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Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a “Great College to Work For”

North Central College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

July 25, 2011—North Central College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s fourth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities.

Student Jacqueline Roller hosts first solo art exhibit

Student Jacqueline Roller hosts first solo art exhibit

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North Central student Jacqueline Roller hosted her first solo art show July 16 at the Naperville Art League. The Naperville resident plans to complete her studies in 2012 with a double-major in studio art and psychology.



Course on College's archives among fall 2011 Community Education programs

North Central College is offering the opportunity to learn about the College’s extensive archives through a course in the Community Education program.

North Central College is offering the opportunity to learn about the College’s extensive archives. A course about the College’s archives is among the offerings this fall through North Central’s Community Education program.

“With the college celebrating its Sesquicentennial this fall, our on-campus archivist will be running a course on the history of the College and showing many of the artifacts that have been maintained throughout the years,” said Deanna Taylor, the College’s community education program director.

Spiritual growth important to college students, researchers tell NAC&U members

Helen and Alexander Astin
Alexander and Helen Astin delivered the keynote address for The New American Colleges and Universities’ 2011 Summer Institute at North Central College.

June 23, 2011—Colleges and universities can do a better job encouraging undergraduates to explore spirituality, preeminent higher education researchers Alexander and Helen Astin said during the keynote address for The New American Colleges and Universities’ 2011 Summer Institute at North Central College.

NAC&U to honor education researchers during Summer Institute at North Central

Alexander Astin
The New American Colleges and Universities will honor education researchers Alexander and Helen Astin during the 2011 Summer Institute June 22-24.

The New American Colleges and Universities will honor education researchers Alexander and Helen Astin during the 2011 NAC&U Summer Institute June 22-24 at North Central College.

The Astins are the event’s keynote speakers and the first recipients of the NAC&U Ernest L. Boyer Award. The theme of the 15th annual Summer Institute is, “The New American Colleges and Universities: From Founding Conversations to 21st Century Best Practices.”  

Musical theatre major cast in production by renowned summer stock theater company

Daryn Harrell
Daryn Harrell, a musical theatre major at North Central College, has been cast in a production by Timber Lake Playhouse.

Daryn Harrell, a musical theatre major at North Central College, has been cast in a production by Timber Lake Playhouse, the oldest continuously operating professional summer theatre in Illinois.

Harrell, of Peoria, will star in “Children of Eden,” a musical by Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer who has written the hit Broadway musicals “Godspell” and “Wicked” and music for the films “Pocahontas” and “Enchanted.” “Children of Eden” is based on the Book of Genesis and is one of five summer productions by Timber Lake Playhouse, based in Mount Carroll.

Poetry magazine editor to deliver Commencement address

Christian Wiman
Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine, will deliver the Commencement address June 11 at North Central College’s 146th graduation ceremony.

Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine, will deliver the address June 11 at the 146th Commencement ceremony of North Central College, which is celebrating the Sesquicentennial of its founding in 1861.

Honorary degrees will be awarded to Brenda Barnes, former chief executive of Sara Lee Corporation; Roger Hruby, a business leader and entrepreneur; and Myron Wentz, a scientist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and best-selling author. Hruby and Wentz are alumni of North Central College.

Guest speakers tell graduate students in education about technology use in classrooms

Students in North Central College’s master of arts in education program heard two guest speakers talk about technology use in classrooms.

Students working toward graduate degrees in North Central College’s master of arts in education (MAEd) program recently heard two guest speakers talk about how technology is being used in today’s elementary, middle and high school classrooms.

Susan Mack, visiting instructor of education, hosted the lecture by guest speakers Tony Schlorff, a math teacher in Naperville Community Unit School District 203, and Rodney Mack, executive director of technology for Wheaton Community Unit School District 200.

National Geographic expert to give talk on medical uses for snake venom

Professor and National Geographic expert Zoltan Takacs will give a free talk May 9 about how venom from dangerous snakes can be used for medicinal purposes.

April 13, 2011—Professor and National Geographic expert Zoltan Takacs will give a free talk May 9 at North Central College about how venom from dangerous snakes can be used for medicinal purposes.

Takacs, a professor at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine who studies venoms and reptiles, will deliver the presentation, “Biodiversity is Good for Your Health: Exploring the World’s Most Toxic Yet Lifesaving Creatures.”

Alumna, trustee Maria Wynne named to Chicago Innovation Awards board

Maria Wynne
North Central College alumna and trustee Maria Wynne has been named a founding member of the Chicago Innovation Awards Board of Advisors.

May 5, 2011—North Central College alumna and trustee Maria Wynne has been named a founding member of the Chicago Innovation Awards Board of Advisors.

The Chicago Innovation Awards, which started in 2002 to honor new products and services across the local public, private and non-profit sectors, invited Wynne to join its newly created 40-member advisory board. The board is comprised of business and civic leaders who understand the importance of innovation and what it means to the success of the Chicago region and the growth of its economy.

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