A renovation of historic Douwstra Auditorium began in December 2017, transforming the local landmark into a regional concert hall.
Feb 19, 2018
Central and Pella community members were invited to read “The Sacred Acre” and hear guest speaker Aaron Thomas.
Nov 15, 2017
Students pursued research in environmental law, nutrition and health, family cultures, bee diversity and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Aug 17, 2017
Ensuring the legacy of open inquiry on campus.
May 22, 2017 | 1 Comment
The Flying Pans steel drum band celebrated its 10th year performing with alumni members.
Feb 14, 2017
Mathew Kelly, associate professor of art, helps students express their creativity.
Feb 14, 2017 | 1 Comment
Kaplan has taught at Central since 2002 and directed Central’s Paris program until 2006.
Nov 15, 2016
Joe Jones and Naji Naufal started making short films at Central. Now, full-time film careers take them around the world.
Aug 15, 2016
Harry Smith and Reza Aslan discussed topics including Islam, the Middle East, Muslim Americans and more.
Aug 15, 2016
Shakespeare connections are a hallmark of English professor Walter Cannon’s 36 years at Central.
May 19, 2016 | 1 Comment
D.C. internship sets Taylor Schuelke on path to National Geographic.
May 18, 2016 | 1 Comment
Chris Weaver ’10 finds his music getting attention in NYC.
Feb 19, 2016
Mu Gamma Pi, an honorary music fraternity exclusive to Central, has been around since 1954.
Nov 16, 2015
Greg Nichols ’02 works on movies for Disney as an expert in computer graphics technology.
Aug 18, 2015
Wind ensemble conductor and music educator Frank L. Battisti was in residence at Central Feb. 23 – March 1.
May 28, 2015
Cathy Haustein ’76, professor of chemistry, published her first science-romance novel.
May 22, 2015
Zach Benson’s break-dancing talents have landed him on a TV show and allowed him to support himself as he travels the globe.
Feb 24, 2015
Angie Leonard Morrow ’94 likes objects with a history. But we’re not talking about your average flea-market finds. Morrow is head registrar at The Field Museum in Chicago.
Nov 21, 2014
It is five years after graduation from Central College, and I find myself living in a town similar to Pella. It is a small community in the Midwest, with cornfields just outside of town.
Sep 12, 2014
Careers in the fine arts are a reality for a number of Central College alums.
May 22, 2014
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
After networking with two Central board of trustee members, Stormi Peterson ’15 found herself getting practical work experience in The Hague in the Netherlands.
Nov 22, 2013 | 2 Comments
Robert Schanke, professor emeritus of theatre, has been in the theatre world for 40 years and recently received the Career Achievement Award for Educational Theatre from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.
Sep 13, 2013 | 3 Comments
Liberty Wickman ’12 has been traveling around the globe during her first post-Central year. She has written a book about her experiences and working and volunteering along the way.
Aug 30, 2013
Kate van Wijck-Carrero ’99, a math teacher in the Netherlands, brought a group of Dutch students to Pella for Tulip Time, homestays and job shadowing.
May 7, 2013