Centre professors to lead post-colonial French identities trips abroad

Centre College professors Marc Démont, visiting assistant professor of French and humanities, and Christian Wood, assistant professor of French, are bridging two study abroad trips—the summer 2019 program to Tahiti for French minors and majors and the CentreTerm 2020 course in Pondichéry, India, for French and humanities students—under the title “Post-Colonial French Identities." “We want

By |2019-02-06T21:55:36+00:00February 6th, 2019|French, Humanities, News, Research, Study Abroad|

CENTRE INTERNSHIPS | Centre students follow passions, help refugees resettle in Kentucky

This summer, Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) gave three Centre College student interns hands-on experience with the American immigration process. Katie Davidson ’18, Amanda Iocono ’18 and Ian Ennis ’18 interacted daily with clients navigating the American refugee visa process. Davidson worked as a communications intern in Louisville, while Iocono served as a legal intern and

By |2018-05-30T18:45:15+00:00August 21st, 2017|French, Internships, News, Pre-Law, Study Abroad|

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

By |2018-05-31T14:05:24+00:00July 12th, 2017|Education, European Studies, French, Internships, News, Study Abroad|

Randi Skaggs ’98 introduces storytelling event to Louisville

The Los Angeles-based storytelling event company, Expressing Motherhood, held its first Louisville production on Saturday, March 25 at Headliners Music Hall. Randi Skaggs ’98, a veteran performance storyteller herself, was the producer of The Moth-style event where individuals share their true stories centered on themes of mothering. She was also chosen to perform at the

By |2018-06-19T14:18:35+00:00March 30th, 2017|Alumni, Drama, French, News|

Allison Goetzman ’03 is a theatre worker we should know

Allison Goetzman ’03 was named among September Role Call's "Six Theatre People You Should Know" by American Theatre magazine. Goetzman is production manager for the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, N.M. Goetzman, who has been working in theatre since her freshman year in high school, was humbled about the recognition. "My high school

By |2018-07-16T13:26:45+00:00November 28th, 2016|Drama, French, News|

An Incomparable, Magical City

Unlike Athena, Centre-in-Strasbourg did not spring full-blown from the brow of Zeus—though the brows of Professors Karin Ciholas and Ken Keffer were certainly involved. Since 1949, Strasbourg has been a symbol of reconciliation between historic enemies France and Germany; before Centre-in-Strasbourg began in 1991, Ciholas had to reconcile the members of the sometimes contentious site-selection

By |2016-10-06T14:19:43+00:00October 6th, 2016|Academics, French, News, Study Abroad|

Centre-in-Strasbourg: A Classroom with a View

Nothing evokes the experience of Centre-in-Strasbourg like the view from our classroom window, beautifully depicted in Ken Keffer’s painting, with the cathedral looming over the roofs of the city as if to eavesdrop on our conversations. If you are one of the 1,181 students and 15 faculty directors to have participated in the program during

By |2016-10-04T15:13:27+00:00October 4th, 2016|Academics, English, French, News, Study Abroad|

Longtime Centre French and German professor Ken Keffer retires

C. Kenneth Keffer, Jr., the H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of French and German at Centre College, retired at the end of the 2015-16 academic year after 37 years on the College faculty. Keffer, a truly unique and beloved Centre personality, has been recognized nationally for creating courses that offer students unique

By |2018-08-02T18:49:33+00:00July 7th, 2016|Academics, French, German Studies, News|

Centre College honors faculty and staff at closing dinner

Centre College honored members of its campus community on May 17 at the annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner and awards ceremony. Audrey Clark, facilities safety coordinator, Monte Hafley, grounds crew member, and Darrell Smith, custodian, received the Horky Service Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by facilities services employees. The award was created from a

Kristi Hughes ’98 performs with Cirque du Soleil

Kristi Hughes ’98 has lived and performed all over the world, perfecting her work as a puppeteer, actress, teacher, clown and playwright. Her latest gig is in the touring company of Toruk as one of the first six puppeteers ever to work for the internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil. "In casting this show, Cirque du Soleil decided for the

By |2016-04-06T12:02:43+00:00April 6th, 2016|Alumni, Drama, French, News|
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