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Tiffany Tindell

Tiffany always wanted to be a real-life Indiana Jones. With her globe-trotting experience through North Central College, she might just make that happen.

As a sophomore, Tiffany received funding from the Paul K. and Elizabeth Cook Richter Trusts, which support North Central students from various disciplines who conduct research around the world. She traveled to five German cities, delving into the German fascination with Native Americans.

“It was a great reward to embark on such an incredible experience,” she says. “North Central affords students of all disciplines with the spectacular amenities of a big university, but on a smaller scale.”

When she’s not on a far-flung adventure, Tiffany gains career experience by volunteering with the curatorial department at Naper Settlement Museum, an outdoor historic park in Naperville. She handles artifacts and helps design displays.

Tiffany plans to attend graduate school for museum studies and hopes to become a curator in a Native American museum.

“North Central prepares students to succeed in college, and—more importantly—in life.”

John Sienkiewicz earns Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award

John Sienkiewicz
John Sienkiewicz was awarded the Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

John Sienkiewicz, son of John and Jane Sienkiewicz of Glen Ellyn, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, John is majoring in sociology at North Central College. He is a graduate of Saint Francis High School.

Brian Failing earns Outstanding Human Thought & Behavior Division Award

Brian Failing was awarded the Outstanding Human Thought and Behavior Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Brian Failing, son of Michael and Christine Failing of Lisle, was awarded the Outstanding Human Thought and Behavior Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Brian is double majoring in history and urban and suburban studies at North Central College. He is a graduate of Naperville North High School.

Maher presents at annual conference, publishes papers, conducts field research in Israel

Ed Maher, visiting lecturer in sociology
Ed Maher, North Central College visiting lecturer in sociology, caps off academic year conducting field research at two sites in Israel this summer.

Ed Maher, visiting lecturer in sociology at North Central College, co-presented a conference paper, titled “Iron Age Village Economy and Possible Literacy: Preliminary Remarks on the Faunal Data from Khirbet Summeily,” at the annual conference for the American Schools of Oriental Research in November 2013.

North Central’s Student Director Series presents “Erlkönig”

Tina Naponelli ’15, Mark Yacullo ’16, Alex Moerer ’17
North Central College senior Cullen Rogers stages “Erlkönig,” a play that transforms popular German myth into a modern, moving story May 22-24.

North Central College’s Student Director Series features an original play titled “Erlkönig” by senior Cullen Rogers on May 22-24.

North Central College students showcase talent in 2014 Senior Art Show

Senior Art Show features paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and more by 13 graduating seniors, May 12-June 13, in two galleries.

Artwork by 13 North Central College art students will be featured in the annual Senior Art Show, May 12 through June 13. The 2014 Senior Art Show features a diverse body of work, ranging from paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics to photography, cutouts and mixed media.

Registration is underway for summer school at North Central College

Undergraduate and graduate students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Registration is underway for a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses that often can be applied toward graduation requirements at a student’s home institution. Class sessions are offered in four- and eight-week terms, starting June 16. The second four-week term starts July 14.

Office of International Programs announces winners of annual study abroad photo contest

Kimberly Larsson, director of study abroad
Office of International Programs announces winners of annual study abroad photo contest.

For the 85 students who studied abroad for 2013-2014, their experiences will live on in their photos, blogs and emails to family. Fortunately, many were willing to share their best photos during the annual photo contest organized by the Office of International Programs. The award winners in the two categories—People and Places—are included below. An album of all the submissions is available to view at the Office of International Programs, located in the Abe House, and the winning photos will also soon be displayed in the Boilerhouse Café on campus.

North Central among top 4 percent in accepted proposals at NCUR

Seniors Aaron Langer and Gianna Medina, NCUR presenters
North Central College will send a record 44 students to present a record 40 projects at the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

North Central College will send a record 44 students to the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Forty proposals submitted by these students were accepted for presentation.

Rena Schergen '07

Rena Schergen is an archivist at the Archdiocese of St. Louis. She earned her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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