About Civitas


Mission statement

Civitas magazine is published quarterly by the communications office for alumni, parents and friends of Central College. Its mission is to generate discussion and reflection, highlight the diversity of student, faculty and alumni experiences and inform readers about the engaging and possibly world-changing research and thought happening at Central. Civitas — which means “common purpose” — aims to strengthen connections to the college and within the Central College community.


The website

The digital version of Civitas offers web-exclusive content, videos, photo slideshows and interactive features like reader comments, online sharing and electronic Newsnotes submissions. By featuring more of Central’s stories than is possible in print, the digital version of Civitas is able to cover a wider range of issues and cultivate a deeper — and more social — intellectual experience.



Larry HappelDirector of Central Communications/Sports Information
Larry Happel ‘81







Jacob OyenAssistant Communications Director for Online Media
Jacob Oyen ‘04







Laura BillingsleyWriter/Editor

Laura Billingsley ’04







Jennifer HodgesCopywriter
Jennifer Hodges







Lindsey MaurerSenior Graphic Designer
Lindsey Maurer







Steffanie BonnstetterCommunications Brand and Project Manager
Steffanie Bonnstetter







Jordan BohrOnline Communications Specialist

Jordan Bohr ’15







Central College is not responsible for and does not verify the accuracy of content posted as comments or Newsnotes by public users.