Baseball title for the Dutch

Ending a 64-year drought, Central pulled a surprise by rolling to an outright Iowa Conference baseball crown.

Sep 1, 2012

Iowans in a Mayan Land

Jim Schulze, professor emeritus of psychology, and Lisa Rock ’87 explore modern Mayan and Mexican life while arranging homestays for Central College students.

May 11, 2012 | 3 Comments

Yes We Can

Families face developmental disabilities, learning their own strengths and their capacity for joy.

May 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Growing Modern

In Iowa, agriculture has a deep and rich history that speaks to people’s hearts. But it can be a double-edged sword—leading to unfair stereotypes.

May 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Centered on Service

After earning her degree in her 40s, Cheri Trout Doane ’98 has piloted Central’s Center for Community-Based Learning for 14 years, building relationships that serve the community and offer students real-world learning.

May 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Ask an alum: Will a cure for cancer ever be discovered?

Rick Ryan ’70, former vice president of drug discovery and development at Millipore, says the answer is complicated.

May 9, 2012

Dancing to Make a Difference

This year, seniors Megan Gray and Emily Sullivan gave their time to organize Central’s Dance Marathon, part of a nationwide effort to raise money and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

May 9, 2012

Dorenkamp to retire as athletics director

After 14 years of serving to enhance the Central College athletics legacy he helped create as a standout student-athlete, Al Dorenkamp ’75 will retire as athletics director in June.

May 9, 2012

Larson and Wilson earn All-America indoor track status

Continuing Central’s powerful tradition in the multi-events, senior Caitlin Wilson and freshman Eric Larson each earned all-America distinction at the NCAA Division III indoor track and field championships.

May 9, 2012

Central wrestlers continue climb

The steady ascent continues for the Central wrestling squad and coach Eric Van Kley.

May 9, 2012

Women’s basketball squad begins turnaround

Due to tournament play, few college basketball teams get to close their season with a win, but the Dutch women’s squad did so in buzzer-beating fashion.

May 9, 2012

11-game win streak carries men’s basketball team

All-Iowa Conference guard Demarco Turner helped Central to a surprising
18-8 season.

May 9, 2012

To the Very Limits

In the mountains, the jungle and the library, alumni turn fever dreams into life-changing routines.

May 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Brazilian Jazz in Pella

Gabriel Espinosa collaborated with harmonica virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens for the album “Celebrando”

May 8, 2012

Mock trial competes at national semifinal

Central’s nine-member squad received an at-large bid to the ORC following regional competition and faced off against 23 teams from across the nation.

May 8, 2012

Commencement and baccalaureate speakers

Dr. Kathleen Sikkema and the Rev. Wes Granberg-Michaelson are leaders in their respective fields and represent major priorities for Central: the health sciences and religious tolerance and fellowship.

May 8, 2012

Harry and Rosemary Wong visit

Both former teachers, Harry and Rosemary Wong are a highly sought-after speaking duo, having delivered more than 3,500 presentations on education across the globe.

May 8, 2012

Integrated Learning

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

May 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Party Fit for a President

Jenae Jenison ‘11 didn’t waste any time getting involved in big things. Just weeks after graduating, she played a significant part in planning the Iowa visit of the Chinese heir apparent, Vice President Xi Jinping.

May 8, 2012

Where are they now?

Lee Collins was a member of the education faculty from 1979-97. She has continued to make others her focus. Living in Pella, Collins is heavily involved in service work.

May 8, 2012

Mr. Vice President, Welcome to our Farm

Natalie Hansen Kimberley ’00 and her family received international attention when they played host to Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping at their family farm in February.

May 8, 2012

Hi-Tech in the Heartland

Dallas Hakeman ’68 has faced many changes in agriculture over the years—fancier equipment, urban sprawl and rising land prices. His take: it’s neither good nor bad, just different.

May 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Prestigious award for community service

Central College was named a Finalist for the Presidential Award by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Central was one of only 14 schools in the nation—and the only one in Iowa—awarded the distinction.

May 8, 2012

Angi’s Gift

Esther Streed’s daughter Angi inspired her years of activism for children with developmental disabilities.

May 8, 2012 | 1 Comment