Professor of history Chia Ning’s arrived in the U.S. with $50 and dream of a Ph.D. Now she's celebrating 25 years teaching Central students.

Chia Ning celebrates 25 years at Central

Professor of history Chia Ning’s arrived in the U.S. with $50 and dream of a Ph.D. Now she’s celebrating 25 years teaching Central students.

Jul 11, 2016

Associate professor of English David Purnell recently retired from Central College to return to China and take responsibility for a program in Wenzhou.

David Purnell retires, returns to China

Associate professor of English David Purnell recently retired from Central College to return to China and take responsibility for a program in Wenzhou.

Jul 5, 2016

Richard McGrath retires after 22 years

Associate professor of communication studies Richard McGrath says rapid technological advances have transformed the field of communication studies during his 22 years at Central.

Jun 28, 2016

Debela Birru, associate professor of business management, retires after 27 years at Central College.

Debela Birru retires after 27 years

The world of business and finance has undergone significant changes during Debela Birru’s career. During his 37 years teaching full time at the college level (27 of those at Central) he’s witnessed the Black Monday stock market crash of 1987, the Asian financial crisis of ’97-’98 and the recent U.S. financial crisis of ’07-’09, and its after-effects, among other major events.

Jun 14, 2016

Pestano second, Central wrestlers 20th in NCAA

Sophomore C.J. Pestano became the first Central College wrestler since 1994 to reach the NCAA Division III national finals. Unseeded, Pestano knocked off three of […]

May 19, 2016

Saddoris to Final Four for Good Works Team

A passion for basketball and service led Central College sophomore Jordan Saddoris to membership in the elite All-State National Association of Basketball Coaches Good Works Team.

May 19, 2016

Surprise Men’s Basketball tourney run

Central College transformed a fifth-place Iowa Conference finish into a league tournament title and NCAA Division III berth.

May 19, 2016

Professors Announce Retirement

Debela Birru, associate professor of business management, retired this spring. Birru taught at Central for 27 years, during which time he was selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award three times (May 1996, 2007 and 2013).

May 19, 2016

Student caucus workshop

Mock Caucus Prepares Community

Students and community members had the opportunity to learn how to caucus during a non-partisan presentation of a mock caucus in Maytag Student Center Jan. 26.

May 19, 2016

Candidates on Campus

Central was a popular stop for presidential candidates representing both Democrats and Republicans during the lead up to the Iowa caucuses. Five candidates held events on campus, giving students and community members the chance to hear their messages, ask questions and, in some cases, meet the
candidates in person.

May 19, 2016

Marburger shatters Central Women’s Basketball rookie mark

Forward Claire Marburger shattered Central’s freshman season scoring record.

May 19, 2016

People of Vision: Ann Sobiech Munson ’91

As an architect, Ann Munson often works within fixed parameters. They may be imposed by a client or a building site, or they may simply […]

May 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

People of Vision: Kevin Cool ’82

As editor of Stanford Magazine, Kevin Cool gets to learn about some pretty amazing subjects and talk with some very talented people. But he says […]

May 19, 2016

People of Vision: Leonard Kalkwarf ’50

Leonard Kalkwarf doesn’t necessarily think of himself as being creative. But his career tells a different story. After a lifetime spent tending to his flock, […]

May 19, 2016

Upward Bound students

We Will Teach You to Dream: 50 Years of Upward Bound at Central

Every five years, Central competes with colleges and universities across America for a federal grant to help high school students dream big about education. And […]

May 19, 2016 | 3 Comments

Walter Cannon

A Rewarding Career

Shakespeare connections are a hallmark of English professor Walter Cannon’s 36 years at Central.

May 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Train Your Brain, Train Your Body

Bryan Mejia ’16 helped athletes with disabilities take on physical and mental challenges during his Chicago internship.

May 19, 2016

Central College students

Shared Success

Everyone associated with Central wants to be engaged with a community that fosters a strong sense of belonging.

May 18, 2016

Taylor Schuelke '12

A View of Her Own

D.C. internship sets Taylor Schuelke on path to National Geographic.

May 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

Parachute at Central College

CAB Brings Rockers Parachute to Campus

Central students ask the Campus Activity Board (CAB) every year to bring notable
artists to campus, and this spring CAB engaged pop-rock band Parachute for a performance
March 1. Parachute electrified the crowd at P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium. The concert was open
to students and the public.

May 18, 2016

Central College Men's Track

Dutch pull Men’s Indoor Track upset for league crown; finish 11th in U.S.

A spectacular opening day propelled a surprising title run as the Central College men’s indoor track and field squad captured its fifth Iowa Conference crown in the past seven years.

May 18, 2016

People of Vision: Rick Brown ’69

In music composition, as with so much in life, you have to learn the rules before you can break them. Rick Brown began his composing […]

May 18, 2016

People of Vision: Lesley Diehl ’65

“A mystery novel is like a puzzle,” says Lesley Diehl. “You have to make all the pieces fit.” As an author of murder mysteries, Diehl […]

May 18, 2016

People of Vision: Jennifer Osteen Voss ’00

“I train and coach foreign-born business professionals and vocational employees to communicate more effectively in their workplace,” – that’s how Jennifer Voss describes her job […]

May 18, 2016