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Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Veronica Blue earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Elementary Education Award

Veronica Blue
Veronica Blue of Utica received two academic awards during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Veronica Blue of Utica received two academic awards during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Blue was recognized with the College’s 2012 Outstanding Major in Elementary Education and 2012 Outstanding Student in the Human Thought and Behavior Division awards.

Blue is a senior majoring in elementary education with minors in reading and Chinese. She is the daughter of Fred and Monica Blue and a graduate of Ottawa Township High School.

Mulberry Child

Click here to watch when Author Jian Ping presented the film "Mulberry Child" to a packed room at North Central College.

Hoffert presents, moderates at conference and meeting

Brian Hoffert, associate professor of religious studies and history
Brian Hoffert, North Central College associate professor of religious studies and history, participated at Chinese thought conference, Asian studies meeting.

Brian Hoffert, North Central College associate professor of religious studies and history and coordinator of East Asian studies, participated as presenter and moderator at the 8th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., April 13-15. North Central College hosted the conference in 2011.

North Central connects with Chinese-speaking international students

In its efforts to attract students from around the globe, North Central College is reaching out to Chinese-speaking international students via new webpages.

In its efforts to attract students from around the globe to study on campus, North Central College is reaching out to Chinese-speaking international students via its website: northcentralcollege.edu/admission/Chinese.

The new site connects with potential international students in the Chinese language and includes information they want to know about the College, its location, campus life, how to apply and more.

Experience world cultures at North Central College's International Festival Feb. 12

North Central's German Club exhibit
The 16th Annual International Festival on Feb. 12 offers the campus community an opportunity to become immersed in a variety of cultures from across the globe.

North Central College will host its 16th Annual International Festival on Feb. 12, featuring new performance groups and participating community organizations, authentic international cuisine, ethnic dancing, live music and more.

Study Abroad Programs

Click here to watch how North Central College offers a variety of programs for the experience of a lifetime.

Alumnus lectures, performs in Beijing and is guest on WONC

Mike Krieglstein ’10
Musician, world traveler Mike Krieglstein ’10 is lecturer at university in Beijing and guest artist with WONC’s music night series Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Musician, world traveler and 2010 alumnus Mike Krieglstein will be the featured guest artist Feb. 7 as part of WONC’s Tuesday music night series. Listen to WONC-FM 89.1 from 6 to 8 p.m. to hear a live interview with Krieglstein about his recent adventures in China where he gave a lecture and performed. After the radio interview, Krieglstein will give a free live concert at 8 p.m. in the basement of the Rolland Center Boilerhouse Café.

Mark Zajac

Mark has truly become a student of international cultures. He came to North Central College to continue his high school studies in Spanish and German. “I decided then to take Chinese on a whim and have really enjoyed the program,” he says. “I am gearing my studies toward Taiwan,” he says.

He’s planning to visit Taiwan as soon as he can schedule it around his other travels. His study abroad experiences have included terms in Heidelberg, Germany and Sevilla, Spain. On campus, he’s been involved with the multicultural student clubs Fusion Espana, Chinese Club and International Club and has presented research at North Central’s Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

In addition to his minor in Chinese and majors in German and Spanish, Mark added a major in global studies with a focus on international business. He has big plans for the future. “My goal is to work for the U.S. State Department, an international NGO (nongovernmental organization) or international business.”

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