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Laurel White '10

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Grant Swanson earns Outstanding Major in English Award

Grant Swanson, shown at Oxford University.
Grant Swanson was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Grant Swanson was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Swanson is a graduating senior majoring in English writing at North Central College. He has accepted a position with Teach for America and will be teaching children in a high-need elementary school on a Native American reservation in South Dakota. He is a graduate of Millard West High School in Omaha, Neb.

North Central College announces largest fundraising campaign in school’s 154-year history

Students demonstrate chemistry experiments at the kickoff celebration
North Central College has launched its Brilliant Future Campaign—a seven-year, $150 million fundraising effort, the largest in the College’s history.

North Central College has launched its Brilliant Future Campaign—a seven-year, $150 million drive that is the largest fundraising effort in the College’s 154-year history.

Nearly 1,000 students, alumni, trustees, faculty and staff gathered with local and regional elected officials, business leaders and other dignitaries May 15 at a kickoff celebration in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center.

King’s short story and a novel are recognized

Patricia King, lecturer in English
Patricia King, North Central College lecturer in English, had a short story accepted for publication and received a grant to conduct research on new novel.

Patricia King, North Central College lecturer in English, had her short story, “Adios and Adios,” accepted for publication by The Gettysburg Review with publication later this year.
 
King’s short story is part of a linked collection of stories she’s working on, titled “Gringos in Paradise.” Her stories explore cross-cultural relationships within the setting of wartime Guatemala. Specifically, “Adios and Adios” traces the doomed love affair between a Guatemalan language school teacher and his North American student.

2015 Honors Convocation award winners

North Central recognizes high-achieving students for academic and co-curricular excellence at the College’s 39th annual Honors Convocation.

On May 12, North Central College held its 39th annual Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that publicly celebrates student excellence in the academic and co-curricular life of the College. Some 55 students were introduced by faculty members, who recognized them for their academic achievements. In addition, a record 41 College Scholars, eight Richter Grant recipients and some 30 Scholar All-Americans were recognized for their successes.

MIT physicist delivers Rall Symposium keynote about “The Future of Learning”

Dr. David Pritchard
MIT physics professor and education researcher Dr. David Pritchard delivered a Rall Symposium keynote on "The Future of Learning."

Rescheduled: Jack Shindler to give annual Last Lecture June 3

Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs
North Central College students select Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, to speak at the Last Lecture.

North Central College students voted to invite Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, to speak at the annual Last Lecture.

MIT professor David Pritchard to deliver Rall Symposium keynote at North Central College

North Central College welcomes Dr. David Pritchard as keynote speaker for the 18th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 12.

North Central College welcomes Dr. David Pritchard as keynote speaker for the College’s 18th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research on May 12.

The public is invited to Pritchard’s talk at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. His keynote address kicks off a day of student oral and poster presentations held during the Rall Symposium, a forum for North Central College undergraduate students to present their independent scholarly research projects across all academic areas.

North Central College introduces new academic program in film and screen studies

 Judy Brodhead, associate professor of English, coordinator of cultural events
North Central College’s new minor in film and screen studies is designed to complement numerous majors and prepare students for a variety of careers.

North Central College’s new minor in film and screen studies is designed to complement numerous majors and prepare students for a variety of careers.

“Film and screen studies will help students build transferable critical-thinking skills,” says Lisa Long, professor of English and chair of the College’s Division of Arts and Letters. “It will draw upon traditional theory but help students develop the visual literacy needed in today’s world.”

North Central College students experience life-changing course on civil rights movement

Twenty-two students toured historic sites in the civil rights movement and learned about social justice as part of a Sankofa Experience Verandah course.

North Central College students and alumni often say opportunities to study away from campus are among their most memorable moments of college. Twenty-two students who spent a week this spring touring historic sites in the civil rights movement say the Sankofa Experience Verandah course inspired life-changing passion for social justice causes.

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