Student takes passion for teaching from coursework to classroom

With the Centre Commitment's promise of an internship before graduation, Madison Grant ’18 of Greenup, Kentucky, an economics and finance major and an education minor, has applied her education classes at Centre College as an intern in a Kindergarten classroom at nearby Toliver Elementary School. Working two school days a week, Grant has had the

By |2018-05-25T14:29:52+00:00April 12th, 2018|Careers, Community-Based Learning, Education, Internships, News|

Centre students create brochure with Heart of Danville, Boyle County African-American Historical Society

During Centre College’s month-long Centreterm in January, Allison Putnam ’18 and Kristan Schwartztrauber ’18 created a brochure to highlight nearby monuments to local African-American history, with the help of Amy Frederick, assistant professor of art history and their “Monuments and Memorials” class. The brochure was designed and created to guide visitors to important African-American history

By |2018-05-31T18:48:53+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Community-Based Learning, History, News|

Centre class partners with Grace Café on groundbreaking research project

Centre College professors often offer their students important opportunities to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations. And in the fall of 2016, Assistant Professor of Sociology Kaelyn Wiles took this a step further, giving students in her Research Methods class the unique chance to work on a project that was not

Students get first-hand view of Congress through BCHS-Centre project

This article originally appeared in The Advocate-Messenger.  The Boyle County High School library sounded more like the United States Congress in session than a high school library Monday. Students in Ryan New’s government class worked with Centre College Professor Benjamin Knoll’s CentreTerm students, discussing how the legislature operates in a simulated scenario. New and Knoll

By |2018-07-03T17:39:16+00:00January 11th, 2017|Academics, CentreTerm, Community-Based Learning, News, Politics|

After School Program at Centre College is changing lives

Centre College’s commitment to prepare students for lives of learning, leadership and service cultivates citizens who take a hands-on approach to bettering their community. In fact, more than 85 percent of Centre students engage in community service on a regular basis—and in every corner of the globe. Many people, however, aren’t aware of the impact that

By |2019-05-13T18:27:23+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Community Service, Community-Based Learning, Education, News, Spanish|

Centre students and staff use spring break to give back

Spring break is often a week to kick back and relax, to unwind from the stresses that college life can often bring. While some Centre College students use the week away from academics to unwind, others choose to go on Alternative Spring Break (ASB). ASB, an initiative created by Centre Action Reaches Everyone (CARE) and

By |2015-04-01T10:53:37+00:00April 1st, 2015|Community Service, Community-Based Learning, News|

CentreTerm 2015: Economics class partners with Ephraim McDowell to propose new health policies

Exemplifying Centre College's commitment to experiential learning, community-based learning initiatives continue to be integrated into more and more classes, including Assistant Professor of Economics Patten Mahler's new CentreTerm course Policy Analysis in Our Community. This January, the upper-level economics class partnered with Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center to research a variety of health policy issues affecting the local

By |2015-02-11T14:22:57+00:00February 11th, 2015|Academics, CentreTerm, Community-Based Learning, Economics & Finance, News|

Centre students contribute to prairie restoration project at Shaker Village

In the eyes of many, experiential learning is the next great frontier in higher education, and Centre College is on the leading edge of this movement. Thanks to a $500,000 grant the College received last year from the Louisville-based James Graham Brown Foundation to support academic internships and community-based learning initiatives, these high-impact practices are

James Graham Brown Foundation grant bridges classroom and community, creates new CTL position

As a leader in experiential learning in higher education, Centre College is dedicated to strengthening opportunities that facilitate personalized and engaged learning, such as study abroad, undergraduate research, internships and community-based learning. Thanks to a $500,000 grant the College received last year from the Louisville-based James Graham Brown Foundation to support academic internships and community-based

James Graham Brown Foundation gives $500,000 for experiential learning at Centre

Internships, undergraduate research and community-based learning have long been a part of a Centre education, but now, thanks to $500,000 from the James Graham Brown Foundation, Centre can greatly expand and improve its unique brand of experiential education. "These kinds of high-impact practices are the heart of the Centre experience," says Vice President for Academic

By |2013-09-12T11:30:21+00:00September 12th, 2013|Academics, Community-Based Learning, Internships, News, Psychology, Research|