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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.

Professional artist Robert Schwieger showcases his monoprints in Oesterle Library Gallery

North Central College presents exhibit, Oct. 11-Dec. 3, featuring decorative art developed through screen printing, silk screening and serigraphy.

North Central College presents the artwork of Robert Schwieger in an exhibit of his monoprints Oct. 11 through Dec. 3.

The free exhibit will be displayed in North Central’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Schwieger will greet visitors at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Broadcast communication major Eduardo Sanchez takes on the “Big Apple”

Eduardo Sanchez '16
Working in New York City, senior Eduardo Sanchez completed a summer internship with NBC News Network as the assignment desk intern.

One of the best ways for students to get a jump start on their careers is by interning in their field of interest.

Senior Eduardo Sanchez spent his summer in New York City interning at NBC News Network on its assignment desk. A broadcast communication major, he took to the “Big Apple” to develop his skills as a journalist, working on breaking news, gathering user-generated content and staying up-to-date on what was happening around the country and worldwide.

Chicago director leads students in “A Streetcar Named Desire” Oct. 8-11

Seniors Colleen DeRosa and Samantha Hess
North Central College features student actors and crew in the Pulitzer Prize-winning American tragedy “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams.

North Central College features student actors in the drama “A Streetcar Named Desire” by American playwright Tennessee Williams Oct. 8-11.

Five performances of “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-10 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

Student exhibit showcases paintings, sculptures, drawings through Nov. 1

North Central College presents the two-person, student exhibit “Apparitions,” featuring the artwork of sophomores Kat Kazmierski and Alex Peters.

North Central College presents the two-person, student exhibit “Apparitions,” featuring paintings, sculptures and drawings of sophomores Kat Kazmierski and Alex Peters Oct. 2 through Nov. 1.

The free exhibit is on display in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist’s reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

North Central celebrates Hispanic and Latino cultural heritage on campus

North Central College invites multicultural involvement on campus with a series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

North Central College’s multicultural life on campus is expanding this fall to incorporate a larger celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Though the College promotes many other Hispanic and Latino involvement opportunities throughout the academic year, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is devoted to a campus-wide celebration of various Hispanic cultures.

Students sharpen marketing skills during internships with Chicago Fire

North Central College students gain valuable business experience through internships with the Chicago Fire professional soccer team.

North Central College students are sharpening their skills in marketing and other business fields through internships with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.

The CHAMPS Ambassador program, launched earlier this year, is the latest development in a long-term relationship between North Central College and Chicago’s professional soccer team. The Fire played its home games in the College’s stadium in 2002-2003 while Soldier Field was renovated.

New program encourages minority students pursuing mathematics careers

Marco V. Martinez, assistant professor of mathematics
North Central College minority students in math get a boost from a new program that invites professional mathematicians to discuss their research.

North Central College minority students pursuing careers in mathematics are getting a boost from a new program that invites professional mathematicians to discuss their research with students.

WONC station managers rapidly advance in broadcast careers

Kevin Jackman ’14, Russell Tanzillo ’15
Two former WONC radio station managers land positions at popular Chicago outlets, and current station manager earns reputable broadcast award.

Former and current station managers of North Central College’s student-led radio station WONC-FM 89.1 are quickly rising to the top. Kevin Jackman ’14 and Russell Tanzillo ’15 have landed coveted broadcast positions at leading Chicago radio stations, and Samuel Reiman ’16 was awarded a prestigious broadcast award.

Staff members participate in military immersion training

Named a military-friendly school since 2012, North Central continues to advance its services to student veterans and trains staff in military services.

With increasing numbers of military veterans participating in higher education, including here at North Central College, new ways to better connect and relate to student veterans are necessary to ensure their seamless transition into upper-level learning.

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