Centre announces 2020 RICE symposium winners

Centre College recently held a virtual version of the 13th annual Research, Internships and Creative Endeavors (RICE) symposium. New this year, RICE included prizes for the best two presentations or posters from each academic division. Winners were chosen by appointed faculty judges. The Dean's Office and the Undergraduate Research Committee share the divisional presentation winners:

Phi Beta Kappa’s Visiting Scholar Francis Su to give talk on campus, Feb. 20

Centre College’s Phi Beta Kappa’s Visiting Scholars Program will welcome Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, to campus, Feb. 20-21. During his visit, Su will give a talk titled “Mathematics for Human Flourishing” on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Young Hall 113. “Phi Beta Kappa’s support of its local chapters—especially

By |2020-02-13T11:49:36-05:00February 13th, 2020|Academics, Theatre, Shakespeare, Mathematics, News|

Humanities 120 mural displayed in Northside Residence Hall

A new mural created by students in Humanities 120 in the Spring 2019, taught by Ken Keffer, H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of French and German Emeritus, is now on display in the new Northside Residence Hall. The purpose of painting the mural is to display how the hasty experience of outdoor

What’s Next for the Class of 2019?

On the day of their graduation from Centre, the Class of 2019 participated in the What’s Next? campaign, an eagerly anticipated feature of Commencement day. The new alumni shared their post-graduation plans, as they now join the 97 percent of Centre alumni who either attend graduate school or are employed within a year of graduation. While their post-Centre pursuits vary,

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 |2018-08-02T18:49:33-04:00July 7th, 2016|Academics, French, Theatre, News|

Centre’s close relationship with France

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, stadiums and public and private buildings across the United States have displayed the French flag in support. It’s particularly appropriate that the six white columns on the front of Old Centre are being lit this week with the blue, white, and red of the French tricolor. Of the roughly 300 Centre College

By |2018-12-06T20:01:07-05:00November 17th, 2015|French, Theatre, News|

Centre professor’s Art of Walking course gains national attention in New York Times

Students at Centre College come to expect the extraordinary, even when taking a course about the most ordinary of things — walking. Stodghill Professor of French and German Ken Keffer has taught The Art of Walking at Centre for over a decade, and it has once again captivated the nation by landing the fourth spot

By |2018-12-06T20:11:33-05:00April 16th, 2014|Academics, French, Theatre, News, Music|

CentreTerm: Dr. Ken Keffer’s Art of Walking strolls through Strasbourg, France

Most people who know about Centre College know about The Art of Walking, an iconic CentreTerm course taught by H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of French and German Ken Keffer. The subject of JEOPARDY! clues and “Coolest College Class” rankings, The Art of Walking takes on a distinctly European context this January,

By |2018-12-06T20:23:32-05:00January 20th, 2014|Alumni and Development, Literature, Theatre, News, Music|

German Professor Ian Wilson leads first-ever summer abroad trip to Berlin

Centre is famed both for its personalized education and its #1 in the nation study abroad program, and this summer, Associate Professor of German Ian Wilson is showcasing both of these strengths with his newest course, German Cultural Geography. The class runs July 23 through August 8 and is open to four students. Best of

By |2013-07-25T17:04:37-04:00July 25th, 2013|Academics, European Studies, Theatre, News, Music|

Three Centre seniors awarded Fulbright Fellowships

Three Centre seniors have won Fulbright Fellowships to spend next year abroad. Ibrahim Jadoon ’13 will be in Malaysia as an English language teaching assistant. Kaitlyn Lee ’13 looks forward to adding a Slavic language to her varied language repertoire during a year in Bulgaria as an English language T.A. Caroline Schoeffler ’13 will be