On Friday, Oct. 22, Sterling College will host Fred F. Berry Jr., chairman of Berry Companies, Inc., as its 2010 Oscar Schmidt Convocation speaker. The event will be held at Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Though self-proclaimed "loner" artists such as Degas, Gauguin, Monet, and Van Gogh-to name only a few-felt that solitude was necessary to produce art, Sterling College Associate Professor of Art David Harmon and artist Susan Harmon would agree more with French writer Honore de Balzac, who said, "Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine." Actually, David and Susan Harmon say that living and working with a fellow artist does more than protect their sanity; it has great benefits for the art they create. "We work separately, but we critique one another's work in a very open way. We are strong, independent artists in our own right, but we really value one another's opinions," said David Harmon.
Sterling College's Homecoming musical, Pirates of Penzance, will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 7-9, at 8 p.m. in Culbertson Auditorium. Tickets are available through the Sterling College box office and can be reserved by calling 620-278-4279. Box Office hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. October 4-8 and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. October 7-9. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students/children/seniors 65 and over. Reservations not paid for by 7:50 p.m. on the night of the reservation will be subject to release for general sale.
It was the first day of Sterling College senior Lauren Cox's 2010 summer internship at Oxford. The dons ("professors" in the U.S.), in full regalia, addressed the nervous students. "Welcome to Oxford," said one, "where your best is never good enough."
Sterling College Assistant Professor of Physics and Physical Chemistry Dr. Johnson Agbo earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics, took master's-level classes in mathematics and then completed his doctorate...in chemical physics.
School districts in mid and central Kansas may want to buy more paper and art
supplies after last week's Santa Fe Children's Literature Festival at
Sterling College. "Practice, practice, practice," was the message from
both children's author/illustrator Janet Stevens and young adult author
Hilari Bell, and many students left the College inspired by their advice.
For the past decade Erin Cureton’s life has been closely connected with Sterling College. She and her older sister both earned degrees at SC, and Cureton served as a resident director for a year following her graduation. She and her sister married SC alumni. Their father, Mark Clark, became an assistant professor of music at the College, and the following year—last year, 2009—Cureton’s husband, Luke, accepted the position of head golf coach.