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New York Times best-selling author discusses “After Visiting Friends”

Michael Hainey, author, writer, editor
North Central College hosts a free lecture by New York Times best-selling author Michael Hainey—writer and editor of GQ magazine—on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

North Central College will host a free lecture by Michael Hainey—author, writer and deputy editor of GQ magazine—at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Hainey will discuss his newest book and New York Times Best Seller, “After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story”—a heartrending portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

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.

Danielle Spence

At North Central, Danielle is learning how to use both traditional and social media to be an effective journalist.

“Journalism today is so much more than writing articles,” she says. “It’s about connecting with the public to give out fast, accurate news.”

Danielle is editor-in-chief of North Central’s award-winning student newspaper, The Chronicle. She and her staff produce a new issue each week and maintain active Facebook and Twitter presences.

In addition to working with The Chronicle, Danielle has completed a writing internship with a local nonprofit organization and is working with a group of fellow students to launch a website targeted at the North Central community. She’s also planning to study in Italy and Greece during D-Term.

“No other school would have given me so many amazing opportunities as a journalism student,” Danielle says.

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

North Central College alumna Rachel Louise Snyder authors New Yorker article

North Central College alumna Rachel Louise Snyder ’92 authored a New Yorker magazine article about research into new methods of domestic violence intervention.

North Central College alumna Rachel Louise Snyder ’92 authored a New Yorker magazine article about research into new methods of domestic violence intervention.

Snyder’s piece, “A Raised Hand: Can a New Approach Curb Domestic Homicide,” is published in the July 22 issue of The New Yorker. The article may be found on The New Yorker’s website, but is available in its entirety only to subscribers.

North Central College student receives campus ecology fellowship

North Central College Junior Heidi Goetsch was awarded a Campus Ecology Fellowship through the National Wildlife Federation.

Heidi Goetsch ’14 is just one of 10 students nationwide to receive a Campus Ecology Fellowship through the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The grant will fund long-term improvements to campus, thanks to Goetsch’s leadership in establishing a new native plant garden at Oesterle Library—and gives Goetsch an experience that complements her environmental studies minor.

Jack reaches national audience with new book about shifting rural landscapes

Zachary Michael Jack, associate professor of English
Zachary Michael Jack, North Central College associate professor of English, authored the book, “The Midwest Farmer’s Daughter: In Search of an American Icon.”

Zachary Michael Jack, North Central College associate professor of English, authored “The Midwest Farmer’s Daughter: In Search of an American Icon,” a book about the shifting landscape of rural America.

Rachael Hilton earns Outstanding Major in Journalism Award

Rachael Hilton was awarded the Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Rachael Hilton, daughter of Bonne and Michael Hilton, of Naperville was awarded the Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Rachael is majoring in print journalism. She transferred to North Central as a junior and has been a reporter for The Chronicle, the College’s student-run newspaper. Her name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.

North Central seniors accepted to Nashville internship

Elisabeth Volkamer ’13 and Jessica Martin ’13
North Central College seniors Elisabeth Volkamer and Jessica Martin are chosen for internship in Nashville that empowers women to promote social justice.

North Central College seniors Elisabeth Volkamer and Jessica Martin were accepted to a 10-month internship at Belle H. Bennett House, an intentional community for the empowerment of young women at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, TN.

The program, beginning in August, consists of 40-hour work weeks that focus on female empowerment and the eradication of racism through volunteer work, community living and internships at various organizations in the area.

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