Big Bird, monkeys, piglets, gargoyles, and the Virgin Mary-the subjects of Jeremie Riggleman's art are very eclectic, and his photographs of them are on display at the Sterling College Art Center. His solo exhibition, which came about through his connections with Sterling College Art Professor David Harmon, features photographs of lawn ornaments.
After studying the British, French and German soldiers of World War I for more than ten years and writing nearly 400 pages on the topic, Sterling College Assistant Professor Chad Gaudet has earned his Ph.D. in history from Bowling Green State University. The degree, however, which was made official in December and announced last week, only confirms the desire that made him pursue a doctorate in the first place: Dr. Chad Gaudet loves to learn.
This spring the Sterling College math department is offering a game theory class as part of its “Special Topics” series. According to Assistant Professor of Mathematics Daniel Callahan, who is teaching the course, this is unusual. “All three of the ‘Special Topics’ courses we are offering are not usually available at smaller schools. In order to take a game theory class, a student might have to attend K-State or leave the Midwest altogether,” said Callahan.
Sterling College is pleased to announce Jack DeBoer as the speaker for the Student Leadership Success Convocation on Friday, February 26, at 10 a.m. in Upper Wilson Hall on the SC campus.
“The Leadership Success Program is an initiative led by the SGA (Student Government Association) that aims to provide leadership training for students,” said SGA President Matt Ehresman. “We are honored to have Mr. DeBoer as a speaker, and we are thankful for President Maurer’s help in bringing this successful businessman to speak on campus.”
Edward Wade, an artist and church pastor, will be on the Sterling College campus Monday, February 21, and Tuesday, February 22. He will speak about the connection between his faith and art on Monday at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 1:10 p.m. His exhibition reception will be the same day, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. He will hold a painting workshop on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. and a drawing workshop at 1:10 p.m. All events will take place at the Sterling College Art and Design Center and are free and open to the public.
Ireland Sutton, age seven, learned that if she put her thumb over the end of the plastic drinking straw, she really could jab it through a potato in one thrust. It's possible, explained one of Sterling College's biology majors, because of the captured air pressure built up in the straw. The SC biology majors spent the afternoon of February 13 at the Kansas Kids' Museum in Hutchinson teaching kids all sorts of science like this-and all through the use of potatoes.
Sterling College's debate and forensics team can proudly boast more state champions than any other school in the state, says Coach Ken Troyer. The team returned from the Kansas Individual Events and Parliamentary Championship, held at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, with state championships in varsity debate, novice division debate, impromptu speaking and persuasive speaking.
Sterling College junior, Zach Goodrich, was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference "Player of the Week" after helping lead the Warriors to big wins over McPherson College and Ottawa University last week.
Goodrich, a 5'7 guard, averaged 31.0 ppg., 4.5 rrg, 4.0 assists and 3 steals last week in Sterling's two conference victories last week. Zach was 14/21 from behind the three point arc for 66%.
The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference released their All-KCAC Women's Basketball selections Monday night following the 2009-10 championship game at the Gleason Center on the Sterling College campus.
Sterling College's Cathryn Wiebe, Megan Patrick and Britany Gasper were named to the All-KCAC First Team. Junior, Erica Herman, was named to the Honorable Mention list. Wiebe received the highest honor of the night when she was named the KCAC "Player of the Year". Gasper was also named to the All-Defensive Team.
To say the Sterling College Debate and Forensics Team is "having a good season" is an understatement in Coach Ken Troyer's view. "Seeing that we have no seniors on the team this year, I am absolutely thrilled with our season," he said recently. "To have six qualified for the AFA nationals; a debate team ranked in the top two in the nation for most of the year; and four state championships-it's a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the SC students."