North Central College - Naperville, IL

Past College Scholars Events

Spring 2014 College Scholars Events

 

President's Reception and Cording Ceremony

Who: College Scholar seniors and their parents

When: Friday, June 13, 2014

Where: Rall House Lawn/Madden Theatre

What: An event to recognize College Scholars that have successfully completed the program.

Cording

Honors Happy Hour

Who: All College Scholars

When: Friday, June 6, 2014, 3:30pm-5pm

Where: Rall House

What: A chance to take a break from studying to catch up with friends and faculty. Tasty treats were  served.

Happy Hour

Cornerstone Week Alumni Panel

Who: College Scholars

When: Wednesday, May 14

Where: Wentz Concert Hall

What: College Scholars welcome back four distinguised, young alumni that each took different paths after graduation. A introduction, interactive panel and reception was held so that current students could meet College Scholar Alums. 

Alumni Group Shot

 

Honors Day

Who: All North Central students, staff and faculty

When: Tuesday, May 13

Where: North Central College

What: College Scholars presented their original research at the Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, were recognized at the Honors Convocation and  inducted into honor societies.

Nancy Guzman

Honors Spring BBQ

Who: All College Scholars

When: Saturday, April 26 3-5pm

Where: Rall House lawn

What: Enjoy spending time with other College Scholars and faculty members while enjoying traditional BBQ foods. Check your email for an evite. Please RSVP online.

 

Dovebars and Starbucks Honors Advising Sessions

Who: First, Second and Third Year College Scholars

When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, First Years-6:00-7:30pm, Second and Third Years-8:00-9:00pm

Where: Rall House

What: Learn more information about the curriculum requirements, how to develop your schedule for 2014-2015 and enjoy a tasty dessert.

 

Thesis Writing Workshop and Hanging with the Hammonds

Who: Senior College Scholars

When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Writing Workshop 4-6, Dinner at the Hammond's 6-7

Where: Rall House/President Hammond's House

What: Seniors are invited to spend some quiet time in a structured environment to work on thesis writing. After that, we will walk to President Hammond's house for dinner and conversation. 

Hammond

 

Winter 2014 College Scholars Events

Honors Happy Hour

Who: All College Scholars

When: Friday, March 14, 2014, 3:30pm-5pm

Where: Rall House

What: A chance to take a break from studying to catch up with friends and faculty. Tasty treats will be served.

HCIR

Who: All College Scholars

When: Saturday February 22, 2014

Where: Joliet Junior College

What: A student research conference for all honors students in the Illinois Region

HCIR

Winter Colloquy

Who: All College Scholars

When: Friday, February 21, 2014, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Where: Rall House

What: We welcome the Dean of the Honors College at Valparaiso University, Dr. Peter Kanelos to campus. A Shakespeare expert, Dr. Kanelos will dive into an interactive talk about The Tempest.

Winter 2014 Colloquy Group Shop

7th Annual Chocolate Festival

Who: All College Scholars are invited. Space is limited so as soon are reservations are available, please reply

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 pm and Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Choose One)

Where: Le Chocolat, 129 South Washington Street, Naperville, IL

What: A delicious learning opporunity! Taste different chocolate treats from around the world and learn more about everyone's favorite sweet.

Chocolate Fest

Juniors Reconnect Event

Who: The Junior Class

When: Friday, January 17, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Rall House

What: Join us for pizza and a chance to welcome back all of the juniors who have been abroad.

Jr. Reconnect

Thesis Party

Who: Seniors who are working on their honors thesis and faculty advisors (Directors and Second Readers)

When: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Where: Rall House

What: This event includes lunch, moral support and witty anecdotes to jump start the thesis writing process.

 Thesis Party

 

Fall 2013 College Scholars Events

 

HHH (Honors Happy Hour)

Who: All College Scholars are welcome

When: Friday, November 22, 2013, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Where: Gathering Room

What: Take a study break and enjoy snacks, coffee and conversation as we close the term.

HHH

Fall Colloquy: Lunch with the President

Who: All College Scholars are welcome

When: Wednesday, October 23 12:30 pm

Where: Lunch will be served in Smith Hall in Old Main

What: Have an intimate conversation with President Hammond while enjoying lunch with other College Scholars.

