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 C. 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 | 2018-05-29T15:46:28+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Creative Writing, English, Internships, Sustainable Centre|

Passion for shelter animals leads to internship, future profession

Taking advantage of Centre College’s academic credit internships—an opportunity guaranteed through the Centre Commitment —Jana LaRue ’18 works with one of Lexington’s only no-kill animal shelters, Paws 4 the Cause. Combining her passion for animals and her English major, she assists the organization with marketing and promotion projects, focusing on compiling much-needed information for a fundraising

By | 2018-05-29T17:49:10+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Community Service, English, Internships, News|

IN THE NEWS | Campuses Flourish When Teachers Travel

This article originally appeared on Huffington Post. “It seems like a series of accidents,” Philip recalled. “On my own, I wouldn’t have set out to do any of this. I threw something together for the trip to China — just an idea I had been thinking about for a while.” Five years after a faculty research

By | 2018-05-24T18:31:35+00:00 September 7th, 2017|English, Environmental Studies, News, Study Abroad|

Governor’s School for the Arts nurtures potential of young artists in fourth year at Centre

A total of 256 student artists, representing 100 high schools in 47 counties, are on Centre College’s campus for the 2017 Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). This is the fourth year Centre has hosted GSA, a statewide education program, managed by the Kentucky Center, that brings talented rising high school sophomores and

Moving on: Milton Reigelman

The faculty are the core of Centre College. Of all the College's constituencies, they are the ones who are here the longest. It is they who nurture the culture of the place—the sense of common purpose, the collegiality and the passion and energy—and that they share so enthusiastically with their students. This spring, seven of

By | 2018-05-23T17:47:11+00:00 June 13th, 2017|English, News|

Centre College honors faculty and staff at closing dinner

Centre College honored members of its campus community on May 16 at the annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner and awards ceremony. Kayla Perry, custodian; Pam Martino, custodian; and Jessica Conder, custodian leader each received a Horky Service Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by facilities management employees. The award was created from a bequest by

Courtney Lucas ’17 focuses John C. Young research on Appalachia

The phrase “write what you know” is inspiration for many writers—including Centre College student and Appalachian native Courtney Lucas. The English major and creative writing minor spent her senior year composing a series of stories about the region, titled "Redbud Winter," as part of her yearlong project as a John C. Young (JCY) Scholar. Centre’s JCY program,

By | 2018-06-13T19:16:19+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Creative Writing, English, John C. Young Program, News|

Emily Donlon ’14 receives Fulbright grant to teach English in Bulgaria

Over the past near-three decades, Centre College has provided more than 50 Fulbright scholars, and the tradition continues this year with Emily Donlon ’14, who received a Fulbright Scholarship to be an English teaching assistant at the Nikola Vaptsarov Foreign Language School in Shumen, Bulgaria. After graduating from Centre, Donlon accepted a position at the Kentucky

By | 2018-06-18T14:24:09+00:00 April 21st, 2017|English, News|

Centre College to host Safiya Sinclair poetry reading April 21

The Centre College English and creative writing programs will host a poetry reading by award-winning poet Safina Sinclair on April 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the Vahlkamp Theater. Safiya Sinclair was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She received her MFA in poetry writing from the University of Virginia and is currently pursuing her PhD in literature

By | 2018-06-18T14:41:46+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Creative Writing, English, Events, News|

Thar she blows! Reigelman participates in Moby-Dick Marathon

Centre College's Milton Reigelman, professor of English, director of international programs, and special assistant to the president, joined more than 300 Herman Melville scholars and enthusiasts at the 21st annual Moby-Dick Marathon at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Mass., on Jan. 6-8, an event co-sponsored by the Melville Society. Since 1995, the Museum

By | 2017-01-09T14:46:00+00:00 January 9th, 2017|English, Experts, News, Study Abroad|
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