North Central College - Naperville, IL

Study abroad, Verandah courses and service trips change lives during D-Term

D-Term study abroad course to Germany in 2012
Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad and engage in other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad, participate in service trips, enroll in Verandah courses and take advantage of other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

D-Term is a three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas that offers students possibilities to engage in life-enriching experiences.

This year’s study abroad destinations include France, China, London, Argentina and Uruguay, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Italy and Greece, Germany and Costa Rica.

Keating presents lecture at The Newberry as invited scholar

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, was a featured speaker for a lecture series at The Newberry.

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, was a featured speaker for a lecture series titled “The Eighteenth Kenneth Nebenzahl Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography: The War of 1812 and American Cartography” held Oct. 24-26 at The Newberry, Chicago’s independent research library.

Soper, Stumpenhorst to receive Alumni Awards during 2013 Homecoming

William Soper ’68, M.D., Josh Stumpenhorst ’03
William Soper ’68, M.D., and Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 are among seven alumni who will be honored during the 2013 Homecoming Convocation Friday, Oct. 25.

William Soper ’68, M.D., and Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 are two of seven alumni who will be honored during the 2013 Homecoming Convocation on Friday, Oct. 25. Soper is among five recipients of this year’s Outstanding Alumni Awards and Stumpenhorst will receive the Alumni Recognition Award.

Keating shares expertise Oct. 3 about Chicago neighborhood, civil rights history

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, is featured historian in Pullman town lecture and civil rights film.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Historic Pullman Annual House Tours in Chicago, Naper Settlement will host a lecture by Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, and a bus tour to the town of Pullman.  

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.

North Central College selected to take part in civic learning, engagement initiative

North Central College’s strong commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement are recognized by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

North Central College’s strong commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement are being recognized by the group Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

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.

Laura Avila

Laura is mastering multiple subjects by studying social science/history at North Central College.

“You become a well-rounded historian and get a taste of politics, geography, anthropology and sociology,” she says. “It’s a lot of work, but you pick up research and writing skills you can use for the rest of your life.”

Laura enjoys the out-of-class opportunities the College provides. She’s the viceroy of the North Central History Association—a group she helped create. Members engage in a variety of activities, including trips to historical landmarks­—both local and national.

“We hope to create a friendly and welcoming environment where both students and professors can engage in academic discussions,” she says.

After graduating, Laura wants to work as a bilingual high school social studies and history teacher. She plans to use many of her professors’ techniques in her own classroom.

“They’ve taught me how to make history, government and all the various aspects of social science fun and engaging.”

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