North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central among top 4 percent in accepted proposals at NCUR

Seniors Aaron Langer and Gianna Medina, NCUR presenters
North Central College will send a record 44 students to present a record 40 projects at the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

North Central College will send a record 44 students to the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Forty proposals submitted by these students were accepted for presentation.

Common, king of conscious hip-hop, keynotes North Central’s MLK Week

Common, keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Week
North Central College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week features keynote address by Grammy-winning artist and actor Common, art, music, panel and more.

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

Called the king of conscious hip-hop, Common will speak on “Greatness!” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Pfeiffer Hall. A Q&A will follow. Admission is free to North Central students, faculty and staff with a College ID. Tickets for the public are $10/person; call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.   

MLK Week features Jan. 23 panel “Music as a Means of Protest”

FM Supreme, hip-hop artist
North Central College hosts panel of faculty and Chicago hip-hop artist FM Supreme in discussion about artists who use music as a means of protest.

North Central College hosts a panel discussion “Music as a Means of Protest,” featuring three North Central faculty members with hip-hop artist FM Supreme, as part of the College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Week celebration.

Michelle Arb '13

Michelle Arb is an English and honors English teacher and assistant cheerleading coach at Freeport High School in Freeport, IL. She may be contacted at michelle.arb1@fsd145.org.

Grant Swanson '11

Grant Swanson teaches sixth grade at St. Francis Indian School on the Rosebud Lakota Reservation in South Dakota. After his first year of teaching under contract with Teach For America, he worked as a teacher-ranger at Yellowstone National Park. As a result, he was able to take his students on a weeklong field trip to Yellowstone through the program Expedition: Yellowstone! a curriculum-based educational program about the importance of the park.

Lindsay Jubeck '09

Lindsay Jubeck went to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to complete TEFL (Teaching English as a First Language) certification before arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she is teaching English for the year. Previously, she embarked on a 13-month trip through Latin America––starting in Peru and traveling through Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. For more details on Jubeck’s adventures visit her blog lindsayleaps.com.

Scott Drucker '06

Scott Drucker visited North Central College for a screening of his documentary “Between the Harvest,” which was also nominated in the Naperville Film Festival. The documentary is about the controversy surrounding the Costa Rican government’s decision to legalize the harvest of endangered sea turtle eggs.

Kristi Prins '02

Kristi Prins is assistant editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy. Her responsibilities include preproduction checks, design and technical editing, copyediting and preparing author queries, as well as participating in a final proofreading of each issue. Prins is also writing her dissertation, “Materiality, Craft, Identity, and Embodiment: Reworking Digital Writing,” at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Glen Krisch '97

Glen Krisch is set to publish a trilogy called “The Brother’s Keeper” with book one, “Arkadium Rising,” to be published December 2014. The book is about a malicious cult that seeks to bring down modern civilization and turn back time. Though written word is banned, a pair of brothers seeks to record the history that unfolds in the book’s post-apocalyptic world. Krisch’s other work has appeared in publications on three different continents over the last decade.

Keith Carlson '95

Keith Carlson is a journalism teacher at Naperville Central High School. The Journalism Education Association (JEA) awarded him its Rising Star Award, given annually to five high school journalism advisers from around the United States. The award came only a few months after the publication he advises, Central Times, won a record 11th Pacemaker Award. This was the third Pacemaker Award won by his students since he took over as adviser. He may be contacted at kcarlson@naperville203.org or via Facebook. His wife, Robyn Bendeich ’95 Carlson, is senior accountant for Edward Hospital.

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