In the first phase of the $18 million Forever Dutch® initiative in 2017, P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium was expanded and received an exterior facelift.

Victory! Central Completes Fundraising for Forever Dutch® Initiative

In it’s most ambitious athletics capital initiative in its 167-year history, Central College has completed fundraising for the $18 million Forever Dutch® initiative.

Jan 15, 2021

An expansive new women’s locker room provided much-needed space and was constructed in the second phase and opened this fall, matching the men’s locker room that was added in 2017. Central’s women’s athletics program didn’t exist when P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium was constructed in 1969.

It’s About the Relationships

Central is a family affair for Curt ’88 and Mary Holden Blythe ’90.

Jan 15, 2021

Football practice at Central in a pandemic meant face masks and small-group workouts, like Assistant Coach Austin Mercer put his cornerbacks through.

Pandemic Athletics: Central Navigates a New Way To Play

Central athletics has been a mixture of triumphs and setbacks during a global pandemic. Yet, coaches and athletes continue to find the silver lining.

Jan 15, 2021

President Mark Putnam greets students during Welcome Week in August 2020 with enthusiasm for learning and safety measures for navigating campus during the pandemic.

It’s Complicated

The advance of technological innovation and globalization are yielding greater societal complexity. At the same time some things seem easier for the same reason. Suffice it to say … it’s complicated.

Jan 15, 2021

Yana Rouse ’21, left, and Marin Harrington ’21, right, are helping lead an effort to build a culture of inclusion at Central.

From Moment To Movement

Yana Rouse ’21 and Marin Harrington ’21 are helping lead an effort to build a culture of inclusion at Central.

Jan 15, 2021

Students from the Class of 2020 look on as Kellie Gorsche Markey ’88 addresses them during her Commencement speech in September.

2020: Where Are They Now?

It’s been less than a year since they graduated, but members of Central’s Class of 2020 are already making their mark in the world.

Jan 15, 2021

Students working near the pond during Service Day 2020.

Around the Pond – Winter 2021

Read up on the latest updates from around Central.

Jan 15, 2021

A thoughtful Central community member fitted The Quest, Central’s bronze likeness of Harold Geisler, with a mask while studying and practicing physical distancing on the Peace Mall.

College During Coronavirus

How the Central community is innovating its way through a pandemic.

Nov 16, 2020

2020 Central graduate with "Better Late Than Never" on her mortarboard.

Better Late Than Never

In some ways, this is a story about what wasn’t. There were plans for Homecoming and Commencement and then there was 2020.

Nov 13, 2020

A model of Old Central Hall made by Central Industries shares a tabletop with a photo of student workers posing with cultivators made by the Industries.

The Factory Factor

In 1935, Central College went industrial to help students fund their education.

Nov 13, 2020

A rare color photograph of Paul Metcalf, flight instructor, ready for takeoff.

A Pivot to Pilots

Between Spring 1941 and June 1944, Central taught hundreds to fly for the Army and Navy.

Nov 13, 2020

Thom Summitt ’74 jokes with former Central volleyball player Erin Dilger ’20 prior to a Dutch men’s basketball game. Summitt, a longtime favorite of Central student-athletes, retired as the men’s and women’s basketball announcer in February after 30 years. He previously announced at home volleyball and softball contests as well.

Summitt Has Dutch P.A. Career Mic Drop

After 30 years, the well-known voice of Central College athletics is turning off the mic.

Nov 13, 2020

Three National Standouts Join Central Athletics Hall of Honor

Three former student-athletes who reached the national championship stage will be the newest members of the Hall of Honor.

Nov 13, 2020

John Wesselink

History Repeats

The Class of 2020 missed its spring Commencement. The Class of 1930 would have empathized.

Nov 13, 2020

Dean Furness ’94

Motivation Gone Viral

Dean Furness ’94 recently gave a TED talk about overcoming challenges and resetting your personal average.

Nov 13, 2020

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