Centre College http://wkyufm.org en Record-Setting $250 Million Gift to Centre College Withdrawn http://wkyufm.org/post/record-setting-250-million-gift-centre-college-withdrawn <p>Centre College is no longer pursuing a scholarship program that garnered the school national acclaim when it was announced earlier this summer.</p><p><span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">Centre College leaders<a href="http://wkyufm.org/post/centre-college-makes-history-announces-250-million-gift" target="_blank"> said in late July </a>that they had received a $250 million dollar financial gift, the largest such gift ever for a U.S. liberal arts school.<br><br>The Danville school announced Monday morning that Centre leaders and the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust "have determined not to continue discussions regarding a potential new scholarship program."</span><br><br><span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">"The Trust’s <span class="text_exposed_show">intended major gift to fund the program was linked to a significant capital market event, which put considerable time pressure on efforts to structure the gift and the proposed scholarship program," Centre Vice-President Richard Trollinger said in a news release. "In the end, the parties determined that it was not possible to finalize these matters and get the required approvals from both sides in the time available."</span></span><br> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:45:43 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 36740 at http://wkyufm.org Record-Setting $250 Million Gift to Centre College Withdrawn Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Moving to Centre in 2014 http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-governors-school-arts-moving-centre-2014 <p></p><p>A prestigious summer arts residency program for Kentucky high-schoolers is relocating to Centre College in Danville. The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts has been held at Transylvania University for the previous fourteen years, but will move to Centre next summer.</p><p>The program hosts over 200 Kentucky high school sophomores and juniors for three weeks in the summer, offering master-classes, lectures, and hands-on workshops in nine disciplines, including creative writing, dance, instrumental music, and visual art.</p><p>Nearly 5,000 Kentucky high-schoolers have attended the GSA summer program since 1987, and 23 colleges and universities offer scholarships to program alumni. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 35465 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Moving to Centre in 2014 Centre College Makes History, Announces $250 Million Gift http://wkyufm.org/post/centre-college-makes-history-announces-250-million-gift <p></p><p></p><p>When it comes to financial contributions, there are major gifts--and then there's what happened Tuesday at Centre College.</p><p>The private undergraduate school in Danville has announced the largest gift ever given to a liberal arts school in the U.S, and the largest donation ever given to a Kentucky college or university.</p><p>The A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust is giving Centre $250 million in stock to create the Brockman Scholars Program in Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Forty scholarships will be awarded each year starting in the fall of 2014.</p><p><span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">Brockman's son, Bob, attended Centre before finishing his degree at another school.</span></p><p>The Chronicle of Higher Education reports the donation ranks among the 20 largest gifts ever given to a U.S. college or university.</p><p>Brockman Scholars will pursue degrees in several science-related fields, such as behavioral neuroscience, biology, chemistry, computer science, math, and psychology. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:22:04 +0000 Kevin Willis 34768 at http://wkyufm.org Centre College Makes History, Announces $250 Million Gift Centre Student's Road to Graduation Began in Pakistan http://wkyufm.org/post/centre-students-road-graduation-began-pakistan <p>Ibrahim Jadoon will graduate with honors this weekend from Centre College in Danville. His family left Pakistan and moved to the U.S. when he was three. When Osama bin Laden was captured two years ago just blocks from Jadoon's former home, he did a lot of reflecting.</p><p>"It was disappointing because, if people don't know, Pakistan is a relatively new nation," explained Jadoon. "I realize it was the Pakastani government's poor border security, it's inability to remove extremist militant groups like the Taliban, and it's general dysfunction that enabled bin Laden to stay hidden for so long."</p><p>Jadoon often thinks about how his life would have been different had his family stayed in Pakistan.</p><p>"The United States, for all of its faults we sometime talk about in the news, unequivocally houses the best institutes of higher education in the world," said Jadoon. "I feel lucky just to be in the U.S., but in about four days when I graduate, I will join the surprisingly seven percent of the world that actually has a college degree."</p><p>The Pakistani-American spoke to Lisa Autry about how his life may have turned out had his family had not left Pakistan, and what he thinks are the prospects for a democracy in his home country.