When Friends University head football coach Monty Lewis told the press on media day that they would “…run the ball,” he left out a key piece of information… that they would win with the pass, which is what they did Saturday night in Sterling, KS in front of a capacity crowd at the newly renovated Smisor Stadium, besting the Warriors 33-7.
The 7th annual Santa Fe Trail: Children’s Literature Festival will be held at Sterling College on Thursday, September 18. Jane Kurtz, quoted by School Library Journal as “a superb storyteller,” and Alane Ferguson, nominated for four Edgar Allan Poe “Best Mystery” novels, will be the featured authors.
Why would KCAC football be any different than the rest of the nation in a week where the nation’s top 25 teams took beatings at the hand of their underdog opponents. So be it with Saturday’s match-up where the #13 ranked Bethel College Threshers (2-0) took there first loss at the hands of the Warriors 24-3.
Latecomers to the Santa Fe Children’s Lit Festival were not a disruption; they were unnoticed. The students attending were already too engaged in what authors Alane Ferguson and Jane Kurtz were sharing.
It’s a record-breaking year for Sterling College. A total of 654 students have enrolled at Sterling College this fall making this the largest enrollment in the College’s 121 year history. Sterling has 30 more students than the second highest recorded enrollment the fall of 1968.
Another first for Sterling College happened last week – the first “Department of the Year” award. Sterling College Art & Design chair William Morse accepted the first "Department of the Year" award in a faculty reception last week. The new award is designed to recognize outstanding achievements in recruitment and retention along with improvements in an academic program. The award comes with a $1000 gift for the department.
Sterling College senior Derrick Sullivan has been named this weeks NAIA and the Victory Sports Network Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Sterling’s 24-3 upset win over #13 Bethel College this past Saturday.
Following a season in which the Sterling College debate team was ranked in the top 25 in the nation, this fall the team has picked up right where they left off by winning each division of the second annual “Debates on a Plain” Tournament, held at Barton College. Amassing an overall record of 20-1, the team easily captured the overall team sweepstakes and was named the championship team in both the varsity and novice divisions. The “Debates on a Plain” Tournament was one of the largest tournaments in Kansas this fall, hosting more than twenty competing teams.
Sterling College will host its homecoming Thursday through Saturday, October 16-18. This homecoming marks the first annual “Run with the Warriors” 5K. Festivities also include three productions of the musical Fiddler on the Roof, soccer and football games, the dedication of the new Douglas Residences, Homecoming Hangout, the Pancake/Sausage Feed at the United Presbyterian Church, and the Homecoming Parade through downtown Sterling. For more information, contact Sterling’s Alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (620)278-4228.