‘Cultural ambassador’ John Newton ’19 to teach in Japan as part of competitive JET program

John Newton ’19 (Wilkesboro, North Carolina) was recently accepted into the Japan Exchange Teaching program (JET), a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns and villages throughout Japan. The program gives individuals an opportunity to work and represent the U.S. as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve

By |2019-04-11T21:35:30+00:00April 11th, 2019|Academics, Campus, Careers, CentreTerm, Education, English, Japanese, News, Study Abroad|

Centre College to celebrate 12th annual undergraduate research with RICE symposium, April 8-12

Across campus, Centre College students are working hard to prepare for the 12th annual Research, Internships and Creative Endeavors (RICE) symposium, April 11. The RICE symposium will be part of a week-long celebration of research, featuring different events each day. The symposium is an opportunity for students in all disciplines and class years to display

Centre professor’s policy brief generates conversations about school safety

Centre College’s Ellen Prusinski, assistant professor of education, recently co-authored a policy brief for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) that was publicly released at the Royal Society in London, generating a number of conversations around the world. The policy brief utilizes data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science

By |2019-03-21T14:37:19+00:00March 21st, 2019|Academics, Education, Mathematics, News|

Teaching internship in local classroom prepares Emily Hagan ’19 for future career

During her last semester at Centre College, Emily Hagan ’19 (Louisville, Kentucky) is preparing for her future career by student teaching in a second grade classroom at Woodlawn Elementary in Danville. As a student-teacher, Hagan is responsible for planning and executing mini-lessons and activities for students in small groups, based on skill level. She then

By |2019-03-14T13:51:30+00:00March 14th, 2019|Academics, Careers, Education, Internships, News|

Internship in special education classroom gives Molly Anderson ’19 career experience

As a psychology major and education minor, Molly Anderson ’19 (Danville, Kentucky) aspires to be a special education teacher. To help her gain the experience she needs, Anderson is spending the spring semester interning with the Boyle County school system. For the first half of the term, she is working at Woodlawn Elementary School, with

By |2019-03-12T12:28:26+00:00March 12th, 2019|Academics, Careers, Education, Internships, News, Psychology|

Faculty, students present at Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore

During Centre College’s CentreTerm in January, six students and seven faculty members traveled to Baltimore, Maryland for the Join Math Meetings, the largest mathematics conference in the world. At the meeting, five faculty members presented and four students gave poster presentations on research they had been working on. The faculty presenters were Alex McAllister, H.

By |2019-03-11T14:15:00+00:00March 11th, 2019|CentreTerm, Commencement, Education, Mathematics, News, Research|

Centre alumni earn teaching certificates through Teach Kentucky program

Centre College is known for sending its graduates to participate in Teach Kentucky, a Louisville-based non-profit committed to facilitating the launch of careers in education. The College has a total of 18 alumni who are currently teaching in the greater-Louisville area through the organization. “At a pragmatic level, we provide the essential connective tissue for

By |2019-03-08T19:37:24+00:00March 8th, 2019|Admission, Athletics, Careers, Commencement, Education, History, News, Study Abroad|

Kelsey Sutton ’19 gains hands-on experience for Teach Kentucky program

As Kelsey Sutton ’19 (Brandenburg, Kentucky) prepares to be a part of the Teach Kentucky 2019 cohort from Centre College, she is gaining valuable experience as a student teacher in a math classroom at Boyle County High School. Sutton said the biggest aspect of her internship is gaining practical teaching experience in a high school

By |2019-03-07T16:56:52+00:00March 7th, 2019|Careers, Education, Internships, Mathematics, News|

Posse Plus Retreat sparks important conversations

Earlier this month, over 100 Centre College community members attended the Posse Plus Retreat held at Lake Cumberland’s 4-H Center in Nancy, Kentucky. “The Posse Plus Retreat annually brings together dynamic people from across the campus community—students, faculty, staff, coaches, administrators—for a weekend away,” said Bob Nesmith, dean of admission and financial aid. “We learn

By |2019-02-27T19:05:25+00:00February 27th, 2019|Admission, Campus, Education, Environmental Studies, News|

CentreTerm course brings understanding, awareness to autism

Centre College students explored the myths and realities of autism spectrum disorder during the three-week CentreTerm, gaining an understanding through personal interactions and the study of such topics as the vaccination controversy; societal and family impact; environmental issues; educational and policy concerns; and other implications of the biology and psychology of the disorder. With education and

By |2019-02-13T15:27:56+00:00February 12th, 2019|CentreTerm, Education, News|
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