Centre College http://wfpl.org en Centre College Makes Pitch for Hosting Kentucky U.S. Senate Debate http://wfpl.org/post/centre-college-makes-pitch-hosting-kentucky-us-senate-debate <p>Centre College wants to host the first debate between Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.</p><p>The university announced Thursday that it's partnering with AARP Kentucky and Louisville TV station WAVE-3 News to present a debate on Sept 3.</p><p>Though the stage is set, it's unclear if the candidates will be there.</p><p>The McConnell and Grimes campaigns have been unable to come to an agreement on any debates, instead jousting through the media over locations or format.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9790 at http://wfpl.org Centre College Makes Pitch for Hosting Kentucky U.S. Senate Debate Withdrawal of Large Donations Rare, but Centre College's Reputation Shouldn't Suffer http://wfpl.org/post/withdrawal-large-donations-rare-centre-colleges-reputation-shouldnt-suffer <p>The<a href="/post/centre-colleges-250-million-donation-withdrawn"> failure of a $250-million donation to Centre College to come through</a> is an uncommon event in higher education fundraising, but the Danville liberal arts college should weather it fine, said the leader of a professional organization for education advancement.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 6772 at http://wfpl.org Withdrawal of Large Donations Rare, but Centre College's Reputation Shouldn't Suffer Centre College's $250-Million Donation is Withdrawn http://wfpl.org/post/centre-colleges-250-million-donation-withdrawn <p>Centre College's $250-million gift—<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="/post/centre-college-receives-250-million-gift-scholars-program">among the largest gifts to higher education in U.S. history</a>—has been withdrawn.</span></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:13:09 +0000 Associated Press 6766 at http://wfpl.org Centre College's $250-Million Donation is Withdrawn Centre Starting New Global Leadership Program http://wfpl.org/post/centre-starting-new-global-leadership-program <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:32:54 +0000 Kenny Colston 3493 at http://wfpl.org Centre Starting New Global Leadership Program Centre Officials Tout Return on Debate Investment http://wfpl.org/post/centre-officials-tout-return-debate-investment <p>Centre College officials say their moment in the national political spotlight was worth the Kentucky school's investment in hosting last week's vice presidential debate.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:05:09 +0000 The Associated Press 2065 at http://wfpl.org Second Successful VP Debate Has State Officials Hoping for Presidential Debate Next Time http://wfpl.org/post/second-successful-vp-debate-has-state-officials-hoping-presidential-debate-next-time <p>As the dust settles on this year’s vice presidential debate at Centre College, local officials are saying the school is ready for the next step.&nbsp;</p><p>Centre College has now held two vice presidential debates: this year’s and 2000's.</p><p>Those debates will be historically known for two different styles between candidates—Vice President Dick Cheney and Senator Joe Lieberman were cordial in 2000, while Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan were much feistier this year. But behind the scenes, both debates are known for how smoothly everything ran.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:15:49 +0000 Kenny Colston 1995 at http://wfpl.org Second Successful VP Debate Has State Officials Hoping for Presidential Debate Next Time Danville, Centre College Sprucing For Debate Visitors http://wfpl.org/post/danville-centre-college-sprucing-debate-visitors <P>Politicians aren't the only ones looking for a debate-related boost when Joe Biden and Paul Ryan go toe-to-toe in Kentucky this week. All of Danville is hoping to benefit from the vice presidential debate Thursday.<p> <P>Streets have been repaved, flowers planted and new signs erected around the central Kentucky town of about 16,000. One bar is prepping cocktails named for Ryan and Biden while stores have stocked up on politically themed merchandise.<p> <P>Business is brisk for Marty Sullivan. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:06:57 +0000 Rick Howlett & Kentucky Public Radio's Stu Johnson and the Associated Press 1949 at http://wfpl.org Danville, Centre College Sprucing For Debate Visitors Organizations Team Up to Teach Civics Ahead of VP Debate http://wfpl.org/post/organizations-team-teach-civics-ahead-vp-debate <p>As Centre College prepares to host next month's vice presidential debate, several groups want to prepare Kentucky students for the event.</p><p>The Secretary of State and the non-profit Kentucky Youth Advocates have partnered with students from Bellarmine University to create lesson plans for Kentucky teachers. The lessons focus on basic civics and include information on political debates.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:30:01 +0000 Kenny Colston 1582 at http://wfpl.org Political Junkies Excited for Biden-Ryan Matchup at Centre College http://wfpl.org/post/political-junkies-excited-biden-ryan-matchup-centre-college <p>This year&#39;s vice presidential debate at Centre College is shaping up to be a policy wonk&#39;s dream.&nbsp;</p><p>Both Vice President Joe Biden and newly-minted Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan are longtime lawmakers who are steeped in policy.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:55:18 +0000 Kenny Colston 1302 at http://wfpl.org Political Junkies Excited for Biden-Ryan Matchup at Centre College