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Grant Swanson earns Outstanding Major in English Award

Grant Swanson, shown at Oxford University.
Grant Swanson was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Grant Swanson was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Swanson is a graduating senior majoring in English writing at North Central College. He has accepted a position with Teach for America and will be teaching children in a high-need elementary school on a Native American reservation in South Dakota. He is a graduate of Millard West High School in Omaha, Neb.

New North Central College residence hall to feature apartment-style suites

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

The 229-bed residence hall is being built directly south of Ward and Patterson halls and across from Merner Field House and Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The five-story residence hall—the College’s first since the Residence Hall/Recreation Center opened in 2009—is scheduled for completion by August 2015.

Four North Central faculty from diverse academic areas discuss effects of globalization

North Central College faculty tackle the “complex, dynamic, ambiguous” topic of globalization and how it has impacted their academic disciplines.

Globalization is “complex, ambiguous, dynamic, gray, complicated, divisive, exciting,” explained North Central College faculty at a recent panel discussion.  

It’s a new world, they said, as they shared how globalization has impacted their different academic disciplines and how they teach.

North Central College alumnus Josh Averbeck to deliver prestigious lecture at WIU

Josh Averbeck ’04 to deliver the 22nd annual Wayne N. Thompson Professor Lecture Oct. 22 at Western Illinois University.

North Central College alumnus Josh Averbeck ’04, Ph. D., will deliver the 22nd annual Wayne N. Thompson Professor Lecture Oct. 22 at Western Illinois University in Macomb.

Four North Central College faculty serve as panelists in discussions about globalization

Faculty panelists representing different areas of study discuss globalization and its effects on their academic disciplines Oct. 7.

North Central College will present a panel discussion, featuring four North Central faculty members from different areas of study who will discuss the effects of globalization on their academic disciplines. The issue of globalization is a yearlong, campus-wide area of focus.

Free and open to the public, the panel begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the College’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a Military Friendly School for 2015

Graduate and Student Veteran Lounge
North Central College has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a 2015 Military Friendly School.

The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the third consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

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

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

Total enrollment is a near-record 2,800 undergraduates and 250 graduate students—3,050 total—eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the third straight year. The College welcomed 860 new full-time undergraduate students, up from 852 a year ago. That includes 580 first-year students, up from 529 a year ago. The 860 new undergraduates would be second only to the record-number 882 welcomed in fall 2010.

North Central College launches new media studies department

Dr. Kay O’Donnell (center) mentors media students.
North Central College is launching a new media studies department that combines journalism, broadcast communication and interactive media studies.

North Central College is launching a new media studies department this fall to prepare students for the increasingly dynamic media field. The new department combines journalism, broadcast communication and interactive media studies (IMS). The popular IMS major blends art, computer science, English and communication.

“The goal is to combine these fields of study to mirror the changing digital media landscape,” says R. Devadoss Pandian, North Central’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

North Central is host site for Naperville Independent Film Festival in September

North Central College will present 18 foreign films, Sept. 14-19, in Smith Hall at Old Main, as a screen location for the Naperville Independent Film Festival.

North Central College is again a host site for the Naperville Independent Film Festival (NIFF), now in its seventh year. Starting Sept. 14, Smith Hall in Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., will showcase foreign films that have won awards at Paris’ European Film Festival, or the ECU.  

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