Robert Krause, a junior at Sterling College, and Jamie Gustus and Edward Streckfus, both sophomores at Sterling College, have been selected to receive UPS Scholarships. Krause is the son of Melinda Krause of Windom, Kansas. Gustus is the daughter of Amanda Butts and Dallas Gustus of Lyons, Kansas. Streckfus is the son of Ed and Sandra Streckfus of Lakin, Kansas.
"These games are the reason we coach," remarked Head Coach Andy Lambert in a post game interview. "This was just great back and forth battle and the kind of excitement you hope to have in college football."
Scott Carter has been appointed Director of Advancement at Sterling College. Carter is a 1983 graduate of Wichita Southeast High School and a 1988 graduate of Sterling.
Changes in the Advancement Department brought about the need for a team leader who was familiar with both the College and the community. “I’m thrilled to be back at Sterling College during this time of transition,” Carter comments. Carter’s ties with the community are also deep, and he maintains connections with family who live in Sterling and its surrounding areas.
Christmas Rejoice! A Musical Event” will be held Sunday, December 7, at 3:00 p.m., in Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus. The concert will feature performances by a variety of Sterling College music ensembles, including the Saxophone Ensemble, Sterling Lasses, Jazz Band, Highland Singers, Flute Choir, Men’s Quartet, Concert Choir and the Concert Band.
On December 15, 2008, while fellow classmates are setting out for family Christmas celebrations, nine Sterling College students will travel to the Middle East, not only missing Christmas Day with families but also their entire inter-term break. The team will return on January 6, 2009, after spending three weeks on a medical missions trip.
Sterling College was selected by the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a 2007-2008 NAIA Champions of Character Institution because of its commitment to the use of sports as a character-building tool. In the past year Sterling College football and basketball players read to students in Sterling Grade School; the soccer teams visited with residents in the local nursing home; softball players worked with the mentoring network YouthFriends; and the men’s basketball team held free clinics for children in Sterling, Hutchinson, and Ellsworth.
The words “field trip” make most people think of elementary or perhaps high school students, but Sterling College professors have taken students on several field trips this fall—or have brought the “field trip” to Sterling.
Despite full class loads and “loads” of other responsibilities, the faculty of Sterling College manage to publish articles, speak at conventions, display art, and be involved in their communities. While these endeavors take time and energy, they greatly enhance professors’ professional connections, academic growth, and, ultimately, their teaching.
“I thought about reading to schoolchildren for my senior seminar project, or working with athletic camps or serving at the food bank, but my heart just wasn’t in any of those things.” Lazerrick Young, senior psychology major, shared this with his fellow students during Sterling College’s chapel on December 3, 2008. “Instead I had this desire to help a family in Sterling, a family in need, by providing them with food, clothes, and toys.”
Sometime during December, Sterling College will receive a check for $50.42—it sounds like the donation of someone counting pennies this Christmas season, doesn’t it? The truth is far from that. The $50.42 is the revenue generated by the search engine, GoodSearch.com, and the online shopping mall, GoodShop.com, and the donation didn’t cost supporters of Sterling College a single penny.