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Chinese CDC looks to Gao for answers

Linda Gao, professor of mathematics with Maria Gommel ’13 and Sam Jaros ’12
Research assistance from North Central College could help determine whether residents of China receive government-funded vaccinations for chicken pox.

Research assistance from North Central College could help determine whether residents of China receive government-funded vaccinations for chicken pox. This summer, Linda Gao, professor of mathematics, hosted a representative of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  Dr. Dapeng Yin, M.D., an epidemiologist who works for the agency in Beijing, visited North Central for five weeks to consult with Gao. She has been using mathematical models to research trends of the spread of the disease and the cost-benefits of various vaccination strategies in China.

Princeton Review rates North Central among Best Midwestern Colleges

The Princeton Review has named North Central College among “The Best Midwestern Colleges.”

Aug. 19, 2011—The Princeton Review has named North Central College among “The Best Midwestern Colleges.”

The recognition is included in The Princeton Review’s 2012 edition of “The Best 376 Colleges.” Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which also includes ranking lists of the top 20 schools in 62 categories based on the Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges.

Students serve, teach at daycare in Mexico

Chris Lamarca ’14 serving at Casa de los Angeles
Students and faculty travel to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, during July to serve single moms and care for their children at Casa de los Angeles daycare.

The service trip to Mexico is becoming an annual tradition. For six years, North Central students and staff have traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to serve at a daycare at Casa de los Angeles (home of the angels). For seven students and Professor of Computer Science Stephen Renk, the experience was hard but rewarding work.  

Exploring cultures, sharing opportunities

Katlyn Garris works molten glass as Ramson Lomatewama provides feedback.
SIFE students gain an appreciation for Hopi art while exploring new products for campus sales.

Three students who are active in Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) recently visited the Hopi School near the Grand Canyon in Arizona to learn more about Hopi art and build relationships that could result in the sale of products on campus.  Arlinda Bajrami ’12, Katelyn Garris ’12, and Raine Tagare ’12, along with Matt Krystal, assistant professor of anthropology, and Gerald Thalman, associate professor of accounting, also helped dig a trench for electrical cable to power a new glassblowing studio.

College announces three new faculty recipients of endowed chairs

Diane Anstine holds new endowed chair in economics, Perry Hamalis holds new chair in religion, and Brian Hanlon is second chair holder in entrepreneurship.

June 24, 2011—North Central College recently named three new faculty recipients of endowed chairs. They are

•    Diane Anstine, Mary Schneller Rosar Professor of Economics
•    Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
•    Brian Hanlon, Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship

Students’ outdoor assignment for environmental studies class changes their view

Students in the Environmental Studies 120, People and Nature class, tend campus garden and landscaping as part of class work and learn more than gardening.

Two columns of rectangular black plots of dirt along the pedestrian spine produce a variety of vegetables the campus community can eat at Kaufman Dining Hall.

Several students have helped tend these plots as part of Environmental Studies 120, People and Nature, taught by Martha Bohrer (photo, below), associate professor of English.

Connections help students pursue careers in theatre

Students pursuing degrees in theatre at North Central College have opportunities to develop connections that lead to offers of professional roles.

Students pursuing degrees in theatre at North Central College have opportunities to gain much more than a typical education in acting, singing and the technical side of a stage career. As a result,  current and former North Central students are making waves in professional theatre.

College kicks off Sesquicentennial Celebration with Cornerstone Week events

A promising start
North Central College invites the community to celebrate its Sesquicentennial kickoff by taking part in Cornerstone Week events

North Central College invites the community to celebrate its Sesquicentennial kickoff by taking part in Cornerstone Week events May 16-21.

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