The collegiate debate and forensics season began with Sterling College winning the tournament they co-hosted with Hutchinson Community College. Debates on a Plain took place Sept. 26-27 in Hutchinson with 19 in the parliamentary debate, 31 teams in the Lincoln-Douglas debate and 22 teams in the forensics tournament.
Music will fill Culbertson Auditorium Oct. 9-11 as Sterling College students and community members unite to produce “Jane Eyre,” a musical based on Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel. The show will open at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Seating is reserved and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors. The box office will be open starting Monday, Oct. 6, from 1-5 p.m. for reservations by phone at 620-278-4265.
The official enrollment numbers are in, and Sterling College has reported a 10 percent increase in enrollment over the last two years. With a total head count of 718, Sterling College’s enrollment displaces last year’s count as the third highest in school history and trails second place by only four students.
The new criminal justice program at Sterling College will host Ray Roberts, Kansas Secretary of Corrections, on Oct. 2, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall on the campus of Sterling College. Roberts will discuss the current state of corrections in Kansas as well as answer questions in a town hall meeting. The event will bring together law enforcement from Rice and surrounding counties, students from the College, and other community guests. The event is free and open to the public.
One week earlier than in years past, Sterling College will host alumni and guests Oct. 9-11 for Homecoming 2014. This year will include musical “Jane Eyre,” the return of the petting zoo to Homecoming Hangout, alumni reunions and sporting events by fall athletic teams.