The Story Behind the Name: The Combs Center

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2019 edition of Centrepiece. In 1994, Centre completed the first part of a strategic plan to develop new Greek houses along Walnut Street and resolved a pressing need for a campus gathering space by converting an old warehouse at the end of Walnut into a student center. The

By |2019-10-11T20:11:28+00:00October 7th, 2019|Buildings, Campus, News|

WEISIGER THEATRE: The Story Behind the Name

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of Centrepiece.  Emma Weisiger's 1952 bequest—including $40,000 specifically toward a building—prompted construction of the Emma Weisiger art and music building on the Kentucky College for Women Campus. With the 1962 merger of the men’s and women’s campuses and the 1973 opening of the Regional Arts Center

By |2019-07-11T14:06:45+00:00July 11th, 2019|Academics, Art History, Buildings, Campus, Music, News, Studio Art|

[VIDEO] A Storied Centre | Part 6: Integration

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 |2019-06-26T13:16:28+00:00June 26th, 2019|Academics, Bicentennial, Buildings, Campus, History, News|

Class of 2019 expresses gratitude during Honor Walk ceremony

Now in its 17th year, Honor Walk has quickly become a cherished tradition of Centre College’s Commencement weekend, as members of the Class of 2019 gathered to honor the people who have made a significant impact on their lives. At the beginning of the fall semester, President John A. Roush presents each member of the

By |2019-05-20T17:19:18+00:00May 20th, 2019|Bicentennial, Buildings, Campus, Commencement, Events, News|

Commencement 196 to be streamed live on Centre website

Commencement Headquarters | Live Stream Centre College’s 196th Commencement, featuring an expected 332 graduates, will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, in Newlin Hall of the Norton Center for the Arts. The 2019 graduation exercises will begin with the Baccalaureate ceremony, which will take place in the same location at 11 a.m. that

Campus buildings join Danville–Boyle County registry for historic properties

Centre College recently partnered with Boyle Landmark Trust to dedicate five buildings on campus: the Chenault Alumni House, Craik House, Horky House, Old Carnegie and Old Centre. A plaque dedication ceremony was held on May 7. Boyle Landmark Trust, founded in 1971, works to assure that architectural history is respected, protected and preserved for future

By |2019-05-10T12:15:28+00:00May 10th, 2019|Academics, Buildings, Campus, History, News|

Carnival event brings campus community together

The Centre College community recently gathered along the Campus Center lawn for the College's annual Carnival. Planned and organized by the Student Activities Council (SAC), the event brings together members of the campus community for an afternoon of fun, games, inflatables and music, among other activities. The annual Carnival concert, featuring Waka Flocka Flame, Sptembr

By |2019-05-06T18:01:17+00:00May 6th, 2019|Academics, Athletics, Buildings, Campus, Events, History, News|

[VIDEO] A Storied Centre | Part 4: Kentucky College for Women

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

Afrikania Cultural Troupe of Ghana to perform at Centre, April 2

Afrikania Cultural Troupe of Ghana featuring Master Drummer Gideon Alorwoyie will bring their authentic traditional drumming and dance from the Ghana region of West Africa to Combs Center for a convocation on Tuesday, April 2. A drumming and dancing workshop begins at 5:30 and the performance starts at 7 p.m., and students can receive convocation

[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, Politics, Bicentennial, Buildings, Campus, News|
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