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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.

Seven North Central College faculty receive tenure, promotions

The North Central College Board of Trustees grants tenure, approves promotions to faculty members effective with the start of the 2015-2016 academic year.

At its May 2015 meeting, the North Central College Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved promotions to several faculty members effective with the start of the 2015-2016 academic year in September. These faculty are:

Leila Azarbad, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of psychology

 

 

Year-end cultural events feature music, history, film

Hewar Trio
North Central College hosts cultural events on May 19, 20 and 27 featuring Syrian music with the Hewar Trio, a lecture on Chicago history and a film screening.

North Central College will host three cultural events on May 19, 20 and 27 that feature a musical performance, lecture and film screening. All events are free and open to the campus community.

President Hammond gave Commencement address at his alma mater

North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D.
North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D., was the 2015 Commencement speaker at his alma mater Milligan College.

North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D., delivered the Commencement address at his alma mater, Milligan College. Commencement was celebrated May 8-9.

Hammond’s address incorporated his professional and personal journey since graduating from Milligan in 1989. He also encouraged the Class of 2015 to “please go away” in order to boldly take on the servant-leadership challenges for which they have prepared and to “please don’t forget your alma mater.”

Rescheduled: Jack Shindler to give annual Last Lecture June 3

Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs
North Central College students select Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, to speak at the Last Lecture.

North Central College students voted to invite Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, to speak at the annual Last Lecture.

College Scholar selected to participate in Oxfam America initiative on social change

North Central College student Chloe Boden is one of only 40 applicants nationwide selected to participate in Oxfam America’s weeklong CHANGE Initiative.

North Central College student Chloe Boden is one of only 40 applicants nationwide selected to participate in Oxfam America’s weeklong CHANGE Initiative to be held in late July in Boston.

Students raise funds for local nonprofit as part of course project

Students in North Central College’s Group Process class are recognized for their efforts in raising funds for DuPagePads and its Share the Fare campaign.

Five students in North Central College’s Group Process class were recognized for their successful efforts in raising funds for DuPagePads and its Share the Fare campaign.

Senior Art Show features a diverse body of work

Artwork by 10 North Central College art students are featured in the annual Senior Art Show “Perspectives,” May 8-June 14, in two galleries.

Artwork by 10 North Central College art students will be featured in the annual Senior Art Show, May 8 through June 14. Titled “Perspectives,” the 2015 Senior Art Show features a diverse body of work.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst to deliver keynote at ISTE conference

Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 will deliver a keynote at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference June 28-July 1 in Philadelphia.

Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 will deliver one of three keynote addresses at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference June 28-July 1 in Philadelphia.

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.

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