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President Mark Putnam has been published in three countries including China and Mexico and in major markets in the United States through The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, The Chicago Tribune, Change Magazine, The Des Moines Register, The Sport Digest, D3sports.com, The Cedar Rapids Gazette and more.

Reprogramming Our Financial GPS

President Mark Putnam wrote the cover story for Trusteeship magazine’s May/June 2016 issue. Read Reprogramming our Financial GPS.

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Civitas: Shared Success

It’s what makes Central College so successful – a commitment to Shared Success. Read more from President Mark Putnam in the 2016 spring issue of Civitas.

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Civitas: A Once in a Generation Opportunity

Forever Dutch, intercollegiate athletics and A Once in a Generation Opportunity.

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Civitas: The Highly Engaged Learner

A Central College education and The Highly Engaged Learner. Read what President Mark Putnam has to say about the connection in the fallĀ 2015 issue of Civitas.

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Purity at the Expense of Unity

I cannot predict what issues the church and its affiliated organizations will face in the generations to come. History teaches us, however, that disagreements will be inevitable. Through such times, we must rely on our capacity to bear the complexities of relationships and resist the urge to either withdraw ourselves or expel others from an affiliation over differing views.

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Civitas: STEM in the Context of the Liberal Arts

STEM in the Context of the Liberal Arts – President Mark Putnam explains the importance of STEM literacy.

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Civitas: Asking Better Questions

President Mark Putnam discusses the joys of lifelong learning and Asking Better Questions in the President’s Corner of Civitas.

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Civitas: The Growth of the Region

President Mark Putnam addresses the important role Central plays in Central Iowa. Read The Growth of the Region in the 2015 winter issue of Civitas.

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Civitas: The Legacy of Faculty

President Mark Putnam celebrates The Legacy of Faculty at Central College in his piece for Civitas.

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Civitas: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

President Mark Putnam talks about the legends and giants of Central’s past in the President’s Corner, featured in Civitas. Read Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.

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