North Central College - Naperville, IL

Michael Schwartz earns Outstanding Major in Music Education Award

Michael Schwartz
Michael Schwartz was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Music Education Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Michael Schwartz was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Music Education Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Schwartz earned the award as a junior during the 2010-2011 academic year. He is majoring in music education with a focus on instrumental music. Schwartz plays saxophone and performs with the North Central College saxophone quartet.

New North Central College residence hall to feature apartment-style suites

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

The 229-bed residence hall is being built directly south of Ward and Patterson halls and across from Merner Field House and Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The five-story residence hall—the College’s first since the Residence Hall/Recreation Center opened in 2009—is scheduled to be completed by August 2015.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a Military Friendly School for 2015

Graduate and Student Veteran Lounge
North Central College has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a 2015 Military Friendly School.

The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the third consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

North Central College begins academic year with near-record number of students

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

Total enrollment is a near-record 2,800 undergraduates and 250 graduate students—3,050 total—eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the third straight year. The College welcomed 860 new full-time undergraduate students, up from 852 a year ago. That includes 580 first-year students, up from 529 a year ago. The 860 new undergraduates would be second only to the record-number 882 welcomed in fall 2010.

CANCELED: North Central student ensembles to perform in Fredenhagen Park Saturday

Due to inclement weather forecast, Saturday's performance by a cappella choral group Sonata Problem and the Cardinal Athletic Band in Fredenhagen is canceled.

UPDATE noon Friday, Sept. 19: Due to inclement weather forecaset for Saturday the musical performances scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. in Fredenhagen Park are canceled.

New tenure-track faculty join North Central College fall 2014

North Central College welcomed nine full-time tenure-track faculty members, representing all four academic divisions, at the start of new academic year.

With the start of fall term classes on Sept. 15, 2014, North Central College welcomed nine full-time, tenure-track faculty members. They represent all four academic divisions and a range of academic disciplines: sociology, biology, philosophy, psychology, Chinese, music, education and management.

These new tenure-track faculty are:

Kelley Tatro joins North Central’s music faculty in fall 2014

Assistant Professor of Music Kelley Tatro
North Central College welcomes Assistant Professor of Music Kelley Tatro as a tenure-track faculty member for 2014-2015 academic year.

North Central College welcomed Assistant Professor of Music Kelley Tatro, a newly appointed full-time, tenure-track faculty member for the 2014-2015 academic year, which started Sept. 15.

Her areas of research interest include the relationship between music and politics, Latin American music and dance, experimentalist or aesthetically challenging expressive practices, the anthropology of sound, and the voice, among other topics.

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 2015.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

North Central College is ranked No. 14 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. This is the 21st consecutive year U.S. News & World Report has ranked North Central College among America’s Best Colleges.

Wis contributes to new book about the musical experience

Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor of music
Ramona Wis, North Central College Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor of music, contributed book chapter about evolving role of the conductor.

Ramona Wis, North Central College Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music, is a contributing author to “The Musical Experience: Rethinking Music Teaching and Learning.” Edited by Janet R. Barrett and Peter R. Webster, the book was released in August by Oxford University Press. All the contributing authors are current scholars or fellows of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience at Northwestern University.

Logan Krogull

Logan wants every child to be addicted to music.

“I want to be an elementary music teacher; that’s when you get kids hooked on music,” he says.

Logan is blending his love for music with his passion for education. During his sophomore year he began shadowing an elementary classroom, preparing for his student-teaching position during his fourth year.  He credits the North Central College faculty with guiding him through his training.

“They’re always around to help,” he says. “I’ve formed some great relationships with my professors.”

Although he loves music, Logan’s aspirations extend beyond teaching notes.

“I want to be an inspiration to children. I want to help mold them into the person they’re meant to be.” 

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