Academic Affairs

2017-18 Academic Theme: Water

Water, water everywhere. As a resource, water nourishes: the food we eat, our bodies, the earth around us. As an image, water stirs our memory, reminding us of experiences we’ve had and places we’ve been. As a metaphor, it speaks to us in profound ways. In its essence, water is a part of who we are, and in understanding the many aspects of water, we begin to understand our own humanity. Join us this year as we investigate “Water.”

Nathalie Miebach

Local news station visits Mills Gallery exhibit

Local news station WHO TV visited Central College on Wednesday, March 21, to cover the Mills Gallery exhibition created by Central’s artist-in-residence, Nathalie Miebach.


Nathalie Miebach: Rising Waters

Mills Gallery Exhibit: Rising Waters

Nathalie Miebach explores the intersection of art and science by translating scientific data related to meteorology, ecology and oceanography into woven sculptures and musical scores/ performances.


Native American Theatre Troupe November 28th

As a part of our Learning for Justice Series we will be hosting the Native American Youth “Ikidowin Acting Ensemble” from the Minneapolis-based Indigenous Peoples Task Force on Tuesday, November 28th. The 11 am performance will be held in Cox-Snow Recital Hall.


2018-19 Academic Theme Announced

The theme for 2018-19 has been announced as “Living in Community.”


Memory of Water cover

2017 Common Reading

Core Committee, Academic Affairs, Student Development, and the Office of Sustainability Education are pleased to announce Memory of Water as the 2017 Common Reading for Central College.


Faculty Lecture Series 2017-18

2017-18 Faculty Lecture Series

All lectures are 7–8 p.m. in the Boat and Moore rooms in Maytag Student Center, free and open to the public.


Memory of Water Teach-In Featuring Cornelia Mutel

Cornelia Mutel, author of A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland


World Food Prize Lecture

In her presentation, “Chasing the Water Sustainability Rainbow,” Margaret Catley-Carlson describes issues of water scarcity now and over the next 25 – 30 years, offering a sobering view of what may be to come. 


Quilt Exhibition

The Pella Quilt Guild will have an exhibition in the Mills Gallery Jan. 17 – Feb. 2 with quilts on the theme of water.