Centre students immerse themselves in Mexican culture during spring Centre-in-Mérida study abroad program

During the Spring 2020 term, Centre College students, along with Assistant Professor of Biology Mark Galatowitsch, traveled to Mérida, Mexico, as part of the Centre-in-Mérida study abroad program. Students travel to the remote Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve as part of the Centre-in-Mérida study abroad program. “During the semester, students all take Spanish classes,

Three Centre College students to teach English in Japan as part of competitive JET program

Three Centre College seniors have been accepted into the Japan Exchange Teaching Program (JET), a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns and villages throughout Japan. This is also first time in several years that the College has had back-to-back awards two years running. As part of the

Brown Fellow Rachel Moore ’20 plans career in zoonotic disease research at Royal Veterinary College in London

Centre College Brown Fellow Rachel Moore ’20 (Helotes, Texas), biology major and environmental studies minor, will be attending veterinary school at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, England, as she begins her professional path toward a career in zoonotic disease research. Moore pointed to her Centre experience—including internships, undergraduate research and study abroad—for contributing

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

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|

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|

Students become global citizens during CentreTerm course in El Salvador

Adding to Centre College's destinations across the globe for study abroad, Eva Cadavid, associate professor of philosophy, and Laura Chinchilla, assistant professor of Spanish, recently led the College’s first course in El Salvador, collaborating for the CentreTerm class with CoCODA, a national partner of the Bonner Scholars Organization. CoCODA is a non-profit organization devoted to

By |2020-02-27T13:48:10-05:00February 27th, 2020|CentreTerm, News, Philosophy, Social Justice, Spanish, Study Abroad|

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

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