Lorna Closeil ’20 focuses John C. Young project on black mothering and prison abolition

This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2020 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 30th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. As

By |2020-07-07T13:06:10-04:00July 7th, 2020|Anthropology/Sociology, John C. Young Program, News, Research|

Kelly Knetsche selected for chief fundraising role at Centre College

After a nationwide search that attracted nearly 200 candidates, Centre College has appointed Kelly Knetsche to serve as its next Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement. Her first official day will be Aug. 10. In announcing the news, Centre President Milton Moreland referred to Knetsche as uniquely qualified and highly talented to help lead

By |2020-07-07T08:57:08-04:00July 7th, 2020|News|

Centre’s religion program fosters conversation with Chef Michael Twitty

Centre College’s religion program is hosting a virtual event featuring Chef Michael Twitty on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. The conversation with Twitty is titled “Kosher Soul: The Interaction of Blackness and Jewishness in an Intersectional World.” Author of the award-winning book “The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the

By |2020-07-06T15:11:34-04:00July 6th, 2020|Academics, News, Religion, Remote Learning|

Upon his retirement, John Roush recognized in Congressional Record for his compassionate leadership

In a Congressional Record tribute published just before his retirement on June 30 as Centre College's 20th president, John Roush was recognized as a "compassionate leader," whose legacy will be marked by his "fierce devotion to students." Referred to as the institution's "beating heart," Roush was commended for transforming the 200-year-old Kentucky college through new

By |2020-07-06T15:33:04-04:00July 6th, 2020|News|

Centre chemistry program offers summer journal club

Centre College’s chemistry program is offering an exciting educational opportunity for students, faculty and staff through a summer journal club. After many summer research and internship opportunities for students and faculty were cancelled, due to COVID-19, Professor of Chemistry Joe Workman proposed the idea of forming a journal club as a way to keep students

Centre offers virtual campus tours and seminars

Given challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Centre College has taken measures to provide opportunities to “visit” campus in a responsible and safe way. Centre’s admission office will be offering Virtual Tours and Professor Seminars to keep prospective students connected with the College.  This does not mean that on-campus tours will stop entirely but offers more avenues to engage with

By |2020-07-06T13:34:12-04:00July 6th, 2020|Admission, Campus, News|

Pursuing a purpose-driven education has never been needed more in our world

Dear Centre College Community: It is an honor and privilege to officially join the Centre College community today as your twenty-first president. Over the past months, I have increasingly grown to appreciate the interconnected and dedicated support network made up of Centre alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, and many other friends of the College. Your

By |2020-07-01T16:32:13-04:00July 1st, 2020|News, Presidential Search|

Centre alumni and faculty collaborate to publish research

Assistant Professor of Biology Kelly O’Quin, along with 12 Centre graduates, are among the co-authors of a paper that has recently been published in the journal BMC Biology. The paper is about the group’s work identifying genetic mutations in mycobacteriophages, viruses that infect soil bacteria, and these mutations’ impact on viral reproduction. Some of the

By |2020-07-01T10:43:26-04:00July 1st, 2020|Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, News, Research|

Video honors President Roush for 22 years of service at Centre College

After 22 years of compassionate service, dedication and commitment to Centre College, President John A. Roush retires on June 30, 2020. Roush will also turn 70 on his first day of retirement on July 1. When the announcement was first made to the campus community, Roush said that he and his wife, Susie, “have talked,

By |2020-07-01T12:55:02-04:00June 30th, 2020|News|

Danville named most charming small city in Kentucky

Danville, Kentucky, the home of Centre College, was recently named “the most charming small city” by loveexploring.com. According to the website, Danville is a “quaint little city” with a close-knit community and charming neighborhoods to explore. The city has gone to great lengths to preserve the buildings in historic downtown, where coffee houses, restaurants and

By |2020-06-30T12:02:54-04:00June 30th, 2020|News, Rankings|
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