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A prolific writer, Mary Ann Meussling ’15 represents North Central College at poetry festival

Mary Ann Meussling ’15
North Central faculty choose Mary Ann Meussling ’15 to read her original poetry at prestigious Columbia College Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival.

An English writing major, Mary Ann Meussling ’15 read at the 16th annual Columbia College Chicago Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival on April 2. She was among 12 poets to read, who represented 11 Chicago-area colleges and universities, including Loyola, DePaul, Chicago State, Northwestern and Roosevelt universities, School of the Art Institute, University of Chicago and University of Illinois-Chicago.

Two North Central College students earn Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Kristin Rose '15, left, and Heidi Nelson '15
Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

The latest Fulbright honors for Heidi Nelson ’15 of Carol Stream and Kristin Rose ’15 of Joliet are the 10th and 11th Fulbright awards earned by North Central College students and alumni. North Central College has been recognized as among the U.S. colleges and universities that produce the highest number of Fulbright recipients for 2014-2015 international exchanges.

North Central College biology alumni share career advice with science students

Matt McCary '10 and Shelly Feaver '98 Shaw
Alumni pursuing careers in the sciences spoke with undergraduates about graduate school, networking and careers.

Matt McCary ’10 has some advice for current North Central College students: make the most of your time as an undergraduate.

“When I was an undergraduate I couldn’t wait to get through those four years,” McCary says. “North Central prepared me very well for graduate school, but I wish I had challenged myself even more as an undergrad.”

Celebrate Japanese culture at the April 20 Japanese Spring Festival

North Central’s Japanese program and Japan Club invite campus community to celebrate Japanese culture, crafts, food, performances at its spring festival.

North Central College’s Japanese language program and Japan Club are hosting a Japanese Spring Festival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to this free event, which celebrates Japanese culture at the start of a new school year in Japan. It’s also a time for appreciating the arrival of spring in Japan and enjoying nature’s beauty, particularly through cherry blossoms.

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.

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