News Releases


Music department performs one-hour opera

February 6, 2013

On Feb. 16-17, students from the Central College music department will be performing Henry Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas.”


Central announces smallest price rate increase in 40 years

January 31, 2013

Total price for tuition, room, board and fees will be just 3.95 percent higher in 2013-14, well under the national average annual increase of 7.5 percent over the past 35 years.


Japanese-American taiko drummers perform on campus

January 29, 2013

Central College welcomes the TAIKOPROJECT on Feb. 12. The TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers dedicated to promoting and advancing the American art of taiko, meaning “drum” in Japanese.


Jazz combo Ashanti performs at Central with rising violinist

January 23, 2013

Ashanti, the Latin jazz musical combo, will perform with jazz violinist Christian Howes. Associate professor of music Gabriel Espinosa provides lead vocals and bass for the group.


Artist Shaila Christofferson displays sculptures in Mills Gallery

January 22, 2013

Through February 14, the Mills Gallery at Central College will host sculptures by Shaila Christofferson. The exhibit, titled “Extended Play,” examines material culture and the contemporary landscape through sculpture media.


Central students participate in spring music performances

January 22, 2013

Central College is known in the Pella community and throughout Iowa for its exemplary music program, which allows majors and non-majors alike to participate in 18 vocal and instrumental ensembles. During the spring semester Central students will host a variety of concerts on campus and in Pella.


Central alumna to read at Writers Reading

January 18, 2013

As a part of the Geisler Library Writers Reading series, Sara Perez will read from her collection of creative nonfiction and lyric essays on Jan. 24 in the Geisler Library reading room.


Central continues campus entry redevelopment with Graham Center

December 19, 2012

In the next phase of a strategy intended to create a more welcoming environment for campus guests and visitors, Central College is giving an interior makeover to the Graham Conference Center.


Zach Wahls speaks on campus about same-sex marriage

November 30, 2012

On Monday, Dec. 3, Zach Wahls, a same-sex marriage advocate, will be on campus. The event is sponsored by Central College One Iowa, the Office for Student Involvement and the Intercultural Life Office.


SWE performs with guest saxophonist and Merida musicians

November 26, 2012

The Central College Symphonic Wind Ensemble and College Community Band, both under the direction of Mitchell Lutch, associate professor of music, will present a concert with several special guest soloists Sunday, Dec. 2 in Douwstra Auditorium at 4 p.m.