Friday, June 7, 2013
Hello, Central College alumni, parents and friends! The Central College Dutch Letter, released the first Friday of every month, is intended to keep you in touch with what’s happening on campus and in our communities. Please pass this along to your Central friends.
Link to The Dutch Letter at http://www.central.edu/alumni/newsletter/index.html.
HOMECOMING/FAMILY WEEKEND 2013 — Start making plans for Homecoming/Family Weekend, September 27-29. All alumni, families and friends are invited to return to campus to enjoy the festivities. Activities are planned for all ages. See the list of activities and register. It’s never too early!! See you in September.
ATTENTION: If you are part of the reunion classes of 1958, 1963 (our 50-year honor class), 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013, watch for information from your class reunion committee with all the details about your special time during homecoming. For your convenience, a block of rooms has been set aside for the reunion classes. Mention you are with Homecoming at Central College. Rooms will be released Aug. 1.
SOCIAL MEDIA — The alumni office has branched out into the world of social media! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Central_Alums. We’ll see you online!
JOIN US IN NYC — Central College’s Gabriel Espinosa with Hendrik Meurkens will perform at Lincoln Center Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City on Monday, July 15. The cost of the event is $35/ticket with a $10 minimum food charge. Meet your host, Molly Blythe '08 in the lobby at 6 p.m. before the 7:30 set.
To purchase your tickets call the Lincoln Center ticket office at 212-258-9595.Let Molly know you plan to attend by registering with us online at https://www.central.edu/alumni/events/, email email@example.com or call 800-447-0287.
CENTRAL/CHINA CONNECTION — Professor emeritus Don Huffman received notice from the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press in Beijing, China, that the book U.S. Culture and Life by Maxine and Don Huffman has sold over 23,000 and has received good reviews by readers.
CENTRAL COLLEGE NEWS — Keep checking the revitalized homepage for updated news about Central students, alumni, faculty and staff. Recent stories include: the announcement of the Arthur J. Bosch Endowment for Student Research that will support students in academic research, Central College celebrated as one of the most ‘green’ campuses in the nation and coverage of Central’s first Fringe Festival that brought together students in the performing arts to showcase their talents all over campus.
YUCATAN REUNION — If you were among the 33 students who traveled to Yucatan during the Fall of 1968, plan to join Diane Staubus ’71, Walter Hazzard ’69, Allen Grooters ’70 and Walt Galloway ’70 for a mini-reunion the weekend of July 18-21, 2014 in Minneapolis! Contact Diane Staubus ’71 at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GREEK REUNION — If you are a BKE, Sigma or Phi Delt from 1970-1980, plan a return trip to campus during Homecoming and Family Weekend Sept. 27- 29 for a reunion with your Greek brothers and Sigma sisters! You can join them now on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CUIGREEKS/.
CENTRAL IN THE CITY — Reconnect with your Central roots without leaving home! Have a handful of your Central neighbors in for drinks and munchies and let the fun begin! The alumni office will send invitations, track your RSVPs and provide you with Central College giveaways to share with your guests. Interested? Email email@example.com today.
SUMMER CAMPS — Summer will be a busy time on campus with several departments offering summer camp opportunities for your high school and/or middle school student. These camps are in addition to our already popular athletic camps. Camp offerings include:
Additional details and registration information can be found at https://www.central.edu/event-planners/camps/. The college will also host several other camps during the summer. Information about these camps and links to their websites can also be found at the above website. Questions? Call Susan Canfield, director of conferences and events, at 641-628-7642.
NEWSNOTES — We want to know what’s going on in your life! Share your best news in the Newsnotes section on Civitas.
CAREER CENTER ON TWITTER — Follow the Career Center on Twitter! We’re sending out quick announcements about jobs and internships as soon as we receive them. Go to www.twitter.com and choose to follow this username: @CentralCareers
REFER A STUDENT TO THE ADMISSION OFFICE— If you know a student who would be a perfect fit for Central, be sure to complete this online form. Tell us about it.DO YOU KNOW WHO THIS IS? — We continue to look for names, years and pertinent details about these photos in order to better archive events. If you know ANY details about the photographs below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to our helpful readers, we have been able to fill in many blanks. Check out the previously archived photos to see who has been identified. Unfortunately, we are still trying to fill in some missing names. Please contact the alumni office with any information you might have.
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MISSION TRIP TO HAITI — Fifteen Campus Ministries students and staff member, Nick Rohner ’08 served in Pignon, Haiti, May 13-21. Campus Ministries partnered with Many Hands for Haiti, a Pella non-profit organization, to serve and learn from the people of the greater Pignon area. The trip was dedicated toward building relationships with the local populace, praying door-to-door with families, running four vacation Bible schools and empowering Haitians toward sustainable industry. In addition to its relational ministry, Campus Ministries partnered in two work projects which included a school and assisting locals to pour the foundation of what will become a Haitian-operated sewing business.
