News Releases


Students volunteer to clean Lake Red Rock

August 28, 2014

Central College will host its first volunteer event of the year Sept. 6 at Lake Red Rock. Students will gather trash, plant trees and collect prairie seed to help the Red Rock Lake Association.


Central College celebrates homecoming, study abroad anniversary

August 22, 2014

Registration is now open for alumni, family and friends of Central College to attend homecoming Oct. 3-5.


Honors to be awarded at Central College homecoming

August 20, 2014

Three Central College alumni—and one honorary alumna—will receive awards on Oct. 4 during Central’s homecoming. The award winners include Jeff Link ’89, Kirk Kolenbrander ’83, Markay Winston ’87 and Marlyn Rietfeld Ebbers, who will be honored for professional achievements and dedication to Central.


Hundreds of students to visit Central College during Iowa Private College Week

July 14, 2014

Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) will bring hundreds of high school students and parents to visit Central College in the first full week of August.


Central College receives grant to train high school teachers

July 8, 2014

Central College has been awarded a share of a $600,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Education for the next three years. The grant will fund a collaborative project between Central College and Drake University to train high school math teachers from low-income areas.


New honor society chapter opened at Central College

July 7, 2014

Central College recently established its first mathematics honor society, Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME), with 12 students and two faculty as charter members.


Central College joins Alliance for Resilient Campuses

July 2, 2014

Central College has joined with 35 colleges and universities across America to respond to the challenges of climate change and work to ensure greater community resilience. Central College President Mark Putnam recently signed the Alliance for Resilient Campuses (ARC) statement of purpose, an initiative of nonprofit Second Nature.


Central College announces Arthur J. Bosch undergraduate summer student research fellows

June 18, 2014

Five Central College students will undertake summer research projects as the inaugural class of Bosch Undergraduate Summer Research Fellows.


Central College names Frederik Schlingemann director for international student recruitment and admission

June 17, 2014

Frederik Schlingemann joins Central College as the new director for international student recruitment and admission.


Harkin aide visits Central College as part of statewide tour

June 12, 2014

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin’s aide will visit Central College to learn about the impact of federal investments.