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Goldwater Scholarship program honors two North Central College STEM majors

Two North Central College students are named Honorable Mention recipients by the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship program.

Two North Central College students, Kori Sye ’16 of Roselle, Ill., and Jack Ryan ’16 of Oswego, Ill., have been recognized by the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship program as 2015 Honorable Mention recipients. The Goldwater Scholarship is the highest national award for undergraduate science and mathematics students and aims to encourage research careers in mathematics, science and engineering.

North Central student first to earn nation’s only degree in chemical microscopy

Marissa Bartz '15
When Marissa Bartz graduates in June from North Central, she’ll become the first to complete the nation’s only program offering a degree in chemical microscopy.

North Central College senior Marissa Bartz is looking forward to June when she’ll become the first to complete the nation’s only program offering a bachelor’s degree in chemical microscopy.

Collection of three-dimensional art is focus of student exhibit

"Natural Beauty" by Lauren Denler '16
North Central College presents the solo exhibition “The Anatomy of Emotion,” featuring the artwork of junior Lauren Denler through March 29.

North Central College presents the solo exhibition “The Anatomy of Emotion,” featuring the artwork of junior Lauren Denler through March 29.

In a collection of mixed media, ceramics and sculptures, “The Anatomy of Emotion” showcases Denler’s avid research and interest in the exploration of the human figure and the fragmented body. The free exhibit is on display through March 29 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist’s reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 13, in the gallery; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central College is awarded grant for interdisciplinary project

Marco V. Martinez, Gregory Ruthig
Science faculty and students at North Central College are awarded a distinguished Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) mini-grant.

North Central College has been awarded a distinguished Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) mini-grant to support participating faculty members in setting up an undergraduate research group for the 2015-2016 academic year.

U.S. Department of State names North Central College among top producers of Fulbright students

North Central is named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students for the Department of State’s prestigious international exchange program.

North Central College is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the highest number of Fulbright students for 2014-2015 international exchanges. This represents the first-ever such honor for the College, and top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. North Central is the only College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin institution listed and appears in the master’s institutions category.

Scholarship recipient tells story of Honduras orphanage and care center

Taylor Harrison ’15 receives North Central College’s Mironda K. Heston Scholarship of Public Service and is also chosen Lincoln Laureate for 2014.

For Taylor Harrison ’15, a recipient of North Central College’s Mironda K. Heston Scholarship of Public Service, the cliché “a picture is worth a thousand words” rings true.

North Central’s Student Director Series presents “Cynics”

Emma Smith '15, writer and director
North Central College senior Emma Smith stages “Cynics,” an original play that explores representations of depression in theatre, Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1.

North Central College’s Student Director Series features the original play “Cynics” by senior Emma Smith Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

Three performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 in North Central’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. There is strong language in the play and dark subject matter.

Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16 uncovers the hidden costs of the World Cup

World Cup
Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16 traveled to Brazil, where he explored public opinion regarding the economic impact of the World Cup.

Every kick, header and “GOOOAAAALLLLLLLL” of soccer’s 2014 World Cup came with a hefty price tag—but was it worth it? That question prompted Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16 to fly to Brazil and speak with those footing the bill for the international event.

Mark Zajac ’12 will head to Germany with a Fulbright

North Central College alumnus Mark Zajac receives Fulbright Teaching Assistant post to teach English and engage in cultural programs in Germany.

Mark Zajac ’12 has been named as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) to Germany, continuing North Central’s history of placing graduates in this prestigious program.

He is currently serving as a Dunn Fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago Office. While a student, he was a College Scholar, had triple majors in global studies: international business, German and Spanish, and a minor in Chinese. He studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, and Seville, Spain, to refine his language skills in German and Spanish.

North Central College math major earns Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention

Rebecca Heinen ’15 is awarded Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention, the highest national award for students pursuing careers in science, math research.

Rebecca Heinen ’15 of Sparta, Ill., a mathematics major, has been awarded a prestigious national honor as a 2014 Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention. The Goldwater Scholar program is highly competitive and represents the highest national award given to undergraduates who plan to pursue careers in science and math research. 

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