CentreFaith sponsors interfaith dialogue convocation

Centre College’s interfaith dialogue organization CentreFaith recently sponsored the second annual Interfaith Dialogue Panel Convocation. “It was quite a success, filling up Weisiger Theatre and sparking conversation about interfaith dialogue around campus,” said Ellen Tyra ’19, president of CentreFaith. Tyra said the convocation included dynamic conversations about topics of religion and dialogue between people of

By |2018-10-15T18:41:53+00:00October 15th, 2018|News, Religion, Religious Life|

Community invited to Passover meal on campus

Centre College's Jewish Student Organization, the Religious Life Office and the Diversity Office is inviting the community together for a Passover Seder meal on April 12. The dinner will take place on the first floor of the Combs Centre Warehouse from 5-7 p.m. The catered Seder meal will include brisket, grilled vegetable sauté, matzah-ball soup and dessert.

By |2018-06-19T14:06:13+00:00April 6th, 2017|Events, News, Religion, Religious Life|

Coming together: Muslim students celebrate Eid al-Adha with community

Eid al-Adha is a time of celebration, a time of forgiveness and restoration in the Muslim faith, as well as a time to share with friends and family, following the end of Hajj, the time of pilgrimage to Mecca. So, for the many Centre College students who couldn’t return home, Thursday night, the final night

By |2018-07-27T19:16:01+00:00September 16th, 2016|Finance Office, News, Religious Life|

Centre named a top religious college by StartClass.com

Centre College was recently recognized as one of the top religious colleges in the U.S. by StartClass.com. While the national ranking acknowledges Centre’s founding Presbyterian heritage, the designation also signals the College’s strong sense of community, civility and open-mindedness as an institution inclusive of all faiths and religious studies. “A long and rich tradition of

By |2018-08-17T15:03:04+00:00March 4th, 2016|News, Rankings, Religion, Religious Life|

Cultivating heart and mind: Centre Meditation sessions

Centre students are continuous whirlwinds of activity and action—when not in class or studying, they are often rushing off to a meeting, special event, practice or rehearsal. Luckily, there is a refuge for stressed-out and over-scheduled students: Centre Meditation sessions. Each Wednesday night at 8 p.m., Centre Meditation meets on the second floor of the

By |2013-10-10T15:58:13+00:00October 10th, 2013|Academics, Finance Office, Experts, News, Religious Life|

Dr. Larry Bitensky premieres “Katanya” at St. Mary's University

While the stories of Thumbelina and Tom Thumb are two beloved and well-known fables, Associate Professor of Music Larry Bitensky is bringing another diminutive character into the folktale fold with his latest composition, "Katanya," which he debuted on September 28, during Family Weekend festivities at St. Mary's University in Winona, Minn. "Katanya" is based on

By |2013-10-03T17:07:21+00:00October 3rd, 2013|Academics, News, Religious Life|

Centre faculty recognized for latest publications and research

Though Centre professors are known for their engaged and passionate work in the classroom, most of them also devote significant effort to research and publication, garnering awards and honors along the way. And while these achievements might otherwise remain isolated to specific departments or professors, Centre's Professional Recognition receptions give faculty an opportunity to be

By |2013-09-26T12:35:17+00:00September 26th, 2013|Academics, News, Religious Life|

Centre welcomes new faculty members for 2013-14 academic year

This semester, Centre welcomes numerous faculty from across all three divisions, including professors of Spanish, French, classics, philosophy, Japanese, history, economics, politics, environmental studies, sociology, chemistry, mathematics, psychology and biology. Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean Stephanie Fabritius praises the new faculty's diverse expertise and skill-sets. “I'm excited about this group,” she says. “Many

By |2013-09-05T09:53:07+00:00September 5th, 2013|Academics, Finance Office, News, Religious Life|

Beau Weston’s Theory Camp is the “distilled essence of intellectual life”

Every summer, Van Winkle Professor of Sociology Beau Weston hosts a camp for Centre students; however, these campers are not rock climbing, horseback riding or canoeing—they're reading. Now in its seventh year, the camp meets for an intensive two-week session of analyzing and discussing various scholarly texts. The program grew out of a collaboration between

By |2013-08-08T15:43:31+00:00August 8th, 2013|Academics, Linguistics, Experts, News, Religious Life|