Katie Zellmer

Fingerprints of History

Junior Katie Zellmar interned at The Battle Flag Lab at the State Historical Society in Des Moines, restoring a WWI, 126th field artillery flag.

Nov 14, 2012

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The Glass Businessman

After taking both art and business classes at Central, Lee Wassink ’92 started his own glassblowing studio in Oregon. He returned during Homecoming to demonstrate the process to alumni and students.

Nov 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

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First Rio, Then Shenzhen

After studying abroad on two continents in college, David Vonnahme ’10 taught English in Brazil and has now moved on to China.

Oct 30, 2012

The class of 1971 at their 40th reunion during Homecoming Weekend 2011.

In the Name of Class

In honor of their class, graduates of 1971 are establishing an endowed scholarships for Central students.

Sep 19, 2012

Peace from the Peace Corps

Birds’ Nests and Blackboards

Curtis Brobst ’09 teaches science with the Peace Corps in Kenya, 300 miles from the nearest paved road.

Sep 11, 2012 | 6 Comments

Sara Crippen '11 helps care for refugee children Htay Htay Aung and Cho Thin at Jubilee Farms in Georgia.

Earthward Bound

Sara Crippen ’11 spent the first year after graduation on an arduous but thrilling journey to explore her spiritual and physical connection to the human race and the beauty of the earth.

Sep 7, 2012

Adam Duerfeldt

Researching for a Promise

After making a promise to a dying friend, former baseball star Adam Duerfeldt ’06 turned his sights toward cancer research. He recently received an American Cancer Society fellowship.

Sep 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

Mitch Lutch works with a student during his fall 2011 Intersections course.

2012 Faculty Awards

Seven faculty members were recognized for their leadership in teaching, professional development, service and international education.

Sep 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mark Putnam and Taylor Schuelke

An Army of Activists

For most grads, commencement is not the end of service, but the beginning.

Sep 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

Barb Watson ’83 and her adopted  son Danny play with nesting dolls from his home country.

Six Degrees of Central

It’s not just the Internet that connects humanity, it’s also the ground we stand on. With more than 18,000 alumni in 15 countries and all 50 states, it’s not surprising that some cross paths—for the first time or after many years apart.

Sep 1, 2012

Maasai Mara Reserve

The Best Summer I Ever Had

College is the best time of your life, right? Yet somehow the summers are even better. These current and former students explored the world and their future during days of fun and fantasy.

Sep 1, 2012

This painting of John Hospers ’39 hangs in the philosophy library at the University of Southern California, where he taught for many years.

The Philosopher Candidate

John Hospers ’39 was a college professor one day and a candidate for the nation’s highest office the next.

Sep 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

Conference champs

Central cruises to 30th league men’s golf title

Central captured its 30th Iowa Conference men’s golf crown, posting a 37-shot win at the 72-hole league tourney.

Sep 1, 2012

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The People’s Servant

Janie Morrison ’71 works on issues such as food stamps, childcare, Medicare and Medicaid, counseling, veteran’s benefits and loan refinancing in the 33rd district of Illinois.

Sep 1, 2012

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Ellen Heiting Retires from Admission Office

After 38 years at Central , Ellen Heiting will retire from her position as assistant to the vice president of enrollment to spend more time with family.

Sep 1, 2012

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How to Save a Life

A Central professor and her education students bring an orphan from Africa for medical treatment. Their lives were forever changed.

Sep 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

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Miller repeats as national decathlon champ

Senior Ethan Miller secured his second straight decathlon title at the NCAA Division III men’s track and field meet.

Sep 1, 2012

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Michael Harris awarded Fulbright

Michael Harris, professor of English, will return to India after 30 years to study the birth of Buddhism in the 6th century B.C.E. and its rediscovery during the British colonial era 25 centuries later.

Sep 1, 2012

Jeff Boeyink

The Capitol’s Chief

As chief of staff for Governor Terry Branstad, Jeff Boeyink ’85 is serving a lifelong political hero—as well as the people of Iowa.

Sep 1, 2012

Heidi Reburn and the Dutch won the conference softball tourney.

Central gains 24th NCAA softball berth

Central was 36-10 and ranked No. 9 in the final Division III national rankings

Sep 1, 2012

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Where are they now?

Jim Graham served Central College for 48 years and was dean of the college for 13 of them in the ’60s and early ’70s.

Sep 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

Seth Harris

Harris wins league men’s tennis honors

Senior Seth Harris compiled a 14-8 mark at the No. 1 spot, with a 6-2 league record.

Sep 1, 2012

Central College Baseball vs. Wartburg College. Game 1, March 24, 2012

Baseball title for the Dutch

Ending a 64-year drought, Central pulled a surprise by rolling to an outright Iowa Conference baseball crown.

Sep 1, 2012

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Life and Death in Sierra Leone

Jen Diers, assistant professor of education, took students to West Africa to teach and learn in an orphanage.

Sep 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

Lucky Strike

Marketing 101 in a Bowling Alley

Brandon Thomsen ’05 shares marketing tips he’s learned as a manager with Lucky Strike, an upscale lounge company.

Aug 16, 2012 | 1 Comment