North Central College - Naperville, IL

Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp celebrates 25 successful years

Elementary education major Erica Pang '12 teaching second grade
North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp has provided quality learning experiences for students in under-resourced neighborhoods for 25 years.

For 25 years, North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars Pipeline to College program has provided a summer camp experience with hours of high-quality learning experiences to help school-aged students in under-resourced neighborhoods advance in their achievement levels.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Alumni talk with science students about their careers, experiences

2005 alumni Naomi Roots and Zach Pratt, Ph.D.
Science faculty invite 2005 alumni Naomi Roots and Zach Pratt, Ph.D., to talk with students about post-graduate research, real-world career experiences.

A new tradition—inviting alumni back to campus to talk informally with students—was incorporated as part of programming for Honors Day and the Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research this year.

“Our alumni are an untapped resource for our students and I’m excited about inviting them back to share their experiences with our science students,” said Professor of Biology and Roger and Nadeane Hruby Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Stephen Johnston as he welcomed two North Central College alumni from the class of 2005.

Alexandra Cook earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Spanish Award

Alexandra Cook
Alexandra Cook of Palatine was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Spanish Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Alexandra Cook of Palatine was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Spanish Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Cook is a senior majoring in Spanish with minors in philosophy and conflict resolution at North Central College. She has been accepted to a generalist entry master’s program in nursing at Rush University. She is the daughter of Jerome Cook and Beverly Richard Cook and a graduate of Palatine High school.

Her name has regularly appeared on the College’s Dean List, which recognizes students with high academic achievement.

Bulandr and Caron named outstanding seniors during Honors Convocation

President Wilde with outstanding seniors Peter Bulandr Jr. and Mary Caron
North Central College selects Peter Bulandr Jr. as the Outstanding Senior Man and Mary Caron as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2012.

North Central College recognized Peter Bulandr Jr. as the Outstanding Senior Man and Mary Caron as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2012 during the College’s annual Honors Convocation on May 15.

The annual awards recognize one senior man and one senior woman for their successes in the classroom, their involvement and contributions to the campus community outside the classroom, and their future potential.

Ibero-American Film Festival features six films

Scene from "Chico & Rita"
Fusión Española, North Central College’s Spanish Club, will host the Ibero-American Film Festival, featuring cultural enrichment, May 2-3 and 7-10.

Fusión Española, North Central College’s Spanish Club, will host the Ibero-American Film Festival, featuring the screening of six films for cultural enrichment of Spanish studies. Admission is free to all six events, held in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall from May 2 through May 10.

An opening reception with complimentary refreshments and information about the films will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, prior to the first film. The films are spoken in Spanish but have English subtitles. Following is the lineup for the festival:

SIFE named regional champion, qualifies for nationals

SIFE faculty advisors Clifton, Nicholson, Krystal, Thalmann (not pictured)
North Central College’s SIFE team is named regional champion and qualifies to compete at nationals after presenting projects to business leaders.

After participating in the SIFE Regional Competition in Chicago on April 16, North Central College’s SIFE team was named a regional champion and qualified to compete in the SIFE USA National Exposition May 22-24 in Kansas City. Some 65 teams competed at the Chicago regional event.

Service, study abroad inspire student’s research on immigration reform

Jenna Slack ’12, Spanish major, leadership and conflict resolution minors
North Central College senior Jenna Slack presents research at national conference that supports using mediation to resolve immigration conflict, direct policy.

Senior Jenna Slack from Carol Stream, Ill., is among 45 students from North Central College whose research project was accepted for presentation at a leading national conference on undergraduate research.

Her research topic—using mediation to examine and resolve illegal migration issues—evolved after a study abroad experience her sophomore year led to subsequent volunteer work.

Experience world cultures at North Central College's International Festival Feb. 12

North Central's German Club exhibit
The 16th Annual International Festival on Feb. 12 offers the campus community an opportunity to become immersed in a variety of cultures from across the globe.

North Central College will host its 16th Annual International Festival on Feb. 12, featuring new performance groups and participating community organizations, authentic international cuisine, ethnic dancing, live music and more.

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