North Central College - Naperville, IL

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

North Central celebrates Hispanic and Latino cultural heritage on campus

North Central College invites multicultural involvement on campus with a series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

North Central College’s multicultural life on campus is expanding this fall to incorporate a larger celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Though the College promotes many other Hispanic and Latino involvement opportunities throughout the academic year, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is devoted to a campus-wide celebration of various Hispanic cultures.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of first-year students

First-years cheer at a pep rally Sept. 9
North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

“The Class of 2019 is truly an impressive result in a competitive recruiting marketplace,” says North Central College President Troy Hammond.

North Central College history professor discusses English kings on Milt Rosenberg radio show

Bruce Janacek, associate professor of history, discussed the kings of England with Milt Rosenberg and a Northwestern University professor on WCGO-AM 1590.

Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, appeared on Milt Rosenberg’s radio show Sept. 18 on WCGO-AM 1590.

Janacek participated in a discussion about the kings of England. Also participating in the conversation was Scott Sowerby, associate professor of history at Northwestern University. A free podcast of the show is available at hark.io/podcast/the-kings-of-england/.

Lemont resident earns art award at North Central College

Nicholas Hayes ’15
Nicholas Hayes ’15 earned a prestigious award for excellence in art studies during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Nicholas Hayes ’15, son of Kim and William Hayes of Lemont, Ill., was awarded the Diane Duvigneaud Senior Art Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College. This award is presented to a North Central student who demonstrates exceptional growth and creativity in art.

North Central College welcomes near record number of tenure-track faculty

Abiodun Goke-Pariola, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty
North Central’s hire of 14 tenure-track faculty for the 2015-2016 academic year is the highest in 27 years and rivals the largest class ever.

Fourteen new tenure-track faculty members—representing all academic divisions, including arts and letters, business and economics, human thought and behavior, and science—started the 2015-2016 academic year at North Central College.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central among America’s Best Colleges for 22nd year

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to U.S. News & World Report.

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Paintings by Chicago artist are displayed in Oesterle Library Gallery

North Central College features oil paintings depicting cultural influences from the life of artist Stella Zee in exhibit Aug. 24-Oct. 8.

The talents of Chicago artist Stella Zee will be showcased at North Central College in an exhibit of her work Aug. 24 through Oct. 8.

The free exhibit will be displayed in North Central’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Zee will greet visitors at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Sculptures and video work are featured in Schoenherr Gallery

North Central College presents a collection of artwork by sculptor Marina Kuchinski in the exhibit titled “For Only” Aug. 14 through Oct. 11.

North Central College presents a collection of artwork by sculptor Marina Kuchinski in the exhibit titled “For Only” Aug. 14 through Oct. 11.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The artist will greet visitors at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2015 Great College To Work For

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education  has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

North Central College is among just 86 institutions nationwide recognized in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace. The recognition is based on results of surveys of more than 44,000 employees at 281 colleges and universities.

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