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Princeton Review rates North Central College among nation’s “greenest” colleges

Baily Gorey '15
North Central College is included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

North Central College’s commitment to sustainability is being recognized with inclusion in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

Macek publishes essay, article and review on importance of academic freedom

Steve Macek, professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College professor of speech communication and program coordinator of urban and suburban studies, publishes work on academic freedom.

Steve Macek, North Central College professor of speech communication and program coordinator of urban and suburban studies, recently had an essay, an article and a review published in separate publications.

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 College MAEd alumnus named High School Principal of the Year

MAEd alumnus Brian Waterman has been named High School Principal of the Year by the West Cook Chapter of the Illinois Principals Association.

Brian Waterman, an alumnus of North Central College’s master of arts in education (MAEd) program, has been named High School Principal of the Year by the West Cook Chapter of the Illinois Principals Association.

Waterman began serving as principal of Lyons Township High School in LaGrange at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. He earned his master’s degree in educational leadership at North Central College in 2004.

Students and biology faculty present posters at national research conference

Jane McCullough ’15 and Thomas Halverson ’17
Jennifer Sallee, North Central College assistant professor of biology, and students presented posters at research conference by Genetics Society of America.

Jennifer Sallee, North Central College assistant professor of biology, and two students gave presentations at the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference hosted by the Genetics Society of America held March 4-8 in Chicago.

Sallee’s research group uses Drosophila melanogaster, fruit flies, to study how cells change their shape during embryogenesis. Currently, they are studying the formation of small hair-like structures called denticles found on the embryo’s epidermal cells.

Students exhibit their paintings and sculptures, inspired from study abroad

“Dawn Over Dusk: Singapura” by juniors Grace Morris and Briana Tobin
North Central College students Grace Morris ’16 and Briana Tobin ’16 showcase their artwork, inspired by study abroad experiences in Singapore, April 10-May 1.

North Central College presents “Dawn Over Dusk: Singapura,” a student art exhibit featuring the work of junior Grace Morris, who’s majoring in studio art, and junior Briana Tobin, majoring in theatrical design and technology and in religious studies.

North Central theatre major writes, directs, stages original comedy, set in 1939

Rae Lindenberg '15, playwright and director of "Miranda Writes"
North Central College presents “Miranda Writes,” part screwball comedy and part whodunit, written and directed by senior Rae Lindenberg April 16-18.

North Central College’s Student Directed Series student dpresents “Miranda Writes,” part screwball comedy and part whodunit, written and directed by senior Rae Lindenberg April 16-18.

College hosts panel discussion about teaching culturally diverse students April 7

Oesterle Library
Nicole Rivera, visiting assistant professor of psychology, and Dorothy Pleas, director of Multicultural Affairs, facilitate “Considering Inclusive Pedagogy.”

Nicole Rivera, North Central College visiting assistant professor of psychology, and Dorothy Pleas, director of Multicultural Affairs, will facilitate a panel discussion on April 7 of faculty, staff and students on teaching and working with culturally diverse students.

The free event, “Considering Inclusive Pedagogy,” takes place 12:10-1:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in Oesterle Library, room 11, and is open to the campus community. Space is limited; register in advance at doodle.com/r7yv87p92tr37e3i.

Students in The Physics of Music learn to apply science principles to their music

Students in The Physics of Music course are challenged to create and tune a flute while applying science principles to music.

A white PVC pipe, a newly drilled hole and a cork—somehow these simple materials and some careful blowing should produce a perfectly tuned musical note, G4. But even the most talented musicians were challenged by this exercise as they carefully crafted simple flutes in a course called The Physics of Music. They were learning and applying physics principles behind sound and pitch.

“I play violin and this is a lot harder,” says Joy Pelikan ’18, who plays in the College’s String Ensemble. “But it’s been really interesting to learn more about sound.”

Wallis Wilde-Menozzi discusses the reality of being a stranger in a foreign land

Wallis Wilde-Menozzi
North Central College welcomes author and writer Wallis Wilde-Menozzi on April 8 for a lecture titled “Translating Life: Becoming a Writer in Italy.”

North Central College welcomes writer Wallis Wilde-Menozzi on April 8 for a lecture titled “Translating Life: Becoming a Writer in Italy.” Wilde-Menozzi lives in Italy and is a sister of Harold Wilde, president emeritus and life trustee of North Central College.

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