North Central College - Naperville, IL

Graduate student, alumnus selected for prestigious Prague Summer Program

Rebecca Samson ’12/M ’15 has been selected for a Prague Summer Program, a one-month creative-writing residency in the Czech Republic.

Rebecca Samson ’12/M ’15 has been selected for a prestigious Prague Summer Program, a one-month creative-writing residency in the Czech Republic.

Samson also was awarded one of a few competitive Vaclav Havel scholarships. Samson studied German as an undergraduate and is completing a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) in the Writing, Editing and Publishing track.

She grew up in a Czech household and her passion for Czech history and culture was strengthened after a family trip to Prague in 2011.

North Central College announces largest fundraising campaign in school’s 154-year history

Students demonstrate chemistry experiments at the kickoff celebration
North Central College has launched its Brilliant Future Campaign—a seven-year, $150 million fundraising effort, the largest in the College’s history.

North Central College has launched its Brilliant Future Campaign—a seven-year, $150 million drive that is the largest fundraising effort in the College’s 154-year history.

Nearly 1,000 students, alumni, trustees, faculty and staff gathered with local and regional elected officials, business leaders and other dignitaries May 15 at a kickoff celebration in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center.

North Central hosts four Chicago artists and the power of painting

North Central showcases the collaborative artwork of Michael William Foster, Jaime Foster, Barry Dwyer and Andy Christopoulos, June 19-Aug. 9.

North Central College will showcase the work of four Chicago artists in a collaborative exhibit from June 19 through Aug. 9.

Titled “Pseudonym,” the free exhibit will be on display June 19 through Aug. 9 in North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The featured artists—Michael William Foster, Jaime Foster, Barry Dwyer and Andy Christopoulos—will greet visitors and give a collaborative painting demonstration at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 19.

North Central College breaks ground on “transformative” new Science Center

North Central College held a groundbreaking for a new Science Center that ranks among the most transformative facility upgrades in the College’s history.

North Central College on Friday held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Science Center that ranks among the most transformative facility upgrades in the College’s 154-year history.

Year-end cultural events feature music, history, film

Hewar Trio
North Central College hosts cultural events on May 19, 20 and 27 featuring Syrian music with the Hewar Trio, a lecture on Chicago history and a film screening.

North Central College will host three cultural events on May 19, 20 and 27 that feature a musical performance, lecture and film screening. All events are free and open to the campus community.

2015 Honors Convocation award winners

North Central recognizes high-achieving students for academic and co-curricular excellence at the College’s 39th annual Honors Convocation.

On May 12, North Central College held its 39th annual Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that publicly celebrates student excellence in the academic and co-curricular life of the College. Some 55 students were introduced by faculty members, who recognized them for their academic achievements. In addition, a record 41 College Scholars, eight Richter Grant recipients and some 30 Scholar All-Americans were recognized for their successes.

MIT physicist delivers Rall Symposium keynote about “The Future of Learning”

Dr. David Pritchard
MIT physics professor and education researcher Dr. David Pritchard delivered a Rall Symposium keynote on "The Future of Learning."

MIT professor David Pritchard to deliver Rall Symposium keynote at North Central College

North Central College welcomes Dr. David Pritchard as keynote speaker for the 18th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 12.

North Central College welcomes Dr. David Pritchard as keynote speaker for the College’s 18th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research on May 12.

The public is invited to Pritchard’s talk at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. His keynote address kicks off a day of student oral and poster presentations held during the Rall Symposium, a forum for North Central College undergraduate students to present their independent scholarly research projects across all academic areas.

North Central College introduces new academic program in film and screen studies

 Judy Brodhead, associate professor of English, coordinator of cultural events
North Central College’s new minor in film and screen studies is designed to complement numerous majors and prepare students for a variety of careers.

North Central College’s new minor in film and screen studies is designed to complement numerous majors and prepare students for a variety of careers.

“Film and screen studies will help students build transferable critical-thinking skills,” says Lisa Long, professor of English and chair of the College’s Division of Arts and Letters. “It will draw upon traditional theory but help students develop the visual literacy needed in today’s world.”

Students present the faculty-directed drama “Hedda Gabler” May 7-9

Colleen DeRosa '16 as Hedda
North Central College features student actors and crew in the faculty-directed “Hedda Gabler,” a tense drama and late 19th century classic play by Henrik Ibsen.

North Central College features student actors in the faculty-directed drama “Hedda Gabler” May 7-9.

Four performances of “Hedda Gabler” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 7-9 and at 2 p.m. May 9 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

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