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Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

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Laurel White was named the 2010 Outstanding Senior Woman. Earlier during Honors Convocation, she was also recognized as the Outstanding Student in the Arts & Letters Division and Outstanding Student in English and received the Megan Sweeney Award for achieving the highest level of academic excellence. A College Scholar, White will graduate with a double major in English writing and interactive media studies and a minor in social change/public advocacy. She is president of the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, a tutor in the Writing Center, two-time presenter at the National C


Students meet with U.S. Supreme Court justices

Students meet with U.S. Supreme Court justices

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Four students recently met two U.S. Supreme Court justices—Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia M. Sotomayor—in Washington, D.C., as part of the students’ interdisciplinary research about oral arguments presented before the court. All sophomores, Garrett Lutz is a musical theatre major; Erin Martin, an English literature major; Madeline Moton, a philosophy and political science major; and Stewart Charles, an economics and finance major.


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.

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