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Registration begins July 6 for noncredit programs at North Central College

Registration begins July 6 for North Central College’s 2015 fall community noncredit programs covering health and wellness, professional development and more.

Registration begins July 6 for North Central College’s 2015 fall community noncredit programs. The programs are offered from September to November and cover a range of topics, including health and wellness, professional development, computer training, language education and general interest.

Whether students are age 7 or 70, every community member can find courses to enjoy.

Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian honored at Commencement for 30 years of leadership in academics

Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian receives honorary degree and emeritus status prior to his leaving North Central College

The hundreds of faculty candidates who’ve visited campus the past 20 years typically ended their interviews in the office of R. Devadoss Pandian, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. In his fifth floor office of Old Main, they all learned about his passion for teaching—and the No. 1 qualification for working at North Central College.

“You have to teach to every student in the class and in a class of 30 or 35 students, that’s not a small thing,” says Pandian, describing the qualities of a great teacher.

Elaine Cannell ’15 earns Outstanding Major in English Studies Award

Elaine Cannell ’15
Elaine Cannell received the Outstanding Major in English Studies Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Elaine Cannell ’15, daughter of Robert and Laura Cannell of Kansas City, Mo., received the Outstanding Major in English Studies Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

A senior, Elaine majored in English literature and English writing at North Central College. She is a graduate of Kaneland High School in Maple Park, Ill.

Students and faculty participate in German immersion conference

Karin Duncker-Hoffmann, lecturer in English and German
North Central College students attended and faculty member Karin Duncker-Hoffmann presented at the Northern Illinois College Immersion Day of German.

Nine North Central College students participated in the third annual Northern Illinois College Immersion Day of German April 18 hosted by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). More than 150 students and instructors of German from the area attended the event at College of DuPage.

Karin Duncker-Hoffmann, North Central College lecturer in English and German, helped organize and present at the conference.

Graduate student, alumnus selected for prestigious Prague Summer Program

Rebecca Samson ’12/M ’15 has been selected for a Prague Summer Program, a one-month creative-writing residency in the Czech Republic.

Rebecca Samson ’12/M ’15 has been selected for a prestigious Prague Summer Program, a one-month creative-writing residency in the Czech Republic.

Samson also was awarded one of a few competitive Vaclav Havel scholarships. Samson studied German as an undergraduate and is completing a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) in the Writing, Editing and Publishing track.

She grew up in a Czech household and her passion for Czech history and culture was strengthened after a family trip to Prague in 2011.

North Central College student earns finalist award in New York Times essay contest

North Central College’s Adam Lundquist ’16 had an essay published in The New York Times as one of four finalists in a writing contest for college students.

North Central College junior Adam Lundquist earned one of four finalist titles in a nationwide New York Times college essay contest.

“Modern Love,” a popular weekly series of reader-submitted essays that explore the joys and tribulations of love, asked college students to submit personal stories of modern love for the opportunity to have their work published in the newspaper.

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.

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.

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.

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