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U.S. Rep. Bill Foster to deliver Commencement address at North Central College

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Illinois, will be the speaker for North Central College’s 149th Commencement June 14.

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a scientist and businessman representing the 11th Congressional District of Illinois, will be the speaker for North Central College’s 149th Commencement on June 14 and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Noted mathematician, alumnus is keynote speaker for Rall Symposium

Dr. Satyan Devadoss ’93, professor of mathematics, Williams College
Satyan Devadoss ’93 returns to North Central May 13 as keynote speaker for the College’s 17th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

North Central College welcomes Dr. Satyan Devadoss ’93 as the keynote speaker for the College’s 17th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research on May 13.

Computer science students win first and fourth place at programming competition

Chase Smith ’15, Godfrey Muganda, Bryan Cardwell ’14
Computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2014 ACCA computer programming contest.

Two teams of computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2014 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) computer programming competition held Feb. 22 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais.

North Central College announces site selection for new science center

The North Central College Board of Trustees has selected a location for a new science center.

During its annual fall meeting the North Central College Board of Trustees selected a location for a new science center that will create exciting new educational opportunities for students and transform the campus.

After careful consideration the Board has determined that the new science center will be located south of Van Buren Avenue between Loomis and Brainard streets, within the boundaries of the College and University District designated by the City of Naperville.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of students

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students. Enrollment this fall includes a record number of international students and increased representation of out-of-state students and veterans.

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 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

Matt Brolley '04

Matt Brolley was elected village president of Montgomery, IL, and was sworn into office on May 13. Brolley works for V3 Companies, an engineering firm that provides transportation and municipal consulting, environmental, water and natural resources, and site development services.

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

Obaid Khurram

Obaid appreciates that North Central College’s science curriculum includes more than quantitative data and figures. It’s allowed the aspiring researcher to better himself as a person while he expands his knowledge and capabilities as a scientist.

“The broad liberal arts education prepares you to be proficient not just technically, but socially as well. This is something that almost every scientific profession looks for nowadays,” he says. “North Central has the potential to shape you into a great student and effective professional.”

Obaid was drawn to North Central for a variety of reasons.

“I noticed the low student-to-faculty ratio and the high standard the professors are held to. Teaching takes top priority,” he says. “Plus, Naperville is ranked one of the best places to live in the nation and the proximity to Chicago is a huge plus!”

Physics majors like Obaid also benefit from North Central’s close proximity to two national labs – Fermi and Argonne.

“A lot of opportunities are available,” he says.

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