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Student-athlete Kevin Gillespie profiled in hometown newspaper

The Geneseo Republic newspaper profiles student-athlete Kevin Gillespie in a piece that highlights his success with North Central's basketball team.

The Geneseo Republic newspaper profiles student-athlete Kevin Gillespie in a piece that highlights his success with North Central's conference championship-winning basketball team.

Gillespie told his hometown newspaper he chose to play at North Central College because of the coaching staff, the quality education and because the College is halfway between his brothers in Chicago and his family in Geneseo.

Students serve, teach at daycare in Mexico

Chris Lamarca ’14 serving at Casa de los Angeles
Students and faculty travel to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, during July to serve single moms and care for their children at Casa de los Angeles daycare.

The service trip to Mexico is becoming an annual tradition. For six years, North Central students and staff have traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to serve at a daycare at Casa de los Angeles (home of the angels). For seven students and Professor of Computer Science Stephen Renk, the experience was hard but rewarding work.  

Tyra Banks to kick off Sesquicentennial Author Series Sept. 15 at North Central

Tyra Banks
Supermodel, TV host and entrepreneur Tyra Banks will discuss her first novel Sept. 15 at North Central College.

Supermodel, TV host and entrepreneur Tyra Banks will discuss her first novel, answer questions from the audience and greet fans Sept. 15 at North Central College. For tickets, visits Anderson’s Bookshops at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, online at andersonsbookshop.com or call 630-355-2665.

Student Jacqueline Roller hosts first solo art exhibit

Student Jacqueline Roller hosts first solo art exhibit

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North Central student Jacqueline Roller hosted her first solo art show July 16 at the Naperville Art League. The Naperville resident plans to complete her studies in 2012 with a double-major in studio art and psychology.



Internship provides opportunity for organizational communication student to help others

Michelle Flinn interning at Humanitarian Service Project
Michelle Flinn is spending the summer before her senior year at North Central College working as an intern at Carol Stream-based Humanitarian Service Project.

Michelle Flinn is spending the summer before her senior year at North Central College working as an intern at Carol Stream-based Humanitarian Service Project.

Michelle is majoring in organizational communication with a minor in broadcasting. After graduation she would like to work in public relations or media relations. During the first week of her internship she worked with the organization’s community outreach coordinator writing press releases.

NAC&U to honor education researchers during Summer Institute at North Central

Alexander Astin
The New American Colleges and Universities will honor education researchers Alexander and Helen Astin during the 2011 Summer Institute June 22-24.

The New American Colleges and Universities will honor education researchers Alexander and Helen Astin during the 2011 NAC&U Summer Institute June 22-24 at North Central College.

The Astins are the event’s keynote speakers and the first recipients of the NAC&U Ernest L. Boyer Award. The theme of the 15th annual Summer Institute is, “The New American Colleges and Universities: From Founding Conversations to 21st Century Best Practices.”  

Musical theatre major cast in production by renowned summer stock theater company

Daryn Harrell
Daryn Harrell, a musical theatre major at North Central College, has been cast in a production by Timber Lake Playhouse.

Daryn Harrell, a musical theatre major at North Central College, has been cast in a production by Timber Lake Playhouse, the oldest continuously operating professional summer theatre in Illinois.

Harrell, of Peoria, will star in “Children of Eden,” a musical by Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer who has written the hit Broadway musicals “Godspell” and “Wicked” and music for the films “Pocahontas” and “Enchanted.” “Children of Eden” is based on the Book of Genesis and is one of five summer productions by Timber Lake Playhouse, based in Mount Carroll.

Students’ outdoor assignment for environmental studies class changes their view

Students in the Environmental Studies 120, People and Nature class, tend campus garden and landscaping as part of class work and learn more than gardening.

Two columns of rectangular black plots of dirt along the pedestrian spine produce a variety of vegetables the campus community can eat at Kaufman Dining Hall.

Several students have helped tend these plots as part of Environmental Studies 120, People and Nature, taught by Martha Bohrer (photo, below), associate professor of English.

Angie Snodgrass chosen Outstanding Senior Woman

Theatre major Angie Snodgrass is named the College’s Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a female member of the Class of 2011.

June 3, 2011—Angie Snodgrass, a North Central College senior majoring in theatre, was named the College’s Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the Class of 2011.

A Naperville resident and formerly of Byron, Ill., she is the daughter of Jeffery and Cathy Huber of Naperville and a graduate of Byron High School.

The Outstanding Senior Woman award was presented in May at North Central’s Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that recognizes student excellence in academics and co-curricular activities.

Josh Bailey is the 2011 Outstanding Senior Man

Future law student Josh Bailey is named the College’s Outstanding Senior Man, the highest award presented to a male member of the Class of 2011.

June 3, 2011—Joshua Bailey, a North Central College senior majoring in English writing and political science, was named the College’s Outstanding Senior Man, the highest award presented to a member of the Class of 2011.

A Galesburg, Ill., resident, he is the son of Brian and Patty Bailey and a graduate of Galesburg High School.

The Outstanding Senior Man award was presented in May at North Central College’s Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that recognizes student excellence in academics and co-curricular activities.

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