North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

Magazine highlights artwork of North Central College alumna Monika Wulfers

The world-renowned artwork of North Central College alumna Monika Wulfers is showcased in an online magazine.

The world-renowned artwork of North Central College alumna Monika Wulfers is showcased in an online magazine.

Wulfers—a 1968 graduate of North Central College who was born in Berlin, Germany—is among the leading female minimalist and conceptual artists of her time, author Daniel Tiffany wrote in the July 13 edition of Hypoallergic magazine. The publication bears the motto “Sensitive To Art & Its Discontents.”

Hannah Kramer earns Outstanding Major in German Award

Hannah Kramer
Hannah Kramer was awarded the Outstanding Major in German Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Hannah Kramer, daughter of David and Cathy Kramer of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in German Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A junior, Hannah is majoring in German at North Central College. She is a graduate of Rosary 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).

Ian Wright ’14 and Britney Kravish ’14 both earn Fulbright ETA appointments

Mark Zajac ’12
North Central College students Ian Wright ’14 and Britney Kravish ’14 earn Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship appointments to Germany and to Mexico.

Two graduating seniors who were previously alternates for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) learned that they have been awarded Fulbright awards for the coming year. Ian Wright ’14 of New Lenox, IL, and Britney Kravish ’14 of Frankfort, IL, join Mark Zajac ’12 as 2014-2015 Fulbright ETA scholarship winners. They will receive a fully funded one-year appointment abroad as cultural ambassadors and English teachers. Wright and Zajac will go to Germany, while Kravish will travel to Mexico.

Mark Zajac ’12 will head to Germany with a Fulbright

North Central College alumnus Mark Zajac receives Fulbright Teaching Assistant post to teach English and engage in cultural programs in Germany.

Mark Zajac ’12 has been named as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) to Germany, continuing North Central’s history of placing graduates in this prestigious program.

He is currently serving as a Dunn Fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago Office. While a student, he was a College Scholar, had triple majors in global studies: international business, German and Spanish, and a minor in Chinese. He studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, and Seville, Spain, to refine his language skills in German and Spanish.

Film, speakers, exhibit focus on 20th century opposition to suppression in Germany

Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg
North Central College hosts a two-day symposium, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, colloquium and exhibition of historical posters.

North Central College hosts a distinctive two-day symposium, titled “Religious Opposition to Suppression: German Traditions,” on Monday and Tuesday, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, exhibition of historical posters and colloquium.

Students present their research, travel experiences to retirement community residents

Emily Labedz ’15, Hannah Kramer ’14
North Central College German majors Emily Labedz ’15 and Hannah Kramer ’14 are invited to speak to local residents about German culture.

North Central College German majors Hannah Kramer ’14 and Emily Labedz ’15 gave formal presentations to senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community, on March 12. Their presentations focused on their research and travels in Germany.

Kramer, who’s pursuing state certification to teach German in high schools, studied in Heidelberg, Germany, in fall 2013 and participated in a D-Term study trip to Germany in 2012 led by Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German.

Professor and student have essay published in international journal

Jessy Krempp ’16 and Professor of German Gregory Wolf
Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, and German major Jessy Krempp ’16 co-published an essay in scholarly international journal.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German and Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor of the Humanities, and German major Jessy Krempp ’16 co-published an essay in the scholarly journal “Communications from the International Brecht Society” 42 (2013) 126-132.

German pop band performs free concert at North Central

As part of its U.S. tour, the German indie pop band Tonbandgerät will perform at North Central College at 11 a.m. Monday, March 17.

As part of its U.S. tour, the German indie pop band Tonbandgerät will perform at North Central College March 17.  

Hosted by the Goethe Institut in Chicago, the concert is open to the campus community and will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 17, in Pfeiffer Hall. Admission is free but advance reservations are required; email Denise.Eiserman@chicago.goethe.org or call 312-263-0472. A meet and greet with the four band members will follow the concert.

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