Students engage in innovative learning through Jamie Shenton’s online courses

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jamie Shenton is teaching three courses remotely this semester—Introduction to Social Justice, Qualitative Field Methods and Public Anthropology—and has incorporated innovative ways to teach each one. “First, I have had to think about how to still build community within the class while not being able to meet face-to-face as a group,”

[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|

Daniel Scott receives KBRIN funding for cancer therapy research

Daniel Scott, assistant professor of chemistry, recently received funding from the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN) for his research project titled "Developing Novel Anti-Cancer Mithramycin Formulations and Nanoparticle Delivery System Design." KBRIN is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of a program to help states that are less funded by

Centre College adopts flexible block schedule for fall 2020

In response to the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Centre College will adopt a “block” style approach to courses for the fall 2020 semester. The unique approach divides the normal academic term of 13 weeks and four courses into two blocks of two courses, each six weeks plus two days long. According to

By |2020-05-11T11:49:11-04:00April 20th, 2020|Academics, News, Remote Learning|

Remote teaching at Centre College remains deeply personal

Known for its small classes, close student-faculty interaction and highly residential nature, Centre College did not panic when it made the decision to convert to remote learning in the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that sent home its nearly 1,400 students. It simply pivoted. “The thing that strikes me is how our response reflects

By |2020-04-10T11:06:09-04:00April 10th, 2020|Academics, News, Remote Learning|

Josh Joiner ’20 awarded Joan Cralle Day Fellowship to study medicine at the University of Kentucky

Biochemistry and molecular biology major Josh Joiner '20 (Danville, Kentucky) received the Cralle Foundation/Joan Cralle Day Fellowship from the University of Kentucky (UK) to study medicine in the fall. Endowed by a gift from the Cralle Foundation, named to honor Joan Cralle Day, the fellowship is available for graduate or professional study at UK for

[VIDEO] Centre College academic programs welcome new majors

Though students are engaged in remote learning, the campus tradition of faculty celebrating their students when they declare their respective majors continues. Centre College faculty recently created a series of videos featuring professors from a variety of academic programs to welcome their newly declared students. “Programs welcome their majors in different ways—lunches at Cowan, picnics,

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

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