A RESEARCH CAMPUS — At the 2013 commencement ceremony, Central College announced the establishment of the Arthur J. Bosch Endowment for Student Research.
The fund will support students in academic research, intentionally linking students with faculty and alumni partners in collaborative research. The fund will also help place students in real-time research opportunities during their undergraduate experience.Arthur Bosch, a 1951 alumnus of Central and professor emeritus of chemistry, had a 50-year career and modeled the principle of intellectual and social engagement and advanced best practices for professional collaboration with colleagues and students. Bosch was at the commencement ceremony to commemorate the fund named in his honor.
DNR CERTIFICATION — Twenty students were certified by the Iowa DNR as IOWATER volunteer water quality monitors. Training occurred as part of the global sustainability component of Exercise Science 215. The certification involved extensive classroom instruction as well as a practical application of testing procedures at various sites around campus. Students who received certification were: Devin Abel ’13, Matthew Barker ’14, Elizabeth Clancy ’13, Nick Crawford, Jordan DeJong ’16, Cody Doughan ’15, Andrew Jackson ’15, Christopher Kilgannon ’13, Aric Klyn ’13, Austin Krause ’13, Judson McKown ’14, Ryan Murray ’14, Jay Pike ’16, Tony Plemons-Pearson ’14, Jacob Schubert ’13, Samuel Stetzel ’13, Joshua Tack ’15, Chad Tiemeyer ’14, Ryan Verwers ’13, Treaver Willis ’13.
ANNUAL BANQUET — The 27th annual senior banquet for athletic training students was held at Bos Landen April 28. Awards were presented to Jack Flaherty ’13, Bruce Behrens ’13, Austin Krause ’13, Jake Schubert ’13, Kaitlyn Huck ’13 and Treaver Willis ’13. The Athletic Training Program graduated 10 newly certified athletic trainers: Devin Abel, Bruce Behrens, Mitch Bloomquist, Bobby Daigle, Jack Flaherty, Anna Higgins, Kaitlyn Huck, Austin Krause, Taryn Pennington and Treaver Willis.
VISITORS FROM PUERTO RICO — On Wednesday, May 15, Central College welcomed 18 counselors and staff from all over Puerto Rico, to uncover all that Central has to offer! The group started their day with breakfast outside Grand Central Station and had a chance to listen to President Putnam discuss the very special experience that we offer at Central. Next, the counselors broke into groups to tour our beautiful campus full of pit-stops for photo-ops with tulips. After the tour, our Puerto Rican visitors got to meet with Athletic Director Eric Van Kley, Director of Institutional Relations of Central College Abroad Jess Klyn de Novelo, Class Dean Eric Jones, Biology Professor Ellen DuPre and Director of Admission Chevy Freiburger. To wrap up their whirlwind tour of the Central experience, the group was escorted to Pella’s town square where they got to try their feet at Dutch dancing with Pella’s Duchesses. They also got a taste of Holland with a stop at Ulrich’s Meat Market and Jaarsma’s Bakery. We hope to welcome future students from Puerto Rico from our newly developed friendships!
FISHING CLUB TEAM – The Fishing Club and Team hosted the first annual banquet in Graham Conference Center April 20. The 80 people in attendance were treated to a fish and chips dinner and participated in a variety of games and raffles.
A JOB WELL DONE – David Wesselink ’64, Sue Spaans Brandl ’65 and Don Vogel ’61 were named trustee emeritus in April at the Central College Board meeting as all three retired from the board after a combined 68 years of service. We are so thankful for the care they have shown and continue to show Central.
CENTRAL IN THE CITY – PELLA – Barb Little Butler ’58 and Rich ’62 and Mary Roorda Glendening ’62 co-hosted a Central in the City event at the home of Barb Butler on Tuesday, May 14.
A CAPPELLA — The A Cappella Choir hosted a pre-tour concert and alumni reception in Des Moines on Monday, May 13 at St. Mark Lutheran Church.
THE A CAPPELLA CHOIR RETURNS FROM BRAZIL – Seventy students shared their love of the choral art with the welcoming Brazilians reinforcing the truth that music is a universal language connecting people around the globe. The choir sang in the impressive Cathedral of Sao Paulo where the Cardinal was in the audience for their official concert and presentation of over 300 shoes for the Rotary International service project. They enjoyed the natural wonders and awesome power of Iguacu Falls, some of the largest waterfalls in the world. The students sang to a standing room only, enthusiastic audience of over 750 people in the large, beautiful Nossa Senhora da Paz church in the Ipanema area of Rio de Janeiro. The tears, smiles and applause flowed generously at every performance while the choir sang in Portuguese the much beloved choral arrangements of Brazilian songs. Music turns strangers into friends.
