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North Central hosts 2012 Blue Key National Conference

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More than 100 students from across the country traveled to North Central College for the 2012 Blue Key National Conference, which took place Jan. 13-14.

The students represented 13 different colleges and universities, ranging from the University of Portland in Oregon to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Over the course of the conference, students had the opportunity to participate in a vast array of activities.

Edvard Joseph

It’s easy to discover Edvard’s interests. From the International Club, Finance Club and Student Governing Association, where he served as comptroller, Edvard is all things international and economics. Originally from Haiti, Edvard tutors French, studies German, and speaks Creole, Spanish, French and English.

He secured a Richter independent study grant from North Central to travel to Bhutan, a small country between India and China, to conduct research about gross national happiness (GNH), an economic and anthropological analysis of happiness. He observed everyday Bhutanese culture and conducted formal interviews with scholars and government officials to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the GNH compared to the gross domestic product (GDP) as an economic factor. He presented his findings at the College’s Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research and a national conference.

Eager to share his interests with others, Edvard is recruiting his younger brother to attend North Central, too. “I like it so much here that I’m enrolling others.”

First Citizen of the College Award presented at Commencement

Marti Bogart, associate professor of economics and associate dean for academic affairs, received the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award.

July 7, 2011—Marti Bogart, associate professor of economics and associate dean for academic affairs, was named the 20th recipient of North Central College’s Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during Commencement exercises on June 11.

The First Citizen of the College Award recognizes a student, faculty or staff member who exemplifies the best of North Central College and honors a “unique spirit and legacy,” that of Harold and Eva White, longtime editors and publishers of The Naperville Sun and alumni of the College.

Diane Anstine named first holder of economics endowed chair

Diane Anstine, associate professor and chair of economics, was named the first holder of the Mary Schneller Rosar Professor of Economics endowed chair.

June 24, 2011—North Central College recently announced that Diane Anstine, associate professor and chair of economics, was named the first holder of the Mary Schneller Rosar Professor of Economics endowed chair.

The new endowed chair was made possible by the generosity of alumnae Mary Schneller Rosar, Class of 1933, and her sister Cecelia Schneller Mueller, Class of 1927.

Student volunteers serve local refugee community

From left, elementary education and Spanish majors Sarah Hall ’12 and Liz Linnin
North Central College’s service learning program was featured in an online story.

March 9, 2011—In early 2011, the Aurora office of World Relief published a story on its website about North Central College student volunteers who tutor and serve refugee children on a weekly basis as part of the College’s service learning program. Here’s that story, written by World Relief intern Glenn Oviatt.

Self Employment in the Arts Conference helps creative students gain a business edge

North Central College hosts the 11th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 25-26.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 26, 2011)—College and high school students, educators and adults who aspire to be self-employed artists will gain valuable information about running their own business Feb. 25-26 when North Central College hosts the 11th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

Record number of students to present at national research conference

A record 38 students from various academic areas will represent North Central at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research this spring.

 

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2011)—For the second year, a record number of North Central College students have been chosen to participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

D-Term courses take students around the globe

In December, students take advantage of life-changing study abroad opportunities.

Jan. 24, 2011—North Central College’s trimester format offers students a break from regular classes between Thanksgiving and the new year. During December—or D-Term—students can take advantage of North Central’s study abroad opportunities.

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