North Central College - Naperville, IL

Students study abroad, serve others and more during D-Term

Study abroad courses, service trips, business and leadership ventures, and sport contest are among the many options for student exploration during D-Term.

D-Term is North Central College’s three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas when fall term and finals are over. Students are free to study abroad and engage in service, ongoing business projects, internships, independent research and life-enriching experiences.

Among the opportunities in 2012 are seven study abroad trips, including a new one for graduate students, with some 155 students and 14 faculty and staff participating. Each trip is a three-credit course with coursework prior to, during and after each trip.

Senior presents research learned during study abroad, internship, Richter travel

Louis Waldmeir ’13 interns at Brauerei zum Klosterhof in Germany
North Central College German major Louis Waldmeir ’13 presents research at university based on honors thesis about German history, culture, beer.

North Central College Scholar Louis Waldmeir ’13, majoring in German and minoring in history of ideas, presented research from his senior honors thesis at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, on Oct. 27. The presentation, titled “National Tradition and Local Meaning: The Relevance of German Beer Culture,” was given to an audience of students and faculty as a part of Heidelberg University’s series of German Club-sponsored events.

North Central College names Gregory Wolf recipient of 13th endowed chair

Gregory H. Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
North Central College Professor of German Gregory H. Wolf has been named the first recipient of the Dennis and Jean Bauman Professorship in the Humanities.

North Central College Professor of German Gregory H. Wolf has been named the first recipient of the Dennis and Jean Bauman Professorship in the Humanities. The College’s 13th endowed chair was formally presented on Thursday, Oct. 11, at a meeting of the faculty.

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

Emily Rademaker

Emily studied German, along with classical civilization and sociology, and found time to be president of the Student Governing Association, president of the Illinois Residence Hall Association and student representative to the College’s strategic planning process.

“When I visited the campus, I spoke with several professors and it seemed like all the opportunities here were something I wanted to be part of. After four years, I can say staff, faculty and other students have been amazing mentors and encouragers. Everyone cares about helping you along your path.”

Emily secured two Richter grants, which funded travel to Germany for research she presented at the College’s undergraduate symposium and at a national conference.

“I hope to use my experiences and studies in languages and cultures to assist my work in South Africa with the Peace Corps after graduation,” she says. “Down the road, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. program for public policy and administration and learn how to serve my community.”

North Central announces bachelor’s degree and major in Chinese

Jinai Sun, visiting assistant professor of Chinese
North Central College now offers a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language, expanding its Chinese minor, adding to overall foreign language major programs.

North Central College now offers a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language, adding to the College’s foreign language undergraduate major programs. The College has offered a minor in Chinese since 2006 and expanded the program to a major beginning in 2012.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

Wolf publishes histories of baseball legends

Gregory H. Wolf, professor of German
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, published essays, an interview and article as a member of Society of American Baseball Research.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) and published the feature article, “No-hitters from unlikely pitchers,” on Sept. 13 in The Hardball Times, an Internet site focusing on the history of Major League Baseball and advanced sabermetric analysis.   

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