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Students and faculty collaborate to identify ancient remains

Amanda Marolf ’13, anthropology major studying archaeological remains
North Central College students have been chipping away at archaeological remains from an ancient fortress in Jordan, in cooperation with the Field Museum.

During fall term, nine students have been chipping away at archaeological remains as part of their course work in Archaeology in Jordan SOA 390, a new class based on original research conducted by Edward Maher, lecturer in anthropology and the classics.

North Central College invites public to free presentation on benefits of learning Chinese

John Robinson
North Central College invites the public to a free presentation Nov. 2 on the benefits of learning the Chinese language.

North Central College invites the public to a free presentation Nov. 2 on the benefits of learning the Chinese language.

The presentation, “Why Chinese?” will feature three guest speakers who speak fluent Chinese and who are Chicago-area managers of international business operations. The presentation will be particularly beneficial to high school and college-aged students considering Chinese studies, and for adults considering learning to use Chinese in their careers.

Experience Japan Club’s Japanese Haunted House on Halloween

North Central College’s Japan Club invites the community to take a walk through its Japanese Haunted House on campus Halloween night, Oct. 31.

North Central College’s Japan Club will host its first-ever Japanese Haunted House experience for the campus community on Halloween night, Oct. 31.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in North Central’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave. Visitors are welcome to come and go anytime during the evening hours.

Today's Student-Veterans Bring a New Dynamic

A growing population of student-veterans is bringing a unique set of experiences to North Central classrooms. They’ve endured military basic training, the heat of Iraq, parachute jumps, rigorous duties and reentry to civilian life. The enrollment of military veterans has reached 25 and dozens more are expected in years to come.

Japan disasters alter students’ plans

Life in Japan is gradually returning to normal for North Central student Ereka Funkhouser ’12.

Funkhouser, who’s majoring in Japanese and classical civilization, studies abroad at Iwate University in Morioka, a town of about 300,000 located in the Iwate Prefecture. She was shaken by the March 11 earthquake, but her school, 40 miles from the coast, was not directly impacted by the devastating tsunami. “The coastline was really decimated by the tsunami, but Morioka’s own earthquake damage was minimal,” she said in mid-April.

Experience Japanese culture at annual spring festival

North Central’s Japanese program and Japan Club will host a Japanese Spring Festival May 3. The family-friendly event is free and celebrates Japanese culture.

April 29, 2011—North Central College’s Japanese program and Japan Club will host their annual Japanese Spring Festival May 3. The family-friendly festival is free and open to the public and celebrates Japanese culture at the start of a new school year in Japan.

The festival will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in North Central’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave.

North Central College students, alumni impacted by disaster in Japan

Student Ereka Funkhauser photographed this scene near her home in Japan.
Life in Japan is gradually returning to normal for North Central College student Ereka Funkhouser.

Life in Japan is gradually returning to normal for North Central College student Ereka Funkhouser.

Funkhouser—a junior majoring in Japanese and classical civilization—studies at Iwate University in Morioka, a town of about 300,000 located in the Iwate Prefecture. She was shaken by the March 11 earthquake, but her school 40 miles from the coast was not directly impacted by the devastating tsunami.

Plans underway for Japanese relief efforts

Plans underway for Japanese relief efforts

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The Japan Club, International Club, and Offices of International Programs, Ministry and Service and Residence Life are coordinating College-wide relief efforts for the people of Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami March 11. To start, students will accept donations to the American Red Cross during weeks three, five, seven and nine, from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the lobby of WAC and from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Kaufman Dining Hall.



Student in Japan shares story with local media

Student in Japan shares story with local media

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With the six North Central students who were studying in Japan during the earthquake and tsunami safely accounted for, some are beginning to share their stories with media. Erica Funkhouser ’12 spoke via Skype to Chicago’s ABC7 TV on Tuesday, March 15. Funkhouser, a Japanese and classical civilization major, is studying at Iwate University in Morioka, Japan, in the Iwate Prefecture about an hour from the earthquake’s epicenter.



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