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Sterling College Alumnus Phillip Rogers Provides Funds for Physics Equipment | September 1, 2010

When Assistant Professor Dr. Johnson Agbo came to Sterling College, he quickly put in a new equipment request. “I had to do a lot of improvisation to teach that first year,” he said.

When alumnus Phillip Rogers contacted a Sterling College administrator and said that he would like to make a donation earmarked for classroom equipment, his offer and Agbo’s need met.

Sterling College Alumnus Dr. Dan Fahrenholtz Named Colorado Academy of Family Physicians 2010 Teacher of the Year | September 1, 2010

More than 40 years later, Dr. Dan Fahrenholtz can tell stories about his time at Sterling College. He can list the professors and fellow students who had profound impact on him, and he can name the SC singing group he toured with in the summers.

Sterling College Welcomes New Students during Orientation | August 25, 2010
New Student Orientation

It looked like just fun and games on Sunday night as the new Sterling College students passed a ring-shaped candy from one person to the next using only their teeth and a toothpick and then tied their legs together to compete in the “team-legged” race. However, they were actually increasing their chances to have a successful college experience. “Students who are involved and who have friends on campus are more likely to stay in college and earn a degree,” said Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Shawn Reed as he spoke to the students on Saturday. “National statistics say that most of you will not finish college, but that’s not the case at Sterling. We want each and every one of you to succeed.”

Sterling College Teacher Education Program Chair Dr. Gladys Ritterhouse Appointed to Chicago Center’s Council of Advisors | August 25, 2010

This past spring Sterling College’s Teacher Education Program Chair Dr. Gladys Ritterhouse travelled to Chicago’s West Side. She toured several neighborhoods there, visited a homeless shelter and had lunch in a restaurant serving soul food. These are not traditional tourist spots in Chicago, but Dr. Ritterhouse was not on vacation. She was attending the first-ever Council of Advisors for the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture, an organization that Sterling College has partnered with for nearly a decade.

Sterling College Named “A Best in the Midwest” College by the Princeton Review | August 18, 2010

When high school seniors and their parents search the Princeton Review's 2011 Best Colleges list, they will find Sterling College, Sterling, Kan., recommended as one of the "bests" in the Midwest region. These "regional bests" constitute only 25% of the nation's four-year colleges-"a select group, indeed."

Sterling College Associate Professor of Art David Harmon to Present at NYC Liberal Arts Conference | August 18, 2010
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Sterling College Associate Professor of Art David Harmon will present a paper at the 24thannual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists presented by the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The conference's mission is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the role of the liberal arts in the education of artists.

Sterling College Hires Sarah Contrucci for New Web Marketing Manager Position | August 18, 2010
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Sterling College Director of Marketing Communication Karin Swihart is very excited about both the new position at the College: web marketing manager, and the person filling it: Sarah Contrucci. "Our office will be so much more productive this year," Swihart said. "Sarah will not only be able to ‘manage' our Web site, but her background in marketing and art-and her strong creative skills-will also enable her to be innovative in using the Web, e-mail, online advertising and social media to advertise the College. I am praising the Lord for leading her to us."

Sterling College Art Professor William Morse Has Three Works of Art Accepted in Juried Exhibition | August 11, 2010

There were two major requirements for art submitted to the Faith as Art: Art as Faith exhibition at Olivet Nazarene University: the artist had to follow the Christian faith and the art had to be digital. Sterling College Art Department Chair William Morse fits the first requirement, and he does quite a bit of work with digital compositions. Three of his submissions were accepted to the national juried exhibit, which runs from September 28 through October 25 in the Brandenburg Gallery at the Larsen Fine Art Center in Bourbonnais, Ill.

Sterling Teacher Education Program Hires Two Professors | August 11, 2010
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Dr. Gladys Ritterhouse, chair of Sterling College's Teacher Education Program (STEP), says that new professors Dr. Marielena Righettini and Assistant Professor Debra Millikan are "answers to a lot of prayer, STEP's summer miracle." She is referring to the fact that both Righettini and Millikan, though hired just this summer, are both professionally and missionally excellent fits for the College and the STEP program.