&nbsp; Thu, 16 May 2013 18:33:23 +0000 Lisa Autry 31025 at http://wkyufm.org Centre Student's Road to Graduation Began in Pakistan Centre College Starting New Global Leadership Program http://wkyufm.org/post/centre-college-starting-new-global-leadership-program <p></p><p>Kentucky’s Centre College is creating a new summer program this year for Kentucky juniors and seniors to learn more about the world outside state.</p><p>The Global Leadership Academy will take place over two weeks in the middle of June this summer; the goal for Centre is to get Kentucky’s high school students more in line with global leadership and cultures.</p><p>It’s the first attempt at such a program for the private college in Danville, Ky., which is leveraging its reputation as a strong study abroad college to start the program.</p><p>Milton Reigelman, the director of global citizenship at Centre College, said the goal is to help high school students get a taste of college life, as well as new subjects.</p><p>“But it will also sort of teach them about global issues that are not very widely covered in high schools or even in colleges,” he said. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:05:21 +0000 25086 at http://wkyufm.org Centre College Starting New Global Leadership Program Courier-Journal: Danville Knocked Debate Challenge Out of the Park--Again http://wkyufm.org/post/courier-journal-danville-knocked-debate-challenge-out-park-again <p>Courier-Journal political writer James R. Carroll says <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20121013/COLUMNISTS20/310130099/James-R-Carroll-Wasn-t-Danville-something-during-vice-presidential-debates-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Home|p&amp;nclick_check=1" target="_blank">Danville, Kentucky and Centre College have been universally praised</a> for the outstanding job they did hosting the recent Vice-Presidential debate. It's not often the Bluegrass State gets to share in the limelight of a hotly-contested Presidential election, but Centre's ability to land its second VP debate since 2000 has impressed politicos throughout the nation. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:34:03 +0000 Kevin Willis 20673 at http://wkyufm.org Courier-Journal: Danville Knocked Debate Challenge Out of the Park--Again While in Kentucky, Vice Presidential Debate Touches Little on Kentucky Issues http://wkyufm.org/post/while-kentucky-vice-presidential-debate-touches-little-kentucky-issues <p>Even though the candidates for vice president met in Danville Thursday night, Kentucky issues such as coal and the auto industry weren’t heavily addressed. Kentucky is affected by many of the national issues that were discussed, but Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan had little to say on topics specific to the commonwealth. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:47:28 +0000 20601 at http://wkyufm.org What They're Saying About Tonight's VP Debate at Centre College http://wkyufm.org/post/what-theyre-saying-about-tonights-vp-debate-centre-college <p>The election year spotlight shines on Centre College in Danville tonight, as Joe Biden and Paul Ryan meet for their only debate of the campaign. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry will be at Centre tonight and will have stories ready for tomorrow's Morning Edition broadcast. You can also hear NPR's live coverage of the Vice Presidential debate on WKU Public Radio starting at 8 pm central, 9 eastern. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:41:47 +0000 Kevin Willis 20527 at http://wkyufm.org What They're Saying About Tonight's VP Debate at Centre College Weekend News Roundup: Ft. Knox Soldiers Busy in Afghanistan, Centre Preps Technology for VP Debate http://wkyufm.org/post/weekend-news-roundup-ft-knox-soldiers-busy-afghanistan-centre-preps-technology-vp-debate <p>We hope you're enjoying your weekend! WKU Public Radio has put together the following collection of links to interesting stories from around our region. We know the weekends can be a time when you're away from the news, and this is one way we're trying to help you stay informed.</p><p><strong>Kentucky Soldiers Preparing U.S. Exit from Afghanistan</strong></p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 14:14:34 +0000 Kevin Willis 20338 at http://wkyufm.org Weekend News Roundup: Ft. Knox Soldiers Busy in Afghanistan, Centre Preps Technology for VP Debate Centre College Research Says Costs of Crime More Widespread than Many Believe http://wkyufm.org/post/centre-college-research-says-costs-crime-more-widespread-many-believe <p id="yui_3_5_1_22_1349115088312_224">“The Cost of Crime,” a new study by a Centre College professor, quantifies the burden of crime by estimating the annual cost of crime in the United States. Many studies measure crime by looking at raw numbers of thefts, murders and other criminal activities. <span class="yshortcuts cs4-ndcor" id="lw_1348817949_5"> David A. Anderson, Centre College’s Paul G. Blazer Professor of Economics, </span>warns that these numbers can be misleading, especially when the number of crimes goes in one direction while the severity of crimes goes in the other. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:15:57 +0000 Associated Press 20041 at http://wkyufm.org