Don Burns ’50

Letters to the Editor – Summer 2019

In response to an increasing number of your letters, we’re launching a new Letters to the Editor section.

Aug 15, 2019 | 1 Comment

2019 graduates

Commencement 2019: The Measure of Success

Highlights from Commencement 2019

Aug 15, 2019

From left, Steve Muller ’85, Al Dorenkamp ’75, Larry Happel ’81, Mark Ellingson ’80 and Sam Vande Weerd ’86.

Staff Honor

Larry Happel ’81, center, Central’s longtime sports information director, recently was honored when the national championship trophy case inside P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium was named in his honor.

Aug 15, 2019

Commencement speaker Steven Van Wyk ’81

Alumni Honors

Central College bestowed special honors on three of its own during its annual commencement ceremony May 18.

Aug 15, 2019

Students pictured from left to right: Whitney Burgardt, Cody Tuttle, Pat Gray, Dalton Ehret, Cheyanne Scholl, Jeremy Vester, Hannah Reussner, Vinz Faure, Grace Vaughn, Brandi Gilbert, Miguel Piña and Alejandra Maldonado.

Student Leadership Awards

Central College honored nine students during its annual Student Leaderships Award and Recognition program April 28

Aug 15, 2019

Dave Sutphen ’61, second from right, and his wife, Ardie Pals Sutphen ’64, second from left

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dave ’61 and Ardie Pals Sutphen ’64 were honored by Central College’s student-athletes at the Dutchies award event.

Aug 15, 2019

New interactive donor wall

Giving Wall

In an additional tribute to the generosity of Central’s donors, the college unveiled a new Heritage Roll of Honor.

Aug 15, 2019

Faculty Awards

Five Central College faculty members received awards this spring for outstanding leadership in teaching, service and scholarship.

Aug 14, 2019

19th annual Scholarship Dinner

Donor Dinner

More than 560 donors, students and college staff hosts attended this year’s Scholarship Dinner in April.

Aug 15, 2019

Jenae Jenison ’11, bottom left and Reid Evans ’01, bottom right

Awards, Gifts and Recognitions

Read about recent successes of members of the Central College family.

May 10, 2019

Retiring members of the Central College faculty.

Six Faculty Members Retire

Six longtime Central College faculty members retired this spring.

May 10, 2019

Leslie Duinink ’90

Duinink Named Registrar

Interim registrar and associate professor of exercise science Leslie Duinink ’90 has been appointed registrar.

May 14, 2019

Steve Van Wyk ’81

2019 Commencement Speaker

Steve Van Wyk ’81 will speak at Central’s 2019 commencement Saturday, May 18

May 10, 2019

New Central College license plate

New Central License Plates

New Central College license plates are available through the Iowa Department of Transportation.

May 10, 2019

Ashley Sojka ’19

Undergraduate Research

More than 150 Central Students represented 25 courses and 15 academic disciplines as they presented research results to the campus community Dec. 4.

Feb 8, 2019

“Nostalgias De Mi Vida” by Gabriel Espinosa

Faculty Publications

Four members of the Central College faculty recently published new works.

Feb 8, 2019

Philip E. Nelson, professor emeritus of Purdue University and 2007 recipient of the World Food Prize.

Go Forth and Do Likewise

Philip E. Nelson presented Central College’s 2018 World Food Prize Lecture in October.

Feb 8, 2019

Sabrina Tallman ’22

Pollsters R Us

Fifteen students in a first-year Intersections course performed exit polling on Election Day.

Feb 8, 2019

Central student participating in Service Day.

Fall Service Day

For the first time in 12 years, Central’s service day took place in October instead of the spring.

Feb 8, 2019

Central’s 2018 Geisler Penquite scholars.

Scholarship Honorees

Presenting Central’s 2018 Geisler Penquite scholars.

Feb 8, 2019

Humanities art

Humanists Present

Five Central students presented original research at the eighth annual Midwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities.

Feb 8, 2019

2018-19 Faculty Lecture Series

Living in Community Faculty Lecture Series

Central College faculty presenters explore the concept of community this fall in a lecture series open to all. Join them from 7-8 p.m. in the […]

Nov 15, 2018

Derek Jordan

Scared Sober

Derek Jorden presented “The Light was Green When I Last Looked: Warning Signs on the Road of High-Risk Choices” in the H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse in September.

Nov 15, 2018

Back row left to right: Leslie Keuning Duinink ’90, in a new role as interim registrar; Jess Klyn de Novelo ’05, in a new role as director of career and professional development; Pavithra Premaratne, assistant professor of physics and engineering; and Alan Hastings, assistant professor of education. Front row, left to right: Julie Summers, lecturer of management and marketing; Morgan Keasler, associate director of career and professional development; Rosa Virginia Mendez, assistant director of study abroad; Dana Berggren, assistant director of community-based learning; and Amanda Clark, instructor of education.

Central Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Central College welcomes new faculty and staff members.

Nov 14, 2018

Photo by Matt Rauch

Little Labyrinth on the Prairie

Central students proposed the college create a labyrinth—a path for walking meditation—during a first-year seminar.

Nov 14, 2018

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