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North Central College offers five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in leadership

North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010)—North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

Students accepted into this program earn both a bachelor’s degree—in any discipline—and the master of leadership studies with the completion of 141 credit hours.

Celebrate International Education Week with food, culture, talk

Nov. 15-19 is International Education Week and the Office of International Programs and student clubs have organized three events for the campus community.

Nov. 15-19 is International Education Week and the Office of International Programs and student clubs have organized three events for the campus community. Here’s what’s planned:

First Latin Music Festival features tapas and music Nov. 11

The Spanish club Fusión Española presents the beautiful sounds of Peru, Brazil and Spain and serves up tasty tapas for its annual Latin Music Festival Nov. 11.

The Spanish club Fusión Española incorporates the beautiful sounds of Peru, Brazil and Spain during its first annual Latin Music Festival, noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. The festival is designed to foster an understanding and appreciation of Spanish and Hispanic-American cultures. Tapas will be served at 11:30 a.m. and performances by three musical groups will begin at noon. The festival is free; guests are welcome to come and go as they wish.

Professors in Spanish and art curate Chicago exhibit

Professors in Spanish and art curate Chicago exhibit

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Paloma Martinez-Cruz, assistant professor of Spanish, and Christine Rabenold, assistant professor of art and student art gallery director, have co-curated a multimedia art exhibition titled “Strong and Chata: We Are All Narizona.” The show deals with the concept of immigration and national inclusion and features both celebrated and emerging local artists from around the country. Located at The Beer Run Gallery in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, 1104 W. 18th St., the exhibit runs Sept. 18-Oct. 24 and will be participating in the Pilsen Open Studios art walk Oct. 16-17.



Record number of international students join College student body

Record number of international students join College student body

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The Office of International Programs welcomes 41 new students who are part of a record 54 nonimmigrant international students enrolled at North Central College this fall. They come from 28 countries and include new first year and transfer students, returning students, eight graduate students, 16 new exchange students and five who are sponsored by the Global UGRAD program.


2010 graduate and new teacher in the news

2010 graduate and new teacher in the news

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Recent graduate and elementary education major Jill Bushman ’10 was featured in The Beacon-News Aug. 24 on her first day of teaching 29 fourth-grade students at Aurora’s Oak Park Elementary School. Throughout her four years at North Central, Bushman was involved in Junior/Senior Scholars as a tutor, mentor, team leader and summer intern.


Katie Braun

Katie Braun has been interested in studying Spanish since age 12 so she knew from the start that she wanted study abroad opportunities and plenty of options to pursue her other interests. As a high school student, she was attracted to North Central’s Costa Rica Term, which involves 15 weeks of studying and perfecting Spanish language skills, a side trip to Nicaragua, and an internship. “I really enjoyed being in the Costa Rican work environment,” she says. “And the family I lived with just adopted me from the start and included me in their family parties.”

Katie has also performed service work at a day care in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a trip organized by the College’s office of ministry and service. A double-major in Spanish and classical civilizations and a College Scholar, Katie explored literary translation for the research project she presented at the College’s Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. She also landed an internship at a Naperville company that involves translation work with Hispanic customers. Those experiences have influenced her future plans: she wants to pursue translation studies in graduate school.

Majors Minors and Programs : Spanish

Trustee, benefactor Judy Stevenson was "one of a kind"

North Central Trustee was a caring mother, sucessful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central.

North Central College Life Trustee Judy Stevenson will be remembered for being a caring mother, a successful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central College and many other causes.

Stevenson died Monday, June 28, 2010, after a long battle with emphysema and related illnesses. She was a fifth-generation Napervillian.

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