Latin American studies students present at conference in Texas

A group of five Centre College Latin American studies students recently presented at the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association (ILASSA) conference at the University of Texas at Austin. This is the third year students have presented at ILASSA. The graduate school conference is the oldest in the U.S. and is also organized and

Centre professors to share academic success with campus community, April 3

Centre College’s Student Government Association is hosting a Professor Symposium on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in Young Hall 113. The event is an opportunity for the campus community to hear about the academic and scholastic careers of three faculty members who graduated from Centre. John Kinkade, Hazelrigg Associate Professor of English

Holi Festival highlights South Asian culture, philanthropy

Centre College recently hosted the Holi Festival to celebrate the beginning of spring and South Asian culture. Despite the cold weather, the Centre community gathered to watch dance performances, enjoy South Asian food and participate in color throwing on the Festival Lawn. The event followed a Color Run earlier that morning, both of which made

New Centre club celebrates diversity with Latin American Cultural Festival

Marking Hispanic Heritage Month, Centre College hosted several events to celebrate its Hispanic and Latino students and to support those impacted by the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Building off of a convocation on migration held in September, students and faculty recently organized a rally in support of DACA students

By |2018-05-29T18:38:39+00:00October 9th, 2017|Finance Office, Diversity, Latin American Studies, News|

Grissom Scholar Emmely Ovalle ’19 reconnects with her heritage in Cuba

Centre College is recognized nationally for its life-changing study abroad experiences, and with 85 percent of students participating, there are a wealth of interesting stories to tell. During CentreTerm, the College’s three-week winter term, 33 students in the Latin American Culture Abroad class, taught by Associate Professor of Spanish Genny Ballard, traveled to Cuba. Among

By |2018-06-19T15:01:28+00:00March 14th, 2017|Academics, CentreTerm, Latin American Studies, News, Spanish, Study Abroad|

Faculty fellows Cadavid and Muzyka lead conversations about creativity and diversity at Centre

In 2015, Centre College established the faculty fellows program, one element of Creative Centre, a long-term initiative meant to enhance and link creative and critical thinking in the classroom as part of the College’s quality enhancement plan (QEP). Those faculty fellows lead campus discussions about creativity and its relationship to pedagogy at Centre and disseminate

By |2019-03-21T16:14:17+00:00January 5th, 2017|Chemistry, Latin American Studies, News, Philosophy|

Independent study highlighted at annual John C. Young Scholars Symposium

The annual John C. Young Scholars Symposium at Centre College will be held Saturday, April 16 in Vahlkamp Theater of Crounse Hall, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Seven seniors will present the results of their yearlong projects, each providing a 20-minute presentation with an opportunity for concluding questions and discussion. Four presentations will take place during the

Seniors Ballard and Keene present capstone projects at national conference in Austin, Texas

For many Centre College students, senior year culminates in a paper or presentation representing not only a particular interest in their field but also all they have learned within that area of study. Some then present these projects at a national conference, as did two Latin American Studies seniors who traveled recently to Austin, Texas.

Dr. Eva Cadavid explores the philosophy of race and ethnicity

Centre College’s Latin American studies program is young but quickly growing, especially with the addition of Assistant Professor of Philosophy Eva Cadavid’s class, Philosophical Discussions on Race and Ethnicity. “This course arose from my participation in the development of the Latin American studies minor,” Cadavid explains. “Once I started thinking about the types of courses

By |2014-02-20T13:32:26+00:00February 20th, 2014|Academics, African Studies, Experts, Latin American Studies, News, Philosophy|