Centre-in-Washington internship opens doors of opportunity for Stephanie Akoto Bamfo ’21

As part of Centre College’s Centre-in-Washington program, politics major, international studies minor and Bonner Scholar Stephanie Akoto Bamfo ‘21 (Lexington, Kentucky) is working for the Capitol Hill Consulting Group as a legislative intern. Based in Washington, D.C., Capitol Hill Consulting Group is a bi-partisan government relations firm dedicated to providing comprehensive and individually tailored strategies

Collaborative CentreTerm courses allow students to study Alexander Hamilton in New York City

Ben Knoll, John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics, and Tara Strauch, assistant professor of history, taught separate CentreTerm courses that had several collaborative components, including a six-day trip to New York City to see the musical “Hamilton,” as well as conduct historical tours of downtown and uptown Manhattan to visit the locations where Alexander

By |2020-03-04T13:24:19-05:00March 4th, 2020|Academics, CentreTerm, History, News, Politics|

Students create their own ‘imagined museums’ during Centre-in-Strasbourg course

Mark Rasmussen, Charles J. Luellen Professor of English, taught a new course as part of the Centre-in-Strasbourg program this past fall, titled “Museums and European Culture.” The final project asked students to design a museum on a topic of their interest and to describe, in detail, an exhibit in the museum. Centre students observe

Centre students conduct research on former Kentucky governor’s assassination

During CentreTerm 2020, Jon Earle, associate professor of history, taught a course titled “Assassins” that allowed 30 Centre College students to explore the history of the idea and practice of assassinations in global history. The outcome of the students’ work was a podcast series and website, titled “Murder, Memory and Martyrdom: The Assassination of Governor

By |2020-03-03T16:55:37-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Academics, CentreTerm, History, Research|

John Anderson ’20 enhances foreign service knowledge during CentreTerm internship in Ethiopia

During CentreTerm 2020, politics major John Anderson ’20 (Cheraw, South Carolina) took advantage of two aspects of the Centre Commitment—study abroad and an internship—and spent the three-week term working at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Most of the work Anderson did with USAID consisted of researching economic development in

Students develop understanding of modern Finnish history during CentreTerm 2020

Centre College students had the opportunity to explore Finland during CentreTerm 2020 in a course taught by Robert Schalkoff, director of the Lincoln Scholars Program, titled “Rovaniemi, Finland: Destination Arctic Circle.” The course explored the question: How does Rovaniemi, a small city on the cusp of the Arctic Circle razed by the retreating German army

By |2020-02-28T08:48:22-05:00February 26th, 2020|Academics, CentreTerm, News, Study Abroad|

Morgan Rahe ’21 explores Mayan culture and career path through Merida internship

Economics and finance and international studies double major Morgan Rahe ’21 (Alexandria, Kentucky) recently participated in an internship with a nonprofit in Mérida, Mexico, called Múul Meyaj, which means “working together” in Mayan. Múul Meyaj works with artisans in over 200 Mayan communities in the rural areas of the Yucatán state, helping artisans create a

Genny Ballard’s Fulbright experience leads to summer Centre trip to Colombia

Centre College Associate Professor of Spanish Genny Ballard recently returned from her six-month excursion in Colombia, where she conducted research and taught as a Fulbright Scholar. Ballard collaborated with two universities on the Colombian Caribbean coast researching intercultural competency and language learning, as well as leading a lecture series on Teaching English as a Second

By |2020-02-25T14:18:20-05:00February 25th, 2020|Academics, News, Spanish|

Cal Lewellyn ’20 invests in future career through finance internship

During CentreTerm, students are given the chance to explore unique topics and faraway places through immersive courses, study abroad or an internship or research project. Economics and finance major Cal Lewellyn ’20 (Louisville, Kentucky) took the opportunity to intern at DeepWork Capital in Orlando, Florida. DeepWork is a venture capital firm investing in early stage

By |2020-02-25T12:07:32-05:00February 25th, 2020|Academics, Economics & Finance, Internships, News, Research, Study Abroad|

Centre faculty members share life experiences during ODK event, Feb. 25

Members of Omicron Delta Kappa, Centre College’s leadership honor society, will host the annual Life Stories event on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Young Hall 113. The event will feature a line-up of College faculty who will speak about the paths they have taken in their personal lives. Speakers for this year’s program are

By |2020-02-25T08:41:49-05:00February 25th, 2020|Academics, Chemistry, English, News, Politics, Pre-Law|
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