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Grammy-winning artist Common to give MLK Week keynote at North Central College

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common Jan. 21 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common Jan. 21 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

Each year, North Central College honors and remembers King with a keynote presentation, musical tributes, a prayer breakfast and activities. King spoke in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall in 1960.

Higher education group publishes article about North Central College global learning initiative

The group Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has published an article highlighting a North Central College global learning initiative.

The group Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has published an article highlighting a North Central College global learning initiative.

The article, “Civic Learning on a Global Scale: The Middle East as a Learning Lab,” is authored by Whitney Roberts ’08, M ’13, assistant director of ministry and service.

North Central College awarded federal grant to address gender-based violence

A grant will enable North Central College, the City of Naperville, Edward Hospital and local agencies to establish a program to address gender-based violence.

North Central College in cooperation with the City of Naperville, Edward Hospital and local social service agencies has been awarded a $274,600 U.S. Department of Justice grant to spearhead establishment of a comprehensive program to improve victim services and resources, enhance education and prevention, and strengthen policies and protocols for addressing gender-based violence.

Anti-Hate Week features courtroom drama “Defamation” on Oct. 28

North Central College welcomes the touring production “Defamation,” where the audience becomes the jury, and other events as part of annual Anti-Hate Week.

Among several events during North Central College’s 2013 Anti-Hate Week, Oct. 28-Nov. 2, is the touring production of “Defamation,” written by Todd Logan and presented on Oct. 28.

A free event, “Defamation” begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall. The play presents a dilemma that leads to a riveting courtroom encounter with audience members as jurors and challenges our preconceived notions about race, color, religion and even the law.

Oesterle Library hosts free film screening, discussion of “A Prince Among Slaves”

Two professors will lead a discussion following a free screening of the film “A Prince Among Slaves” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Oesterle Library.

Two professors will lead a discussion following a free screening of the film “A Prince Among Slaves” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Dr. Lora L. Tyson Curriculum Center at Oesterle Library, 320 E. School St.

The discussion following the screening will be led by William Barnett, associate professor of history and Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of academic opportunities.
 

North Central College begins academic year with record number of students

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students. Enrollment this fall includes a record number of international students and increased representation of out-of-state students and veterans.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

Dawn Pleas-Bailey '90

Dawn Pleas-Bailey was awarded the Ethel and Allen “Buddy” Carruth Sustained Leadership in Education Award at the University of Pennsylvania. The award recognizes individuals who serve as an inspiration to others, transcend expectations and provide significant service to the education community. Pleas-Bailey is vice president of student life and special assistant to the president for community engagement at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS. She has built the school’s reputation as a high-quality institution that provides academic and social opportunities to low-income families.

North Central College selected to take part in civic learning, engagement initiative

North Central College’s strong commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement are recognized by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

North Central College’s strong commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement are being recognized by the group Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

Michelle DePasquale

As a North Central student, Michelle has frequently been treated like a professional. A psychology major and conflict resolution minor, she has conducted extensive research with professors and was part of two search committees that interviewed candidates for openings in the psychology department and the library.

“We took the candidates out to dinner, which turned out to be one of the most valuable experiences I’ve ever had,” she says. “I learned how to act at a professional dinner and developed closer connections to professors I’ve never had class with. That, to me, is priceless.”

Along with faculty members, Michelle spent countless hours studying the effects of caffeine on humans. Her research ultimately led to a presentation at the Midwest Psychological Association Conference in Chicago.

“I came here as a timid little freshman who kept to herself. Because of the faculty here, I’ve blossomed—I’m really making my voice heard.”

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