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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.

Students present the faculty-directed drama “Hedda Gabler” May 7-9

Colleen DeRosa '16 as Hedda
North Central College features student actors and crew in the faculty-directed “Hedda Gabler,” a tense drama and late 19th century classic play by Henrik Ibsen.

North Central College features student actors in the faculty-directed drama “Hedda Gabler” May 7-9.

Four performances of “Hedda Gabler” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 7-9 and at 2 p.m. May 9 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central celebrates Cornerstone Day and Brilliant Future Campaign kickoff May 15

Residence Hall/Recreation Center
Campus and community members are invited to North Central College's Cornerstone Picnic, Brilliant Future Campaign Kickoff Celebration May 15.

North Central College invites the community to attend two celebrations on Friday, May 15: the annual midday Cornerstone Day Picnic and an evening Kickoff Celebration for the Brilliant Future Campaign.

The Union gains attention, experience during spring break trip to SXSW festival

musician with The Lonely Wild, photo by Xanic Lopez ’16
Students expanded their skills in event planning, working with musicians, photojournalism and music photography during spring break trip to SXSW music festival.

North Central College students broadened their skills in event planning, working with professional musicians, music photography and photojournalism during a spring break trip to the South By South West (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

The annual weeklong festival brings in thousands of bands, filmmakers and technicians who present their work in music showcases, screenings and presentations.  

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.

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.”

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.

Registration is underway for summer credit courses at North Central College

Registration is underway for summer courses at North Central, offering students from any college or university the opportunity to earn transferable credits.

Registration is underway for summer courses at North Central College, offering students from any college or university the opportunity to earn transferable credits.

A variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses may be applied toward graduation requirements at a student’s home institution. Classes begin June 15 and continue through Aug. 7.

Paintings by Chicago’s Brian Ritchard featured April 10-June 14

"Wind Farm" by Brian Ritchard
North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery to showcase paintings depicting American wind farms in “Turbine Painting Series” by Brian Ritchard.

North Central College will showcase the artwork of Chicago painter Brian Ritchard from April 10 through June 14.

Titled “Turbine Paintings Series,” the free exhibit will be on display in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The artist will greet visitors at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 6; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central students achieve Dean’s List honors for winter term

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2015 winter term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2015 winter term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0=A) for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for winter term:

Heather Accettura
Connor Adams
Bilal Adra
Maya Adra
Carolyn Aikens
Asma Al-Odaini
Emily Alaimo
Julie Albright
Matthew Alfrey
Lauren Allen
Victoria Alvarez
Natalia Anastasova
Carrie Anderson

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