North Central College - Naperville, IL

Sam Schooley

When she arrived at North Central, Sam expected to major in Spanish—but her first sociology course hooked her on a new field. While completing her concentration in community studies, she worked on a team research project that combined her interests in gender and women's studies. "We needed to construct a survey and get approval from the ethics committee," she says. "It was a very valuable experience, especially since I plan to go to graduate school." She also conducted research in the Chicago neighborhood of Andersonville as part of Chicago Term.

Sam hopes to become a professor of sociology. To help her achieve that goal, she volunteered for a campus search committee that interviewed candidates for a position at North Central. "That gave me a lot of great insight into what colleges look for," she says. "I know I wouldn’t have had that experience at a larger school."

Majors Minors and Programs : Sociology

North Central speech professor named to panel on gender identity

North Central speech communication professor has been appointed to a three-year term for a committee on sexual diversity and gender identity.

John Stanley, instructor of speech communication at North Central College, has been appointed to a three-year term on the American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) Committee on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity.

Students serve summer long, around the world

From San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to Nairobi, Kenya, to San Pablo City in the Philippines, North Central students wiill travel to do service projects.

Each summer, students at North Central College head to places around the world to serve alongside nonprofit organizations and people in disadvantaged communities. This summer, they'll work in three communities in Mexico, Kenya and the Philippines.

North Central hosts symposium about water usage and conservation

The public is invited to hear national, regional, state, local and Canadian officials discuss water usage and conservation at a symposium April 15.

The public is invited to hear national, regional, state, local and Canadian officials discuss water usage and conservation during a symposium April 15 at North Central College.

China's Consul General to Chicago to speak April 7

North Central College welcomes Huang Ping, the Consul General of China to Chicago, to speak on its Naperville campus Wednesday, April 7.

North Central College welcomes Mr. Huang Ping, the Consul General of the People's Republic of China to Chicago, to speak on its Naperville campus Wednesday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St.

He will discuss the state of China today. His talk is free and open to the public.

College psychologist leads research to prevent bullying in schools

A licensed clinical psychologist at North Central College conducts research with a school district to assess bullying issues of students in grades K-12.

Keith Avery, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at North Central College, is conducting research with a Chicago area school district to assess bullying issues, school climate and the social and emotional development of students in grades K-12. Working with administrators at Kenilworth School District 38 in Illinois, he is assessing 400 K-8th grade students and the staff and faculty regarding bullying behavior, school climate issues, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as required by Illinois State Law Public Act 93-0495.

Mock Trial team advances to national tournament

North Central College’s Mock Trial team will compete in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national tournament March 12-14 in Waukegan.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Feb. 22, 2010—Students from North Central College’s Mock Trial team will sharpen their critical thinking and public speaking skills and knowledge of legal practices by competing in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national tournament March 12-14 in Waukegan. Top finishers from the opening round advance to the National Championship Tournament April 16-18 in Memphis, Tenn.

Student publishes her own book of poetry

Student publishes her own book of poetry

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Sociology and anthropology major Erin Turnquist ’11 has self-published a collection of 52 poems in her book titled Just Singing’ My Song.


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