North Central College - Naperville, IL

Explore cultures from around the world at Feb. 14 International Festival

North Central College welcomes the local community to celebrate another year of cultural diversity at its 20th annual International Festival Feb. 14.

North Central College welcomes members of the community to attend its 20th annual International Festival on Feb. 14. Hosted by the College’s Office of International Programs, the festival celebrates Naperville’s cultural diversity and offers opportunities for community members to explore cultures from around the world.

German major Louis Waldmeir ’13 parlayed study abroad and research experiences into microbrewery career

Louis Waldmeir ’13
Studying abroad and conducting research in Germany inspired Louis Waldmeir ’13 to pursue a microbrewery career at Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville.

Meet Louis Waldmeir ’13, a brewer at Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville.

Members of North Central’s German Club mentor local high school students

German Club members
German Club students work with District 308 high schools as part of an outreach program to promote the German language and culture.

There is a lot to learn about the German culture besides “Guten tag,” wurst sausage and lederhosen. North Central College’s German Club has learned the language, researched the lifestyle and even studied abroad for the full experience.

With their knowledge and personal stories, members of the German Club have worked to create an outreach program with local high schools to encourage young students to continue taking German into their college career.

Hannah Kramer

Hannah’s German heritage sparked her interest in studying German, but North Central’s fun and encouraging German professor persuaded her to major in it.

He pushed Hannah to excel in German both inside and outside of the classroom.

“My professor really encourages research among his German students and is very willing to work with his students to help them find a project that interests them.”

During her time at North Central, Hannah presented her research on campus at three Rall Symposiums for Undergraduate Research and three outside conferences. She also became involved in the College’s German Club and participated in activities such as a trip to the German restaurant Brauhaus in Chicago.

Hannah is now channeling her language experiences as a teacher at a charter school in Arizona. She will teach Spanish and spearhead a new German program at the school.

“North Central helped me create a great résumé to get an awesome job.”

“My German professor made the introductory class so incredibly fun and enjoyable that I chose to major in it.” 

Tiffany Tindell earns two awards during the 2015 Honors Convocation

Tiffany Tindell ’15
Tiffany Tindell ’15 received the Outstanding Major in History and Outstanding Human Thought & Behavior Division awards at North Central College.

Tiffany Tindell ’15, daughter of Michael and Cara Tindell of Montgomery, was honored with two awards during Honors Day in May at North Central College. Those awards included the Outstanding Major in History and the Outstanding Student in the Human Thought and Behavior Division.  

Tiffany graduated in June from North Central, majoring in history and anthropology with a minor in German. She is a graduate of Oswego East High School.

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

Wolf is editor of “Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs”

Gregory H. Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, edits book on historic baseball team.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, is editor of the book “Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs.”

North Central celebrates Hispanic and Latino cultural heritage on campus

North Central College invites multicultural involvement on campus with a series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

North Central College’s multicultural life on campus is expanding this fall to incorporate a larger celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Though the College promotes many other Hispanic and Latino involvement opportunities throughout the academic year, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is devoted to a campus-wide celebration of various Hispanic cultures.

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

First-years cheer at a pep rally Sept. 9
North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

“The Class of 2019 is truly an impressive result in a competitive recruiting marketplace,” says North Central College President Troy Hammond.

North Central College history professor discusses English kings on Milt Rosenberg radio show

Bruce Janacek, associate professor of history, discussed the kings of England with Milt Rosenberg and a Northwestern University professor on WCGO-AM 1590.

Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, appeared on Milt Rosenberg’s radio show Sept. 18 on WCGO-AM 1590.

Janacek participated in a discussion about the kings of England. Also participating in the conversation was Scott Sowerby, associate professor of history at Northwestern University. A free podcast of the show is available at hark.io/podcast/the-kings-of-england/.

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