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Record 45 North Central students to present at NCUR

Student presenters at previous NCUR
For third straight year, a record number of students will represent North Central College at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students from North Central College will participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

Forty-five students will represent North Central at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) March 29-31 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. No other college or university in Illinois will send more students to this prestigious conference.

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North Central hosts 2012 Blue Key National Conference

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More than 100 students from across the country traveled to North Central College for the 2012 Blue Key National Conference, which took place Jan. 13-14.

The students represented 13 different colleges and universities, ranging from the University of Portland in Oregon to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Over the course of the conference, students had the opportunity to participate in a vast array of activities.

Kayleigh Holland

“I chose North Central College because I could combine my interests and discover what I wanted to study.”

And that’s just what Kayleigh did. Interested in Japanese culture and language, she chose majors in anthropology and East Asian studies, a minor in Japanese and studied abroad in China and Japan. She even landed a job at a museum near campus where, she says, “I helped people learn about things from the perspective of an anthropologist. It was great!”

“The professors have such a range of knowledge and experiences, so they’re able to help you with research, graduate school options and defining your interests. There isn’t a better group of people to learn from.” With faculty support, Kayleigh was able to design an independent study that satisfied requirements for her majors and her interests.

Next stop for Kayleigh is the University of Louisville in Kentucky, where she’s pursuing a master’s program in anthropology.

Students and faculty collaborate to identify ancient remains

Amanda Marolf ’13, anthropology major studying archaeological remains
North Central College students have been chipping away at archaeological remains from an ancient fortress in Jordan, in cooperation with the Field Museum.

During fall term, nine students have been chipping away at archaeological remains as part of their course work in Archaeology in Jordan SOA 390, a new class based on original research conducted by Edward Maher, lecturer in anthropology and the classics.

North Central College alumnus appointed assistant chief of staff to Aurora mayor

Rick Guzman, a 1999 alumnus of North Central College, has been named assistant chief of staff to Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner.

Rick Guzman, a 1999 alumnus of North Central College, has been named assistant chief of staff to Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner.

Guzman’s prior experience includes extensively working to serve low-income Aurora residents through such agencies as the Emmanuel House Community Development Corp., which he founded.

Sesquicentennial exhibit highlights items from North Central College collections

The Sesquicentennial exhibit includes a letter written by Abraham Lincoln.
As part of its Sesquicentennial Celebration North Central College will host an exhibit to display prized artifacts from its Oesterle Library collections.

Oct. 11, 2011—As part of its Sesquicentennial Celebration North Central College will host an exhibit to display prized artifacts from its Oesterle Library collections, including items signed by U.S. presidents and other historical figures.

North Central College student attends Archaeological Field School, uncovers burial sites

North Central College anthropology major Jessica Pantel spent the summer excavating and researching ancient civilization and burial sites in Peru.

Anthropology major Jessica Pantel ’13 spent six weeks this past summer participating in anthropological research in the Ancash region of the Andes Mountains in Peru.

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