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Gems is recognized for professional work

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, gives talk, is chosen for project, recognized for his work in history of sport.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, gave a presentation titled “The Globalization of Boxing” at the 40th conference of the North American Society for Sport History in Berkeley, Calif., on May 21. An editor from Scarecrow Press, who attended the session, offered Gems a book contract on the subject.

Two women chosen to attend national conference for student leaders

Nora Beswick ’13 and Emily Goodfellow ’14
North Central College students Nora Beswick ’13 and Emily Goodfellow ’14 were selected to attend National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

Two North Central College students—Nora Beswick ’13 (photo, left) and Emily Goodfellow ’14 (right)—were selected to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., May 31-June 2.

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.

Natalie Cummins earns 2012 Outstanding Major in French Award

Natalie Cummins
Natalie Cummins of Bloomington, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in French Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Natalie Cummins of Bloomington, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in French Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Cummins is a junior majoring in French and global studies with a minor in Spanish at North Central College. She is the daughter of Jay and Cindy Cummins and is a 2009 graduate of Normal Community High School.

German leader who lived in divided Germany gives two lectures

Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany
North Central College hosts lectures April 2-3 by Michael Lunberg, who grew up in East Germany under communist state, was involved in peaceful opposition.

North Central College will host two lectures April 2-3 by Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany, about the power of political opposition.

Lunberg grew up in East Germany under a repressive communist state and political party and was active in the opposition movement in the late 1980s leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Experience world cultures at North Central College's International Festival Feb. 12

North Central's German Club exhibit
The 16th Annual International Festival on Feb. 12 offers the campus community an opportunity to become immersed in a variety of cultures from across the globe.

North Central College will host its 16th Annual International Festival on Feb. 12, featuring new performance groups and participating community organizations, authentic international cuisine, ethnic dancing, live music and more.

Record 45 North Central students to present at NCUR

Student presenters at previous NCUR
For third straight year, a record number of students will represent North Central College at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students from North Central College will participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

Forty-five students will represent North Central at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) March 29-31 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. No other college or university in Illinois will send more students to this prestigious conference.

Study Abroad Programs

Click here to watch how North Central College offers a variety of programs for the experience of a lifetime.

Erica McCauley

Erica volunteered for a service trip to Haiti while a student. “That mission trip truly changed my life. I met one of the most influential professors in my college career and added global studies as a second major as a result. I even became more dedicated to my major in French, Haiti’s official language.”

Her renewed dedication to studying French also resulted in closer connections with her French professors. During her senior year, she studied abroad at L'Université Catholique de l'Ouest in Angers, about 90 minutes by train from Paris, and was named North Central’s outstanding major in French.

Erica was initially attracted to North Central because of New Visions Summer Company, a traveling Christian theatre group sponsored by the office of ministry and service. Once on campus, she found she appreciated the student-teacher ratio. Her favorite part of college, however, “has been forming long-lasting relationships with my professors.”

D-Term offers special activities on campus, around the world

Students on 2010 study abroad course to France
North Central College’s D-Term offers students range of opportunities—from travel to service to academics and more—to enhance their educational experiences.

Nov. 29, 2011—During North Central College’s D-Term—a three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas—students have a wide range of opportunities to choose from to enhance and expand their educational experiences. Opportunities range from service to academic to travel and intramural sports, and locations span from across the country to overseas to the Chicago area and campus.  

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