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Kenneth Quinn, president of World Food Prize Foundation, invited Central College students to the Hall of Laureates April 21, where Quinn recounted his experience during the last days of Saigon. Pictured (left to right): Rachael Tharp ‘15, Nathan Thiessen ‘15, Kyle Pepper ‘17, Kenneth Quinn, Max Arnett ‘16, Central College President Mark Putnam, Mark Barloon and Jordan Rouse ‘16.

Stories from Vietnam

When Kenneth Quinn landed in Vietnam, he was sure someone would try to kill him immediately. Quinn, a civilian officer in 1967, remembers, “I was so pleased when that didn’t happen.”

 

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uses drones to capture video and photos for clients throughout Iowa.

Invent Your Own Job

Jakob Steenhoek, entrepreneur and 2015 business management graduate, uses drones to capture video and photos for clients throughout Iowa.

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The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) has relied on handwritten records for decades, but Central graduate Blake Rozendaal ‘15 recently helped the organization update its system.

Modern Records

The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) has relied on handwritten records for decades. Computer science graduate Blake Rozendaal created a new system.

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Kenneth Quinn, president of World Food Prize Foundation, invited Central College students to the Hall of Laureates April 21, where Quinn recounted his experience during the last days of Saigon. Pictured (left to right): Rachael Tharp ‘15, Nathan Thiessen ‘15, Kyle Pepper ‘17, Kenneth Quinn, Max Arnett ‘16, Central College President Mark Putnam, Mark Barloon and Jordan Rouse ‘16.

Stories from Vietnam

When Kenneth Quinn landed in Vietnam, he was sure someone would try to kill him immediately. Quinn, a civilian officer in 1967, remembers, “I was so pleased when that didn’t happen.”

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Matthew Heater presents his psychology research, “The Effect of Positive and Negative Goal Framing on Rumination.”

Fresh Findings

After months exploring topics like sports analytics, Parkinson’s Disease, prairie grasses and consumer behavior, 182 Central students presented their research May 5-6.

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Natural Attraction by Catherine Haustein

Chemistry professor publishes romance novel

Central College professor of chemistry and English Catherine Haustein releases her first novel May 11 — a historical romantic comedy set in 1871.

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How Tyler Schipper ’09 became a professor

After graduating from Central, Tyler Schipper ’09 completed a Ph.D. in economics. He is now assistant professor of economics at University of St. Thomas.

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Steven Kibby '16 practices his League of Legends skills.

“League” players connect on campus

Central “League” players connect to practice teamwork and have fun.

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble tour to Mexico

Students reflect on music tour to Mexico

Central musicians describe their life-changing tour to Merida, Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

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Students reflect on lessons from world-renowned conductor

Frank L. Battisti, a world-renowned music educator, recently visited Central College. Now, students share what inspired them during Battisti’s residency.

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Some call it politics, but Michael Kacmarynski ’14 calls it a career. The recent Central grad wasn’t sure what he was going to do after graduating until his internship supervisor led him to the campaign of the soon-to-be congressman for Iowa’s third district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

On the Campaign Trail

Some call it politics, but Michael Kacmarynski ’14 calls it a career. Kacmarynski was recently a field representative on David Young’s campaign for the House of Representatives.

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