Angi’s Gift

Esther Streed’s daughter Angi inspired her years of activism for children with developmental disabilities.

May 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

A History Lesson

Ben Justman ’07 got a lot more from his history major than a list of memorized dates. Just five years after graduating, he is the director of a museum with deep roots in American history.

Apr 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

$50 and a Dream

Professor of history Chia Ning grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution. She has faced many struggles in her life—not least of which was surviving in the U.S.—but she remains committed to the ideals of global education.

Feb 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Outside the Classroom: Linda Laine

Linda Laine, associate professor of communication, spent her sabbatical developing a course in the field of health communication.

Feb 16, 2012

Lady Leader: 10 Ways to Play in Big Boy Business

Alida Droppert, assistant professor of education, reviews “Lady Leader” by Mary Stier, who came to campus in the fall to talk about women’s leadership.

Feb 16, 2012

Visions of Cancer

Nyla Heerema ’63 has spent years looking through cell walls at the complexities of leukemia. Her research has led to more refined treatments for cancer patients.

Jan 18, 2012

In a Photographer’s Shoes

Senior Taylor Schuelke is spending a semester in D.C. interning with a production company and focusing on her photographic artwork.

Dec 7, 2011

Central Grad on the Hill

Erinn Lauterbach ’09 works with Rep. Bruce Braley in Washington, D.C.

Nov 25, 2011

Vince and Denise with their sons V.J. and Devin, both Central students

The Prognosis is Good

After a campus visit with their son, two Des Moines doctors realized how a Central liberal arts education develops stand-out medical professionals.

Oct 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

Impure Science

Dr. Harriet Washington visited Central to talk about medical ethics and African Americans in connection this year’s common summer reading.

Sep 30, 2011

The Trail Less Traveled

Olivia Schouten didn’t have a boring summer. The sophomore spent a month in the Alaskan backcountry learning survival and leadership skills.

Sep 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

What’s Eating Our Economy?

Dr. Brian Peterson, associate professor of economics, talks about the annual deficit, the national debt and how we can climb out of the hole.

Aug 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

Timothy Johnson rides a Trikke

Beating Burnout on the Job

Timothy Johnson ’89 helps clients escape professional inertia. He has tips for fellow alumni who might need a little occupational CPR.

Aug 16, 2011

C-SPAN Road to the White House Tour bus

C-SPAN and Central

The Campaign 2012 bus visited Pella Aug. 10. Watch a video tour and see Central faculty and students talk to C-SPAN.

Aug 12, 2011

Annie Wignall

Packing Comfort in a Bag

As a child, Annie Wignall ’10 dedicated herself to caring for the world’s displaced and disadvantaged children.

Aug 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

Sue Esperanza and Dwane

Family Without Borders

The Central connection in Merida, Yucatan, touched the lives of the McFerrin family and sparked their generosity to an orphan they hardly knew.

Aug 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

Central Dutch Travel to Italy

Returning to Italy for a second trip in four years, 40 members of the Central College football team made stops in Rome, Venice, Florence and Trieste.

Aug 8, 2011

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