North Central College - Naperville, IL

Kathryn Braun earns Outstanding Major in Spanish Award

Kathryn Braun
Kathryn Braun was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Spanish Award and Outstanding Student in the Division of Arts and Letters Award during Honors Day.

Kathryn Braun was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Spanish Award and Outstanding Student in the Division of Arts and Letters Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Braun is a graduating senior double-majoring in Spanish and classical civilization. She has been accepted to a graduate program in Spanish linguistics at the University of Illinois.

North Central College named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

Junior/Senior Scholars
North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

Presenters to share ideas about social impact Feb. 13 at TEDxNorthCentralCollege

Presenters will share ideas about sustainable social impact Feb. 13 at the first TEDxNorthCentralCollege Conference.

Experts will engage audience members with presentations about sustainable social impact Feb. 13 when North Central College hosts its first TEDx Conference.

Bayona presents her research on language proficiency and fluency at conference

Patricia Bayona, visiting assistant professor of Spanish
Patricia Bayona, North Central College visiting assistant professor of Spanish, gave a presentation at the ACTFL Annual Convention.

Patricia Bayona, North Central College visiting assistant professor of Spanish, gave a presentation at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, held Nov. 21-23 in San Antonio, TX.

Bayona, in conjunction with Serafima Gettys, assistant professor and director of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University, developed a research project focused on oral proficiency and fluency. Her presentation included statistical evidence on innovative and effective language teaching methodology.

Jan. 30 Snow Bowl fundraiser to benefit Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center

The fifth annual Snow Bowl Jan. 30 at Brunswick Zone XL in Naperville will benefit the Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center.

The fifth annual Snow Bowl to benefit North Central College's Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Brunswick Zone XL, 1515 W. Aurora Ave., Naperville.

Academics without borders

Heidi Brick
North Central's commitment to interdisciplinary studies has served alumni and students, who combine their interests for professional, personal fulfillment.

Unique combinations of majors, minors, research and travel are among the hallmarks of a North Central College education. A commitment to the philosophy of interdisciplinary studies that began in the 1970s continues to serve our alumni and students, who’ve combined their unique interests and studies for professional and personal fulfillment.

State honors North Central College for its commitment to sustainable practices

North Central College is the first suburban Chicago school to achieve gold status through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices has earned gold-level recognition through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

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.

College hosts Latin American Poetry Festival Nov. 7

Six well-known Hispanic poets will read their original, distinctive work at North Central’s fourth Latin American Poetry Festival Friday, Nov. 7.

North Central College will celebrate Hispanic poetry by hosting its fourth Latin American Poetry Festival Nov. 7 and presenting six Hispanic poets who will read, mostly in Spanish, their original work.

The Poetry Festival takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Fireside Lounge at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. The free event is organized by Silvia Goldman, assistant professor of Spanish, and sponsored by the College’s Cultural Events program and student group Fusión Española. A discussion and tapas will follow the readings.

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.

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