Caitlin Kouba

Going Green (and Yellow)

An internship with John Deere just before her senior year led Caitlin Kouba ’12 to a full-time job that has her living all around the country. As a former volleyball player and star student, Kouba is putting her Central degree to good use.

Mar 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

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The Thomas J. And Charlene P. Gaard Endowed Residency

Central College received a significant gift to establish the Thomas J. and Charlene P. Gaard Endowed Residency in the Liberal Arts. The signature residency is intended to benefit Central College students, faculty, staff and the greater Pella community.

Feb 12, 2014

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Top-10 NCAA men’s cross country finish best ever for Dutch

The Central men’s cross country placed a best-ever sixth-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships in Hanover, Ind., Nov. 23.

Feb 12, 2014

Central closes season with volleyball win streak

After dropping 19 of the season’s first 27 matches, the Dutch closed with a five-match win streak. Central posted a 4-0 mark to take top honors at the Augustana (Ill.) Pumpkin Bash, then recorded a road win over Loras College. That left the Dutch in a three-way tie for fifth place in the league, but they were bumped from the six-team league tourney on a tiebreaker.

Feb 12, 2014

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Samson named league MVP

Defensive end Danny Samson is Central’s 32nd football all-America honoree.

Feb 12, 2014

Mark Barloon, lecturer of history, relishes the
chances he gets to travel around the United
States and visit historical sites—he brings
along his students and extends the invitation
to faculty, staff, other students and alumni. No
matter your major, Barloon inspires all those
who attend by bringing history to life.

Living History

Mark Barloon, lecturer of history, has had a passion for American history since he was a child—and he shares that enthusiasm with his students.

Feb 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Dutch Around the World

Take a look at a few recent memories from students who studied abroad as Central College Abroad gears up to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Feb 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

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Where are they now?

John Miller, a professor of English, served Central College for 35 years. During his time at the college, he also served as the first Weller Chair from 1991-1994, was the director of the Central College Program in London, England from 1974-1975, and taught in Merida, Yucatan program five different times. Retired, he now lives in Louisville, Ken. with his wife Susan.

Feb 12, 2014

Bailey sets women’s soccer scoring mark

Record-setting senior forward Alayna Bailey was the Iowa Conference women’s soccer offensive MVP, the first Central player in the program’s history to receive league player of the year distinction.

Feb 12, 2014

Two receive women’s tennis league honors

Central sophomores Angie Allgood and Megan Davis received all-Iowa Conference women’s tennis recognition.

Feb 12, 2014

Dutch second in women’s golf

Central climbed back into second place for the fifth time in six years at the Iowa Conference women’s golf tournament.

Feb 12, 2014

Peacock a four-time all-league men’s soccer pick

Central senior midfielder Daniel Peacock received all-Iowa Conference men’s soccer honors for the fourth time.

Feb 12, 2014

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Academic Excellence in Action

Central College students aren’t just learning in the classroom—they are branching out with internships, service learning and undergraduate research to make the most of their Central education.

Feb 12, 2014

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The Competitive Edge

Lindsey von Gillern ’13 had five internships while at Central which helped her land her current job as a retirement support services specialist for Principal Financial Group in Raleigh, N.C.

Feb 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Teacher Prep 101

The Central Teacher Academy provides students a chance to teach and connect in schools before student teaching. Central Teacher Academy alums and currents students join together for a brighter future.

Feb 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Intersections International, a New York-based non-governmental organization, sponsored workshops, a veteran-civilian dialogue and a convocation while on campus in October.

Welcoming the Stranger

In an age of polarized viewpoints and extremist-driven agendas, a unique New York-based non-governmental organization, Intersections International, promoted mutual understanding and dialogue while in residence at Central Oct. 28-31.

Feb 11, 2014

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Learning Never Ends

Betty Stanley ’52 graduated with home economics and elementary education degrees. Last semester she continued her education in Jonathan Witt’s “Social Problems” course.

Feb 11, 2014

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It’s Off to Work We Go

With internship opportunities in Chicago and Washington, D.C., Central students can venture off campus for real-life job opportunities—and they gain more than work experience in the process.

Feb 11, 2014

Anya Butt (right), associate professor of biology, gets to work on phase one of the natural playscape at Lake Red Rock.

Students install natural playscape at Lake Red Rock

Central College has partnered with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Red Rock Lake Association to build a natural playscape at Lake Red Rock.

Feb 11, 2014