The students were great ambassadors for Central College and the discovered more fully the transformative collegiate choir experience. Students in the A Cappella Choir pledge to commit to a shared mission: Our respect for the choral art challenges us to learn diverse repertoire, work consistently for excellence, inspire others through varied performances and treasure the unique contributions of every choir member. This mission has new meaning for them following the tour. They are better singers, more engaged global citizens and understand the world a little more deeply because they sang beautiful music in impressive venues to new friends in Brazil.
START-UP SEMESTER — Entrepreneurship students launched businesses in the first-ever "Startup Semester," where they developed real business models with real products, real customers and real transactions. Follow the action at the Entrepreneurship website.
EVENT PHOTOS — See pictures from all our alumni events at https://www.central.edu/alumni/photos/.
FINE ARTS EVENTS — View a complete list of fine arts events at Central College throughout the year.
INTERCULTURAL LIFE EVENTS — For a complete list of intercultural life events at Central College, contact Brandyn Woodard, director of intercultural life, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MARK: MY WORDS — KEEPING THEM OUT OF THE DITCH
PRESIDENT’S WEBSITE — Check out the website for President Mark Putnam! It’s the go-to place for media, Central family members and visitors to learn more about President Putnam, Central College and topics important to the landscape of higher education.
WIN A T-SHIRT — Answer online for the chance to win a T-shirt. The winner’s name is drawn from all correct entries received on the date the newsletter was released. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Sara Dietrich Coggin ’04, who responded to the challenge: "What reunion class will Central honor when they return to campus Sept. 27-29?” The answer was: 1963
"Name the Central College professor emeritus whose endowed scholarship for student research was announced at this year’s commencement service. "
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Central in the City - Des Moines
Lincoln Center - New York City
Zac Bailey ’08
Current town: Palms, Calif. (Mojave Desert)
Military: I am a corporal in the United States Marines. Corporal is the first rank considered a non-commissioned officer. I have been with the 3rd Battalion 7th Marines (3/7), an infantry battalion of about 1,200, since hitting the Fleet Marine Force in May of 2011. A little fun fact: 3/7 has been deployed on more combat tours than any other battalion, regardless of service, since 2001.
About Me: I grew up an only child of Jim and Fonda Bailey in Milford, Iowa. I was a 2003 graduate of Okoboji High School where I was a state sprint champion in the 100m dash and also anchored the state champion 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams. My love of track is what brought me to Central and where I found my strongest sense of pride in making All-American honors in 2006 in the 4x1 relay at nationals with guys like Guy Dierikx ’08, Justin Koeppe ’06 and Kevin Pitz ’06. And…just a little shout out to those young sprinters on the track team: I’m still waiting for you to take down my school 60m dash record. I’m getting sick of looking at it! J
Memorable Central College Moments: I didn’t transfer to Central until my junior year, but I have to say my biggest memories were centered around the people I interacted with the most. I lived the majority of my time at Central with football players and had the honor of rooming with some
Life After Central: After I graduated from Central, I lived in Cedar Rapids and was a personal trainer for two years at Aspen Athletic Club. As the national economic situation escalated, I realized quickly that I would have to either change location or change my job description. I have always been curious about military service and have always found the job to be one I admire. I chose to enlist in the United States Marine Corps and join the active duty infantry. For me it was just one more challenge to add to my list of obstacles to overcome. To me, there is nothing like adversity to test the resiliency of the human spirit. Beyond that, I was dying for a chance to compete at something that I found worthy of “blood, sweat and tears.” And as fate would have it, in September of 2011, 10 years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, I deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan, where I would be tasked with being the bomb sweeper for my squad of brothers. My responsibility was to mitigate the threat imposed by improvised explosive devices by scanning the ground with my eyes and utilizing a metal detector to search for metallic signatures. In April of 2012, we returned home and in my book ended this chapter successfully by never taking an IED strike in an area heavily saturated with IEDs.
Grant Tyler Seuferer ’14
High School: Southeast Warren
Home town: Milo, IA
Residence hall: Scholte Hall
Future Goals: To graduate from Central, become a successful accountant and raise a family.
Favorite Class: Intermediate financial accounting, because it is preparing me for my future career as an accountant.
Favorite Professor: Professor Maurer, because he seems to know everything about accounting; he is always energetic and very helpful.
Message To Donors: I would like to say thank you to the donors who are supporting my education. Because of their generosity, I am able to go to a great school that will help prepare for a career and help me to find a job after I graduate.
Interesting Facts: I graduated as Valedictorian from my high school and then graduated from Marshalltown Community College as the outstanding business student and the Class of 2012 Outstanding Student. I received the Pinnacle Award for the top 1% of junior college athletes academically in the nation.
Kathy Cashen Thompson
812 University | Pella, Iowa 50219 | 1-800-447-0287| firstname.lastname@example.org