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

Yes We Can

Families face developmental disabilities, learning their own strengths and their capacity for joy.

May 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Growing Modern

In Iowa, agriculture has a deep and rich history that speaks to people’s hearts. But it can be a double-edged sword—leading to unfair stereotypes.

May 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Centered on Service

After earning her degree in her 40s, Cheri Trout Doane ’98 has piloted Central’s Center for Community-Based Learning for 14 years, building relationships that serve the community and offer students real-world learning.

May 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

To the Very Limits

In the mountains, the jungle and the library, alumni turn fever dreams into life-changing routines.

May 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

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

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

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

Silicon Central

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

Feb 16, 2012

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

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

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

The Age of the Sage

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

Feb 16, 2012

A Central Santa

You’d better watch out. The Central community has its very own Santa Claus keeping his eye on things. Let’s hope you’ve been nice.

Dec 22, 2011

House of Glass

The new equipment in Central’s glassblowing studio builds on a long tradition of collaboration in the arts.

Nov 25, 2011 | 6 Comments

Intersections: An Acquired Taste

Every fall, freshmen take Central’s required first-year course. Despite their misgivings, students get the tools to fully appreciate a liberal arts education.

Nov 25, 2011

At Home in Jordan Hall

Mina Baker-Roelofs taught home economics at Central for 39 years. Her history mirrors the history of the college.

Nov 25, 2011 | 4 Comments

Would you teach here?

Alumni take jobs in some of the country’s worst schools to help kids who deserve the best.

Nov 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Third Floor John 1973

Never Too Old to Rock

The band Third Floor John, a campus staple of the early 1970s, has reunited to produce an album benefiting the Songs of Love Foundation.

Oct 24, 2011

If the Shirt Fits

Adam Weiler ’04 runs Ambrose, an after-school program that sells T-shirts to fund hands-on art workshops. His passion for working with young people began at Central.

Oct 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

Paul Kovacovic

The Practical Pianist

Central’s newest assistant professor of music blends his passion for piano with real-world knowledge to give students the complete picture.

Sep 19, 2011 | 3 Comments

Dr. Russ Benedict

Little College on the Prairie

The research being done by Russ Benedict and his students could solve our addiction to fossil fuels and restore Iowa’s landscape.

Aug 8, 2011 | 3 Comments

Trevi Fountain

A Grown-Up Fairy Tale

Performing for children in Italy, a recent Central grad fulfills her dream of becoming a professional actor.

Aug 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

Thom Vines

Take Their Word For It

Two alumni and their families turn personal stories into books, all without the help of an agent or a publishing company.

Aug 8, 2011

Executive-In-Residence Teaches Social Entrepreneurship

As executive-in-residence at Central this fall, Rick Ryan ’70 will teach students how to live like entrepreneurs.

Aug 8, 2011

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