Students study American holidays during CentreTerm

During Centre College’s CentreTerm, a three-week January term that gives students the opportunity to explore unique topics, a group of first-year students are examining the historical development of the American calendar and investigating ways of understanding ritual events surrounding the holidays. “This course examines how America’s holiday calendar came to exist,” said Tara Strauch, assistant

By |2019-01-16T17:53:48+00:00January 16th, 2019|CentreTerm, News|

Brian Daniel selected as CPAK Central Kentucky regional representative

Centre College’s Director of Residence Life Brian Daniel was recently selected as the Central Kentucky regional representative for College Personnel Association of Kentucky’s (CPAK) executive team. CPAK is the state division of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and concerns itself with professionals in the varied areas of student affairs, student services, campus life, academic

By |2019-01-16T14:00:17+00:00January 16th, 2019|News|

Centre alumni invited to participate in bicentennial social media, service campaign

Centre College, established in 1819, is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and to help recognize Centre’s past achievements and to look ahead to for another 200 years of service, the alumni and development office has several days of fun activities planned in an effort to collect 1,819 gifts. Each day, between Wed., Jan. 16 and Mon.,

By |2019-01-15T14:03:55+00:00January 15th, 2019|Alumni, Bicentennial, News|

Father Norman Fischer ’95 reflects on MLK legacy in annual Centre convo

Centre College will reflect on the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. during its annual community convocation on Monday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. in Newlin Hall at the Norton Center for the Arts. This year’s event will feature Father Norman Fischer '95, who serves as Lexington Catholic High School's chaplain. Fischer

By |2019-01-15T13:58:38+00:00January 14th, 2019|Convocation, News|

Intersection of sports and public policy

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of Centrepiece.  Bruce K. Johnson, Centre’s James Graham Brown Professor of Economics, joined former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley in October for a panel discussion of “Sports, Politics, and Public Policy: What Happens When They Intersect” at the University of Kentucky. Bradley was the keynote speaker for

By |2019-01-11T15:15:24+00:00January 11th, 2019|News|

From Tree Hugger to Flu Fighter

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of Centrepiece. One Saturday morning in the spring of 2009, after only a year working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), John Barnes ’95 was called in to examine (sequence) the first three detected H1N1 viruses. The viruses would go on to trigger the

By |2019-01-10T16:05:27+00:00January 10th, 2019|News|

The Story Behind the Name | Yerkes House

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of Centrepiece.  Amelia Yerkes-1901 graduated from Caldwell College, the 19th-century girls school that eventually grew into Kentucky College for Women and later the woman’s department of Centre College. Although she never married, she was a spirited member of a bridge club and spent much of her

By |2019-01-09T18:54:05+00:00January 9th, 2019|News|

Record number of students participate in internships during CentreTerm 2019

A record 64 Centre College students are participating in internships during CentreTerm 2019, a three-week January term that gives students the opportunity to explore unique topics and faraway places through immersive courses, studying abroad, or an internship or research project. Internships are also a guarantee in the Centre Commitment, which also promises study abroad and graduation

By |2019-01-09T16:27:06+00:00January 9th, 2019|CentreTerm, Internships, News|

Students travel to destinations across the globe during CentreTerm 2019

As one of the nation’s top institutions for study abroad, Centre College is committed to creating global citizen leaders by providing every student the opportunity to explore the world. During CentreTerm 2019, 214 students will take advantage of that guarantee. This year, Centre students are traveling to destinations spanning the globe, including Belize, Cuba, France, Germany, Ghana,

By |2019-01-09T13:50:20+00:00January 9th, 2019|CentreTerm, News, Study Abroad|

Centre kicks off bicentennial with day of festivities

Centre’s year-long celebration of its bicentennial will begin Jan. 16, 2019, with a day of on-campus events. The activities and meals are free, and all are invited to attend. Please register, especially for meals and seminars, here. Crit Luallen ’74 The first event is the annual Founders Day convocation at 11 a.m. in

By |2019-01-08T16:42:29+00:00January 7th, 2019|Bicentennial, Convocation, News|
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