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Building a House, One Scrap at a Time

Amy Andrews and Ethan Van Kooten had no money. How could they build a house?
With truckloads of reclaimed materials, the students created a tiny home for $489.

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Pictured (left to right): Bill Northup, vice president for advancement; Peggy Fitch, vice president of student development, Mark Putnam, Central College president; David Vollmar, Alliant Energy key account manager; Janine Fontana, operations manager and Mike Lubberden, Central College director of facilities planning and management

$19K rebate awarded for energy savings at Central College

Alliant Energy recently presented a $18,969 rebate to Central College for energy-saving projects.

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Oxfam Hunger Banquet to be held Nov. 20 at Central College

Half the guests at Central College’s Oxfam America Hunger Banquet will eat a meager dinner, seated on the floor. The event will be a highlight of the college’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which runs Nov. 15–20 and is sponsored by the Center for Community-Based Learning.

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Local produce features in All Iowa meal at Central College

On Oct. 22, the lunch menu at Central College will center on locally raised meat and produce. The All Iowa Day meal will be served in the Central Market from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

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World Food Prize speaker to present at Central

World-renowned scientist Ronald Phillips will speak at 11 a.m. Oct. 15.

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Central College joins Alliance for Resilient Campuses

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.

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Central College senior Jessica Riebkes holds an endangered Indiana bat caught during her internship with Stantec, an environmental consulting firm.

Beyond Imagination

Jessica Riebkes never imagined she would spend summer nights catching bats in the woods. But when the Central College biology student landed an internship with an environmental consulting firm, this became one of her most memorable college experiences.

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Campus Compact-Linda Laine and Mark Putnam

Central College faculty and partner receive awards

Central College faculty member Linda Laine, associate professor of communication studies, was recognized by Iowa Campus Compact at the Engaged Campus Awards.

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Central College developing strategic vision for undergraduate sustainability education

Central College announced plans to develop and implement a strategy for sustainability education for the next decade. The goal is to accelerate the impact of deep, long-standing commitments to undergraduate sustainability education in an integrated manner. Highlights of the plan include aggressive support for course development in sustainability; undergraduate research opportunities in sustainability; the development…

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Central chosen as one of the top green colleges in the nation

Central College has been chosen as one of the most “green” colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.

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