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Timothy Lesiewicz earns Outstanding Major in Economics Award

Tim Lesiewicz
Timothy Lesiewicz was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Economics Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Timothy Lesiewicz was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Economics Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Lesiewicz is a graduating senior double-majoring in economics and international business.
    

State honors North Central College for its commitment to sustainable practices

North Central College is the first suburban Chicago school to achieve gold status through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices has earned gold-level recognition through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

Sheridan publishes article in Journal of Macroeconomics

Brandon Sheridan, assistant professor of economics
Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, publishes article on manufacturing exports and growth in developing countries.

Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, published an article, titled “Manufacturing Exports and Growth: When Is a Developing Country Ready to Transition From Primary Exports to Manufacturing Exports,” in the December 2014 issue of Journal of Macroeconomics. The journal is a highly respected, peer-reviewed economics journal that focuses on the theoretical and empirical aspects of macroeconomics and monetary economics, including issues of economic growth and international trade.

North Central College names Abiodun Goke-Pariola vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty

Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola
North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

Dr. Goke-Pariola will begin his new role at North Central College on July 1 after serving most recently as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

Mock Trial team, individual students win awards in early contest

North Central College’s Mock Trial team wins third-place trophy at the annual Bradley University Mock Trial Invitational, three students win top awards.

North Central College’s Mock Trial team defeated 13 other teams to win a third-place trophy at the annual Bradley University Mock Trial Invitational, held Oct. 25-26.

Kim coauthors published article about inflation and equity markets

Doh-Khul Kim, associate professor and chair of economics and finance
Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor and chair of economics and finance, published an article in Journal of Business and Economic Studies.

Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor and chair of economics and finance, had his article, titled “Inflation and Equity Market: Sectoral-Level Analyses,” published in the fall issue of the Journal of Business and Economic Studies (JBES). The article was coauthored with Sung Chul No of Southern University and A&M College.

Kim’s research for this project was financially supported by North Central’s Faculty Professional Development Committee summer research grant.

North Central College welcomes Syrian writer/director Riad Ismat as visiting scholar-in-residence

Riad Ismat
North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year as visiting professor of arts and letters.

North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ismat will serve as visiting professor of arts and letters. He will teach courses in playwriting, acting and directing, besides lecturing on Syria, Arabic literature and drama.

New North Central College residence hall to feature apartment-style suites

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

The 229-bed residence hall is being built directly south of Ward and Patterson halls and across from Merner Field House and Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The five-story residence hall—the College’s first since the Residence Hall/Recreation Center opened in 2009—is scheduled for completion by August 2015.

Miguel Colell

To prepare for a career in economics, Miguel traveled beyond the country’s borders.

Miguel went to Guatemala the summer of his sophomore year to conduct a directed study with Matthew Krystal, associate professor of anthropology. He helped produce five documentary films related to economic anthropology. He traveled to Brazil the following year, researching the economic impact of soccer’s 2014 World Cup.

“I spoke with people from all economic levels and found many different reactions,” he says. “Researching the event and learning about the culture was extremely valuable to my future career.”

On campus, Miguel is co-president of the International Club, where he helps host global awareness events. He plans to use his international experience to pursue a career with a soccer agency. 

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a Military Friendly School for 2015

Graduate and Student Veteran Lounge
North Central College has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a 2015 Military Friendly School.

The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the third consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

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