President Hammond

Senior Thesis Workshop

Who: College Scholar seniors working on an honors thesis and their advisors

When: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Where: Madden Theatre Lobby

What: A chance to learn tips and strategies for writing your thesis. Get encouraging words from professors and share troubles with other College Scholars.

Jessica and Jill

Volunteer Day for Little Friends

Who: All College Scholars and friends were welcome

When: Saturday, October 12 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Naperville, IL

What: A great chance to volunteer for an organization in our community.

Little Friends Volunteering

Kick Off Dinner

Who: All College Scholars were welcome

When: Monday, September 30,2013, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: Kuma's Asian Bistro in Downtown Naperville

What: Reconnect with classmates and faculty, and meet the College Scholar class of 2017 while enjoying a wonderful dinner.

Kick Off Dinner

College Scholar First Year Retreat

Who: All First Year College Scholars are invited to join us in a day long retreat at Dickson Valley Retreat Center.

When: Monday, September 9, 2013

Where: Dickson Valley Camp and Retreat Center

What: Valuable information about the College Scholars program, opportunities to meet staff, faculty and other College Scholar students and many entertaining activities.

2013 Retreat

 

Spring 2013 College Scholars Events

President's Reception and Cording Ceremony

Who: College Scholar Seniors and their parents

When: Friday, June 7, 2013,  beginning at 12:30 pm

Where: A.A. Smith House

What: A time to reflect and celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2013.

Cording Reception

Spring Term Happy Hour

Who: All College Scholars are invited

When: Friday, May 31, 2013, 3:30 pm

Where: Kiekhofer Gathering Room

What: Visit with other College Scholars and faculty while enjoying snacks and coffee. Feel free to bring an instrument, good story or funny joke!

Happy Hour t-Shirts

North Central College Honors Day

Who: All North Central Students. Many College Scholars will present their research and be honored.

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Where: Wentz Concert Hall

What: Students will present research, be honored in a ceremony, there will be a bonfire for College Scholars that are graduating.

Andrew DuBois

BBQ and Bags at the Hamalis Homestead

Who: All College Scholars are invited

When: Sunday, April 21 at 3:00 pm

Where: Professor Hamalis' home

What: A time to relax, eat food, play games and visit with friends away from campus.

 

BBQ at Hamalis House

 

Fireside Chat with Dr. Hammond

Who: All College Scholars and honors faculty

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013,  6:15 - 7:15 pm

Where: Upper WAC

What: Get a chance to get to know North Central's 10th President in an intimate conversation. Sponsored by Student Government.

 

NCUR Pre-Meetings

Who: Students who have been selected to present at NCUR

When: Tuesday, April 2 at 12pm OR Wednesday, April 3 at 3pm. Must attend one date if you are presenting.

Where: Kiekhofer Gathering Room

What: Review rules for student travel, what to expect and what to bring to NCUR.

 

Starbucks and Dove Bars Advising Session

Who: All College Scholars and honors faculty

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 7:30pm

Where: Upper WAC

What: Get a jump on scheduling classes for 2013-2014 academic year. We will have break out groups by year where you can get advice from more advanced College Scholars, faculty and staff.

 

Richter Info Session

Who: Any student interested in applying for a Richter Grant

When: Monday, April 8, 2013, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Where: Kiekhofer Gathering Room

What: An opportunity to ask questions, hear stories of successful Richter proposals and meet the Richter Committee.

 

GRE Info Session

Who: Any student interested in taking the GRE to apply for graduate school

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Where: Goldspohn 20

What: Learn about the GRE from a representative of its publisher. Topics will include: overview of the GRE revised general test, content and structure, scores and reporting, test preparation, test taking strategies, GRE resources and Q & A.

 

Winter 2013 College Scholars Events

Happy Hour

Who: All College Scholars and honors faculty

When: Friday, March 8, 2013, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Kiekhofer Hall Community Gathering Room and Koten Chapel

What: Visit with friends and faculty at this relaxing social that includes stimulating conversation and live music by College Scholars, as well as hot chocolate, tea and light snacks.

