Centre honors President John Roush, retiring faculty members during virtual meeting

It is the custom of the Centre College faculty, at its last meeting of the year, to hear resolutions in honor of retiring faculty members. This year, the event was held virtually via Zoom, where resolutions were recently presented for Rose Marie Roessler who has served for 21 years as instructor of biology and

By |2020-06-01T15:46:41-04:00June 1st, 2020|News|

Centre students create Minecraft Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2020

For the first time, a group of Centre College students recently created and held a Minecraft Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020. Attendees could either watch the livestream event, or, if they had a Minecraft account, they could join and be a part of the ceremony. The program included speakers Cruz Avendaño Dreyfuss

[VIDEO] Centre holds virtual Senior Celebration for Class of 2020

On May 24, the originally scheduled date for Commencement, Centre College held a virtual Senior Celebration to honor the 352 members of the Class of 2020. President John and First Lady Susie Roush recognized the graduating class live on Zoom from the stage of Newlin Hall. Roush will retire at the end of June after

CentreWorks offers summer “resilience” entrepreneurial boot camp to incoming students at Centre College

How do we reimagine resilient communities in a post-pandemic world? This question will be the focus of a summer boot camp offered at Centre College to incoming first-year students interested in developing what program co-directors Andrea and Anthony Margida call an “entrepreneurial mindset.” The Margidas helped launch CentreWorks at Centre College in April, a new

By |2020-05-25T11:20:11-04:00May 22nd, 2020|News|

Graduate Studies at Howling Dogs U., Six Life Lessons I Learned from Sled Dogs

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 edition of Centrepiece. “A sled dog,” mused our guide, making distinct eye contact with each of us in the surrounding circle, “is any dog which, when properly harnessed and attached to the gang line, will pull a sled.” It was my first day of an Elderhostel

By |2020-05-22T08:35:06-04:00May 22nd, 2020|News|

Rob Urbach ’85 and The Last Great Race on Earth Adventure, Athlete Finds A New Finish Line

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 edition of Centrepiece. Iditarod. The name conjures images like no other sporting event: blinding white terrain, icicles knotting ruddy-faced mushers’ eyebrows, silver-eyed dogs lunging frantically into a vast unknown. Basically, crazy people charging headlong into challenging horizons. The perfect place for a Centre grad, right? The

By |2020-05-21T14:11:14-04:00May 21st, 2020|News|

Center for Career & Professional Development assists students with job and internship search

With Centre College students now having to do career-prep remotely, the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) is continuing their efforts to work with and support students when searching for jobs and internships. “We created two new programs: Job Searching During a Recession—a panel of alumni who graduated during the recession of 2008 giving

By |2020-05-21T12:00:37-04:00May 21st, 2020|Careers, Internships, News, Remote Learning|

Seniors Katie Freeman and Emily Shields intern in Title IX Office

At Centre College, students regularly undertake internships and engage in mentored research projects on-and-off campus. Seniors Katie Freeman (Sonora, California) and Emily Shields (Florence, Alabama) had the chance to intern in the Title IX office with Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Manager Sarah Cramer this past school year. Freeman worked as a tertiary prevention intern

Construction continues at Centre’s Franklin W. Olin Hall

Work remains fully underway at Centre College to renovate and expand Franklin W. Olin Hall, originally built in 1988 and home to a number of the College’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classrooms and offices. Construction is underway at Franklin W. Olin Hall where concrete was recently poured. Even in the midst

By |2020-05-20T10:57:15-04:00May 20th, 2020|Buildings, Campus, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, News|

[VIDEO] Centre hosts virtual Honors Celebration

Centre College’s annual Honors Celebration was held virtually this year with a video announcement of winners and speeches from Evan Aroko ’20 (Salem, Massachusetts) and Grant Spicer ’20 (Indianapolis, Indiana). Remarks were also provided by President John Roush, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Ellen Goldey, and Associate Dean and Stodghill

By |2020-05-19T13:17:52-04:00May 19th, 2020|2020 Senior Celebration, News, Remote Learning|
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