North Central College - Naperville, IL

Students, staff present at LEV-cosponsored conference on faith, justice and civic learning

Steve Oliveri
North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently co-sponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference.

July 1, 2011—North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently cosponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference with DePaul University, providing students and staff the opportunity to present three sessions on various topics.

Mike O'Connor named Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology

Mike O'Connor
Mike O’Connor was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Mike O’Connor was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

O’Connor is a graduating senior double-majoring in psychology and sociology with a focus on criminal justice. After graduation he plans to begin training as a police officer. He is a graduate of Bolingbrook High School.

Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2014-2015

Forbes magazine says North Central College is among America’s Top Colleges and ranks among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities.

Forbes magazine once again ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges.

Forbes includes North Central College among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 490 overall, No. 333 among private colleges and No. 117 in the Midwest.

Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

Outstanding faculty and staff are recognized for efforts during 2013-2014

North Central College recognized faculty and administrative staff for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service with Dissinger and Ruge Fellow awards.

In May, six outstanding North Central College faculty and staff for the 2013-2014 academic year received endowed Dissinger awards. Two further faculty members were honored as Ruge Fellows for their inspired teaching and dedication to students.  

John Sienkiewicz earns Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award

John Sienkiewicz
John Sienkiewicz was awarded the Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

John Sienkiewicz, son of John and Jane Sienkiewicz of Glen Ellyn, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, John is majoring in sociology at North Central College. He is a graduate of Saint Francis High School.

Brian Failing earns Outstanding Human Thought & Behavior Division Award

Brian Failing was awarded the Outstanding Human Thought and Behavior Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Brian Failing, son of Michael and Christine Failing of Lisle, was awarded the Outstanding Human Thought and Behavior Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Brian is double majoring in history and urban and suburban studies at North Central College. He is a graduate of Naperville North High School.

Maher presents at annual conference, publishes papers, conducts field research in Israel

Ed Maher, visiting lecturer in sociology
Ed Maher, North Central College visiting lecturer in sociology, caps off academic year conducting field research at two sites in Israel this summer.

Ed Maher, visiting lecturer in sociology at North Central College, co-presented a conference paper, titled “Iron Age Village Economy and Possible Literacy: Preliminary Remarks on the Faunal Data from Khirbet Summeily,” at the annual conference for the American Schools of Oriental Research in November 2013.

North Central’s Student Director Series presents “Erlkönig”

Tina Naponelli ’15, Mark Yacullo ’16, Alex Moerer ’17
North Central College senior Cullen Rogers stages “Erlkönig,” a play that transforms popular German myth into a modern, moving story May 22-24.

North Central College’s Student Director Series features an original play titled “Erlkönig” by senior Cullen Rogers on May 22-24.

Students present their research, travel experiences to retirement community residents

Emily Labedz ’15, Hannah Kramer ’14
North Central College German majors Emily Labedz ’15 and Hannah Kramer ’14 are invited to speak to local residents about German culture.

North Central College German majors Hannah Kramer ’14 and Emily Labedz ’15 gave formal presentations to senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community, on March 12. Their presentations focused on their research and travels in Germany.

Kramer, who’s pursuing state certification to teach German in high schools, studied in Heidelberg, Germany, in fall 2013 and participated in a D-Term study trip to Germany in 2012 led by Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German.

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