North Central College - Naperville, IL

Kaufman Dining Hall, Oesterle Library, Seager Residence Hall undergo summer construction projects

New patio and fire pit, at Jefferson Commons outside Seager Residence Hall
North Central College is renovating and repurposing areas of campus for new classrooms and improved dining and social spaces

In the spirit of recycling, reusing and renewing, several renovation improvements are modernizing areas of campus that will help meet the changing needs for instruction, informal gathering spaces and improved food service at Kaufman Dining Hall.

Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

Heather Placko

Heather grew up playing Scrabble and reading books with her mother. She formed a passion for literature that transformed into a potential career.

“English was the only major that fit my brain and creative needs,” she says. “Writing’s my greatest interest, which I’ll continue practicing after graduation.”

Heather interned with Shelly Porcellino, North Central College’s director of grants. She gained hands-on experience with technical writing and practical research. She was co-editor of the North Central Review, the College’s literary magazine, where she learned about design, production and distribution.

Heather aspires to combine her creative and technical writing skills after graduation. With the practical skills she gained at North Central, her dream may come true.

“I want to work in an environment that allows me to combine my loves of art, writing and philanthropy,” she says.

Kelly Rasmussen earns Outstanding Major in English Award

Kelly Rasmussen
Kelly Rasmussen was awarded the Outstanding Major in English Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Kelly Rasmussen, daughter of Lyle and Mimi Rasmussen of Rockton, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Kelly is a double major in English: writing and Spanish at North Central College. She is a graduate of Hononegah Community High School.

Joseph Miller earns Outstanding Major in Writing Award

Joseph Miller
Joseph Miller was awarded the Outstanding Major in Writing Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Joseph Miller, son of David and Sandra Scallion of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Writing Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Joseph is majoring in English: writing at North Central College. He is a graduate of Wakefield Junior-Senior High School.

Danielle Spence earns Outstanding Major in Journalism Award

Danielle Spence
Danielle Spence was awarded the Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Danielle Spence, daughter of James and Sandra Spence of Naperville, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Danielle is majoring in English: print journalism at North Central College. She is a graduate of Naperville Central High School.

Wolf edits new book celebrating Milwaukee Braves

Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, edited new book “Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves,” published in May.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, edited the new book “Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves,” published in May by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

Regan publishes poetry book “Gapers Delay”

Matthias Regan, visiting assistant professor of English
Matthias Regan, North Central College visiting assistant professor of English, publishes poetry book titled “Gapers Delay.”

Matthias Regan, North Central College visiting assistant professor of English, published a poetry book titled “Gapers Delay.”

Students stage high drama on a grand mythic scale May 8-11

Rosa Reinemann '14, as Iphigenia
North Central College students perform “Iphigenia and Other Daughters,” an adaptation of a familiar tale by American playwright Ellen McLaughlin.

The play “Iphigenia and Other Daughters” by American playwright Ellen McLaughlin will spotlight North Central College student actors May 8-11.

New York Times bestselling author Garrison Keillor gives talk May 6

Garrison Keillor
Bestselling author, award-winning radio host of “A Prairie Home Companion” talks about and signs copies of his newest book “The Keillor Reader.”

North Central College welcomes “A Prairie Home Companion” radio host and New York Times bestselling author Garrison Keillor in an author talk and signing of his new book, “The Keillor Reader,” on Tuesday, May 6.

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