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Community invited to North Central College faculty scholarship conference Sept. 4

Community members are invited to "A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship," a Sept. 4 academic conference at North Central College.

Community members are invited to hear faculty members discuss recent books they’ve authored, present findings of their scholarly research and talk about partnerships with local organizations during an academic conference Sept. 4 at North Central College.

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2013

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is among a select group of institutions nationwide highlighted by The Princeton Review in “The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is based on the Princeton Review’s surveys of 122,000 college students. The Princeton Review began surveying college students and publishing its findings in 1992.

Students, faculty collaborate in summer-long research

Associate Professor of Biology Jonathan Visick and Juan Perez ’13
This summer, North Central College students participated in hands-on research on campus, working one-on-one with faculty and collaborating with other students.

For eight weeks this summer, North Central College students participated in hands-on research on campus, working one-on-one with faculty and collaborating with other students. Some 38 students and 12 faculty advisors took part in the College’s Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC). Their work represented a range of academic disciplines with students majoring in biology, computer science, biochemistry, psychology, chemistry, English literature, radiation therapy, athletic training, theatre, human resource management and Spanish.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Megan Postema earns College's 2012 Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award

Megan Postema
Megan Postema of Crestwood was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 16, 2012—Megan Postema of Crestwood was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Postema is a senior majoring in athletic training with a minor in psychology at North Central College. She is the daughter of Ronald and Elizabeth Postema and a graduate of Chicago Christian High School.

Jacob Hubert '98

Jacob Hubert was named principal of North Boone High School in Poplar Grove, IL. He’s served as assistant principal at the school for the past five years and will begin as principal at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. He holds bachelor’s degrees in sports medicine and athletic training from North Central and in mathematics from Illinois State University. He earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Eastern Illinois University.

Selsky presents at symposium on athletic training

Kendall Selsky, visiting assistant professor of health and physical education and exercise science program director, recently presented at a symposium.

Kendall Selsky ’93, North Central College visiting assistant professor of health and physical education and exercise science program director, presented at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association 44th Annual Meeting and Symposium.

Selsky presented the session, "Functional Movement Screening in Rehabilitation," which discussed various strategies used by athletic trainers to assess functional movement abilities in their patients. Her presentation was part of the athletic training student program at the symposium, held March 15-17 in Wheeling.

16 North Central student broadcasters earn nominations in national competition

Sixteen North Central College broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1 have earned 12 nominations in an annual national competition.

Feb. 7, 2012—Sixteen North Central College broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, the College’s student-run radio station, have earned 12 nominations in an annual national competition sponsored by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS).

Winners of the Golden Microphone Trophy Awards will be announced March 2-4 at the 72nd Annual IBS International Radio/Webcast Conference in New York City. Last year, North Central students brought home first-place awards for Best Sports Play-by-Play and Best Documentary at the 2011 IBS awards.

The 12 nominations include:

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Alexandria Sarti

Alex is thrilled about the range of experiences she's gained as an athletic training major. "Even though I got an amazing, well-rounded education, I also had phenomenal experiences working alongside physicians, in high schools and clinics, and with sports teams and athletic trainers."

Each term, she worked with a different sport. Her favorite part was the one-on-one relationships with athletic trainers and athletes across all teams. Her clinical experiences included practices and home contests and travel with the football team. Alex also worked with a general practice physical and orthopedic surgeon in their offices and saw firsthand how they work with patients.

All of these experiences, says Alex, helped her prepare for and pass the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam and confirmed her interest in pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy.

"I knew I loved athletic training and realized it was a strong base for further study." She was accepted to the doctoral program in physical therapy at Governors State University.

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