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.
Sterling College announced it has completed a multifaceted 5-year enhancement effort made possible by a $1,754,675 U.S. Department of Education "Strengthening Institutions" development grant.
The grant funding, provided in annual amounts between 2004 and 2009, allowed Sterling College to institute a variety of upgrades and enhancements, including new campus technology, curriculum enhancements, faculty and staff professional development, student support resources, endowment enrichment and academic collaborations.
The Sterling College Theatre Department presents Cocktails with Mimi at 8:00 p.m. on February 5 and 6, in Culbertson Auditorium on the SC campus.
Mimi Ralston, a rich socialite played by Kaedra Dixson of Atwood, Kan., is hosting a party to honor the stuffy parents of her daughter’s fiancé, and hires a waiter to insult them by spilling soup on the Calthorpes.
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.