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Students, staff present at LEV-cosponsored conference on faith, justice and civic learning

Steve Oliveri
North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently co-sponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference.

July 1, 2011—North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently cosponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference with DePaul University, providing students and staff the opportunity to present three sessions on various topics.

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

Cramer publishes research on the communicative role of chaplains to veterans

Emily Cramer, assistant professor of communication
Emily Cramer, North Central College assistant professor of communication, coauthors chapter in book of essays and studies on communication and the military.

Emily Cramer, North Central College assistant professor of communication, had a book chapter published in a collection titled “A Communication Perspective on the Military: Interactions, Messages, and Discourses” by editors Erin Sahlstein Parcell and Lynne M. Webb. The book is a comprehensive collection of essays and empirical studies on communication and the military.

Experience North Central College’s 2015 Cardinal Camps on Instagram

Follow the College on Instagram Sept. 4-7 to experience Cardinal Camps with first-year students as they connect with new friends, faculty and staff.

For the third year, North Central College offers first-year students an opportunity to acclimate to the college experience before the academic year begins through Cardinal Camps. Students choose between the urban, wilderness or Premier Scholars tracks during Labor Day weekend, while learning the core values that are central to the College’s liberal arts education. They will share in moments of adventure, discussion, exploration and service, helping them dive into life as a Cardinal.

Sheridan coauthors journal article about engaging students using social media

Brandon Sheridan, assistant professor of economics
Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, published an article in the International Review of Economics Education.

Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, published an article in the May 2015 issue of International Review of Economics Education, which is “an international peer-reviewed journal that promotes research into effective learning and teaching in economics in higher education.” His coauthors are Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani and Dr. Darshak Patel.

WONC station managers rapidly advance in broadcast careers

Kevin Jackman ’14, Russell Tanzillo ’15
Two former WONC radio station managers land positions at popular Chicago outlets, and current station manager earns reputable broadcast award.

Former and current station managers of North Central College’s student-led radio station WONC-FM 89.1 are quickly rising to the top. Kevin Jackman ’14 and Russell Tanzillo ’15 have landed coveted broadcast positions at leading Chicago radio stations, and Samuel Reiman ’16 was awarded a prestigious broadcast award.

Hawaii makes ideal setting for student mathematics research this summer

Two students traveled to the University of Hawai’i at Hilo for the competitive Pacific Undergraduate Research Experience in Mathematics program.

Dana Lacey ’16 and Taylor Spino ’17 computed, evaluated and formulated in paradise. During summer 2015, they participated in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. The Pacific Undergraduate Research Experience in Mathematics (PURE Math) program presented the unique opportunity to learn, research and be mentored with other students from many different universities.

Summer researchers build comprehensive tree database that will serve multiple purposes

A joint student-faculty-sustainability research project seeks to catalog and manage the trees on the College’s 65-acre campus.

A research team of “tree geeks” spent the summer getting to know all the trees that adorn the North Central College campus. It took four weeks for them to identify all the species, measure each circumference, tag each with a number for future reference and assign GPS coordinates to the location.

Biochemistry researcher Lindsay Hill ’05 Batorski, Ph.D., contributes to important vaccine findings

Lindsay Hill ’05 Batorski, Ph.D., is part of a research team devoted to discovering a vaccine to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Lindsay Hill ’05 Batorski is part of a research team devoted to discovering a vaccine to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the team recently published promising findings in the journal Science about successfully immunizing macaque monkeys with an effective but safe vaccine.

Princeton Review survey says: Our students love us!

Dr. Mara Berkland, professor of communication and Ruge Fellow
Based on student surveys, The Princeton Review has again named North Central College as a Best Midwestern College and top Green College for 2016.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College and Green College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is included in The Princeton Review’s college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges, 2016 Edition.” The guide surveys some 136,000 college students at 380 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences.

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