Arthur Johnson retires after 46 years

Arthur Johnson is putting away his red pen. For the past 46 years at Central, the associate professor of English has urged students to perfect their prose.

Jul 17, 2015 | 22 Comments

Joy Prothero retires after 17 years

At one time, Joy Prothero, associate professor of education, wasn’t interested in teaching. Now she has taught for 41 years. “Of course I wanted to be a teacher!” she says.

Jul 10, 2015 | 5 Comments

Michael Harris: A Career Born in Nepal

Michael Harris found his passion in the Himalayas and brought it to Central, where he has taught for 25 years.

Jul 3, 2015

Esther Streed retires after 17 years

Professor of education Esther Streed retires after 17 years teaching at Central. “I ended up really deciding to follow my heart,” she says. “I love what I do.”

Jun 26, 2015

Faculty Awards

Faculty members received awards at the 2015 faculty recognition reception.

May 4, 2015

Reflections on Wales

Jon Dressel served as resident director of Central’s study abroad program in Wales, and he shares his memories of the program.

Apr 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

Des Moines: Great Place, Great People

Central grads are leading in Des Moines — filling top roles in companies and serving with community organizations to make the area an even better place to live.

Feb 24, 2015

Setting a Record

Central students are setting a record for chemistry research.

Feb 24, 2015

Fitness After 50

The Fitness after Fifty class gives students the knowledge they need to develop safe and effective exercise programs for older adults.

Feb 24, 2015

Moving to the Beat

Zach Benson’s break-dancing talents have landed him on a TV show and allowed him to support himself as he travels the globe.

Feb 24, 2015

Ask an Alum: What is Crystallography?

Did you know there’s a real-life version of “X-ray vision?” It’s called crystallography, and Marvin Hackert ’66 is one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject.

Feb 24, 2015

Making the Most of College

Shannon Coulson ’15 is taking advantage of all Central has to offer.

Feb 24, 2015

Central College Around the World

Central students continue to immerse themselves in off-campus learning opportunities in Iowa and around the globe.

Feb 24, 2015

Men’s Soccer Squad Earns Tourney Spot

It was a young men’s soccer team for Central this fall, but the Dutch still scrapped their way into the Iowa Conference tournament.

Feb 24, 2015

Central Misses NCAA Women’s Soccer Berth

Central came within an overtime shootout of its first NCAA Division III women’s soccer tourney berth.

Feb 24, 2015

Volleyball Team on the Upswing

The Central volleyball team showed signs of returning to contender status as a young club posted a 21-10 mark.

Feb 24, 2015

Allgood Shines Again for Women’s Tennis Squad

For the third straight year, Central junior Angie Allgood received all-Iowa Conference women’s tennis recognition in singles.

Feb 24, 2015

Dutch Second in League Women’s Golf

Senior Kelsey Van Tasell earned all- Iowa Conference recognition for the third time as the Central women’s golf team finished second in the league tourney.

Feb 24, 2015

Central Rallies for 8-2 Football Campaign

The Dutch closed the season with a flourish, winning six straight in decisive fashion.

Feb 24, 2015

Central 11th in NCAA Men’s Cross Country

Central secured its third straight national top-12 finish at the NCAA Division III men’s cross country meet at Mason, Ohio Nov. 22.

Feb 24, 2015

Gabriel Espinosa Honored in Hall of Fame

Gabriel Espinosa ’79, associate professor of music and acclaimed jazz musician, was inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame.

Feb 25, 2015

Brian G. Campbell Named Director of Sustainability Education

Brian Campbell has joined Central College as the inaugural director of sustainability education.

Feb 25, 2015

Local Food Shines at All Iowa Day

All Iowa Day at Central Market celebrated local foods.

Feb 25, 2015

Dedication of Helen Hislop Center Honors Years of Service

Central held a dedication ceremony for the Helen Jean Hislop Center Nov. 1.

Feb 24, 2015

The Growth of the Region

Throughout the Greater Des Moines Partnership region, Central has more than 6,600 alumni.

Feb 24, 2015