More than 20 local businesses and organizations have contributed funds to bring Kathy Kosins, critically and nationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, composer and artist, to Sterling for a concert on Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus.
The Sweet and Sour 5K Run on April 17 may not get its participants any closer to the Great Wall, but it will help Sterling College’s China team get there. Proceeds from the race will go to support the China team’s trip to Beijing from May 24 to June 7.
Sterling College is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Gregory P. Kerr as its vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Kerr comes to Sterling from Bluefield College in Bluefield, Va., where he has served as the chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics and as interim vice president for academic affairs. He will assume duties at Sterling on July 1.
Sterling College Athletic Director Andy Lambert announced today that Jenny Ellis has resigned from her position as Head Volleyball Coach at Sterling College effective March 31, 2010.
"We are thankful for Jenny and the work she has done with our Volleyball program," said Lambert.
Ellis served as the head volleyball coach of the Lady Warriors for one season. Under her leadership the team finished third in the KCAC conference with a 20-11 record.
According to Lambert, a search will begin immediately to find a replacement for Ellis.
Dr. Craig Smith, chair of the Theology and Ministry Department at Sterling College, continues to explore a Scriptural passage, Matthew 5:43-48, that has been of particular interest to him since he wrote "At the Cross: At the Crossroads," published in 2006 with OMF Lit. He has recently written "Loving Our Enemies: A Divine Task," a shorter piece which is also based on the Matthew 5 passage. This article will appear in the September/October issue of "Preaching" and is one of four articles by Dr. Smith that will be published this year.
Eighty artists entered nearly 200 pieces for consideration for the 36th annual Prairie Art Exhibition, what Juror Claudia True calls “a true cultural gem in central Kansas.” True chose 126 pieces, representing 61 artists, to be included in the exhibition. “Sterling should be proud to offer this quality and variety of art to its community,” said True.
Sterling College debate team member David Bowers of Hutchinson was unanimously elected as the District 6 Representative to the National Parliamentary Debate Association. Bowers said he is “thrilled to be in such a position—it’s yet another opportunity for the Sterling College debate team to leave its mark on debate.”
Sundays are not usually days of quiet rest for the Sterling College Forensics and Debate Team, and March 28 was no exception. Five members of the squad spent that Sunday at the 28th annual Novice National Tournament at Hutchinson Community College with the goal of creating some real noise about the Sterling program. They were successful; the five members finished the day with one national championship, six final round individual finishes and a second-place team finish.