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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.

North Central receives award for achieving environmental goals

Professor Martha Bohrer accepted bronze award
North Central College has been recognized as a bronze-level institution for its commitment to sustainability through Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College has been recognized as a bronze-level institution for its commitment to adopting and fulfilling environmental goals through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

King is named fiction editor at literary press

Patricia King, lecturer in English
Patricia King, North Central College lecturer in English, has been named fiction editor at Kore Press, which publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction by women.

Patricia King, North Central College lecturer in English, has been named fiction editor at Kore Press, a literary press founded in 1993 and located in Tucson, Ariz. The press publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction by women.

As fiction editor, she will advise the publisher and cofounder, serve as a representative of Kore Press at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference, and work with the annual winner of Kore’s Short Fiction Award to prepare the story for publication as a chapbook.

College hosts Latin American Poetry Festival Nov. 7

Six well-known Hispanic poets will read their original, distinctive work at North Central’s fourth Latin American Poetry Festival Friday, Nov. 7.

North Central College will celebrate Hispanic poetry by hosting its fourth Latin American Poetry Festival Nov. 7 and presenting six Hispanic poets who will read, mostly in Spanish, their original work.

The Poetry Festival takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Fireside Lounge at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. The free event is organized by Silvia Goldman, assistant professor of Spanish, and sponsored by the College’s Cultural Events program and student group Fusión Española. A discussion and tapas will follow the readings.

North Central College to establish program in Middle Eastern and North African studies

John Shindler
North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic.

North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic. The new program is partially funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant.

Beginning in fall 2015 the College will offer a minor in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) studies, significantly expand Oesterle Library’s holdings in MENA studies and introduce students to cultural experiences in the Chicago area and abroad.

Mock Trial team, individual students win awards in early contest

North Central College’s Mock Trial team wins third-place trophy at the annual Bradley University Mock Trial Invitational, three students win top awards.

North Central College’s Mock Trial team defeated 13 other teams to win a third-place trophy at the annual Bradley University Mock Trial Invitational, held Oct. 25-26.

Scholarship recipient tells story of Honduras orphanage and care center

Taylor Harrison ’15 receives North Central College’s Mironda K. Heston Scholarship of Public Service and is also chosen Lincoln Laureate for 2014.

For Taylor Harrison ’15, a recipient of North Central College’s Mironda K. Heston Scholarship of Public Service, the cliché “a picture is worth a thousand words” rings true.

North Central College welcomes Syrian writer/director Riad Ismat as visiting scholar-in-residence

Riad Ismat
North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year as visiting professor of arts and letters.

North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ismat will serve as visiting professor of arts and letters. He will teach courses in playwriting, acting and directing, besides lecturing on Syria, Arabic literature and drama.

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.

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