Central College President Mark Putnam

Planning at the Speed of Change

Planning can be perilous: our assumptions about the future are rooted in the present and informed by the past.

Nov 27, 2018

Paul Weihe, associate professor of biology

Confessions of a Reticent Activist

I marched for science. I never thought I’d have to.

Nov 27, 2018 | 3 Comments

Five Central graduates celebrated together at the University of Iowa white coat ceremony earlier this year. Left to right: Ashley Radig ’16, Sam Palmer ’17, Abby Fyfe ’18, Nick Lind ’06 and Andie Arthofer ’17.

Health Care: Central Grads’ Top Choice for Grad School

An astounding 58% of Central graduates who go to grad school do so in health-related fields. Why?

Nov 20, 2018

University of Vienna

Having a Ball in Vienna

When studying abroad, the semester you experience is often not the semester you planned. That’s kind of the point.

Nov 18, 2018

Mark Putnam, Central College President

The State of the College

An annual report and honor roll of giving.

Nov 16, 2018

Libby Hysell Carlton ’03, Tony Brownlee ’02 and Andrew Paulson ’98 were inducted into the Central College Athletics Hall of Honor at Homecoming in September

New Hall-of-Famers

Three former all-America student-athletes who are making an impact in their post-graduate careers are the newest members of the Central College Athletics Hall of Honor.

Nov 15, 2018

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

Fifty-Cent Bike Rides

Fifty bike-share bikes are stationed in bike racks around the Central campus and Pella.

Nov 14, 2018

Fania Davis

Juvenile Justice Matures

Fania Davis shared her insights into justice and community during a week-long residency as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar in October.

Nov 14, 2018

Boardwalk House

Boardwalk House: Gone

In October Boardwalk House left Central College for its new home in rural Knoxville.

Nov 14, 2018

Central’s Campus: Spared

On July 19, 2018, a large, powerful tornado left the Central campus untouched but severely damaged three Vermeer Corporation buildings just a few miles away.

Nov 14, 2018

Douwstra Auditorium

Douwstra: Transformed

The Central family and Pella community got a sneak peek at the results of the $2.2-million first phase of the renovation of Douwstra Auditorium in August.

Nov 13, 2018