Board of Trustee Transitions

On July 1, five new members of the board of trustees where chosen to help oversee the activities of the college—including creating and directing policy, strategic planning, fundraising and engaging with alumni, faculty, staff and students.

Aug 30, 2013

Investing in Community

Adam Bartelt ’08 has an affinity for the Des Moines area—as a Grimes native and marketing project manager at Orchestrate Hospitality, a leading hospitality management […]

Aug 5, 2013

Patterns of a Professor

Robert Franks celebrates 25 years as a computer science professor at Central College, where he has influenced countless students’ lives and careers.

Jun 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

Coming of Age

Robert Maurer, associate professor of accounting, retires after 45 years of watching his discipline change and come into its own.

May 31, 2013 | 15 Comments

Why does a Central College education cost so much?

You asked, we answer! Tuition increases are explained, as well as scholarship awards and the college budget.

May 22, 2013

The Faces of the ’40s

Step back in time and see through the eyes of a 1940s student at Central College.

May 21, 2013 | 4 Comments

The Greatest Generation at Central

We look back on what the 1940s meant to Central and to the many students who lived through the tumultuous and life-changing decade.

May 21, 2013

Setting the Bar

Junior athletic training major Katelyn Paul interned with the Auburn University gymnastics team and the Kennedy Space Center.

May 17, 2013

Van Kley named athletics director

Finalizing a new athletics department leadership team, Central president Mark Putnam named Eric Van Kley as athletics director April 1.

May 17, 2013

Central’s Larson captures NCAA heptathlon crown

Sophomore Eric Larson capped another record-breaking Central indoor track and field season by claiming the NCAA Division III heptathlon crown March 8-9.

May 17, 2013

Winkler, Stubbs earn all-league men’s basketball honors

Central forward Jacob Winkler received all-Iowa Conference men’s basketball recognition for the second time, but his season had a disappointing end.

May 17, 2013

Page earns NCAA wrestling berth

Central sent a wrestler to the NCAA Division III tournament for the third straight year as sophomore Daniel Page qualified at 125 pounds.

May 17, 2013

New leadership in Advancement

This spring, Central College celebrated a significant retirement and welcomed a major new member to the advancement office.

May 17, 2013

Students invest money in their own businesses

Budding entrepreneurs at Central enrolled in the Start-Up Semester course this spring. It’s an innovative course with few lectures and no tests.

May 17, 2013

Music department performs first full opera in 26 years

In February, a cast of 13 Central singers performed two showings of “Dido and Aeneas,” an opera based loosely on Virgil’s “Aeneid.”

May 17, 2013

Andrew Green elected president of Iowa political scientists

Andrew Green, associate professor of political science, was elected president-elect of the Iowa Association of Political Scientists for the 2013-14 year.

May 17, 2013

Called to Serve

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

May 17, 2013

Do Unto Others

The students of Campus Ministries follow the golden rule with a constant stream of service at Central, in Iowa and around the United States.

May 17, 2013

Water, Water Everywhere

Students in the Epidemiology course only had a few drops to drink and use as they carried 3-gallon jugs of water everywhere they went for a week—spreading awareness of water inequality and waste.

May 17, 2013

Score One for the Athletic Trainers

The athletic training program started off as a tiny classroom and a few students under the direction of John Roslien. Today it’s one of the largest and most demanding academic programs on campus—and there aren’t any signs of slowing.

May 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

Where are they now?

Steve Ybarrola taught anthropology at Central from 1991-2006. He is now professor of cultural anthropology at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky.

May 17, 2013

Joy for the World

Alida Droppert, assistant professor of education, finds joy in her students, her active lifestyle and Pella—settling in the small town after decades traveling the globe.

May 17, 2013

Dutch Strong

Desmond Breadon ’03 got through some hard times with the help of his Central family—eventually going on to coach high school football and open a fitness center.

May 17, 2013

From Athletes to Soldiers

Sarah Newman ’01 treats both athletes and soldiers as an athletic trainer. She works with the U.S. Paralympic Alpine Ski Team and the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Battalion.

May 17, 2013

Days with a Dinosaur

Allison Miller Schwanebeck ’06, director of exhibits at the Science Center of Iowa, draws on her experience as a theatre and art major as she builds dinosaurs, brings in mummies and explains the human exploration of Mars.

Apr 24, 2013