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Ryan Dowd '00

Ryan Dowd was named the 2013 Outstanding Alumni of the Year during the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Alumni Association Awards program on April 19 for his commitment to public service. He previously served as executive director of Hesed House, the second-largest homeless shelter in Illinois.

Tim Gossett '89

Tim Gossett is director of discipleship at Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames, IA. He coordinates many aspects of the church’s ministry and focuses on volunteer recruitment/training. In addition, he cares for the technology needs of the church and assists with marketing projects. He is a graduate of United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH, and has numerous published books and articles about Christian education and youth ministry. He may be reached at timgossett@mac.com.

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.

Hamalis among top Eastern Orthodox scholars to contribute to anthology

Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, published an essay in new book, “Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration.”

Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of academic opportunities, has a published essay, titled “The Theological-Ethical Contributions of Archimandrite Sophrony (Sakharov) to Environmental Issues,” in the 2013 book “Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation.”

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.

Anitta Milloro

After becoming the first person in her family to graduate from high school, Anitta hadn’t planned to attend college.

She’s glad her youth minister forced her to fill out applications. She’s also glad—after being accepted at every school she applied to—she settled on North Central.

“The ministry and service opportunities far exceeded those at other schools,” says Anitta, who was initially attracted to North Central because of its Methodist affiliation. “The education I’ve received here has surpassed anything I could’ve hoped for. Not only have I been prepared academically, but I've also had the opportunity to network with individuals in my field. How many college students can say they’ve eaten with their church Bishop or served on a church-related conference board?”

Anitta has been accepted into the master of divinity program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and plans to become an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. She currently serves as a children’s pastor at a United Methodist church nearby.

“I’m confident that I’ve developed into an informed, involved, principled and productive leader,” she says.

Hamalis speaks at conference about political theology

Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, was a speaker at an endowed conference on Christianity and democracy.

Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of academic opportunities, was a featured speaker at the Third Solon and Marianna Patterson Triennial Conference on Orthodox/Catholic Relations held at Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y., June 11-13.

Hamalis publishes article on ethics in nine-volume reference

Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, published an article in the International Encyclopedia of Ethics.

Perry T. Hamalis—North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director, Office of Academic Opportunities—had an article titled “Eastern Orthodox Ethics” published in the International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

Students learn how to advocate issues with legislators

North Central College students attend ecumenical advocacy conference, speak with congressional staff in nation’s capital about issues important to them.

Eight North Central College students traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) 2013 National Gathering.

More than 700 people from across the country attended the April 5-8 gathering. The schedule of events included workshops that informed attendees of key issues in the global food system and how to effectively communicate with legislators.

Civil rights panel on April 5 opens Student Leadership Conference

North Central College presents panelists who reminisce about historic, personal events in 1963 during the modern civil rights movement.

North Central College presents a panel discussion Friday, April 5, that reminisces of historic, personal events in 1963 during the modern civil rights movement. The free event begins at 6 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall and is the opening session for the two-day Student Leadership Conference.

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