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Central RED Society – Origami for anyone and everyone

Monday, Dec. 6

5:30 p.m. – dinner; 6 p.m. – presentation.  Dave and Ardie Sutphen Common Room, Graham Annex      

Cost: $25, cash bar available 

Origami is the art of paper folding and is commonly associated with Japanese culture. In this class, participants will learn basic techniques and vocabulary in origami and come away with a few cool creations to show off to friends and family. Cost includes dinner and supplies.

Russ Goodman has taught Mathematics at Central College since 2002 and loves to learn about and share the patterns, beauty and creativity found in mathematics. He enjoys working sports data, which connects well to him also being an assistant coach for the Central women’s soccer team.

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Central Red Society – An Iowa History Capstone

Wednesday, Nov. 17

5:30 p.m. – dinner; 6 p.m. – presentation.  Boat/Moore/Weller Rooms, Maytag Student Center         

Cost: $15, cash bar available 

In 2009 a crazy idea and a friendly roommate disagreement began an unusual adventure. Dave Baker decided to photograph all 947 communities in the state of Iowa. While he anticipated making a photography book of all the communities, he instead had experiences and lessons that were beyond his imagination. Come along with Baker and learn some Iowa history, see some of the insights, peer into the sociology of rural culture and discover some of the unique places in our state.

Dave Baker graduated from Central College in 2010 with a degree in business management and history. Although he works for Iowa State University as an assistant finance manager, in his spare time he runs “The 29th State,” a blog devoted to celebrating Iowa History, heritage and architecture. In addition to the programs on communities, he has a one-person show on Iowa in the Civil War in which he portrays George Cruikshank, a Fort Dodge soldier. Baker resides in Ankeny with his wife Danielle and their two children.

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