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Teacher for Life

Although she’s retiring in May, Chris Day says she’ll always be a teacher. After spending 21 years in the classroom before coming to Central, it is part of who she is.

Apr 20, 2012 | 4 Comments

Photo credit: Tony Miceli

A History Lesson

Ben Justman ’07 got a lot more from his history major than a list of memorized dates. Just five years after graduating, he is the director of a museum with deep roots in American history.

Apr 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

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Dance Revolution

Kathy Anderson Enyart ’74 went from a would-be dancer with no experience to organizer of the largest high school dance competition in the country. Along the way, she taught thousands of Iowans to dance.

Apr 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

Jon and Lori Witt

A Marriage Made in Academia

Two married professors reflect on teaching, balancing home and work and what makes Central special.

Mar 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

Yucatan Youth Music Program

Instruments of Friendship

A partnership between the Central College music department and the Yucatan Youth Music Program culminated in a presentation and concert in Merida this January.

Mar 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

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Let’s Go!

International travel can be intimidating at first, but once you have crossed our nation’s borders, your life will be different. I know this not only from my personal experience, but also from students and alumni who eagerly tell stories of their experiences exploring the world.

Feb 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

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Road to Hangzhou

As the study abroad program in China ends this spring after two decades, we reflect on the Central students who studied in Hangzhou and the deep cross-cultural connections they made in a country that’s constantly evolving.

Feb 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

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$50 and a Dream

Professor of history Chia Ning grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution. She has faced many struggles in her life—not least of which was surviving in the U.S.—but she remains committed to the ideals of global education.

Feb 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

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Silicon Central

As the tech boom sweeps the country, Central students and alumni dive in to the start-up scene.

Feb 16, 2012

Jim Zaffiro with students in the organic garden

The Right Environment

Dr. Jim Zaffiro, a member of the political science department for 28 years, has shaped both his students and the Central landscape. The result is a college committed to sustainability.

Feb 16, 2012

All in One Room

All in One Room

Students study, sleep and socialize in their residence halls, which become their first home away from home. The lessons learned there can be just as important as what goes on in the classroom.

Feb 16, 2012

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Vote for the Best Residence Hall on Campus

Let students from each hall convince you who to vote for in video tours.

Feb 16, 2012 | 4 Comments

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The Age of the Sage

Older members of the Central community have made service a lifelong endeavor.

Feb 16, 2012

Hoffman Hall

Hoffman Hall

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Feb 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Townhouses

Vote for the Townhouses in the “Best Residence Hall” contest by liking this page! Have a favorite townhouse? Vote by adding a comment.

Feb 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

Gaass Hall

Gaass Hall

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Feb 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Graham Hall

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Feb 16, 2012 | 3 Comments

Pietenpol Hall

Pietenpol Hall

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Feb 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Scholte Hall

Scholte Hall

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Feb 16, 2012 | 4 Comments

Central College Staff  photo by Dan L. Vander Beek

Outside the Classroom: Linda Laine

Linda Laine, associate professor of communication, spent her sabbatical developing a course in the field of health communication.

Feb 16, 2012

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Outside the Classroom: Josh Dolezal

Josh Dolezal, associate professor of English, is dedicating much of his sabbatical in the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012 to honing his nonfiction.

Feb 16, 2012

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Outside the Classroom: Russ Goodman

Russ Goodman, associate professor of mathematics, spent his sabbatical researching and writing articles to submit to peer-reviewed journals.

Feb 16, 2012

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Where are they now?

Tom Cook graduated from Central in 1969, joining the faculty the following fall. Until 1979, he taught music at Central and was director of many ensembles, including the celebrated CUI Marching Band.

Feb 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

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NCCA meet Horton top freshman

Horton highlighted a promising season for the Dutch, who next year return their top six runners from a squad that posted a solid ninth-place finish at the NCAA Central Regional, their highest since 2006.

Feb 16, 2012

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Volleyball team makes late surge

Entering the Iowa Conference tourney as the No. 5 seed, the Central volleyball team made some late noise.

Feb 16, 2012

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Paulson runs away with third league golf crown

Her showing helped Central to its fourth consecutive second-place team finish in the conference.

Feb 16, 2012

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Breakthrough season for women’s soccer squad under Kobylinski

Many were hopeful that new coach Mike Kobylinski could energize Central’s women’s soccer program. Few, if any, envisioned a 10-win season.

Feb 16, 2012

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Central lands three on men’s soccer all-conference squad

Central posted an encouraging 10-8-1 record, overwhelming Simpson 5-0 in the six-team conference tournament .

Feb 16, 2012

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Football squad shares second as Snead assaults record book

Senior Nate Snead capped a record-breaking career by quarterbacking Central to within a touchdown of an Iowa Conference football title share.

Feb 16, 2012

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Director named for entrepreneurship program

The Martin Heerema Entrepreneur-ship Program features newly designed courses in entrepreneurship and experiential learning on and off campus.

Feb 16, 2012

The Emerald Sea on Ko Mae Ko in Thailand

Wandering Around the World

Not all those who wander are lost. Brian Cretin ’99 is spending at least nine months traveling. His only plan: see the earth’s best places.

Feb 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

Central College Staff  photo by Dan L. Vander Beek

Class directors and class deans introduced

Each of the class directors will be the resident expert on challenges facing students in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior years. Class deans will stay with one group of students throughout their four years at Central.

Feb 16, 2012

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Famous For a Few Months

Tyler Wentworth ’13 spent his summer interning with the production company dphilms, helping to produce commercials and TV shows, including the History Channel’s American Pickers.

Feb 16, 2012

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Students clean up after Hurricane Irene

Eighteen Central students spent fall break in New York moving trash, ripping out drywall and mucking out mud in homes damaged and destroyed by Hurricane Irene.

Feb 16, 2012

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Key appointments in student development

Peggy Fitch will be the vice president for student development and continue as professor of psychology. Charlie Strey, currently associate dean of student life, will serve as dean of students.

Feb 16, 2012

Central College Staff  photo by Dan L. Vander Beek

Paul Weihe earns biology honor

In a competitive application process, associate professor of biology Paul Weihe was selected as a 2011 BEN Scholar. He will spent 18 months learning how to implement digital resources into his classes.

Feb 16, 2012

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Lady Leader: 10 Ways to Play in Big Boy Business

Alida Droppert, assistant professor of education, reviews “Lady Leader” by Mary Stier, who came to campus in the fall to talk about women’s leadership.

Feb 16, 2012