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Harlem Quartet to serve as Grissom Artists-in-Residence

The 2020-21 academic year marks the commencement of the Grissom Artist-in-Residency Program, which brings high caliber artists to campus for education, student engagement and performances. This year's artists-in-residence will be The Harlem Quartet, which is comprised of four musicians who focus on giving engaging performances while showcasing music that is typically underperformed or underrepresented. The

By |2020-09-10T12:08:42-04:00September 10th, 2020|News|

Developing Dreams: Centre’s Gary Crase featured in KET special, Sept. 7

This article, featuring Centre College's Gary Crase, originally ran in the September 2020 issue of KET's Vision magazine. In addition to his work as a lab and instrument technician at Centre College, Crase teaches community education American Sign Language (ASL) classes at Centre and in the Danville community.  He serves on the Board of Directors

By |2020-09-02T10:51:56-04:00September 2nd, 2020|News|

Graduate Studies at Howling Dogs U., Six Life Lessons I Learned from Sled Dogs

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 edition of Centrepiece. “A sled dog,” mused our guide, making distinct eye contact with each of us in the surrounding circle, “is any dog which, when properly harnessed and attached to the gang line, will pull a sled.” It was my first day of an Elderhostel

By |2020-05-22T08:35:06-04:00May 22nd, 2020|News|

Rob Urbach ’85 and The Last Great Race on Earth Adventure, Athlete Finds A New Finish Line

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 edition of Centrepiece. Iditarod. The name conjures images like no other sporting event: blinding white terrain, icicles knotting ruddy-faced mushers’ eyebrows, silver-eyed dogs lunging frantically into a vast unknown. Basically, crazy people charging headlong into challenging horizons. The perfect place for a Centre grad, right? The

By |2020-05-21T14:11:14-04:00May 21st, 2020|News|

Close to Home

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 edition of Centrepiece.  For alums of my era, the video store was the only way to obsess over a favorite movie. I first rented Child of Glass as a tween because of the cover. It was lovely—the sun shining through the video store windows had bleached

By |2020-05-19T09:50:35-04:00May 18th, 2020|News|

Fulbright Takes Spanish Professor to Colombia

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 edition of Centrepiece.  Spanish professor Genny Ballard ’91 spent six months last fall as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Colombia.  When it came time to plan her sabbatical, she knew she wanted the “intense cultural exchange” she had experienced as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa

By |2020-05-15T10:28:12-04:00May 15th, 2020|News|

Lil Press, trustee emerita and founder of Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program, dies of COVID-19

Lillian H. Press, a valued Centre board member for 26 years and a pioneer in education, mental health and politics, died from COVID-19 on April 27. “Lil,” as she was universally known, was 95. Her husband, O. Leonard Press, founder of Kentucky Educational Television, had died last July at 98. The outpouring of sadness at

By |2020-05-06T08:51:33-04:00May 5th, 2020|News|

[FACULTY BLOG] ‘Learning and Community’ by Tara Strauch

Centre College Assistant Professor of History Tara Strauch is currently teaching two sections of The Development of America I (History 230) and one section of America: North and South (History 367). Her recent blog entry, offering a faculty perspective on remote teaching during the pandemic, first appeared on Centre Trail, the digital home of the

By |2020-04-23T10:27:26-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Academics, News, Remote Learning|

Centre College Board of Trustees hold virtual spring meeting

For the first-time ever, in response to challenges arising from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centre College Board of Trustees met virtually via teleconference. While the usual in-person meetings occur over two consecutive days each winter, spring and fall, this year’s digital spring meeting was spread out over five days, beginning with committee discussions Monday,

By |2020-04-24T14:16:45-04:00April 6th, 2020|Campus, News, Remote Learning|
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