The Story Behind the Name: Farris Stadium

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2019 edition of Centrepiece. Still reveling in the Praying Colonels’ unexpected 6-0 victory over Harvard in 1921, the College made plans in 1923 for a new stadium with concrete stands to line either side of a new football field. The project required 18,000 barrels of cement, each costing

By |2019-04-19T18:35:52+00:00April 19th, 2019|Academics, Admission, Athletics, News|

[VIDEO] A Storied Centre | Part 3: Lost Film from the 1930s

Award-winning documentary producer Tom Thurman ’84 and the students in two CentreTerm film classes have created a 73-minute bicentennial documentary titled, “A Storied Centre.” The documentary was designed to be broken into 12 segments. Throughout the course of Centre College’s bicentennial, segments of the documentary will be released on the bicentennial website on the last

By |2019-03-27T19:44:37+00:00March 27th, 2019|Academics, Admission, Bicentennial, Buildings, Campus, News|

Centre alumni earn teaching certificates through Teach Kentucky program

Centre College is known for sending its graduates to participate in Teach Kentucky, a Louisville-based non-profit committed to facilitating the launch of careers in education. The College has a total of 18 alumni who are currently teaching in the greater-Louisville area through the organization. “At a pragmatic level, we provide the essential connective tissue for

By |2019-03-08T19:37:24+00:00March 8th, 2019|Admission, Athletics, Careers, Commencement, Education, History, News, Study Abroad|

MONEY magazine ranks Centre College #7 in nation for merit scholarship awards

Prospective college students looking for excellence and value can turn to a new ranking by MONEY magazine of institutions “that provide a top mix of quality and affordability” in terms of their merit aid. From a database of 700-plus colleges and universities, Centre College came in at #7 in the nation in the new “10

By |2019-03-13T18:09:52+00:00February 28th, 2019|Academics, Admission, Careers, News, Performing Arts, Rankings|

Posse Plus Retreat sparks important conversations

Earlier this month, over 100 Centre College community members attended the Posse Plus Retreat held at Lake Cumberland’s 4-H Center in Nancy, Kentucky. “The Posse Plus Retreat annually brings together dynamic people from across the campus community—students, faculty, staff, coaches, administrators—for a weekend away,” said Bob Nesmith, dean of admission and financial aid. “We learn

By |2019-02-27T19:05:25+00:00February 27th, 2019|Admission, Campus, Education, Environmental Studies, News|

Joshua Jerome ’15 once again takes to the stage

Joshua Jerome ’15 is an outstanding Centre College admission counselor, helping the College's admissions team recruit the incoming Class of 2021 that is set to be the largest, most geographically diverse and academically gifted class in Centre's history. Another of Jerome's talents is acting, and he's flexing those muscles again on the stage of Danville's

By |2018-05-23T17:16:31+00:00June 16th, 2017|Admission, Drama, News|

Kevin Chapman ’00 featured as psychologist for A&E’s "60 Days In"

The season two premiere of A&E's popular series "60 Days In" aired on Thursday, Aug. 18, and the new season once again features a familiar face. Centre College's Kevin Chapman ’00, a clinical psychologist from Louisville, has been tapped to monitor the mental health of the incarcerated volunteers participating in the docuseries. For the uninitiated, "60

By |2019-04-04T18:10:36+00:00August 19th, 2016|Admission, Psychology|

Joshua Jerome ’15 performs in "Good Blues Tonight"

Joshua Jerome ’15 is a Centre College admission counselor by day, but by night he is Harlan Jefferson Bridgewater, a character in the world premier production of "Good Blues Tonight," written and directed by Robby Henson. The play, running nightly at 8:30 p.m. through July 23, is the latest in the Kentucky Voices series staged by

By |2018-08-02T15:11:27+00:00July 20th, 2016|Admission, Drama, News|

Centre College Class of 2015 achieves 98 percent employment and graduate school placement

According to data recently compiled by Centre College, an impressive 98 percent of the Class of 2015 is either employed or pursuing advanced study since graduation this past May. The total is based on reporting from 96 percent (311 out of 324) of graduates. This improves upon similarly high results of 95 and 96 percent,

By |2019-04-01T19:36:45+00:00April 26th, 2016|Academics, Admission, Pre-M.B.A.|

New York Times columnist David Brooks to speak at Centre College Opening Convocation

In what will be his third visit to Centre College, award-winning New York Times columnist David Brooks will speak at the Opening Convocation, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28. The annual event takes place the day before classes begin and marks the start of the new academic year at Centre. Brooks’ previous visit took place on

By |2016-04-12T09:59:21+00:00April 12th, 2016|Admission, News, Politics|
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