Using tuba, piano, trombone, voice and euphonium, Sterling College's music professors have spent their Christmas "vacation" bringing music to audiences near-Sterling, Hutchinson, McPherson, and Wichita-and far-Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia.
It's been a busier-than-usual fall at Sterling College, but that has not stopped its administration and faculty from writing, creating, and composing. Recently President Paul J. Maurer and Professors David Harmon and Dr. Brad Nix have experienced recognition for their work.
When William Morse’s three children were small, they enjoyed the graphic design characters and stories he created for them. Through the years Morse has used those same characters in animated CDs, videos, and, most recently, books. Now that Devin, Morse’s oldest child, is 23 and a gaming major in college, he wants to help his dad use the characters in a 3D game.
December 28, 2009, Sterling, Kansas—Sterling College Debate and Forensics Coach Ken Troyer has a young team this year: one senior, seven juniors, six sophomores, and six first-year students. His team is also a very local team: thirteen of its twenty members can travel home in an hour or less. However, the youth and local recruiting seem to be working to the team’s advantage: Sterling College’s top debate duo is ranked twelfth in the nation, and three team members have already qualified for the American Forensics Association National Tournament in April.
Sterling College sophomore Megan Patrick was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference "Player of the Week" after helping lead the Lady Warriors to wins over Friends University and #21 Kansas Wesleyan University last week.
Patrick, a 5'10 guard, averaged 28.5 ppg. and 4.5 rrg. in Sterling's two conference victories last week.
Sterling College named 186 students to their Dean's List following the fall semester. Criteria for the Dean's List include the completion of at least twelve graded credit hours and a semester GPA of 3.5 or better. e.Sterling students must have completed at least ten credit hours.
The following students received this honor for their hard work and dedication to learning.
Darius Alexander of Little Rock, Ark.
Brian Allen of Caldwell, Kan.
Natalie Allen of Muscatine, Iowa.*
Rae Allman of Coweta, Okla.
Do the little things and everything will fall into place!” This was the motto of the 2009 Sterling College Lady Warriors Volleyball team, and it came true. The team, and the season, “fell into place,” finishing with a 13-5 record and third place in the conference and with “Freshman of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” honors.
Sterling College education majors Adam Niedens, Kayla Stubby, and Rae Allman have learned an impressive amount about the country of China in the past week of their interterm class. Oddly enough, when these seniors are asked what they have gained from their course, China is not mentioned.
“I’m learning how much planning it takes to get ready for a lesson,” said Niedens.
“I’m learning how much time it takes students to complete tasks,” said Stubby.
Not only does e.Sterling help its students grow, it is growing itself. The online division of Sterling College reported a new record enrollment of 72 students this term, with 17 being new to the program. Though e.Sterling has continually grown since it began in 2007, this is its greatest-ever growth in new students.
Sterling College sophomore, Cathryn Wiebe, was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference "Player of the Week" after helping lead the Lady Warriors to wins over Bethel College and McPherson College last week.
Wiebe, a 6'1 forward, averaged 24.5 ppg. and 11.0 rrg. in Sterling's two conference victories last week.