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Students, staff present at LEV-cosponsored conference on faith, justice and civic learning

Steve Oliveri
North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently co-sponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference.

July 1, 2011—North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently cosponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference with DePaul University, providing students and staff the opportunity to present three sessions on various topics.

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

Princeton Review survey says: Our students love us!

Dr. Mara Berkland, professor of communication and Ruge Fellow
Based on student surveys, The Princeton Review has again named North Central College as a Best Midwestern College and top Green College for 2016.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College and Green College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is included in The Princeton Review’s college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges, 2016 Edition.” The guide surveys some 136,000 college students at 380 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences.

New graduate helps create sustainable change in Uganda

Deana Guarino '15
North Central College history major Deana Guarino ’15 volunteers in Uganda for two weeks with a nonprofit to support sustainable education.

Empowering. In one word, Deana Guarino ’15 describes her volunteer experience in Uganda with Pangea Educational Development (PED)—a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable education.

After graduating from North Central College in June, Guarino hopped on a plane to Entebbe, Uganda, to volunteer with PED for two weeks. PED works with communities in Uganda to improve schools, stimulate the local economy and empower leaders.

North Central ranked among America’s Top Colleges by Forbes

North Central College alumni land good jobs after graduation, experience high return on their education investment noted in 2015 Forbes college ranking.

North Central College alumni land good jobs after graduation and experience a high return on their education investment, Forbes says in its 2015 America’s Top Colleges rankings.

For the fifth straight year Forbes includes North Central College among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. For 2015 Forbes ranks North Central College No. 482 overall, No. 324 among private colleges and No. 113 in the Midwest.

Life in Student Village

Pepper Erdmann ’00, Courtney Hoeft ’00 and their children at Student Village.
Life in Student Village is documented in photographs before the residence hall was removed to make way for a new Science Center.

In its 45 years, Student Village residence hall was home to thousands of North Central College students. With three towers, three floors in each tower, and three rooms on each of the floors, Student Village allowed its residents to connect and interact daily in many ways. Whether studying in the lounge, hanging out in their rooms, or painting the large windows on the first floor, residents brought the walls and halls of their small but mighty community to life.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2015 Great College To Work For

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education  has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

North Central College is among just 86 institutions nationwide recognized in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace. The recognition is based on results of surveys of more than 44,000 employees at 281 colleges and universities.

Seven faculty and administrative staff receive awards for outstanding work

North Central College recognizes faculty and staff for their outstanding teaching, leadership, scholarship, administrative service for 2014-2015 academic year.

Seven North Central College faculty and administrative staff were recognized this spring with awards for their outstanding teaching, leadership, scholarship and administrative service for the 2014-2015 academic year.  

Among those awards are two new faculty honors for distinguished teaching by part-time and adjunct half-time faculty. The two award recipients are:

A new way to connect with North Central College

The Spring 2015 issue of the North Central College magazine is now available online.

Starting with the Spring 2015 issue, the North Central College magazine is now available online.

United Methodist Church honors the Rev. Howard Mueller ’58 with Francis Asbury Award

The Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church has honored the Rev. Howard Mueller ’58 with the 2015 Francis Asbury Award.

The Rev. Howard Mueller ’58, Dr. C. Toenniges Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus, is recipient of the 2015 Francis Asbury Award, presented by the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The award acknowledges “individuals who have made a significant contribution to fostering the church’s ministries in higher education.”

The Francis Asbury Award has only been awarded once before in the Northern Illinois Conference, to North Central’s former college chaplain, The Rev. Lynn Pries ’67.

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