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

The Power of Commitment

Through generations of commitment to the college, Central’s legacy lives on through faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and trustees of the college.

Nov 22, 2013

The Power of Experience

President Mark Putnam encourages students and alumni to engage and learn by experience.

Aug 30, 2013

Called to Serve

President Mark Putnam notes that the faith traditions at Central lead to student service.

May 17, 2013

The Courage to Change

Central has an amazing history of developing people who build the courage necessary to say, “Let’s do something hard.”

Feb 22, 2013

The Art of Relational Learning

At Central, students receive an education rich in relationships—with each other and with faculty.

Nov 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

An Army of Activists

For most grads, commencement is not the end of service, but the beginning.

Sep 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

Integrated Learning

Faculty time with students is messy and inefficient. But for transformative education, it’s incredibly effective.

May 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Let’s Go!

International travel can be intimidating at first, but once you have crossed our nation’s borders, your life will be different. I know this not only from my personal experience, but also from students and alumni who eagerly tell stories of their experiences exploring the world.

Feb 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

What in the world are we doing?

A bit of sarcasm? Not at all. I offer this question with great sincerity at an important time in Central College’s history.

Nov 25, 2011

What Shall We Talk About?

When is the last time you had a meaningful conversation? The tyranny of the urgent too often diminishes the opportunity for deeper discussion about some of the better things.

Aug 8, 2011

President Putnam explored the interconnectedness of world health

The Interdependence of Global Health

As an educator, I am increasingly conscious that the knowledge, skills, experiences and values we encourage through the educational process are an important contribution to promoting global health.

Jul 28, 2011

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