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 C. 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 |2018-05-25T13:55:52+00:00April 12th, 2018|Environmental Studies, Internships, News, Sustainable Centre|

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|

CENTRE INTERNSHIPS | Emma Jackson ’18 explores photography, environment in Thailand

Supported by funds from Centre College's Henry Luce Foundation Grant, Emma Jackson ’18 is working as a photographer and social media summer intern at Conserve Natural Forests (CNF) in Thailand. CNF is a nongovernmental organization that aims to protect Thailand’s endangered species and forests. Jackson has greatly enjoyed her internship so far, as each day

Centre College students are given summer internship and research opportunities in Southeast Asia

The Centre Experience often extends beyond campus, providing a world of opportunities to engage in a global classroom. This summer, eight students are taking advantage of the study abroad, internship and research experiences that are guaranteed as a part of the Centre Commitment. Thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation, Centre has received a four-year grant of $400,000

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

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