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Bethany Henning earns Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award

Bethany Henning
Bethany Henning was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Bethany Henning was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Henning is a graduating senior majoring in philosophy. She has accepted a position as a teaching assistant in philosophy at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where she will pursue graduate studies.
    

A College on the Move

North Central gains momentum in growth, reputation, value.

Growth in new faculty, world-class facilities, outstanding academics and stellar athletic teams---these are the hallmarks of a campus community that is fiscally strong, excited about the future and focused on becoming one of America’s top colleges.

“Our students and their families become part of a dynamic campus environment, where they benefit from the value of small class sizes, faculty mentors and award-winning cocurricular activities,” said Martin Sauer, vice president for enrollment and athletics.

Campus, local, state, national guests celebrated the Science Center "topping out"

North Central College’s Science Center reached a construction milestone with the placement of a ceremonial final beam in Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

North Central College’s Science Center reached new heights during its construction when the campus community celebrated the hoisting and placement of a ceremonial final steel beam during a Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

Traditional among ironworkers, the ceremony is sometimes called Capping Off, or Topping Off, or Topping Out. Regardless, said President Troy D. Hammond during his remarks, “It’s a significant construction milestone that we’ve reached only because of the dedication and hard work of many, many people.”

Annual Report 2015

This 2015 Annual Report reflects the outstanding accomplishments of North Central College in the last fiscal year.

Chicago-based artist Monika Wulfers ’68 showcases her light installations

North Central College presents the three-dimensional light artwork of 1968 North Central alumna in her exhibit “Monika Wulfers LINES” through March 27.

North Central College presents the three-dimensional light artwork of Chicago-based artist Monika Wulfers, a 1968 graduate of North Central, in her exhibit “Monika Wulfers LINES,” Feb. 5 through March 27.

The free exhibit will be displayed in North Central’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Wulfers will greet visitors at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Contemplative series continues through winter term

North Central’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty, staff to attend events focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience.

North Central College’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty and staff to attend any or all of the series of events this winter focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience. The events take place Jan. 28 and Feb. 16 and 23.

Brandon Sarkauskas

As a philosophy major, Brandon felt he wasn’t only studying how to think critically and write well—he was studying how to live. He quickly learned that his degree transferred very well into the real world.

“College isn’t just about getting a job; you can focus on making yourself a better, more thoughtful member of society and that’s exactly what studying philosophy will do.”

Though Brandon gained valuable personal insights as a philosophy major, he did not lack in career options. Out of the six job offers he received from a variety of companies, he accepted a salaried position at an insurance agency prior to graduation.

He credits his interaction with philosophy faculty as vital to his job search.

“The best part about the philosophy faculty is that they are not exclusively concerned with your academic success—they care about your personal success, too.”

“North Central provided me with the opportunity to focus hard on my philosophy studies while allowing me to interact with faculty, which was vital in my job search.” 

Brandon Sarkauskas earns Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award

Brandon Sarkauskas ’15
First Last received the Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Brandon Sarkauskas, ’15 son of Gregory Sarkauskas of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Philosophy during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Brandon, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in philosophy. He is a graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School.

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

Fall term contemplative series begins Sept. 24

North Central’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty, staff to attend events focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience.

North Central College’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty and staff to attend any or all of the series of fall events that focus on the contemplative dimension of human experience. The events take place Sept. 24 and 30 and Oct. 14 and 21.

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