Madeleine Wattenberg ’12 is finalist in 2019 National Poetry Series 

Centre College alumna Madeleine Wattenberg ’12 (Louisville, Kentucky) has been recognized for her creative writing skills by becoming a finalist in the 2019 National Poetry Series for her manuscript entitled “Hinge.”  Wattenberg, who was reading in a coffee shop when she initially discovered she was finalist, claims she felt an “immediate sense of lightness.” She

By |2019-09-18T19:23:46+00:00September 18th, 2019|Alumni, Creative Writing, News|

Stan Campbell to retire after four decades of service to Centre

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of Centrepiece, the College alumni magazine. Stan Campbell Director of Doherty Library Years at Centre: 1977-2019 Education: B.A., English, Berea College; M.A., English, M.L.S., University of Kentucky Family: wife Donna Campbell; son Ian Campbell ’05 For a bookish kid growing up in an industrial town in the late 1950s

By |2019-07-22T16:13:00+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Academics, Creative Writing, English, News|

Annemieke Buis ’21 to have poems published in international literary magazine

Psychology major and creative writing and Spanish minor Annemieke Buis ’21 (Christiana, Tennessee) recently won The Annual Brainstorm Poetry Contest from the international literary magazine "Open Minds Quarterly" that will be published this spring. She also had a poem selected as a runner-up that will be published in the fall. The title of the winning

By |2019-04-29T14:28:51+00:00April 29th, 2019|Academics, Campus, Creative Writing, News, Psychology|

Genny Ballard earns Fulbright award to Colombia

Centre College is known for producing a top number of Fulbright student awards, and faculty members are also fortunate enough to earn this prestigious award. Genny Ballard, associate professor of Spanish, recently received a Fulbright award to conduct research in Colombia. “As a Fulbright Scholar, I will collaborate with two universities on the Colombian Caribbean

Centre to host Affrilachian poetry celebration and workshop

Bernard Clay Centre College will host an Affrilachian Poetry Celebration and Workshop featuring Bernard Clay, Danni Quintos, Frank X Walker and Keith S. Wilson on Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Vahlkamp Theater. Members of the campus community will also have an opportunity to write and work alongside the poets as part of

By |2019-04-09T19:13:10+00:00April 9th, 2019|Academics, African Studies, Campus, Creative Writing, News|

Camille Dungy to present Bastian Lecture, April 4

Centre College will welcome poet, essayist and editor Camille Dungy to campus on Thursday, April 4, as this year’s English program’s Bastian Lecture speaker. She will present on “The Environmental Writing of Our Time.” The event is a convocation and will take place at 8 p.m. in Vahlkamp Theater. Dungy’s debut collection of personal essays

By |2019-04-01T18:20:57+00:00April 1st, 2019|Academics, African Studies, Campus, Creative Writing, English, News|

Kentucky author Silas House visits Centre as Humana/Doherty library speaker

Acclaimed Kentucky author and activist Silas House will, once again, serve as Centre College’s Humana/Doherty Library Series guest speaker. House will read from his work during a convocation on March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Weisiger Theater. Immediately following the event, House will be available for a book signing in the foyer of the Norton

Students share CentreTerm projects during exhibition

Approximately 152 Centre College students recently displayed and presented work they completed during CentreTerm with nearly 115 exhibits, giving insight into the unique topics students have the opportunity to explore during the three-week January term. “The CentreTerm Exhibition is an event on the last day of the term when students can showcase the projects they

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, Creative Writing, Humanities, News|

Campus competition conducted by Jeanette Burke ’18

Jeanette Burke ’18 is serving this semester as Centre College's sustainability intern, a new position directed by John H. Walkup Professor of Chemistry Preston Miles. One of the projects the English major from Temecula, California, has undertaken is the Energy Competition, which reviews energy use in certain campus buildings in an effort to educate occupants

By |2019-04-12T16:19:11+00:00March 20th, 2018|Creative Writing, English, Internships, Sustainable Centre|
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