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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