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

CENTRE INTERNSHIPS | Shepherd Intern Olivia Schadler ’19 makes an impact on Brooklyn youth at CitySquash

One of Centre College’s nine Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) interns, Olivia Schadler ’19 worked at CitySquash in Brooklyn, New York, throughout the summer. A non-profit that serves students year-round from third grade to graduation, CitySquash supports children from economically disadvantaged households with mentoring, after-school programming and other forms of academic and extracurricular

By |2018-05-30T18:34:56+00:00August 25th, 2017|Community Service, Norton Center for the Arts, Internships, News|

CENTRE INTERNSHIPS | Combining the environment, education, Amber Cowell ’18 adds nature classes to list of summer achievements

Taking advantage of Centre College’s support of internships, environmental studies major and education minor, Amber Cowell '18 is splitting her summer between the town hall and the parks department in her hometown of Culver, Indiana. Cowell has accomplished much so far, helping the town fundraise over the amount needed for an outdoor amphitheater project, organizing

By |2018-05-30T19:27:07+00:00August 10th, 2017|Norton Center for the Arts, Philosophy, Internships, News|

CENTRE INTERNSHIPS | Centre senior employs music skills, study abroad experiences to teach in India

Jessica Haralu ’18 combined Centre College’s emphasis on global citizenship and internships this summer as she taught music at the Assam Valley School, a boarding school in Northeast India. As a vocal performance instructor, Haralu taught music theory, voice and piano, as well as conducted four school choirs. She cited the choir experience as one

By |2018-05-31T15:09:30+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Norton Center for the Arts, Internships, Music, News|

CENTRE INTERNSHIPS | Alana Smith ’18 introduces French youth to American culture

Alana Smith ’18 is working as a counselor and English language teacher this summer at the American Village Camps in France. Through a combination of classroom instruction and immersion, her efforts are focused on engaging French students across cultures. American Village Camps gives French youth a completely immersive English language experience coupled with traditional American-style

CENTRE RESEARCH | Jordan Hale ’18 continues research on education reform in Cuba

Combining Centre College’s opportunities for undergraduate research and cultivating global citizenship, Brown Fellow Jordan Hale ’18 conducted research in Cuba as part of her self-designed project on education reform in developing countries. Her trip to Cuba represents the last leg in a project that started a year ago with the help of her faculty mentor

By |2018-05-23T15:01:04+00:00June 29th, 2017|Norton Center for the Arts, News, Research|

"Balance of Art and Science" presented at 9th annual RICE Symposium

As a double major in music and biochemistry & molecular biology, Annalara Fischer ’16 understands the intersection between art and science. For the recent RICE Symposium, she put both spheres of knowledge to use by writing an original piece, which she premiered during her presentation, “The Composition of Piano Concerto No. 1.” RICE stands for

By |2018-08-10T20:17:30+00:00April 21st, 2016|Academics, Family Life, Norton Center for the Arts, Music, News|

Educating teachers and lifelong learners

Centre's program in education offers numerous opportunities for learning and growth, including conversations with visiting scholars and specialists, relevant study abroad experiences, and research and internship opportunities that contribute to a balanced path of study with equal emphasis on theory and practice. These transformative experiences both in and outside of the classroom form not only

By |2018-08-16T19:55:47+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Norton Center for the Arts, Experiential Learning, News|

Interdisciplinary education minor at Centre creates lifelong learners and teachers

Many Centre College alumni uphold the College’s charge to promote lifelong learning by giving back to their communities through teaching. The interdisciplinary education minor facilitates this mission by encouraging students to take advantage of the variety of opportunities that Centre offers and explore the broader realm of educational studies, including history, leadership, policy and diversity. “As part

By |2018-08-17T19:07:02+00:00February 5th, 2016|Norton Center for the Arts, News|

[VIDEO] 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

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