North Central College - Naperville, IL

Students, faculty collaborate in summer-long research

Associate Professor of Biology Jonathan Visick and Juan Perez ’13
This summer, North Central College students participated in hands-on research on campus, working one-on-one with faculty and collaborating with other students.

For eight weeks this summer, North Central College students participated in hands-on research on campus, working one-on-one with faculty and collaborating with other students. Some 38 students and 12 faculty advisors took part in the College’s Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC). Their work represented a range of academic disciplines with students majoring in biology, computer science, biochemistry, psychology, chemistry, English literature, radiation therapy, athletic training, theatre, human resource management and Spanish.

Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp celebrates 25 successful years

Elementary education major Erica Pang '12 teaching second grade
North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp has provided quality learning experiences for students in under-resourced neighborhoods for 25 years.

For 25 years, North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars Pipeline to College program has provided a summer camp experience with hours of high-quality learning experiences to help school-aged students in under-resourced neighborhoods advance in their achievement levels.

Jodi Picoult gives talk, signs copies of her new young adult novel June 30

Co-authors Jodi Picoult and daughter Samantha
North Central College hosts talk by best-selling author Jodi Picoult as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

North Central College will host a talk by best-selling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer June 30 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

Bohrer contributes essay to published work about Scottish writer

Martha Bohrer, associate professor of English
Martha Bohrer, North Central College associate professor of English, contributed an essay to anthology of criticism on the work of Scottish author John Galt.

Martha Bohrer, North Central College associate professor and chair of English, contributed an essay, titled “John Galt’s ‘Annals of the Parishi’ and the Narrative Strategies of Tales of Locale,” to an anthology of criticism on the work of the 19th century Scottish author John Galt.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Amy Olson earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Writing Award

Amy Olson
Amy Olson of Sycamore was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Writing Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Amy Olson of Sycamore was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Writing Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Olson is a senior majoring in English writing and English literature with a minor in secondary education at North Central College. She is the daughter of Jane Olson and is a 2008 graduate of Sycamore High School.

Elizabeth Burrow earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Literature Award

Elizabeth Burrow
Elizabeth Burrow of Westmont was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Literature Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Elizabeth Burrow of Westmont was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Literature Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Burrow is a senior majoring in English literature with a minor in secondary education at North Central College. A nontraditional student, she transferred to North Central from the College of DuPage. Her name has regularly appeared on the College’s Dean’s List, which recognizes students with high academic achievement.

Jenna Markowski earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Journalism Award

Jenna Markowski
Jenna Markowski of Lombard was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Jenna Markowski of Lombard was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Markowski is a senior majoring in print journalism and interactive media studies/convergent media at North Central College. After she graduates in June she will work full-time in content development with Quality Logo Products in Aurora. She is the daughter of Michael and Anne Marie Markowski and is a 2008 graduate of Glenbard East High School.

Emily Schmidt earns 2012 Outstanding Major in English Award

Emily Schmidt
Emily Schmidt of Mascoutah, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Emily Schmidt of Mascoutah, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Schmidt is a senior majoring in theatre and English writing at North Central College. She is the daughter of Bradley and Mary Schmidt and is a 2008 graduate of Mascoutah High School.

Douglas Engelman earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award

Douglas Engelman
Douglas Engelman of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award during Honors Day May 15.

May 21, 2012—Douglas Engelman of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

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