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Community invited to North Central College presentation about international exports

Community members are invited to a free presentation Feb. 1 on how North Central College students are helping local company export its products in China.

Jan. 16, 2012—Community members are invited to a free presentation about how North Central College students are helping a local company export its products in China.

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Stephanie Kuersten

Stephanie has immersed herself in diverse cultures. The way she sees it, “You need to know the cultures you’re studying.” In addition to her major in East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan, she added majors in Japanese and French.

She also studied abroad at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan and Université Catholique de L’Ouest in France. “North Central is great at setting you up in study abroad programs.”

Stephanie received North Central’s Richter Independent Study Fellowship allowing her to study in France and present her findings at a national conference. On campus, she was a College Scholar, coeditor of student literary journal and officer in the International Club.

“I find it’s very easy to adapt to East Asian cultures, which are not as different as they seem,” she says.

Stephanie plans to work in publishing, translating English to Japanese to French and back.

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 invites public to free presentation on benefits of learning Chinese

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North Central College invites the public to a free presentation Nov. 2 on the benefits of learning the Chinese language.

North Central College invites the public to a free presentation Nov. 2 on the benefits of learning the Chinese language.

The presentation, “Why Chinese?” will feature three guest speakers who speak fluent Chinese and who are Chicago-area managers of international business operations. The presentation will be particularly beneficial to high school and college-aged students considering Chinese studies, and for adults considering learning to use Chinese in their careers.

Senior attends student-led conference in Korea

Soch Mel ’11, with dual East Asian majors at North Central, is selected to American delegation at the Korea-America Student Conference in Korea July 7-31.

Aug. 25, 2011—Sochantra (Soch) Mel, a 2011 graduate, capped off his studies at North Central College by joining the American delegation at the Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) in South Korea July 7-31.

College hosts Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought this weekend

College hosts Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought this weekend

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The College’s East Asian studies program will host the seventh annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought, May 6-7. The free, two-day conference seeks to foster dialogue and interaction among scholars and students and will feature Michael Puett, professor of Chinese history at Harvard University, in a keynote address at 4:30 Saturday, May 7. The title of his talk is “Ancestors, Fathers and Sons: Ritual Theory and Philosophy in Early China.”



Experience Japanese culture at annual spring festival

North Central’s Japanese program and Japan Club will host a Japanese Spring Festival May 3. The family-friendly event is free and celebrates Japanese culture.

April 29, 2011—North Central College’s Japanese program and Japan Club will host their annual Japanese Spring Festival May 3. The family-friendly festival is free and open to the public and celebrates Japanese culture at the start of a new school year in Japan.

The festival will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in North Central’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave.

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