Author Valeria Luiselli to discuss first-year book, Sept. 13

First-year students at Centre College read a common book before arriving on campus, which they then discuss with their faculty advisors and peers during the annual first-year orientation. As an added bonus this year, students will also have the opportunity to discuss the first-year book— “Tell Me How It Ends”—with its author, Valeria Luiselli. The

By |2018-09-11T18:02:36+00:00September 11th, 2018|Convocation, News|

Opening convocation speaker urges engagement, warns against living virtually

Centre College officially began the academic year on Sunday, Aug. 26, with its annual opening convocation. In his convocation address, Nayef H. Samhat, president of Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., and a former Centre professor, urged students to engage directly with their world instead of giving in to the misleading promises of technology. “While we

By |2018-08-28T15:34:23+00:00August 28th, 2018|Convocation, News|

Amaryst Parks ’18: A Community Ethic [Honors Convo address]

Amaryst Parks ‘18 (Florence, Alabama) and Noah Martin ’18 (Spartanburg, South Carolina) provided the keynote addresses at Centre College’s annual honors convocation on May 1. Remarks from the speakers, who are selected by tallying votes from the senior class, are always a highlight of the annual celebration of student achievements. Parks, a social justice major, has served as the

By |2018-05-22T20:38:25+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Convocation, News|

Noah Martin ’18: [Honors Convo address]

Noah Martin ’18 (Spartanburg, South Carolina) and Amaryst Parks ‘18 (Florence, Alabama) provided the keynote addresses at Centre College’s annual honors convocation on May 1. Remarks from the speakers, who are selected by tallying votes from the senior class, are always a highlight of the annual celebration of student achievements. Martin, a senior majoring in history, serves as the

By |2018-05-23T16:07:33+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Convocation, News|

Noah Martin ’18 and Amaryst Parks ’18 to address annual honors convo, May 1

Noah Martin ’18 (Louisville, Kentucky) and Amaryst Parks ‘18 (Florence, Alabama) will be the keynote speakers at Centre College’s honors convocation on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in Newlin Hall in the Norton Center for the Arts. Remarks from the speakers, who are selected by tallying votes from the senior class, are always a highlight of

By |2018-05-24T19:26:42+00:00April 30th, 2018|Convocation, News|

Pulitzer recipient to read prize-winning poetry collection

Class and convocation collide as Centre College hosts the 2017 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Tyehimba Jess. The event arrives as many spring humanities classes read his winning collection, Olio, offering students the opportunity to see the poet perform his work live on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church

By |2018-05-24T19:46:47+00:00April 25th, 2018|Convocation, Psychology, Shakespeare, News|

John C. Young Scholars present research at symposium, April 28

Centre College’s 28th annual John C. Young Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Vahlkamp Theatre in Crounse Hall. This year, seven seniors will present the results of their research on the topic of their choice. Each scholar will give a 20-minute presentation and will take questions

By |2018-05-24T20:31:46+00:00April 24th, 2018|Convocation, John C. Young Program, News|

DramaCentre performs Twelfth Night to a vaudeville tune, April 18-21

With a vaudeville twist, Centre College’s DramaCentre presents Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare and directed by Jennifer Goff, assistant professor of dramatic arts, April 18-21 at 8 p.m. at Weisiger Theatre in the Norton Center for the Arts. Starting on the shores of the fictional kingdom of Illyria, the comedy centers on the twins Viola and

Creative Commons series highlights power of art to portray human experience

Centre College is proud to host the Creative Commons series, a program that brings diverse ideas and perspectives to campus through a variety of interactive speakers. The series is part of Creative Centre, a long-term quality enhancement plan that aims to help students, faculty and staff expand their creative thinking skills. According to Creative Commons

By |2018-05-25T14:46:05+00:00April 10th, 2018|Convocation, News|
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