North Central College - Naperville, IL

Joe Buechel '17 is making all the right moves to become a sound designer for video games

Joe Buechel '17
Studying in Spain, interning in Chicago, developing a unique major at North Central College is Joe Buechel’s game plan for success.

Joseph Buechel ’17 is transforming his favorite childhood pastime—playing video games—into a career. He’s pursuing studies in sound design for video games. Sound design is the creation of music and audio behind different media. Buechel’s passion for this art form is clear as he prepares for his career. He studied sound design in Spain during the summer; he is currently interning at an audio company in Chicago and designing a customized major at North Central College.  

Addition of solar thermal panels raises College to new level of ‘green’

North Central College advances mission to introduce renewable technologies and integrate sustainability initiatives by adding solar thermal panels to New Hall.

North Central College’s mission to integrate sustainability into all facets of campus life reached another milestone this week with the installation of state-of-the-art, solar thermal panels to its newest residence hall.

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

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

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2015 fall 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, be enrolled as full-time students and have no grades of incomplete (I) or in progress (PR).

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

Connor Adams
Bridget Adams-King
Bilal Adra
Maya Adra
Saira Ahmad
Raiha Akram
Emily Alaimo
Julie Albright
Lauren Allen
Elizabeth Alvarado

Students in the Entrepreneurship and International Business Organization gain real-world experience

Students import and market olive oil through EIBO, the Entrepreneurship and International Business Organization, to gain real-world experience and raise funds.

North Central College students are becoming entrepreneurs by developing business projects to fund their organization—all while gaining real-world experience. Entrepreneurship and International Business Organization (EIBO) aims to better familiarize students of all areas of study with international business and current market opportunities. EIBO is unique because it is completely self-funded.  

Drawings, paintings of the human figure are displayed in Oesterle Library Gallery

North Central College presents "Mystical Fruits," an exhibit through Jan. 28 featuring watercolor paintings and drawings by Ian Mitchell Wallace.

North Central College presents the artwork of Ian Mitchell Wallace in “Mystical Fruits,” his exhibit of gilded watercolor paintings and dramatic drawings of the human figure Dec. 5 through Jan. 28.

The free exhibit will be displayed in North Central’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Wallace will greet visitors at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Paintings and 3D art by Chicago artist Charles Heinrich featured in Schoenherr Gallery

North Central College exhibits “A Lifetime of Amusement: 40 Years of a Journey,” a portfolio of paintings, drawings, sculptures and 3D art through Jan. 31.

North Central College presents the artwork of Charles A. Heinrich in his exhibit, “A Lifetime of Amusement: 40 Years of a Journey,” Dec. 11 through Jan. 31.  

The free exhibit will be displayed in North Central’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Heinrich will greet visitors at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Mathematics major Jack Ryan ’16, 2015 Lincoln Laureate, will speak on national panel

Jack Ryan ’16
Jack Ryan ’16, North Central College’s 2015 Lincoln Laureate, was selected to speak on a national panel about integrated learning

Jack Ryan ’16, a College Scholar and Goldwater Honorable Mention, has been selected for two additional honors that recognize his multi-disciplinary academic work and service to the North Central College campus. In November, he was honored as the College’s 2015 Lincoln Laureate, which recognizes outstanding college seniors at four-year degree granting institutions in Illinois.

North Central stages range of holiday music, theatre shows in December

North Central College presents a celebrated lineup of holiday performances during the Christmas season in its Naperville venues.

North Central College presents a celebrated lineup of holiday performances during the Christmas season. Music ranges from jazz, brass and tunes from “Peanuts,” to vocal quartets, choirs and a full orchestra. Theatre performances feature the fanciful ballet “The Nutcracker” and a twist on the Dickens’ classic featuring Jacob Marley.

Students share unique summer internship experiences in Chicago and Naperville area

Seniors Troy Kelleher at MACLYN advertising and Steven Karnoscak at Calamos Inve
From Ravinia to the Chicago Cubs, North Central students applied their classroom knowledge to exciting internship opportunities this summer.

When students join the North Central College community, they also connect with endless internship opportunities in Chicago and the Naperville area. These students found summer experiences at prestigious organizations like the Chicago Cubs, Ravinia and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to build their résumés and prepare for their careers. Their internships rank among the highlights of their college careers.

Kevin Prchal ’16, organizational communication major
Ravinia

College joins other smoke- and tobacco-free campuses nationwide

North Central College adopts new smoke- and tobacco-free policy on campus, beginning Dec. 1, 2015.

Beginning December 1, 2015, North Central College will initiate its smoke- and tobacco-free policy on campus. The College will join more than 1,000 other smoke- and tobacco-free campuses nationwide.

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