The Sterling College Art and Design Department has two students graduating this semester, James Harmon and Bonnie Windle. Their senior exhibition opens May 2 and runs through May 15, with the reception on Thursday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The town of Sterling will be buzzing early on the morning of Saturday, May 1, as more than 150 Sterling College students and community members get ready to "Love Sterling" through working on projects all over the town.
This is a good story for everyone involved," said Sterling College Director of Athletic Training Pete Manely. It's good for SC graduate Kim Elwood '05, who will leave her position as assistant athletic trainer at Sterling College this summer to pursue her master's in athletic training at the University of Oklahoma. It's also good for SC alumnus Jason Coles '09, who just finished his master's at Ohio University and will take Elwood's position. "And it's good for the Sterling College Athletic Training Program," said Manely.
From Ozark, Mo., to Broken Arrow, Okla., the Sterling College Jazz Band will be making a joyful noise May 1-4 during their spring tour. The Jazz Band will perform at churches, schools and retirement homes, with a program that includes popular numbers as well as hymn arrangements of "All Creatures of Our God and King," "Trust and Obey," and "Standing on the Promises."
Sterling College Athletic Director Andy Lambert announces today the hiring of John Harding as head volleyball coach for the Lady Warriors.
Harding comes to Sterling College from Cordova High School in Cordova, Alaska, where he has led the Wolverines for nine seasons. Under his leadership the team went to the Alaska State Championships eight times; finishing as champions in 2005, 2006, 2007, runner-up in 2002, 2003, 2004 and third place in 2008.
The Reverend Dr. Michael Andrus, lead pastor of First Evangelical Free Church of Wichita, will speak at Sterling College's Baccalaureate service on Friday, May 14, at 7:30 in Culbertson Auditorium. His message is titled "The Other Parable of the Two Sons."
Sterling College alumnus Dr. Joe McFarland will speak at the College's 118th Commencement ceremonies at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, on Cooper Hall-East Lawn at the Sterling College campus. He will address the 123 graduating seniors and their families and friends with a speech titled "Gambatte."
Ideally, senior projects should reflect the full range of a student's education. In Sterling College senior Matt Ehresman's case, that should have been nearly impossible. "I created my own major," he said, "graphic communications. I minored in youth ministry and I also took some business and music classes-I thought they might be useful."
Sterling College recognized scholarship winners and other outstanding students during the annual Awards Convocation held April 30th at 11:00 am in Culbertson Auditorium.
Students recognized for individual scholarships were:
Aleta J. Matthews Endowed Scholarship: Lauren Cox, Whitney Dautel, Paul Brecht
Bill Thayer Memorial Scholarship in Theatre: Marcus Mull, Lauren White
Bill Thayer Memorial Scholarship in Business: Laura Allen
Castrodalel Family Endowed Scholarship: Christina Cheyney