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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.

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.

Students explore cosmos, curiosities during D-Term

Physics major Juliano Lodi ’15
D-Term allows North Central students to relax, take courses for credit and explore new and exciting interests through Verandah Experiences.

Staying on campus during North Central College’s D-Term meant that Juliano Lodi ’15 (photo, right) could join his fellow classmates on a tour of the cosmos.

Enactus students help local entrepreneur establish own business identity

Greta Karvelyte ’16, Katie Cotter ’17, Patrick Rourke ’15
North Central College business students were offered an opportunity of a lifetime—to help local business owner rebuild, restructure and launch small business.

Four North Central College business students were offered an opportunity of a lifetime—to make a difference in one man’s small, homegrown coffee shop, and help rebuild and restructure his business plan.

Greta Karvelyte ’16 especially felt her dreams of entrepreneurship coming true with this project. “My ambition has always been to own my own business,” she explains. “My parents and I moved here from Lithuania with the idea of the American dream. We’ve struggled through life, and from those struggles I’ve learned I want to be able to fulfill my own American dream.”

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.

North Central receives award for achieving environmental goals

Professor Martha Bohrer accepted bronze award
North Central College has been recognized as a bronze-level institution for its commitment to sustainability through Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College has been recognized as a bronze-level institution for its commitment to adopting and fulfilling environmental goals through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

King is named fiction editor at literary press

Patricia King, lecturer in English
Patricia King, North Central College lecturer in English, has been named fiction editor at Kore Press, which publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction by women.

Patricia King, North Central College lecturer in English, has been named fiction editor at Kore Press, a literary press founded in 1993 and located in Tucson, Ariz. The press publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction by women.

As fiction editor, she will advise the publisher and cofounder, serve as a representative of Kore Press at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference, and work with the annual winner of Kore’s Short Fiction Award to prepare the story for publication as a chapbook.

College hosts Latin American Poetry Festival Nov. 7

Six well-known Hispanic poets will read their original, distinctive work at North Central’s fourth Latin American Poetry Festival Friday, Nov. 7.

North Central College will celebrate Hispanic poetry by hosting its fourth Latin American Poetry Festival Nov. 7 and presenting six Hispanic poets who will read, mostly in Spanish, their original work.

The Poetry Festival takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Fireside Lounge at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. The free event is organized by Silvia Goldman, assistant professor of Spanish, and sponsored by the College’s Cultural Events program and student group Fusión Española. A discussion and tapas will follow the readings.

North Central College to establish program in Middle Eastern and North African studies

John Shindler
North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic.

North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic. The new program is partially funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant.

Beginning in fall 2015 the College will offer a minor in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) studies, significantly expand Oesterle Library’s holdings in MENA studies and introduce students to cultural experiences in the Chicago area and abroad.

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