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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.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2015 Great College To Work For

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education  has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

North Central College is among just 86 institutions nationwide recognized in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace. The recognition is based on results of surveys of more than 44,000 employees at 281 colleges and universities.

Junior/Senior Scholars learn STEM concepts from North Central College students

Kailey Robbins, elementary education major
North Central College education students gained valuable classroom experience teaching STEM concepts to youngsters in the Junior/Senior Scholars program.

Kailey Robbins, a North Central College senior, spent part of her summer working with youngsters enrolled in the College’s Junior/Senior Scholars program. As an elementary education major pursuing a math endorsement and a minor in Spanish, Robbins and others gained valuable classroom teaching STEM concepts to youngsters.

“I learned everything from classroom management to lesson planning,” says Robbins, a Hartland, Wis., resident who also plays lacrosse. This was her second summer participating in the Junior/Senior Scholars program, which is in its 28th year.

Federal grant funds Chinese-language summer camp at North Central College

A National Security Language Initiative STARTALK grant made North Central College’s Chinese immersion program possible for 16 high school and college students.

Sixteen high school and college students learned Chinese language this summer during a two-week North Central College camp, thanks to a federal STARTALK grant through the National Security Language Initiative.

The selective and prestigious STARTALK program is a federal government initiative to increase the number of young Americans learning and speaking critical-need foreign languages by offering engaging summer experiences. North Central’s camp was held July 6-17.

Seven faculty and administrative staff receive awards for outstanding work

North Central College recognizes faculty and staff for their outstanding teaching, leadership, scholarship, administrative service for 2014-2015 academic year.

Seven North Central College faculty and administrative staff were recognized this spring with awards for their outstanding teaching, leadership, scholarship and administrative service for the 2014-2015 academic year.  

Among those awards are two new faculty honors for distinguished teaching by part-time and adjunct half-time faculty. The two award recipients are:

North Central College celebrated Commencement with record number of graduates

North Central’s 150th Commencement celebrated a record 836 graduates, with presentations of special awards and address by President Emeritus Hal Wilde.

North Central College’s 150th Commencement celebration on June 13 featured many highlights. Among them were 836 students who received degrees, with 100 earning master’s degrees and a record 736 receiving bachelor’s degrees, including a record 41 who completed the College Scholars Honors Program.  

Bracarense accepted to research fellowship at Duke University

Natália Bracarense, assistant professor of economics
Natália Bracarense, North Central College assistant professor of economics, was accepted to Fellowship Program at Center for the History of Political Economy.

Natália Bracarense, North Central College assistant professor of economics, was accepted to Duke University’s Fellowship Program at the Center for the History of Political Economy. She will reside at Duke during fall term 2016 to pursue her research project—a historical appraisal of economic theories on distribution and how they affected economic policies in Latin America.  

Illinois CPA Society honors associate professor David Gray with Outstanding Educator Award

The Illinois CPA Society honored North Central College associate professor of accounting David Gray with its 2015 Outstanding Educator Award.

The Illinois CPA Society has honored North Central College associate professor of accounting David Gray with its 2015 Outstanding Educator Award.

The award recognizes an Illinois educator at a community college, college or university who excels in leadership and teaching and who makes continuous and outstanding contributions to accounting education in the state. Gray accepted the award June 10.

Dr. Harold R. Wilde to deliver Commencement address at North Central College

Dr. Harold R. Wilde, President Emeritus and Life Trustee of North Central College, will deliver the address at the College’s 150th Commencement June 13.

Commencement Information

North Central College's Commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13, in the College's Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St. Tickets are not required but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so guests are encouraged to arrive early; doors open at 8:30 a.m. for guest seating. The academic procession begins at 9:40 a.m. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/commencement to learn more.

Commencement Address

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