It was a combination of circumstances, plucky boldness, and talent that gave Sterling College student Kelly Johnson the chance to have his short film "Milk" previewed last month at a company screening of IMG, a film production company in Wichita.
Sterling College's new Executive Assistant to the President Amy Boyea has had to hit the ground running. Boyea began her job on November 30, one week before the College began its comprehensive evaluative visit from the Higher Learning Commission, the College's accrediting agency.
"It's been a fast learning curve," she said. Boyea comes to the College from Hospira, Inc., a global pharmaceutical and medication delivery company with an office in McPherson, where she served as an administrative assistant in the Human Resources Department.
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.