North Central College - Naperville, IL

Michael Schwartz earns Outstanding Major in Music Education Award

Michael Schwartz
Michael Schwartz was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Music Education Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Michael Schwartz was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Music Education Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Schwartz earned the award as a junior during the 2010-2011 academic year. He is majoring in music education with a focus on instrumental music. Schwartz plays saxophone and performs with the North Central College saxophone quartet.

North Central College begins academic year with near-record number of students

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

Total enrollment is a near-record 2,800 undergraduates and 250 graduate students—3,050 total—eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the third straight year. The College welcomed 860 new full-time undergraduate students, up from 852 a year ago. That includes 580 first-year students, up from 529 a year ago. The 860 new undergraduates would be second only to the record-number 882 welcomed in fall 2010.

North Central College student ensembles to perform in Fredenhagen Park Saturday

North Central College’s student-led a cappella choral group Sonata Problem and the Cardinal Athletic Band will perform in Fredenhagen Park on Saturday.

North Central College’s student-led a cappella choral group Sonata Problem and the Cardinal Athletic Band will perform in Naperville’s Fredenhagen Park Saturday, Sept. 20, prior to the College’s 6 p.m. home football opener vs. University of Wisconsin-Plattevile.

Sonata Problem will perform at 5 p.m., followed by the Cardinal Athletic Band. Fredenhagen Park is located adjacent to the Bambule Riverwalk Gateway near Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium.

New tenure-track faculty join North Central College fall 2014

North Central College welcomed nine full-time tenure-track faculty members, representing all four academic divisions, at the start of new academic year.

With the start of fall term classes on Sept. 15, 2014, North Central College welcomed nine full-time, tenure-track faculty members. They represent all four academic divisions and a range of academic disciplines: sociology, biology, philosophy, psychology, Chinese, music, education and management.

These new tenure-track faculty are:

Kelley Tatro joins North Central’s music faculty in fall 2014

Assistant Professor of Music Kelley Tatro
North Central College welcomes Assistant Professor of Music Kelley Tatro as a tenure-track faculty member for 2014-2015 academic year.

North Central College welcomed Assistant Professor of Music Kelley Tatro, a newly appointed full-time, tenure-track faculty member for the 2014-2015 academic year, which started Sept. 15.

Her areas of research interest include the relationship between music and politics, Latin American music and dance, experimentalist or aesthetically challenging expressive practices, the anthropology of sound, and the voice, among other topics.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

North Central College is ranked No. 14 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. This is the 21st consecutive year U.S. News & World Report has ranked North Central College among America’s Best Colleges.

Wis contributes to new book about the musical experience

Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor of music
Ramona Wis, North Central College Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor of music, contributed book chapter about evolving role of the conductor.

Ramona Wis, North Central College Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music, is a contributing author to “The Musical Experience: Rethinking Music Teaching and Learning.” Edited by Janet R. Barrett and Peter R. Webster, the book was released in August by Oxford University Press. All the contributing authors are current scholars or fellows of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience at Northwestern University.

Logan Krogull

Logan wants every child to be addicted to music.

“I want to be an elementary music teacher; that’s when you get kids hooked on music,” he says.

Logan is blending his love for music with his passion for education. During his sophomore year he began shadowing an elementary classroom, preparing for his student-teaching position during his fourth year.  He credits the North Central College faculty with guiding him through his training.

“They’re always around to help,” he says. “I’ve formed some great relationships with my professors.”

Although he loves music, Logan’s aspirations extend beyond teaching notes.

“I want to be an inspiration to children. I want to help mold them into the person they’re meant to be.” 

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2015

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is included in The Princeton Review’s college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges, 2015 Edition.” The guide surveys more than 130,000 college students nationwide to determine the top 15 percent of about 2,900 four-year institutions nationwide.

Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2014-2015

Forbes magazine says North Central College is among America’s Top Colleges and ranks among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities.

Forbes magazine once again ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges.

Forbes includes North Central College among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 490 overall, No. 333 among private colleges and No. 117 in the Midwest.

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