North Central College - Naperville, IL

Barry Beetz

Barry studied physics at North Central and went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois through the College’s dual-degree program. Today, he’s using his engineering knowledge in the management of his family’s farm in central Illinois and serves as an elected director of the LaSalle County Farm Bureau Board.

“The dual-degree program is a way for you to be a well-rounded individual. North Central’s liberal arts education and the more technical course work at a bigger university give you the best of both worlds in learning.”

North Central’s size also allowed Barry more opportunities to get to know fellow students, he says. “I came from a small-town high school, and I think I would have been lost my freshman year at a big university. I also enjoyed the one-on-one interaction with the professors.”

Alumnus named Udall Scholar for study in engineering

Paul Roots ’07
North Central alumnus Paul Roots ’07, a civil engineering student at UIC, was named a 2011 Udall Scholar for his commitment to the environment.

North Central College alumnus Paul Roots ’07, a civil engineering student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), was named a 2011 Udall Scholar for his commitment to the environment, leadership potential and academic achievement. Roots majored in music and jazz studies at North Central.

Record number of students to present at national research conference

A record 38 students from various academic areas will represent North Central at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research this spring.

 

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2011)—For the second year, a record number of North Central College students have been chosen to participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

D-Term courses take students around the globe

In December, students take advantage of life-changing study abroad opportunities.

Jan. 24, 2011—North Central College’s trimester format offers students a break from regular classes between Thanksgiving and the new year. During December—or D-Term—students can take advantage of North Central’s study abroad opportunities.

North Central College offers five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in leadership

North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010)—North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

Students accepted into this program earn both a bachelor’s degree—in any discipline—and the master of leadership studies with the completion of 141 credit hours.

Nic Warrens

Nic earned his dual engineering degree at North Central and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he’s currently pursuing a master’s degree in environmental hydrology and hydraulic engineering. Nic appreciated North Central’s small class size. “I received lots of individual attention,” he says, “and my professors had time nearly every day to explain concepts outside of class. In larger classes I’m concerned that my questions will hold back the class, but in smaller classes I feel that my opinion matters.”

Nic made the most of his time at North Central. “I co-oped at Argonne National Laboratory, which was a great experience and helped me learn to manage my time,” he says. “I also studied in Australia and researched the delivery of health care in Guatemala, both of which were life-changing experiences that I would have felt too busy to take advantage of elsewhere.”

Majors Minors and Programs : Engineering

Students present their summer research to the campus

Students present their summer research to the campus

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For the past six weeks, 37 students and 15 faculty have participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC) conducting research that spans many majors and topics. Students presented their research to the campus community July 21 in a poster format in Kroehler Science Center. Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry, noted research can be lonely and slow-going at times, so students and faculty involved in SURC meet weekly to collaborate and discuss their work.


North Central hosts symposium about water usage and conservation

The public is invited to hear national, regional, state, local and Canadian officials discuss water usage and conservation at a symposium April 15.

The public is invited to hear national, regional, state, local and Canadian officials discuss water usage and conservation during a symposium April 15 at North Central College.

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