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Forensics team members claim national attention

2012 forensic team members
North Central College’s forensics team has traveled and competed nationwide and placed among the top teams and competitors in the country.

North Central College’s forensics team has traveled and competed nationwide during winter and spring terms and placed among the top teams and competitors in the country.

Hoffert presents, moderates at conference and meeting

Brian Hoffert, associate professor of religious studies and history
Brian Hoffert, North Central College associate professor of religious studies and history, participated at Chinese thought conference, Asian studies meeting.

Brian Hoffert, North Central College associate professor of religious studies and history and coordinator of East Asian studies, participated as presenter and moderator at the 8th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., April 13-15. North Central College hosted the conference in 2011.

German leader who lived in divided Germany gives two lectures

Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany
North Central College hosts lectures April 2-3 by Michael Lunberg, who grew up in East Germany under communist state, was involved in peaceful opposition.

North Central College will host two lectures April 2-3 by Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany, about the power of political opposition.

Lunberg grew up in East Germany under a repressive communist state and political party and was active in the opposition movement in the late 1980s leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Student is dedicated to making College history accessible

History of North Central College is at your fingertips and accessible from your computer at historypin.com, thanks to the efforts of senior Ray Treonis.

History of North Central College is at your fingertips and accessible from your computer at historypin.com, thanks to the efforts of senior Ray Treonis.

Some 150 photos and their descriptions of campus sites and student life have been posted or pinned to historypin.com, an online community where everyone has the opportunity to view, learn from, add to, share and discuss the history presented on the site. 

Award-winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives talk Feb. 29

Isabel Wilkerson
North Central College welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson to discuss her epic book “The Warmth of Other Suns.”

Author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson will discuss her book “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” on Feb. 29 at North Central College. The New York Times and national bestseller follows the story of African-American families leaving the Jim Crow South during the Great Migration.

Wilkerson will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. This event is free and open to the public.

Brian Failing ’14

While other students his age are hoping to find an internship, Brian Failing ’14 is hoping to find interns. As museum curator of the Museums at Lisle Station Park in Lisle, IL, Failing’s priorities involve scheduling tours, recruiting volunteers, planning programs and finding interns who could help with an inventory of artifacts and improving display cases and signage.

Record 45 North Central students to present at NCUR

Student presenters at previous NCUR
For third straight year, a record number of students will represent North Central College at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students from North Central College will participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

Forty-five students will represent North Central at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) March 29-31 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. No other college or university in Illinois will send more students to this prestigious conference.

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North Central hosts 2012 Blue Key National Conference

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More than 100 students from across the country traveled to North Central College for the 2012 Blue Key National Conference, which took place Jan. 13-14.

The students represented 13 different colleges and universities, ranging from the University of Portland in Oregon to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Over the course of the conference, students had the opportunity to participate in a vast array of activities.

William Miller

“What’s great about North Central’s history department is the flexibility and opportunities to sample everything and then focus on your area of interest,” says William.

William has worked in the College’s Archives, conducted research at Naper Settlement and presented his research on different topics at the Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

“During my senior year I hope to work at the National Archives in Chicago as part of my Capstone Seminar paper and College Scholars Honors thesis.”

William carries a second major in political science, minor in history of ideas and is an officer of the Student Government Association. A member of the forensics team, he was a national finalist twice. “I enjoy forensics; it gets my competitive juices going. And I like to travel, talk and meet with different people. It’s great I can do all this and my other interests, too.”

William plans to pursue graduate school and teach American history at the college level.

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