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

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 trip immerses students in Caribbean ecology

Assistant Professors of Biology Mark Galatowitsch and Marie Nydam led a group of 24 Centre College students on a CentreTerm study abroad trip to Belize in January. “Our course taught students about the fundamental concepts of Caribbean ecology by experiencing first-hand different Caribbean ecosystems,” Galatowitsch said. “We also had the opportunity to learn about Belize’s

Henry Luce Grant recipients cultivate their research on organic permaculture

Compiling their summer research, Margaux Crider ’18 (Louisville, Kentucky) and Tyree Wilmoth ’18 (Asheville, North Carolina) will present a documentary of life on a Lanna organic farm in Thailand on April 27 at 7 p.m. in Centre College's Vahlkamp Theatre. Titled “Welcome to Happy Healing Home: A Portrait of a Lanna Family,” the documentary offers

By |2018-05-24T20:38:16+00:00April 24th, 2018|Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, News, Research|

New internship sustains Centre’s climate change action

Jeanette Burke ’18 of Temecula, California, has designed multiple projects for campus sustainability this semester with the support of her faculty mentor Preston Miles, John H. Walkup Professor of Chemistry. A new position, Burke has had the opportunity to form the internship around her interests in gaining experience in sustainability, while simultaneously supporting goals set

By |2019-04-12T16:17:57+00:00April 12th, 2018|Environmental Studies, Internships, News, Sustainable Centre|

Emma Presberg ’18 enriches Danville community through humane society volunteer program

Emma Presberg ’18 of Atlanta, Georgia, is the founder and director of a new animal enrichment program at the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society. According to Presberg, the goal is to increase the mental and physical health of animals living in confined environments by diversifying their daily experience. In being exposed to a variety of activities,

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+00:00September 7th, 2017|English, Environmental Studies, News, Study Abroad|

CENTRE RESEARCH | The Luce Grant, faculty mentors help students research in Thailand

Two Centre College rising seniors, Margaux Crider and Tyree Wilmoth, seized the opportunity to do research abroad this summer with the Luce Grant for Asian Studies and the Environment. In the mountains of northern Thailand, Crider and Wilmoth spent a month at an organic farm called Happy Healing Home. The farm is a sustainable living

By |2018-05-30T18:41:39+00:00August 21st, 2017|Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, News, Research|

CENTRE INTERNSHIPS | In community gardens, a Centre Shepherd intern expresses passion for poverty relief

Nurturing the seeds of a future career in poverty relief, Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) intern Beka Bruner ‘18 worked with the Vermont Community Garden this summer. In gardens surrounding Burlington, Bruner organized classes and activities, wrote a monthly blog, coordinated social media and created a recipe book with the community’s stories and

By |2017-08-18T11:04:00+00:00August 18th, 2017|Community Service, Environmental Studies, 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|Education, Environmental Studies, Internships, News|
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