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North Central College students meet U.S. Supreme Court justices

Four North Central College sophomores recently met two U.S. Supreme Court justices as part of their studies in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

May 11, 2010—Four North Central College sophomores recently met two U.S. Supreme Court justices as part of their studies in Washington, D.C.

The four met justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia M. Sotomayor while they were conducting interdisciplinary research about oral arguments presented before the Supreme Court.

2009 graduate named Fulbright Scholar: College's sixth

2009 graduate named Fulbright Scholar: College's sixth

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Parker Gadbois ’09, who majored in English and minored in Chinese and secondary education, was named a Fulbright Scholar and will teach English in Taiwan. He was awarded the highly prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award for 2010-2011 and begins his 11-month assignment on Aug. 1 with $30,000 of support and additional funds for language study. Gadbois teaches English at East Aurora High School in Aurora and sees the Fulbright as a way to both share his love of teaching and improve his Chinese skills and cultural knowledge.


North Central College graduate named Fulbright Scholar

Parker Gadbois, a 2009 graduate of North Central College, has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will teach English in Taiwan.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

April 30, 2010—Parker Gadbois, a 2009 graduate of North Central College, has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will teach English in Taiwan.

Gadbois was awarded a highly prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award for 2010-2011. He begins his 11-month assignment on Aug. 1 and will receive $30,000 of support and additional funds for language study.

North Central senior earns highly competitive Dunn Fellowship

Majoring in English/writing at North Central College, Laurel White will defer attending Northwestern University for a year to serve as a Dunn Fellow.

North Central College senior Laurel White of Bloomington, Ill., has earned a highly competitive Dunn Fellowship for 2010-2011.

The fellowship provides a full salary and benefits to work for one year in the Governor of Illinois’ Press Office in Springfield, Ill.. Top students from around the country apply and fewer than 20 fellowships are awarded each year. The program begins in August and ends in July of the following year.

Patricia King receives grant from Illinois Arts Council

Patricia King receives grant from Illinois Arts Council

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Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor English, was awarded an Individual Artist Professional Development grant from the Illinois Arts Council for support of “opportunities and projects related to an individual artist’s career.” She will use the grant to attend a master’s class in fiction this summer in New York City with Viking/Penguin Senior Editor Joshua Kendall.


Senior presents academic work at international convention

Sarah Kurpiel will be presenting her academic work at an international convention in St. Louis.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

March 16, 2010--During North Central College's spring break, senior Sarah Kurpiel will head a few hours south of her Naperville campus and Downers Grove residence, but not for fun in the sun. She will be presenting her academic work at an international convention in St. Louis.

Naperville student represents North Central at Chicago poetry festival

A student taking full advantage of North Central College’s interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts education will read his poetry at a festival.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

March 15, 2010—A student taking full advantage of North Central College’s interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts education will read his poetry at a festival along with students from Chicago’s top academic institutions.

Weien Wang of Naperville will represent North Central College at the 11th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival April 1 at Columbia College Chicago.

Senior Sarah Kurpiel to present paper at honor society convention

Senior Sarah Kurpiel to present paper at honor society convention

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Presenting academic work at an international convention in St. Louis is how one student will spend her spring break. Sarah Kurpiel ’10, majoring in English literature and French, will present her paper titled “Where’s Antonio Then?: Locating the Inclusions and Exclusions of Antonio in Two Film Versions of Twelfth Night” at the Sigma Tau Delta 2010 International Convention in St. Louis March 17-20.


3 Perspectives of Rwanda

 More than 15 years ago, the African nation of Rwanda experienced a devastating war caused by genocide, and as the country continues to heal, its past, present and future affect North Central College students, faculty and alumni. 

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