North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

North Central College student ensembles perform during choral directors conference

Women's Chorale
North Central College student ensembles performed during a fall conference of the Illinois chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (IL-ACDA).

North Central College student ensembles performed in the College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall during a fall conference of the Illinois chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (IL-ACDA).

North Central’s Student Director Series presents “Cynics”

Emma Smith '15, writer and director
North Central College senior Emma Smith stages “Cynics,” an original play that explores representations of depression in theatre, Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1.

North Central College’s Student Director Series features the original play “Cynics” by senior Emma Smith Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

Three performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 in North Central’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. There is strong language in the play and dark subject matter.

Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels showcase their photography

"Integrity" by Jan Wessels
North Central College presents a collaborative photography series titled “Another Light” by Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels Oct. 29-Dec. 11.

North Central College will showcase a collaborative photography series, titled “Another Light,” by Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels Oct. 29-Dec. 11.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. An artist reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central honors Jeffrey Swallow ’94 with Outstanding Alumni Award

Jeffrey Swallow ’94, 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor 1994 alumnus and corporate leader Jeffrey Swallow with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming Reunion Oct. 18.

North Central College is honoring Naperville resident Jeffrey “Jeff” Swallow with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Swallow and four others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Reunion Celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

North Central recognizes Wade Hicks, Ph.D., with alumni award

Wade Hicks, Ph.D., 2014 Alumni Recognition Award
North Central College is honoring scientist Wade Hicks, Ph.D., of Framingham, Mass., with an Alumni Recognition Award during Homecoming.

North Central College is honoring scientist Wade Hicks of Framingham, Mass., with an Alumni Recognition Award during Homecoming.

Hicks and four others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Reunion Celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

North Central College’s Alumni Recognition Award is given to a recent graduate who has excelled in his or her field in a leadership capacity.

North Central honors William Gossell ’54 with Outstanding Alumni Award

William Gossell '54, 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor 1954 alumnus Major General William Gossell with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming Reunion Oct. 18.

North Central College is honoring Major General William Gossell of Farmers Branch, Texas, with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Gossell and four others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Reunion Celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

Students stage one of Shakespeare’s most popular and fanciful plays

Mark Yacullo ’16 and Taylor Calderone ’15, photo by D.J.
North Central College presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” featuring student actors and guest director Oct. 15-16, 18-19.

North Central College presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” featuring student actors with direction by guest director Kathryn Walsh.

Sustainability news: New vehicle charging station, composting recognition, paperless applications

Food composting practice in Kaufman Dining Hall
North Central’s sustainability efforts gain recognition for food composting, add electric vehicle charging station, eliminate paper applications.

North Central College supports and encourages sustainability practices in all aspects of campus life throughout the year. Recent news include recognition for the College’s food composting efforts, addition of another electric vehicle charging station and paperless efforts in the Office of Admission.
     

Student exhibit features digital illustrations, paintings, drawings, photography and more

“The Dandelion” by Kate Emricson ’15
Students in North Central College’s Digital Media Club will host a group art exhibit, titled “The Movement Exhibition,” Oct. 2-Nov. 2.

Students in North Central College’s Digital Media Club will host a group art exhibit, titled “The Movement Exhibition,” Oct. 2-Nov. 2.

The free exhibit will showcase a variety of media, including digital illustrations, animations, paintings, drawings, photography and more. Open to the public, the exhibit will be on display Oct. 2 through Nov. 2 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Meet the artists during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

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