North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central’s 17th annual International Festival is Jan. 27

College's German Club hosts booth about German culture
North Central College welcomes members of the community to its annual International Festival Jan. 27 to experience different cultures from around the world.

For 17 years, North Central College has welcomed members of the community to its annual International Festival to experience different cultures from around the world and around the corner. This year’s International Festival takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the College’s Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St., Naperville.

Students may apply by Feb. 20 for Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 14.

North Central College students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, which will take place during Honors Day on Tuesday, May 14.

Information about the symposium and how to submit proposals may be found on the College’s website. A list of frequently asked questions also is available.

Verandah courses

Verandah experiences are intellectually and personally stimulating for students and faculty.

Esther McCarty '09

Esther McCarty was selected to become a foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State and relocated to Washington, D.C., for training.

Mock Trial team takes first place in first tournament of season

Winning team at Riverside Classic Mock Trial Tournament
North Central College’s Mock Trial is off to a winning start, taking first place among 14 teams at the team’s first of seven tournaments this season.

North Central College’s Mock Trial team is off to a winning start, taking first place at Quincy University’s annual Riverside Classic Mock Trial Tournament on Oct. 20—the team’s first of seven contests during fall and winter terms.

North Central honors William D. Soper '68 with Outstanding Alumni Award

William D. Soper '68 with Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor William D. Soper '68 with Outstanding Alumni Award, with a 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award.

North Central College is honoringWilliam D. Soper '68 with Outstanding Alumni Award with a 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award.

William D. Soper, M.D. ’68  is a board-certified general surgeon with more than twenty five years of experience in the practice of general surgery. He received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and completed his surgical residency at the University of Illinois Medical Center. 

Jenna Slack

It was North Central’s study abroad program and welcoming admission staff that sealed Jenna’s decision to enroll.

“When I came to North Central, I knew I wanted to major in Spanish and possibly teach,” she says.

That dream became a reality after graduation when Jenna was selected for the highly competitive Teach For America program. She’ll be teaching high school Spanish and working on a master’s degree.

Jenna developed her language skills and discovered a passion for Spanish translation while studying abroad in Costa Rica. She also volunteered at her church working with lawyers and Spanish translation to help immigrants from Mexico. Those experiences led her to add minors in leadership and conflict resolution and develop a research project she presented at a national conference.

Jenna says, “Study abroad more than once—as much as possible! Nothing helps you learn the language better.”

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

North Central announces bachelor’s degree and major in Chinese

Jinai Sun, visiting assistant professor of Chinese
North Central College now offers a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language, expanding its Chinese minor, adding to overall foreign language major programs.

North Central College now offers a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language, adding to the College’s foreign language undergraduate major programs. The College has offered a minor in Chinese since 2006 and expanded the program to a major beginning in 2012.

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