Hear For Yourself

Hear For Yourself

Walter Cannon, professor of English, co-edited a book exploring the relationship between hearing and Shakespeare.

Feb 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

funding future scholars

Funding Future Scholars

Even after retiring in the spring of 2011, Ed Willis and Jann Freed are still looking to contribute to their former departments, and more specifically, to future generations of Central College students.

Jan 29, 2013

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Bringing the Boys Home

Senior history major Tony Pearson began with a simple research project about the Civil War but got sucked into the emotional saga of two Central brothers who gave their lives for their country.

Nov 29, 2012

Illustration by Doug Knutsen

Mark His Words

President Mark Putnam talks about the strategic plan and what Central might look like in 10 years.

Nov 27, 2012


Time Warp

What will Central look like in 10 years?

Nov 27, 2012

2012 Athletics Hall of Honor

Four alumni inducted into Athletics Hall of Honor

Three NCAA Division III national champions and the college’s winningest men’s basketball coach were inducted into the Central College Athletics Hall of Honor.

Nov 27, 2012

Central College

Face Forward

Central College introduces its new logo—a clean, simple look representing the college’s heritage, tradition and stability.

Nov 27, 2012

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Continental Crossroads

A specialist in Eurasia, Sarah Frese ’09 coordinated the Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum before going on to study Russia and Eastern Europe at Georgetown University.

Nov 27, 2012

Mark Babcock

Mark Babcock receives endowed chair in music

Mark Babcock, associate professor of music, gave a lecture and organ recital Sept. 23 in the Chapel. The event was a celebration of Babcock receiving the M. Joan Kuyper Farver Endowed Chair in Music.

Nov 27, 2012

Gaass Hall in the 1960s

Arrival: My First Year at Central

Gregory Christiano ’69, a Bronx-born author of five books, writes about Central culture during the 1960s, one of the 20th century’s most influential decades.

Nov 27, 2012 | 3 Comments

Dr. Michelle Sadler

From the Cradle to the Grave

Michele Sadler ’91 is an old-time country doctor who delivers babies, cares for children, works in the ER and aids the elderly all in one small town.

Nov 27, 2012

Tim Dykstra

Pep and Passion in Pella

Tim Dykstra ’91, M.D, enjoys working in the ER because he never knows who is going to work through the door. But, as a family man, he excels at occupational health.

Nov 27, 2012

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

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


Days of Delivery

Sarah Stockton Massey ’06, D.O., is chief resident in the OBGYN department of two Ohio Hospitals. Her days of delivering babies are filled with both sadness and joy.

Nov 27, 2012

Evelyn Steddom

Where are they now?

Evelyn Steddom served Central College for almost 20 years in the ’80s and ’90s. During her time at Central, she worked for five academic deans before retiring in 1996. She still lives in Pella.

Nov 26, 2012

Kyle Freischlag

The Rigors of Research

Junior Kyle Freischlag dove into a prestigious medical institution for a summer of cells and molecules.

Nov 26, 2012

Alumni Award Winners

2012 Alumni Award Winners

In conjunction with 2012 Homecoming/Family Weekend, Central presented alumni awards to four graduates with illustrious careers and legacies of service. The winners were honored on Sept. 29 as part of the weekend’s festivities.

Nov 26, 2012

Ardie Sutphen

How May I Help You?

Ardith Sutphen served four presidents during her 33 years at Central.

Nov 26, 2012

1st Row (L-R): Kristin Hollings Thiessen, Tori De Boef Egger, Kim Huffman, Danette Funk Bontrager, Debbie Smith Yates
2nd Row (L-R): Jon McGovern, Chris Colsch Frana, Kathy Waline Langrek, Sandy De Ruiter Blom, Kate Bearce Pine, Brett Roelofs
3rd Row (L-R): Deb Hopp Uitermarkt, Brenda Richards, Carol Tschampl-Diesing, Julie Anderson Schuett, Brian Zylstra
4th Row (L-R): Brad Dunlap, Scott Strand, Julie Wilkening Wilber, Janet Clair Dennis, Steve Hoekstra
5th Row (L-R): Doug Williams, Dan Tomson, Mike Dennis, Lee Wassink
6th Row (L-R): Brian Roberts

Homecoming/Family Weekend Reunion Photos

Alumni gathered for class reunions during Homecoming/Family Weekend Sept. 28-30.

Oct 26, 2012


The Work We Need to Do Together

To be the masters of our own fate we need an academic plan well-rooted in what we know about how young adults develop—a plan that helps our students connect and engage with one another and with the primary communities to which they give their allegiance.

Oct 22, 2012 | 1 Comment