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.
Love Sterling? A group of Sterling College students want to answer that question with a “Yes!” that is supported by some hard work and time. These students, led by Academic Chaplain Anne Smith and Theology and Ministry Chair Dr. Craig Smith, have contacted the city, businesses and churches of Sterling to learn of specific needs they can meet on Saturday, May 1, with an event they have named Love Sterling.
From “Chicago” to “Oklahoma” along “Route 66” and then up “Sunset Boulevard,” “Life Is a Highway,” and geography is definitely a theme in the Sterling College Musical Theatre Cabaret, presented this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Wilson Hall on the SC campus.
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.
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.”