In December, students take advantage of life-changing study abroad opportunities.
Jan. 24, 2011—North Central College’s trimester format offers students a break from regular classes between Thanksgiving and the new year. During December—or D-Term—students can take advantage of North Central’s study abroad opportunities.
Assistant Professor of History Shereen Ilahi will give a timely talk and lead a discussion related to India and global environmental change on Nov. 11.
One of North Central’s own faculty members, Assistant Professor of History Shereen Ilahi, will give a talk and lead a discussion related to India and global environmental change at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Titled “The 1947 Partition of Punjab,” her timely lecture will focus on the creation of the sovereign states of Pakistan, Bangladesh and India and how the British drew the line in 1947 that partitioned the region of Punjab that borders India and Pakistan. The event is free.
With the first frost nearly upon us, the campus garden is closing. Its harvest this year included about 180 cups of green beans, 5,000 various heirloom variety tomatoes, nearly 150 cucumbers, more than 200 types of peppers, some 50 eggplants, 15 pounds of potatoes, 20 cups of salad greens and spinach, 50 squash and zucchini, more than 100 carrots, and a few cloves of garlic, onions, radishes and shallots.
During her paid summer internship, Andrea measured the water quality of aquatic systems at the Brookfield Zoo (Brookfield, IL). She enjoyed supplementing the first-hand experience she gained during her North Central course work and field trips. “Because environmental issues are becoming more and more pressing, this is a valuable degree both professionally and personally,” she says. “It's not an established major yet, so students who want to declare it as a major design it themselves. They can focus on science, literature, history, policy, global studies—almost any discipline. I'm focusing on social issues.” What are Andrea’s plans for the future? The possibilities are endless. “Environmental studies can lead to a wide variety of careers,” Andrea says. “I just hope I end up working outdoors.”