Governor Kathleen Sebelius has declared April 13-19, 2009, Kansas Private College Week, celebrating the wide range of choices among the state’s higher education offerings. The 18 colleges of the Kansas Independent College Association have marked this week with the launching of a website, www.Proud2BPrivate.com, specially designed to introduce students and their families to the colleges and to encourage campus visits during the spring and summer.
Sterling College seniors, Ashley Kraft and Jacci Tinkel, received NAIA Division II All-American honors, following their impressive individual seasons and leading the Lady Warriors to a 27-6 overall record and a trip to the NAIA Division II National Tournament. Sterling also was the KCAC regular season Co-Champions this past year.
The Sterling College Music Department will present two spring instrumental concerts.
On Monday, April 13, the Sterling College/Community Band will perform at 7:00 pm in Upper Wilson. The program will include the works of Sammy Nestico, Robert Foster, Frank Ticheli, Jan Van der Roost, and Steven Reineke.
On Sunday, April 19, the Small Ensemble Concert, including the SC Flute Choir, the Saxophone Ensemble, and the SC Stage Band, will begin at 3:00 pm in Upper Wilson. Both concerts and free and open to the public.
Sterling College Senior Erin Thiessen is currently displaying her senior art show in the Sterling College Art Gallery at the corner of 8th and Washington from March 31 – April 9. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thiessen, of Wichita, daughter of Ken and Marchel Thiessen, is displaying photography, ceramics, computer graphics, and paintings.