Finals Week Care Packages were raffled off at Happy Hour.

 

6th Annual Chocolate Festival

Who: All College Scholars are invited

When: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 pm and Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Choose One)

Where: Le Chocolat, 129 South Washington Street, Naperville, IL

What: A delicious learning opporunity! Taste different chocolate treats from around the world and learn more about everyone's favorite sweet.

 

Frankenstein as Metaphor: Intersections of Literaure, Science and Ethics in the Popular Imagination College Scholars Winter Colloquy

Who: All College Scholars and their friends

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: WAC-Fireside Lounge

What: An interactive, educational discussion with Dr. Fran Navakas to dive deeper into the well-know story of Frankenstein. The College Scholars Colloquy is an opportunity one evening each term for all College Scholars to gather for dialogue with a guest speaker and each other, about topics with interdisciplinary significance.

 

Juniors Reconnect Event

Who: The Junior Class

When: Friday, January 11, 2013, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Kiekofer Gathering Room

What: Join us for pizza and a chance to welcome back all of the Juniors who have been abroad.

 

Thesis Party

Who: Seniors who are working on their honors thesis and faculty advisors (Directors and Second Readers)

When: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Where: A.A. Smith House

What: This event includes lunch, moral support and witty anecdotes to jump start the thesis writing process.

 

Fall 2012 College Scholars Events

 

Graduate School Info Session and Happy Hour

Who: All College Scholars and honors facultyHappy Hour Logo

When: Friday, November 9, 2012
          2:00 - 3:00 pm: Graduate School and Internship Information Session
          3:00 - 5:00 pm: Happy Hour

Where: Kiekhofer Hall Community Gathering Room and Koten Chapel

What: Visit with friends and faculty at this relaxing social that includes stimulating conversation and live music by College Scholars, as well as hot chocolate, tea and light snacks.

 

Pizza w/ the Prez

Who: All new and returning College Scholars

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Where: The President's Lawn

What: A great opportunity to meet and enjoy casual conversation with North Central College's president. Discussion will center around the topic of Higher Education and the Good City.

Pizza With the Prez 2012

 

Fall Kick-Off Dinner

Who: All College Scholars

When: Monday, September 24, 2012

Where: Tasso's Greek Cuisine, 220 South Washington Street, Naperville

Fall Kick Off Dinner 1

Fall Kick Off Dinner 2

 

Annual Synergy Retreat

Who: All incoming College Scholars

When: Monday, September 3 - Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Where: Reynoldswood Retreat Center Dixon, IL

What: 24 hour retreat includes icebreakers, a team-building course, and overviews of the College Scholars curriculum and related academic programs, meals, a Q & A session, and some "down time" for just getting to know each other without campus distractions.

Retreat Fall 2012

College Scholars Games

 

Spring 2012 College Scholars Events

Honors Program Celebration

Who: Graduating College Scholars who have completed the thesis requirement

When: Friday, June 8, 12:30 pm

Where: A.A. Smith House

What: Celebration champagne toast and dessert with the president, honors faculty, parents, Thesis Directors, and Second Readers. Cording ceremony in Meiley-Swallow to immediately follow. 

Rademakers Wolf and Sluis  Smiths

Happy Hour

Who: All College Scholars and honors faculty

When: Friday, June 1, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Where: Kiekhofer Hall Community Gathering Room and Koten Chapel

What: Congratulate the seniors for completion of their theses and the juniors for the submission of their thesis proposals.

Students at Happy Hour June 2012

Happy Hour

Happy Hour Logo

Who: All College Scholars and honors faculty

When: Friday, May 4, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Where: Kiekhofer Hall Community Gathering Room and Koten Chapel

What: Visit with friends and faculty at this relaxing social that includes stimulating conversation, live music by College Scholars, and light snacks.

Fulbright Information Session

Who: Juniors and seniors

When: Tuesday, May 1, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Goldspohn 33

What: Learn more about the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program that allows recent graduates to study, assistant-teach English, or conduct research in over 135 countries.

