansas
Rebekah Bell, a freshman, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Brian Boarman, a sophomore, of Lansing, Kansas