North Central College - Naperville, IL

Louis Waldmeir

A degree in German from North Central College “is about so much more than learning grammar,” Louis says. “In my opinion, it’s one of the most complete and well-rounded majors an individual can undertake.”

He knows from experience.

Louis received a Richter grant and spent three weeks during the summer between his junior and senior years studying the complex beer culture in Heidelberg, Munich and Bamberg. He worked at a small brewery, where he spent time sanitizing equipment, adding hops and malt and delivering bottles and kegs to local grocers and bars. He’s given two presentations about his experiences at North Central and also presented his findings at a national conference.

Louis worked closely with a professor to receive funding for his research. The two also worked together on a pair of articles that appeared in the International Brecht Society Yearbook.

“Since North Central’s a small school, I’m able to meet with professors outside of class multiple times per week if needed,” he says.

Prior to his summer research trip, Louis studied abroad in Berlin for D-Term and in Heidelberg for a full semester.

“Those two experiences are irreplaceable,” Louis says.

New partnerships expand North Central College tradition of teacher-preparation excellence

North Central College builds upon its tradition of excellence in preparing educators by forging new partnerships with two additional school districts.

North Central College is building upon its tradition of excellence in preparing future teachers and principals by forging new partnerships with two additional school districts.

Since its founding in 1861, North Central College has been a leader in preparing generations of future educators who are able to impact student learning. With continuing national attention on the quality of educator-preparation programs, North Central College remains at the forefront of excellence in teacher training by expanding its emphasis on teacher assessment and accountability.

North Central graduate earns highly competitive Dunn Fellowship

Mark Zajac ’12, Dunn Fellow
North Central College graduate Mark Zajac has earned a spot as a policy fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office through the Dunn Fellowship program.

Recent North Central College graduate Mark Zajac ’12 of Des Plaines, Ill., has earned a spot as a policy fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office through the James H. Dunn Memorial Fellowship Program.

“I’ve always been interested in all things international, traveling to other countries and foreign affairs,” Zajac says. “This fellowship opens a lot of doors and will help me to better understand the world.”

Louis Waldmeir earns Outstanding Major in German Award

Louis Waldmeir received the Outstanding Major in German Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Louis Waldmeir, son of Mary and John Waldmeir, of Dubuque, Iowa, was awarded the Outstanding Major in German Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Louis is majoring in German and his name regularly appears on the College’s Dean’s List for high academic achievement. He is a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School.

North Central College students stage Holocaust-themed play “Way to Heaven” May 9-12

Students rehearse a scene. From left: Warren Dailey and Evan Michalic
North Central College students will perform on May 9-12 “Way to Heaven,” a play inspired by actual events that occurred during the Holocaust.

North Central College students will perform on May 9-12 “Way to Heaven,” a play inspired by actual events that occurred during the Holocaust.

Four performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 9-11 and at 2 p.m. May 12 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Gregory Wolf, Louis Waldmeir ’13 publish two essays in German journal

Louis Waldmeir ’13 and Gregory Wolf, professor of German
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, and Louis Waldmeir ’13, majoring in German, co-published essays about German playwright in journal.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German and Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor of the Humanities, and German major Louis Waldmeir ’13 co-published two essays in the journal “Communications from the International Brecht Society.”

North Central College students to present research at NCUR

Biology major Scott Blaszak ’14 and biochemistry major Samantha DeWerff ’13
National Conferences on Undergraduate Research accepts 32 proposals by 34 students, placing North Central in nation’s top 5 percent for most acceptances.

North Central College students will showcase their original research in biology, chemistry, psychology, literature, the arts and other fields at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in April.

NCUR has accepted 32 proposals by 34 North Central students for presentation at its annual conference. NCUR promotes research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study and accepts only top submissions by undergraduate students.

North Central’s 17th annual International Festival is Jan. 27

College's German Club hosts booth about German culture
North Central College welcomes members of the community to its annual International Festival Jan. 27 to experience different cultures from around the world.

For 17 years, North Central College has welcomed members of the community to its annual International Festival to experience different cultures from around the world and around the corner. This year’s International Festival takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the College’s Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St., Naperville.

Students may apply by Feb. 20 for Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 14.

North Central College students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, which will take place during Honors Day on Tuesday, May 14.

Information about the symposium and how to submit proposals may be found on the College’s website. A list of frequently asked questions also is available.

Wolf gives presentation, coordinates sessions, publishes multiple articles

Gregory H. Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, presented at national meeting for teachers of German and published essays, review, interview, article.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, is chair of the Small Undergraduate German Programs special interest group of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language. In that role, he organized a breakfast and presented “Meaningful Collaboration Between Secondary and Postsecondary German Programs” with Dr.

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