On November 1, as riders at Inman Motocross prepared to race and jump at 40-70 miles per hour, twenty-two Sterling College students spaced themselves around the track. If there was an accident, the SC students had a job to do: step out onto the track and begin waving a large yellow caution flag.
On November 12 Sterling College and Hutchinson Community College announced an articulation agreement that guarantees the transfer of credits between the two institutions. Sterling College's Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Troy Peters and HCC President Dr. Edward Berger signed the agreement. "For transfer students, there is always the concern that some credits will not transfer," said Peters. "This agreement takes away that concern."
On Sunday, December 6, at 3:30 p.m. in Upper Wilson Hall, the Sterling College music department will present "Celebrate Christmas." The public is invited to kick off the holiday season with music performed by the Sterling College concert band, concert choir, and the Sterling chorale.
Dr. Paul J. Maurer, Sterling College president, and Andrew Tash and Ken Troyer, both assistant professors in the communications department, have spoken at formal occasions recently, and Dr. Brad Nix, chair of the music department, has had another composition accepted for publication.
Sterling College senior Megan Derowitsch of Belleville, Kan., has her senior exhibition displayed in the Art and Design Center from now through December 10. The exhibition is free and open to the public and features pottery, photography, paintings, etc. The Art and Design Center is located on the corner of 8th and Washington Streets in Sterling. The Art Center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Psychology tastes so good!" This was the reaction of the Sterling Academy students after they acted as guinea pigs for Sterling College's general psychology class. Why did they respond that way? The College students gave them treats and candy to thank them for being such willing test subjects.
"It was inspiring to know there are organizations and people who are doing things-so often the news is only negative," said Jaclyn Coxwell, a senior at Sterling College, after meeting with representatives from World Vision, a Christian organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. It is one of the largest relief organizations in the world.
This experience made me realize I take a lot for granted. It has made me more thankful for what I have in my life," said Tori Swenson of Yoder, Kan.
"My perspectives of the poor changed, and I realized it is the little things that really help," said Vance Stegman of Lyons, Kan.