North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central College offers five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in leadership

North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010)—North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

Students accepted into this program earn both a bachelor’s degree—in any discipline—and the master of leadership studies with the completion of 141 credit hours.

Kelly Martin

Like many students who take "Women and Men in Society" to fulfill a general education requirement, Kelly was exposed to ideas she had never before considered. By the end of the course, she was hooked on gender and women’s studies. "I had always been interested in women's rights,” she says, “but I didn't realize how much I was interested until I took that class." Through her close ties with faculty, Kelly secured an internship as a legal advocate in the Domestic Violence Courthouse in Chicago. That experience helped her discover her life's work. "I’m getting experience in the field that I would like to work in after graduation—legal advocacy for women," she says.

Majors Minors and Programs : Gender and Women's Studies

Wioleta Polinska attends institute on South Asian studies

Wioleta Polinska attends institute on South Asian studies

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Wioleta Polinska, associate professor of religious studies and chair of philosophy and religious studies, participated in the Institute on Infusing South Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum, July 12-30, at the East-West Center in Honolulu. The institute was directed by Arindam Chakrabarti, professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii.


The Union hosts musicians, poets, speakers this winter

An award-winning poet, renowned civil rights leader, touring musicians and more headline at The Union in downtown Naperville this winter.

An award-winning poet, renowned civil rights leader, touring musicians and more headline at The Union in downtown Naperville this winter. Sponsored by North Central College's Christian Life Council, The Union is a venue gathering place that draws regular Friday night college-age crowds for spiritually significant expressions of music, film and art.

Gerald Gems speaks on radio, in Copenhagen and Taiwan

Gerald Gems speaks on radio, in Copenhagen and Taiwan

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, gave a radio interview for WDCB Du Page Public Radio on “Chicago's Failed Olympic Bid,” broadcast Oct. 2, 5 and 9. In addition, he gave a presentation titled “Sport, Politics and American Globalization” at the University of Copenhagen Summer School for graduate students on Aug. 21. He also delivered a keynote address titled “Past, Present, Future: The Cultural Power of Sport” at the first annual International Sociology of Sport Conference hosted by the National Sport University in Taipei, Taiwan, on Sept. 25.


Gerald Gems publishes book, articles

Gerald Gems publishes book, articles

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, has had a number of recent publications. His book titled Understanding American Sports, which he co-authored with Gertrud Pfister of the University of Copenhagen, was published in July by Routledge. His chapter titled “Sport Historians, the City, and the New Social History” was published in Routledge Companion to Sports History (London) by Steven Pope and John Nauright, eds.


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