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Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2014-2015

Forbes magazine says North Central College is among America’s Top Colleges and ranks among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities.

Forbes magazine once again ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges.

Forbes includes North Central College among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 490 overall, No. 333 among private colleges and No. 117 in the Midwest.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2014 Great College To Work For

North Central College ranks among 92 of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Public invited to Illinois Prairie Path Archives open house Aug. 11 at North Central College

The public is invited to meet volunteers who helped build the Illinois Prairie Path and view archival materials during an open house Aug. 11.

The public is invited to meet volunteers who helped build the Illinois Prairie Path and view materials from the organization’s archives during an open house Aug. 11 at North Central College.

The Illinois Prairie Path Archives Open House takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in the lower level of North Central College’s Oesterle Library, 320 E. School St., Naperville.

Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

North Central College alumnus named pastor of Methodist congregation in Michigan

The Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, a 1971 graduate of North Central College, has been named pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Dearborn, Mich.

The Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, a 1971 graduate of North Central College, has been named pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Dearborn, Mich.

Ralston grew up in Monroe, Mich. and attended Ida High School. He played baseball and football in high school and college, the Press and Guide newspaper reported.

North Central College announces star-studded 2014-2015 Fine and Performing Arts Season

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Natalie Cole and Jars of Clay are just three of many big-name artists who will perform at North Central College during 2014-2015.

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Natalie Cole and Jars of Clay are just three of the big-name artists performing at North Central College during its 2014-2015 Fine and Performing Arts Season.

Abigail Escatel earns Outstanding Major in Communication Award

Abigail Escatel
Abigail Escatel was awarded the Outstanding Major in Communication Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Abigail Escatel, daughter of Rafael and Maria Escatel, of Riverside, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Communication Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

A junior, Abigail is majoring in speech communication at North Central College. She is a graduate of Willowbrook High School.

North Central College’s Macek and Failing ’14 are featured radio guests

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, Brian Failing ’14
Exhibit cocurators Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, and history major Brian Failing ’14 are interviewed on two Chicago radio programs.

The voices of Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, and Brian Failing ’14, majoring in history and urban and suburban studies, have been heard recently on two radio programs.

They were featured guests as cocurators of their exhibit, “Banned in Chicago: Eight Decades of Film Censorship in the Windy City,” on display through Aug. 16 at the Museums at Lisle Station Park in Lisle.

Macek discusses media activism, film scholarship and more at conference

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, was a panelist at Seattle’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, attended the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle this spring. He served as a respondent on a panel about Detroit, automobiles and film, and also participated in a roundtable discussion on media activism and film scholarship.

Nine faculty receive tenure, promotions

The North Central College Board of Trustees grants tenure, approves promotions to faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year.

At its May 2014 meeting, the North Central College Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved promotions to several faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year in September. These faculty are:

Diane Anstine, Ph.D., was promoted to professor of economics

Michael de Brauw, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of classics

Shereen Ilahi, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of history

Wendy Koenig, Ph.D., was granted tenure

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