Early Bird Celebration Dinner

Who: June 2012 graduating Scholars who submitted a substantial thesis draft by March 19

When: Friday, April 20, 6:30 pm

Where: Raffi's on 5th

What: Congratulatory dinner to celebrate students' significant progress on their theses.   

Early Bird Awardees 2012   Early Bird Dinner Attendees 2012

Richter Information Session

Who: All North Central College students

When: Wednesday, April 11, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Where: Kiekhofer Hall Community Gathering Room

What: Learn how to prepare and submit a Richter Grant proposal for funding to conduct research this summer or fall. Committee members will be available to answer your questions.

Dove Bars and Starbucks Advising Session

Who: College Scholar Classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015

When: Tuesday, April 3, 9:00 - 9:45 pm

Where: White Activities Center

What: Enjoy snacks with faculty members and fellow College Scholars while learning about College Scholars curriculum requirements before you register for 2012-13 classes. Optional break-out sessions will include first-hand information on studying abroad at the University of Glasgow, and opportunities for prestigious national scholarships.

 

Winter 2012 College Scholars Events

Happy Hour

Who: All College Scholars and honors faculty

When: Friday, February 17, 2012,  3:30 - 4:45 pm

Where: Kiekhofer Hall Community Gathering Room and Koten Chapel

What: Visit with friends and faculty at this relaxing social that includes stimulating conversation, live music by College Scholars, hot chocolate and light snacks

Happy Hour February 2012

Sticks and Stone: Language, Identity, and Power
College Scholar Winter Colloquy

Who: All College Scholars and their friends

When: Thursday, February 9, 2012,  6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Madden Theatre

What: Interactive discussion that examines how the meaning of a word changes depending on who says it, as well as what words reveal about our locattions within larger systems of power and privilege. The College Scholars Colloquy is an opportunity one evening each term for all College Scholars to gather for dialogue with a guest speaker and each other, about topics with interdisciplinary significance.

Howe at Winter 2012 Colloquy    Petrick and Fields at Winter 2012 Colloquy

Richter Informational Session

Who: All North Central College students

When: January 26, 2012, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Where: Kiekhofer Hall Community Gathering Room

What: Learn to become a Richter Grant recipient

5th Annual Chocolate Festival

Who: All chocolate-loving College Scholars

When: Tuesday, January 24 and Thursday, January 26, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Where: Le Chocolat du Bouchard, 129 South Washington Street, Naperville

What: Enjoy an evening of scrumptious chocolate delights and the ever-popular chocolate fondue while reconnecting with College Scholars

Chocolate Fest 2012 Table of Students

Chocolate Fest 2012 Students  Chocolate Fest 2012 Small Table of Students

Thesis Party

Who: Seniors who are working on their honors thesis and faculty advisors (Directors and Second Readers)

When: Wednesday, January 12, 2012, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Where: A.A. Smith House

What: This event includes lunch, moral support and witty anecdotes to jump start the thesis writing process

Thesis Party 2012

 

Fall 2011 College Scholars Events

Happy Hour

Who: All College Scholars and honors faculty

When: Friday, November 18, 2011,  3:30 - 4:45 pm

Where: Kiekhofer Hall Community Gathering Room and Koten Chapel

What: Visit with friends and faculty at this relaxing social that includes stimulating conversation and live music by College Scholars, as well as hot chocolate, tea and light snacks

Pizza w/ the Prez

Who: All new and returning College Scholars

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Where: The President's Lawn

What: A great opportunity to meet and enjoy casual conversation with North Central College's president. Discussion will center around the topic of Higher Education and the Good City.

Fall Kick-Off Dinner

Who: All College Scholars

When: Monday, September 26, 2011

Where: Tasso's Greek Cuisine, 220 South Washington Street, Naperville

Annual Synergy Retreat

Who: All incoming College Scholars

When: Monday, September 5 - Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Where: Reynoldswood Retreat Center Dixon, IL

What: 24 hour retreat includes icebreakers, a team-building course, and overviews of the College Scholars curriculum and related academic programs, meals, a Q & A session, and some "down time" for just getting to know each other without campus distractions

2012 College Scholars Retreat

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