Beau Weston to give lecture on new book “Between Bohemia and Suburbia: Boburbia in the USA”

Centre College’s Beau Weston, John M. and Louise Van Winkle Professor of Sociology, recently published “Between Bohemia and Suburbia: Boburbia in the USA” and will give a lecture about the main findings of the book at the Highlands Public Library in the Mid-City Mall in Louisville, Kentucky, on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. “I wanted

Liz Chavez ’19 focuses John C. Young research on barriers in the foster care system

This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2019 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 29th 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. Centre College

By |2019-05-02T16:59:09+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Academics, Anthropology/Sociology, News, Research, Social Work|

Peyton Baer ’19 gains law and criminal justice knowledge during spring internship

“My experience as a student-athlete at Centre College has been incredible, because I was able to be more than just an athlete,” said women’s field hockey player Peyton Baer ’19 (Asheville, North Carolina). “It afforded me the opportunity to study abroad in London, complete an internship and participate in multiple organizations on campus.” Taking advantage

Shepherd intern Lorna Closeil ’20 develops anthropology, social justice skills during internship

Shepherd intern Lorna Closeil (Everett, Massachusetts) served for eight weeks this summer at the Georgia Justice Project (GJP), a non-profit organization comprised of attorneys, social workers and policy workers. “Initially, I was interested in becoming a Shepherd intern, because I was fascinated by the way the program is able to form a consortium across sectors,

Centre to offer social justice minor, fall 2018

Starting in the fall of 2018, Centre College will offer a new interdisciplinary minor in social justice, which was approved earlier this year by the College’s Committee on Curriculum and Academic Standards. “The social justice minor stemmed from Centre’s relationship with the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty’s (SHECP) internship program,” said Mindy Wilson, assistant

By |2019-03-11T13:24:36+00:00June 20th, 2018|Academics, News, Social Justice, Social Work|

Beau Weston’s Theory Camp tackles the sociology of religion

Van Winkle Professor of Sociology Beau Weston returned to The Hub, a local coffeehouse he frequents, this summer with six students to discuss two books by American sociologist Philip S. Gorski as part of his Theory Camp. This program is an annual two-week seminar in which several handpicked students meet every morning to discuss books

Moving on: Phyllis Passariello

The faculty are the core of Centre College. Of all the College’s constituencies, they are the ones who are here the longest. It is they who nurture the culture of the place—the sense of common purpose, the collegiality and the passion and energy—and that they share so enthusiastically with their students. This spring, seven of

By |2019-03-11T14:15:55+00:00June 15th, 2017|Anthropology/Sociology, News, Social Work|