Seven Sterling College students and two leaders left April 29 on Sterling College’s first cross-cultural trip to India. For two weeks they will be working with three children’s outreach programs in the city of Ongole in the state of Andhra Pradesh. One of the programs provides homes for abandoned/orphaned children; the second places special-needs children in foster family situations; and the third holds after-school programs for at-risk, impoverished children. The team will also visit some of the area’s historical and cultural sites.
On April 17 and 18 Sterling College hosted more than 400 judges and high school competitors for the West Kansas National Forensic League National Qualifying Tournament. Nineteen high schools competed in the tournament, and over fifty Sterling College students and faculty members volunteered as judges or hosts.
Over the last 28 years Dr. Arn Froese, chair of the behavioral science department at Sterling College, has taken nearly 150 students with him to the Southwestern Psychological Association’s annual conference. This year nine students attended with him, listening to presentations by psychologists, Dr. Froese included, and celebrating Dr. Froese’s recent appointment as president-elect of the SWPA.
Josh Svaty, a Sterling College graduate of 2002, will give the Baccalaureate address titled “Sterling Discernment" on Friday, April 24, 2009, in Culbertson Auditorium.
Svaty has served as the State Representative of the 108th District in Kansas since 2003 when he became the youngest member of the Kansas House of Representatives for two terms. He currently serves on the committee for Energy and Utilities, Agriculture and Natural Resources and is on the joint committee on Energy and Environmental Policy.