Best-selling author Bruckheimer Named to National Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON — The National Trust for Historic Preservation has announced that Linda Bruckheimer, an American novelist, photographer, entrepreneur and preservationist, has been elected to the National Trust’s Board of Trustees. New trustees were elected during the opening plenary of this year’s PastForward National Preservation Conference in Chicago. Bruckheimer, a two-time bestselling author,...

No. 5 Kentucky closes out exhibition slate with 106-63 rout of Centre College

Nick Richards grabs a rebound in Kentucky’s 106-63 win over Centre College Friday night. Richards finished with 17 points and made all six field goals and five of his free-throw attempts. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today The next one counts. Kentucky wrapped up its three-game exhibition schedule with a 106-63 victory over Centre College Friday night. The fifth-ranked Wildcats...

Bob Martin: Kentucky’s pension problem stems from addiction to defined retirement benefits system

There are two types of pension systems: the defined benefits program and the defined contributions program. It is telling that private employers totally abandoned defined benefits pensions in the 70’s and 80’s, while almost all public-sector employers still rely on defined benefits pensions. Private sector employers pay for pensions with their own money, while public-sector employers pay for pensions...

Centre College Literary Luncheon during 36th annual Kentucky Book Fair to feature author Jamie Ford

Centre College will serve as the sponsor of a Literary Luncheon as part of the Kentucky Humanities 36th annual Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 18. Since the first event in 1981, the Kentucky Book Fair has been connecting readers with local, regional and national authors in a shared celebration of reading, writing and books. This year, more than 180 authors will be participating in the event. The Literary...

Centre College faculty collaborate to create 3-D exhibition “2,000 Degrees, A Fire Odyssey”

Professors Stephen Powell and Kensuke Yamada are collaborating this summer on a series of work to be displayed in the Norton center this fall (Photo from Centre College) A new exhibit coming to Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts this fall will display the collaborative work created by two Centre faculty members. “2,000 Degrees: A Fire Odyssey,” is a three-dimensional exhibition that...

Trace Adkins, Mr. Popper’s Penguins among offerings this season at Centre College’s Norton Center

The Norton Center for the Arts unveiled its new season of performing arts at Centre College. Again this year, the Center will offer one subscription series, with audiences able to choose from performances at both Newlin Hall and the Weisiger Theatre that fit their schedule and interests, as well as receive higher discounts for the more shows they select. “We are proud to continue to offer the community...

Commentary: Islam in America — the stories we don’t get to hear about Muslims in mainstream life

By Madison Stuart Special to KyForward At the start of January, as several inches of snow dusted the campus and friends began posting pictures of warm adventures in Thailand and Israel and Ghana, I found myself seriously regretting not spending my senior CentreTerm abroad. However, after returning from what seemed like a month-long trip, I believe I could not have had a more enriching—or timely—CentreTerm...

Stage, screen star Ben Vereen celebrates Black History month with public events at Norton Center

Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts welcomes legendary stage and screen actor Ben Vereen to Newlin Hall for two days of free activities in celebration of Black History month that will culminate with a public performance of Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. Filled with song and dance, stories of his life and a great deal of humor, the production brings together...

Former Colgate vice president Hutzley appointed new CFO at Centre College

After a nationwide search, Centre College announced the hiring of Brian G. Hutzley to serve as vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. He begins his appointment on Dec. 1. A Michigan native with a B.S. in accounting from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from Syracuse University, Hutzley served most recently as vice president for finance and administration at Colgate University...

Kentucky by Heart: Some interesting facts you may not know about our first (and fifth) governor

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist “Who was the first Kentucky governor?” is the question I’ve asked fourth graders for years as part of my impromptu state history trivia moments as both a regular and a sub teacher. Most will respond that the answer is Isaac Shelby. You can bet the kids were and are ready for the follow-up question: “Who was the fifth Kentucky governor?” That would also...

Spurred by record freshman class, Centre College enrollment hits all-time high of 1,425 students this fall

Besides being the largest ever entering class in the College’s nearly 200-year history, the 401 new Centre students in the Class of 2020 are also the brightest and most diverse. Total enrollment stands at 1,425 students, also a new record, with the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 29. To put this in perspective, when President John A. Roush arrived in 1998, opening enrollment was 1,050. “While...

Centre program provides interns with a chance to take on the nation’s capital among other challenges

Providing students practical experience is a key focus of the Centre Commitment, which not only guarantees that students who meet academic and social expectations will graduate in four years but also gives them a chance to study abroad and an opportunity to pursue research or an internship in their chosen field. This summer, dozens of Centre students pursued internships in a wide variety of places,...

Total of 39 Fayette County students participate in 2016 Governor’s School for the Arts

The 2016 Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA), an intensive summer residency program for rising juniors and seniors, included 39 students from Fayette County Public Schools invited to spend June 19 to July 9 at Centre College in Danville. During their three-week session, the teenagers were immersed in a rigorous schedule of seminars, master classes, lectures, hands-on workshops, and field trips. Participants...

Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts announces 2016-17 Performing Arts Season

The Norton Center for the Arts welcomes audiences to a new season of incredible performing arts at Centre College. Again this year, the Center will offer one subscription series, with audiences able to choose from performances at both Newlin Hall and the Weisiger Theatre that fit their schedule and interests, as well as receive higher discounts for the more shows they select. “The Norton Center...

Commentary: Learning of a completely different sort occurs during summer’s ‘livin’ easy’ months

By John A. Roush Special to KyForward I’m often asked about summertime at a small, private liberal arts college like Centre: “Isn’t the livin’ easy?” Truth be told, the months of June and July at Centre College are nearly as busy as those between August and May. And while the number of students and faculty is greatly reduced — we have no regular summer classes — tens of thousands of people...

Centre College CFO Farris named to Kentucky Retirement System board of trustees

John R. Farris, interim vice president of investments and chief financial officer at Centre College, has been named to the board of trustees of the Kentucky Retirement System, Gov. Matt Bevin announced. Farris, of Lexington, replaces Michael E. Cherry, of Princeton, whose term expired, for a term expiring March 31, 2020. Farris is also founder and president of Commonwealth Economics and LandFund Partners. He...

Opinion: Educational opportunities abroad foster hope and understanding

By John A. Roush Special to KyForward As the president of a college that prides itself on high rates of study abroad, I am grateful for those occasional opportunities to visit students at our several semester-long study abroad destinations. We aim to achieve transformative experiences on and off campus for the young men and women who come our way, and these visits give me firsthand confirmation that...

Commentary: As you decide on the path for your future, ask colleges the hard questions

By John Roush Special to KyForward With “College Choice” season upon us, I’m often asked by prospective students what advice I might offer as they come to the end of their high school careers and weigh the important decision about where to continue their education. Parents are full of questions, too. Believe me, I don’t underestimate the gravity of this challenge in the least bit. A college...

Retired U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Pierce Lively dies at age of 94

Frederick Pierce Lively, a respected federal judge and life trustee of Centre College, died Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the age of 94. Lively had been a lawyer in Danville for 22 years when, in 1972, President Richard Nixon appointed him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati. Speaking at Lively’s confirmation hearing, Senator John Sherman Cooper, like Lively, a Centre College...

Commentary: The kind of great teaching that gives students a little prod so they can ‘jump to the skies’

By John A. Roush Special to KyForward Almost all of us have had the experience of being in a classroom with a teacher who simply inspires us to learn, know and explore. When this happens, the feeling is magical. Going to this class and being in the presence of that teacher brings out the very best in us. Perhaps Robert Frost was correct in saying that there are two types of teachers: “The kind that...