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Gov. Quinn announces grant to fund North Central College park improvements

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced a $1.1 million grant to fund improvements to a future downtown Naperville public park on land owned by North Central College.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday announced a $1.1 million grant to help fund improvements to a future downtown Naperville public park on land owned by North Central College.

The funding will help cover the cost of environmental restoration of the 1-acre site at 430 S. Washington St., known as North Central College Washington Street Riverwalk Park.

“This is an opportunity to expand the Riverwalk and connect a great campus renowned for many things to downtown Naperville,” Quinn said.

North Central College welcomes Syrian writer/director Riad Ismat as visiting scholar-in-residence

Riad Ismat
North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year as visiting professor of arts and letters.

North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ismat will serve as visiting professor of arts and letters. He will teach courses in playwriting, acting and directing, besides lecturing on Syria, Arabic literature and drama.

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 for completion by August 2015.

Four North Central faculty from diverse academic areas discuss effects of globalization

North Central College faculty tackle the “complex, dynamic, ambiguous” topic of globalization and how it has impacted their academic disciplines.

Globalization is “complex, ambiguous, dynamic, gray, complicated, divisive, exciting,” explained North Central College faculty at a recent panel discussion.  

It’s a new world, they said, as they shared how globalization has impacted their different academic disciplines and how they teach.

Four North Central College faculty serve as panelists in discussions about globalization

Faculty panelists representing different areas of study discuss globalization and its effects on their academic disciplines Oct. 7.

North Central College will present a panel discussion, featuring four North Central faculty members from different areas of study who will discuss the effects of globalization on their academic disciplines. The issue of globalization is a yearlong, campus-wide area of focus.

Free and open to the public, the panel begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the College’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave.

Students stage one of Shakespeare’s most popular and fanciful plays

Mark Yacullo ’16 and Taylor Calderone ’15, photo by D.J.
North Central College presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” featuring student actors and guest director Oct. 15-16, 18-19.

North Central College presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” featuring student actors with direction by guest director Kathryn Walsh.

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’s political science department presents TIP Talks

Professors Stephen Maynard Caliendo, Suzanne Chod, William Muck
North Central College’s political science department will focus its first Topics in Politics (TIP Talks) lecture of the year Sept. 25 on the theme of violence.

In celebration of Constitution Day, North Central College’s political science department will host its first Topics in Politics (TIP Talks) lecture of the year from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

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.

Professor William Muck discusses Ukraine, ISIS on public affairs radio program

William Muck, North Central College associate professor of political science/sociology and anthropology, appeared Sept. 6 on a public affairs radio program.

William Muck, North Central College associate professor of political science/sociology and anthropology appeared Sept. 6 on a public affairs radio program.

Muck was a guest on “Week In Review” on WDCB-FM 90.9, the National Public Radio affiliate based at College of DuPage. The 30-minute program is hosted by Assistant News Director Gary Zidek, a 2003 graduate of North Central College.

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