Great Distances from Graham Hall

Friendships formed at Central last through the trials and joys of life.

Jan 29, 2015

Former Obama Spokesman Is First Gaard Scholar-In-Residence

Central hosted its first Gaard scholar-in-residence, Tommy Vietor, October 9-11. Vietor served President Barack Obama as a spokesperson for nearly a decade, including two years as national security spokesman and two years as assistant White House press secretary.

Nov 21, 2014

Ask an Alum: What’s it like to work at a museum?

Angie Leonard Morrow ’94 likes objects with a history. But we’re not talking about your average flea-market finds. Morrow is head registrar at The Field Museum in Chicago.

Nov 21, 2014

Central Connections and the Power of the Written Word

Two Central students, Melissa Urbain ’05 and Chris Stone ’96, were a decade apart but made a lasting connection.

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Championship Trio Added to Hall of Honor

Two former athletes and a coach who won 12 Iowa Conference team championships were inducted into the Central College Athletics Hall of Honor during Homecoming Oct. 4.

Nov 20, 2014

Summertime Scholars

Five students tackled professional research projects with faculty sponsors this summer.

Nov 20, 2014

New Director for International Student Recruitment and Admission

Central hired Frederik Schlingemann, director for international student recruitment and admission.

Nov 19, 2014

Central Hosts Award-Winning Author

Chitra Divakaruni visited campus Sept. 24-26. Her novel “One Amazing Thing” is Central’s common reading for the year.

Nov 18, 2014

Scientists at Summer Camp

It’s not easy, Elizabeth Paladino ’15 found, to keep middle schoolers busy all day. Paladino and Rachel Braak worked for the Science Center of Iowa this summer.

Nov 18, 2014

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

Night of Appreciation

Central’s Star Community Partners were honored during the first-ever night game at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium. The Dutch played at 6 p.m. September 13 against Monmouth College.

Nov 17, 2014

Practicing What He Teaches

Professor of mathematics Mark Mills practices what he teaches. Last summer, he sat for his second professional actuarial exam—not as a prospective actuary, but as a faculty member intent on doing a better job walking in his students’ shoes.

Nov 17, 2014

Chemist and Connoisseur

Chemist and connoisseur Noel Powell ’93 is now a professional winemaker in Westford, Mass.

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