North Central College - Naperville, IL

Year-end cultural events feature music, history, film

Hewar Trio
North Central College hosts cultural events on May 19, 20 and 27 featuring Syrian music with the Hewar Trio, a lecture on Chicago history and a film screening.

North Central College will host three cultural events on May 19, 20 and 27 that feature a musical performance, lecture and film screening. All events are free and open to the campus community.

Rescheduled: Jack Shindler to give annual Last Lecture June 3

Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs
North Central College students select Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, to speak at the Last Lecture.

North Central College students voted to invite Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, to speak at the annual Last Lecture.

Gems has published work and presented on various topics

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, published book review and article, gave presentation and served as panelist.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, had a review and article published, gave presentations and served as a panelist.

His book review of Lucia Trimbur’s “Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason’s Gym” was published in the Journal of Sport History, fall 2014.

King’s short story and a novel are recognized

Patricia King, lecturer in English
Patricia King, North Central College lecturer in English, had a short story accepted for publication and received a grant to conduct research on new novel.

Patricia King, North Central College lecturer in English, had her short story, “Adios and Adios,” accepted for publication by The Gettysburg Review with publication later this year.
 
King’s short story is part of a linked collection of stories she’s working on, titled “Gringos in Paradise.” Her stories explore cross-cultural relationships within the setting of wartime Guatemala. Specifically, “Adios and Adios” traces the doomed love affair between a Guatemalan language school teacher and his North American student.

2015 Honors Convocation award winners

North Central recognizes high-achieving students for academic and co-curricular excellence at the College’s 39th annual Honors Convocation.

On May 12, North Central College held its 39th annual Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that publicly celebrates student excellence in the academic and co-curricular life of the College. Some 55 students were introduced by faculty members, who recognized them for their academic achievements. In addition, a record 41 College Scholars, eight Richter Grant recipients and some 30 Scholar All-Americans were recognized for their successes.

President Hammond gave Commencement address at his alma mater

North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D.
North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D., was the 2015 Commencement speaker at his alma mater Milligan College.

North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D., delivered the Commencement address at his alma mater, Milligan College. Commencement was celebrated May 8-9.

Hammond’s address incorporated his professional and personal journey since graduating from Milligan in 1989. He also encouraged the Class of 2015 to “please go away” in order to boldly take on the servant-leadership challenges for which they have prepared and to “please don’t forget your alma mater.”

MIT physicist delivers Rall Symposium keynote about “The Future of Learning”

Dr. David Pritchard
MIT physics professor and education researcher Dr. David Pritchard delivered a Rall Symposium keynote on "The Future of Learning."

College Scholar selected to participate in Oxfam America initiative on social change

North Central College student Chloe Boden is one of only 40 applicants nationwide selected to participate in Oxfam America’s weeklong CHANGE Initiative.

North Central College student Chloe Boden is one of only 40 applicants nationwide selected to participate in Oxfam America’s weeklong CHANGE Initiative to be held in late July in Boston.

Students raise funds for local nonprofit as part of course project

Students in North Central College’s Group Process class are recognized for their efforts in raising funds for DuPagePads and its Share the Fare campaign.

Five students in North Central College’s Group Process class were recognized for their successful efforts in raising funds for DuPagePads and its Share the Fare campaign.

Professor Perry Hamalis earns prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for international exchange in Korea

Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects Dr. Perry Hamalis for 12-month award for teaching and research at Yonsei University in South Korea.

North Central College continues to build a reputation as an institution that produces Fulbright honorees with the awarding of a 12-month Fulbright Scholarship to Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of College Honors Programs.

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