North Central College - Naperville, IL

Open house Nov. 12 for top high school students wanting to earn college credit

Richard Wilders, Lederman Scholars Program director
Gifted high school-aged students can earn up to two years of college credit while still in high school in North Central College’s Lederman Scholars Program.

Gifted high school-aged students can earn up to two years of college credit while still in high school through North Central College’s Lederman Scholars Program. Prospective students and their parents are invited to learn more at an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. Registration begins at 6 p.m.

King Elementary students learn about North Central during school’s College Day

First-graders at Irene King Elementary School in Romeoville learned about North Central during the school’s College Spirit Day Oct. 4.

Students in Carol Kostelny’s first-grade classroom at Irene King Elementary School in Romeoville learned about North Central College during the school’s College Spirit Day Oct. 4.

Classrooms in the Valley View School District school “adopt” a college or university and learn about that institution as a way of encouraging college readiness. Educators are introducing younger children to higher education to get them thinking about college early, so they can plan their studies accordingly and graduate high school prepared to pursue their academic careers.

Chris Matthews of “Hardball” to speak Oct. 20 on campus

Chris Matthews, author, news anchor and political commentator
North Central College welcomes news anchor and political commentator Chris Matthews to discuss his new book, “Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked.”

North Central College welcomes news anchor and political commentator Chris Matthews in an author talk and signing of his new book, “Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked.”

Matthews will begin his talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets that include a signing number are available with the purchase of “Tip and the Gipper” at Anderson’s Bookshops, 123 W. Jefferson St., Naperville. For more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

North Central cohosts “A Magical Chemistry Extravaganza” Oct. 17

Jeff Hepburn, award-winning chemistry teacher
Area teachers, students and budding scientists of all ages are invited to free lecture and chemistry demonstration by award-winning teacher Jeff Hepburn.

North Central College invites area teachers, students and budding scientists of all ages to attend a free lecture and demonstration on Oct. 17 by award-winning chemistry teacher Jeff Hepburn.

Titled “A Magical Chemistry Extravaganza,” the free program will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. It is cohosted by North Central College’s chemistry department and ChemWest, a nonprofit networking group for chemistry teachers.

Kate Pope brings personal and professional experience to ELI director role

Kate Pope, director of North Central’s English Language Institute
North Central College appoints Kate Pope as director of year-round English Language Institute (ELI) to prepare students for college and university.

The summer 2013 appointment of Kate Pope as director of North Central College’s English Language Institute (ELI) was a component in launching the College’s year-round intensive English program. Designed for students whose primary language is not English, ELI prepares those students for admission to North Central and other U.S. colleges or universities.

Keating shares expertise Oct. 3 about Chicago neighborhood, civil rights history

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, is featured historian in Pullman town lecture and civil rights film.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Historic Pullman Annual House Tours in Chicago, Naper Settlement will host a lecture by Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, and a bus tour to the town of Pullman.  

North Central College begins academic year with record number of students

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students. Enrollment this fall includes a record number of international students and increased representation of out-of-state students and veterans.

North Central College hosts recycling event for community on campus

Drop-off location: parking lot behind Merner Field House
DuPage County residents are invited to take part in a Recycling Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at North Central College.

DuPage County residents are invited to take part in a Recycling Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at North Central College.

The event will take place in the parking lots behind North Central’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., and Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St. The entrance to the lots is located where Porter Avenue intersects with Loomis Street. Volunteers will direct traffic and assist customers dropping off donations.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2013-2014

Forbes magazine ranks North Central College among the top 25 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities for 2013-2014.

Forbes magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2013-2014.

Forbes includes North Central College among the top 25 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. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 106 in the Midwest, No. 306 in the nation among private colleges and No. 456 overall.

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