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Kara Hoover earns Outstanding Major in Japanese Award

Kara Hoover was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Japanese Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Kara Hoover was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Japanese Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Hoover is double-majoring in Japanese and Spanish at North Central College, where she participated in the College Scholars Honors Program. In fall 2011, she plans to study abroad at Kyoto Gakuen University in Kameoka, Japan. At North Central, she was among a group of students who studied abroad in China and Japan in fall 2009.

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2015

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is included in The Princeton Review’s college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges, 2015 Edition.” The guide surveys more than 130,000 college students nationwide to determine the top 15 percent of about 2,900 four-year institutions nationwide.

Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2014-2015

Forbes magazine says North Central College is among America’s Top Colleges and ranks among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities.

Forbes magazine once again ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges.

Forbes includes North Central College among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 490 overall, No. 333 among private colleges and No. 117 in the Midwest.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2014 Great College To Work For

North Central College ranks among 92 of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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.

Rebecca Weiss earns Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies Award

Rebecca Weiss
was awarded the Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Rebecca Weiss, daughter of Raymond and Debbie Weiss of Glenview, was awarded the Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Rebecca is a double major in Japanese and East Asian studies with a focus on Japan at North Central College. She is a graduate of Glenbrook South High School.

Clara Hur earns Outstanding Major in Japanese Award

Clara Hur
Clara Hur was awarded the Outstanding Major in Japanese Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Clara Hur, daughter of Joe and Francesca Hur of Fox River Grove, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Japanese Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Clara is a double major in Japanese and East Asian studies at North Central College. She is a graduate of Palatine High School.

North Central among top 4 percent in accepted proposals at NCUR

Seniors Aaron Langer and Gianna Medina, NCUR presenters
North Central College will send a record 44 students to present a record 40 projects at the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

North Central College will send a record 44 students to the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Forty proposals submitted by these students were accepted for presentation.

Study abroad, Verandah courses and service trips change lives during D-Term

D-Term study abroad course to Germany in 2012
Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad and engage in other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad, participate in service trips, enroll in Verandah courses and take advantage of other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

D-Term is a three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas that offers students possibilities to engage in life-enriching experiences.

This year’s study abroad destinations include France, China, London, Argentina and Uruguay, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Italy and Greece, Germany and Costa Rica.

Kaitlyn Gordon

Kaitlyn likes being able to meet with her professors one-on-one—even when she’s thousands of miles away.

“When I was in Japan doing an independent study, I communicated with my advisor through Skype,” she says. “You really get to know the faculty, which is one of North Central’s top attributes. I’ve become very close to my professors.”

Between classes, clubs and study abroad trips, Kaitlyn has found plenty of ways to immerse herself in Japanese language and culture. She’s president of the Japan Club and is also active in International Club and Model UN.

“Every experience here has helped create a path to my future,” she says. “North Central is definitely one of the best places to study Japanese.”

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