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North Central College expands investment in energy-saving LED lighting

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

The most recent upgrades to lighting in the College’s geothermal-controlled, LEED-certified Residence Hall/Recreation Center and in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center are estimated to save the College an additional $35,000 annually in electricity costs. The projects are supported by a $67,989 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation's Energy Efficiency Lighting Upgrade Program.

Teach First alumni share expertise with first-generation future teachers

Emilio Saraga ’13
North Central College hosts its first annual Teach First Alumni Academy with 55 current Teach First students and eight Teach First Alumni Mentors participating.

North Central College hosted its first annual Teach First Alumni Academy on Feb. 20 with 55 current Teach First students and eight Teach First Alumni Mentors participating. The mentors, who were first-generation college students at North Central and now are full-time teachers, prepared and facilitated interactive professional development workshops.

Top high school math students compete in WYSE challenge

Dr. Richard Wilders, professor of mathematics
North Central College hosts Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge sectional competition for high school students March 19.

Each spring, North Central College hosts the sectional competition in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge. Designed to present a challenge to the brightest high school students, this year’s contest will be held Thursday, March 19.

Silkaitis’ new theatre company premieres “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992”

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre
Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, is artistic director/founder of a new theatre company and has premiered its first show.

Carin Silkaitis—North Central College assistant professor of theatre, chair of art and theatre, and theatre program coordinator—is artistic director and founder of The Other Theatre Company. Her new company is a collective of artists who love theatre and are dedicated to telling the stories of individuals or groups that are “othered” or marginalized in society. The company staff includes many North Central alumni, students and faculty.

World-class vocalist works with North Central College music students in master class

Lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson instructs a student
North Central College voice students experienced hands-on instruction from lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson during a master class in Wentz Concert Hall.

Music students appreciate having a fresh pair of ears critique their performances, especially when they are the ears of a world-class artist.

North Central College voice students experienced hands-on instruction from lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson during a master class on the stage of the College’s acoustically magnificent Wentz Concert Hall. The 90-minute session Feb. 5 covered topics ranging from physical techniques that improve sound to using facial expressions to advance narratives created by composers.

College exhibitions feature art that informs, influences, inspires

"Small Change" by Richard Laurent, "The Arts of  Influence" exhibit
North Central College is host to a variety of art collections in its three galleries, featuring works by renowned and rising professional and student artists.

North Central College is host year-round to a variety of art collections by renowned and rising professional and student artists, featured in its three art galleries. Two current exhibitions showcase more than captivating artwork; they also inform, influence and encourage change in important areas of life and culture. They’re free and open to the public, too.

Visit North Central College this winter

North Central College hosts visit programs for new and transferring students interested in learning more about undergraduate degree programs.

North Central College will host visit programs in February for prospective new and transferring students interested in learning more about the College’s undergraduate degree programs.

High School Visit Program Feb. 16
High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Program on Monday, Feb. 16.  

North Central College named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

Junior/Senior Scholars
North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

North Central College supports electric-vehicle usage with Workplace Charging Challenge

North Central College has joined the Workplace Charging Challenge as part of the institution’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

North Central College has joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge as part of the institution’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

‘Leaders serve,’ North Central College alumna tells MLK prayer breakfast audience

Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti and President Hammond
Leaders define themselves by service to others, Shawndra Brown ’06 Lucas said at North Central College’s MLK Week Prayer Breakfast.

Leaders define themselves by their service to others, North Central College alumna Shawndra Brown ’06 Lucas told an audience of students, community leaders and others Monday at the College’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week Prayer Breakfast.

In her keynote address about King’s legacy, Lucas cited scripture and urged the audience to consider the question, “Who’s the greatest among us?”

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