New graduates exchange alumni pins during 2017 commencement.

A Community Without Borders

Connections that extend through time and around the world are part Central’s tradition of community.

Aug 17, 2017

During the March 22 commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to campus, president Mark Putnam spoke on the legacy of open inquiry.

Adding Light

Ensuring the legacy of open inquiry on campus.

May 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

Central’s 1981 English faculty included Jonathan Pierce, Mildred Steele, Maxine Huffman, Mary Stark and Jim Graham.

The Relational Giants of Central College

Relationships are a key part of what makes the Central experience unique.

Feb 13, 2017 | 2 Comments

Streams of Blessing

Central’s values endure through the years, including a commitment to opportunity for all students.

Nov 15, 2016

A scene from the groundbreaking ceremony for the P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium renovation.

The Test of Time

On Central’s campus, tradition lives hand-in-hand with innovation.

Aug 15, 2016

Central College students

Shared Success

Everyone associated with Central wants to be engaged with a community that fosters a strong sense of belonging.

May 18, 2016

A Once in a Generation Opportunity

A new initiative embraces the legacy of Central’s athletics tradition.

Feb 22, 2016

The Highly Engaged Learner

How should we define “academic excellence?”

Nov 16, 2015

STEM in the Context of the Liberal Arts

STEM literacy is one goal of a liberal arts education.

Aug 18, 2015

Asking Better Questions

Great questions yield answers that in turn help us ask even better questions.

May 18, 2015

The Growth of the Region

Throughout the Greater Des Moines Partnership region, Central has more than 6,600 alumni.

Feb 24, 2015

The Legacy of Faculty

“What do we do really well?” When I asked faculty members, they said Central professors take students to the next level in their desired areas of knowledge and skill.

Nov 18, 2014

Standing on the Shoulders of Global Giants

A few months ago our campus community assembled in the Harry and Bernice Vermeer Banquet Hall of the Graham Conference Center to kick off a year of celebration, recognition and reflection for the
50th anniversary of our study abroad programs.

Sep 12, 2014

Unleashing our Creativity

One of the most widely watched TED Talks is focused on the subject of education. For those not familiar, TED, which stands for Technology, Education and Design, produces brief online video lectures and presentations on a wide range of topics that explore emerging trends, describe interpretive frameworks and challenge conventional wisdom.

May 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Academic Excellence in Action

Central College students aren’t just learning in the classroom—they are branching out with internships, service learning and undergraduate research to make the most of their Central education.

Feb 12, 2014

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