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North Central graduate earns highly competitive Dunn Fellowship

Mark Zajac ’12, Dunn Fellow
North Central College graduate Mark Zajac has earned a spot as a policy fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office through the Dunn Fellowship program.

Recent North Central College graduate Mark Zajac ’12 of Des Plaines, Ill., has earned a spot as a policy fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office through the James H. Dunn Memorial Fellowship Program.

“I’ve always been interested in all things international, traveling to other countries and foreign affairs,” Zajac says. “This fellowship opens a lot of doors and will help me to better understand the world.”

North Central faculty sponsor workshops for teachers of Chinese

Teachers of Chinese who attended first workshop
North Central College’s Chinese program and Xilin Asian Community Center of Naperville cosponsored a series of workshops this summer for teachers of Chinese.

This summer, North Central College’s Chinese program and Xilin Asian Community Center of Naperville cosponsored a series of four workshops for teachers of Chinese. Some were held on the College’s campus. Titled “Chinese Teacher Workshops: Enhancing Effective Language and Culture Teaching,” the series seeks to develop a community of Chinese teachers and foster pedagogical growth and exploration.

Topics covered general technologies for language learning and teaching, methodologies for various contexts, approaches to teaching Chinese culture and general professional skills.

Hoffert presents, moderates at conference and meeting

Brian Hoffert, associate professor of religious studies and history
Brian Hoffert, North Central College associate professor of religious studies and history, participated at Chinese thought conference, Asian studies meeting.

Brian Hoffert, North Central College associate professor of religious studies and history and coordinator of East Asian studies, participated as presenter and moderator at the 8th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., April 13-15. North Central College hosted the conference in 2011.

North Central connects with Chinese-speaking international students

In its efforts to attract students from around the globe, North Central College is reaching out to Chinese-speaking international students via new webpages.

In its efforts to attract students from around the globe to study on campus, North Central College is reaching out to Chinese-speaking international students via its website: northcentralcollege.edu/admission/Chinese.

The new site connects with potential international students in the Chinese language and includes information they want to know about the College, its location, campus life, how to apply and more.

North Central College invites public to free presentation on benefits of learning Chinese

John Robinson
North Central College invites the public to a free presentation Nov. 2 on the benefits of learning the Chinese language.

North Central College invites the public to a free presentation Nov. 2 on the benefits of learning the Chinese language.

The presentation, “Why Chinese?” will feature three guest speakers who speak fluent Chinese and who are Chicago-area managers of international business operations. The presentation will be particularly beneficial to high school and college-aged students considering Chinese studies, and for adults considering learning to use Chinese in their careers.

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