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North Central College names Abiodun Goke-Pariola vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty

Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola
North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

Dr. Goke-Pariola will begin his new role at North Central College on July 1 after serving most recently as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

North Central College to establish program in Middle Eastern and North African studies

John Shindler
North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic.

North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic. The new program is partially funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant.

Beginning in fall 2015 the College will offer a minor in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) studies, significantly expand Oesterle Library’s holdings in MENA studies and introduce students to cultural experiences in the Chicago area and abroad.

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.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a Military Friendly School for 2015

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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 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.

Shawna Rohrman joins North Central’s sociology faculty in fall 2014

Assistant Professor of Sociology Shawna Rohrman
North Central College welcomes Assistant Professor of Sociology Shawna Rohrman as a tenure-track faculty member for 2014-2015 academic year.

North Central College welcomed Assistant Professor of Sociology Shawna Rohrman, a newly appointed full-time, tenure-track faculty member for the 2014-2015 academic year, which started Sept. 15.

Rohrman’s areas of research interest include mental health and illness, medical sociology, race and ethnicity (and more broadly, inequality), sociology of the life course, social psychology and quantitative research methods.

Ericka Adams joins North Central’s sociology faculty in fall 2014

Assistant Professor of Sociology Ericka Adams
North Central College welcomes Assistant Professor of Sociology Ericka Adams as a tenure-track faculty member for 2014-2015 academic year.

North Central College welcomed Assistant Professor of Sociology Ericka Adams, a newly appointed full-time, tenure-track faculty member for the 2014-2015 academic year, which started Sept. 15.

Before coming to North Central College, Adams served as visiting professor in the department of justice studies at San José State University. Her areas of expertise include crime and deviance in the Caribbean; outcome of policies regarding incarceration in the United States; and race, gender, inequality and the law.

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.

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 2015.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

North Central College is ranked No. 14 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. This is the 21st consecutive year U.S. News & World Report has ranked North Central College among America’s Best Colleges.

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