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

Students share CentreTerm 2020 internship experiences during showcase

A total of 55 Centre College students interned across the United States and abroad during CentreTerm 2020, a three-week term in January that gives students the opportunity to explore unique topics and faraway places through immersive courses, here, abroad, or an internship or research project. This year, students interned internationally across five countries, including China,

First-year students encounter ‘Moby-Dick’ during CentreTerm 2020

First-year students experienced Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick in new ways during CentreTerm 2020 in Cowan Professor of English Emeritus Milton Reigelman’s course,“Unlocking the American Identity: Moby-Dick.” “The assumption we’re testing is that this 'whale' of a novel, published in 1851 and almost immediately forgotten, is that, through this masterpiece, we can discover who we are as

By |2020-02-19T14:16:38-05:00February 19th, 2020|CentreTerm, English, News|

[BLOG] Exploring the Bluegrass in Ireland

As I have learned and written about over my adventures traveling the globe while a student at Centre, study abroad is an opportunity to be humbled and open one's mind and spirit to a different way of living, as well as gain perspective and roundedness from every amazing experience. While my time in Ireland this

By |2020-02-19T10:15:21-05:00February 18th, 2020|Academics, CentreTerm, Music, News, Study Abroad|

Students gain a variety of perspectives in Israel and Palestine during CentreTerm

Centre College students had the opportunity to study abroad in Israel and Palestine during CentreTerm 2020 with NEH Associate Professor of Religion Matthew Pierce and Assistant Professor of Religion Shana Sippy. Throughout the course, titled “Holy Lands: Sacred Realities and Political Stories,” students sought to place the current religious and political climate and conflict in

By |2020-02-20T10:12:57-05:00February 13th, 2020|Academics, CentreTerm, News, Politics, Religion, Study Abroad|
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