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

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