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.
Sterling College is pleased to announce Jack DeBoer as the speaker for the Student Leadership Success Convocation on Friday, February 26, at 10 a.m. in Upper Wilson Hall on the SC campus.
“The Leadership Success Program is an initiative led by the SGA (Student Government Association) that aims to provide leadership training for students,” said SGA President Matt Ehresman. “We are honored to have Mr. DeBoer as a speaker, and we are thankful for President Maurer’s help in bringing this successful businessman to speak on campus.”
Edward Wade, an artist and church pastor, will be on the Sterling College campus Monday, February 21, and Tuesday, February 22. He will speak about the connection between his faith and art on Monday at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 1:10 p.m. His exhibition reception will be the same day, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. He will hold a painting workshop on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. and a drawing workshop at 1:10 p.m. All events will take place at the Sterling College Art and Design Center and are free and open to the public.
Ireland Sutton, age seven, learned that if she put her thumb over the end of the plastic drinking straw, she really could jab it through a potato in one thrust. It's possible, explained one of Sterling College's biology majors, because of the captured air pressure built up in the straw. The SC biology majors spent the afternoon of February 13 at the Kansas Kids' Museum in Hutchinson teaching kids all sorts of science like this-and all through the use of potatoes.