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Vuksanovich and Pope present ESL growth ideas to Illinois teachers

Monica Vuksanovich, Kate Pope
North Central College Monica Vuksanovich, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, and Kate Pope, director of the English Language Institute, present talk.

Monica Vuksanovich, North Central College visiting assistant professor of Spanish, and Katherine Pope, director of the English Language Institute (ELI), presented a talk titled “Partnerships for Success: Building and Growing University-level ESL Programs” at the statewide Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages-Bilingual Education (ITBE) conference this spring.  

Ian Wright ’14 and Britney Kravish ’14 both earn Fulbright ETA appointments

Mark Zajac ’12
North Central College students Ian Wright ’14 and Britney Kravish ’14 earn Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship appointments to Germany and to Mexico.

Two graduating seniors who were previously alternates for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) learned that they have been awarded Fulbright awards for the coming year. Ian Wright ’14 of New Lenox, IL, and Britney Kravish ’14 of Frankfort, IL, join Mark Zajac ’12 as 2014-2015 Fulbright ETA scholarship winners. They will receive a fully funded one-year appointment abroad as cultural ambassadors and English teachers. Wright and Zajac will go to Germany, while Kravish will travel to Mexico.

Spanish department features four films, faculty discussions during film festival

“Casa de Areia” will be shown May 5
North Central College’s Spanish department and Fusión Espanola host “Festival de cine iberoamericano,” a viewing of films and discussion series, April 30-May 8.

North Central College’s Spanish department and student club Fusión Espanola cohost “Festival de cine iberoamericano,” a viewing of four films and faculty-led discussion series April 30 through May 8. The film festival is meant to serve as a cultural component for the Spanish language program. All screenings are free, open to the campus community and will be held in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall.

Wednesday, April 30:

Mark Zajac ’12 will head to Germany with a Fulbright

North Central College alumnus Mark Zajac receives Fulbright Teaching Assistant post to teach English and engage in cultural programs in Germany.

Mark Zajac ’12 has been named as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) to Germany, continuing North Central’s history of placing graduates in this prestigious program.

He is currently serving as a Dunn Fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago Office. While a student, he was a College Scholar, had triple majors in global studies: international business, German and Spanish, and a minor in Chinese. He studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, and Seville, Spain, to refine his language skills in German and Spanish.

One graduate, two undergraduate students present at international business conference

Cameron Bechard ’15 and Nicole Jakobsze ’15
North Central College students present at the Academy of International Business conference with Robert Moussetis, professor of international business.

Three North Central College students presented at the Academy of International Business Midwest chapter conference, held March 26-28 in Chicago. They presented along with their North Central faculty supervisor Robert Moussetis, professor of international business, chair of management and marketing and coordinator of graduate business programs.

Senior Carlee Beth Fields directs playful Victorian play, set in modern day

Jack Morsovillo ’17 and Samantha Hess ’16
North Central College students direct and perform “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a sparkling comedy by Oscar Wilde Feb. 13-15.

North Central College students will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a sparkling comedy of manners written by one of the most celebrated wits of the 19th century, Oscar Wilde.

Three performances of “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $5/adults and $3 students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Colin Daly '05

Colin Daly is assistant director of first-year student success at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also had a featured role in a television commercial for Potowatomi Casino and a role in the upcoming independent film “Zombie Frat House,” produced by Dirty Job Films. He may be contacted at daly@uwm.edu.   

North Central College is among top colleges in shaping the next generation

Emily Padilla, a 2010 graduate in elementary education, minor in Spanish
North Central College is recognized as a top college for teacher education in Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college data.

North Central College has been recognized as a top college for teacher education in the state of Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data.

The Online College Database’s new ranking, “Top Colleges in Illinois Shaping the Next Generation,” honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals during the 2012 school year.

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.

Alumna gives talk about social service, guest musician shares Peruvian music

North Central’s Nicole Coate ’01 and Alvaro Salazar give talk, musical presentation Nov. 7 about their nonprofit work and how they’re inspiring change in Peru.

North Central welcomes alumna Nicole Coate ’01 and Alvaro Salazar to present their lecture and musical presentation, titled “Inspiring Change in Peru: An Evening of Music and Creative Thoughts on Social Service.”

The free presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Koten Chapel.

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