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Abbey Smith earns Outstanding Major in Journalism Award

Abbey Smith
Abbey Smith was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Abbey Smith was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Smith is a graduating senior majoring in print journalism and international relations and has been accepted to work with AmeriCorps in Wisconsin after graduation and will be tutoring low-achieving students. She is a graduate of Dodgeville High School.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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