Wilson, Gibbs lead Observer staff in KCM awards wins

Sterling College journalism garnered recognition recently by securing 18 victories in the 2022 Kansas Collegiate Media Contest. Junior Taya Wilson, of Sterling, and sophomore Shaylee Gibbs, of Amarillo, Texas, came away as individual winners.  Also, the Sterling College Observer newspaper, which is in its third year as the campus newspaper, received a Gold designation in the overall category. In that category, publications can earn one … Continue reading Wilson, Gibbs lead Observer staff in KCM awards wins

Sterling College seniors finish online classes from home

With the end of finals upon us, Sterling College seniors are finishing up their last tests and assignments from home. Students have been working from home ever since nearly all universities and schools closed their doors in late March and sent home. Senior Samantha Turner was student teaching this semester in Hutchinson and agreed to come back and help teach her online 5th grade classroom … Continue reading Sterling College seniors finish online classes from home

Organizations offer study help

Sterling College is working to alleviate the stresses of finals weeks with different activities and accommodations presented by on-campus organizations. Sterling College’s Student Government Association plans study snacks and events to help students’ study in a fun, less-stressful environment. “We’re all starving college students, you know, and so we need food,” SGA President Adam Moore said. But there’s more to it. “And it provides a … Continue reading Organizations offer study help

AG Schmidt addresses students

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt was the special guest speaker for Sterling College’s Criminal Justice Keynote Address in Heritage Hall on Nov. 12. “I try to do one of these a semester, and we call them Criminal Justice Keynote Addresses. Individuals from different levels of state government come and provide an experience for students to hear what some of these issues are like in the … Continue reading AG Schmidt addresses students

Thespians perform ‘Cinderella’

Sterling College’s theatre department put on Rodgers & Hammerstein’s rendition of “Cinderella” in Culbertson Auditorium Oct. 10-13. This modern-day spin on a classic was directed by Sasha Hildebrand, with musical direction by Marisa Callan and technical direction by Stephen English.  Leading actors Emma Kwasiborski and Mason Rich stared in their roles as Ella and Prince Topher respectively. Rich’s voice was showcased from the start in … Continue reading Thespians perform ‘Cinderella’

Canvas proves superior to MySterling

Over the years at Sterling, the students have been using MySterling for submitting assignments, checking grades, and communicating with their professors. That has all changed this 2019-2020 school year when Canvas was introduced. Canvas has the same tools as MySterling, except it is more technologically advanced. Canvas offers an app that can be downloaded on iPhone and Android. This app helps the students stay up … Continue reading Canvas proves superior to MySterling

Debate, forensics coach impacts students

Ken Troyer was born in Bigfork, Montana where he began his journey as a firefighter. He then pursued a B.S in History and Social Sciences from Bethel College and a M.S in Communication from Fort Hays State University. Troyer and his wife, Kari, have three children—two daughters, Cassidy and Ashlyn, and a son, Treyton. Troyer has taught for 13 years in the communication department of Sterling … Continue reading Debate, forensics coach impacts students

Sterling Hosts “Virtues of Place” Symposium

By JESSE SHEPPARD, reporter Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Yesterday, Sterling College hosted a lecture entitled “Virtues of Place: Wendell Berry and Rural Kansas”. There was also a panel earlier in the day to invite community members to discuss the ideas of agriculture and each person’s place in their own community. Dr. Jack Baker and Dr. Jeffrey Bilbro, authors of Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating … Continue reading Sterling Hosts “Virtues of Place” Symposium

New Coffee shop to Open in Downtown Sterling

By JESSE SHEPPARD, reporter Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Today, Clive’s Staples Coffee Shop and Bakery held a soft-opening from 7 AM to 10 PM. The long-anticipated caffeine and literature inspired site (just South of Sterling Café) will officially open next Wednesday, April 24th. For students and community members, Clive’s gives hope of a late study session and access to a shop open later than the … Continue reading New Coffee shop to Open in Downtown Sterling