There is a big difference between hearing Placido Domingo sing live rather than through a recording. The Sterling College students who took musical theatre for their January interterm class had that opportunity-and many others-when they spent a week in New York City. "The students returned with an increased appreciation for the skills needed to be a professional in the theatre and for the great ‘machine' for musical theatre that is New York City," said Theatre Department Chair Gordon Kling.
As part of a renewed commitment to the Champions of Character program, sponsored by the NAIA, the KCAC has recognized six Sterling College, fall sport, student-athletes for their commitment to the five Champions of Character core values. These core values are Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Sportsmanship, and Servant Leadership. The awards were given out on Saturday at half-time of the men's basketball game.
For the second year in a row, two Sterling College education graduates have received the Horizon Award, given by the Kansas State Department of Education to recognize exemplary first-year educators. Alex Underwood ’08, a music teacher at Russell High School, and Taylor Harrison ‘07, a physical education teacher at Valley Center Middle School, are the fourth and fifth Sterling College graduates to receive the Horizon Award, a prestigious honor that is given to only 31 first-year teachers each spring.
When Sterling College’s production of “Cocktails with Mimi” opens this weekend, Stuart Parman’s role in it—though a sizeable one—will not be his greatest contribution to the show. Though he enjoys acting, his passion is set design, and the set of “Cocktails with Mimi” reflects that. For Parman, set design is an art, “a way for me to express my vision.” It has been part of his entire Sterling College experience—and he hopes it is part of his future as well.
Sterling College alumnus Jim Brackensick and his wife Cindy recently made a $50,000 donation to Sterling College. The funds will be used for the general scholarship fund, the stadium renovation project, and four named student scholarships.
Dr. Colin Bailey and his wife Joan Bailey have committed an irrevocable “legacy gift” in the amount of $1,000,000 to fund an Endowed Chair of Theatre at Sterling College. The endowed chair will bear the names of Gordon Kling and Diane DeFranco-Kling, who have taught in the College’s theatre department for a combined 81 years of service.
Sterling College is pleased to announce that the speaker for the annual Black History Month Convocation is Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer. The convocation will take place on Friday, February 19 at 10 a.m. in Culbertson Auditorium on the SC campus.
Big Bird, monkeys, piglets, gargoyles, and the Virgin Mary-the subjects of Jeremie Riggleman's art are very eclectic, and his photographs of them are on display at the Sterling College Art Center. His solo exhibition, which came about through his connections with Sterling College Art Professor David Harmon, features photographs of lawn ornaments.
After studying the British, French and German soldiers of World War I for more than ten years and writing nearly 400 pages on the topic, Sterling College Assistant Professor Chad Gaudet has earned his Ph.D. in history from Bowling Green State University. The degree, however, which was made official in December and announced last week, only confirms the desire that made him pursue a doctorate in the first place: Dr. Chad Gaudet loves to learn.
This spring the Sterling College math department is offering a game theory class as part of its “Special Topics” series. According to Assistant Professor of Mathematics Daniel Callahan, who is teaching the course, this is unusual. “All three of the ‘Special Topics’ courses we are offering are not usually available at smaller schools. In order to take a game theory class, a student might have to attend K-State or leave the Midwest altogether,” said Callahan.