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North Central College breaks ground on “transformative” new Science Center

North Central College held a groundbreaking for a new Science Center that ranks among the most transformative facility upgrades in the College’s history.

North Central College on Friday held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Science Center that ranks among the most transformative facility upgrades in the College’s 154-year history.

MIT physicist delivers Rall Symposium keynote about “The Future of Learning”

Dr. David Pritchard
MIT physics professor and education researcher Dr. David Pritchard delivered a Rall Symposium keynote on "The Future of Learning."

MIT professor David Pritchard to deliver Rall Symposium keynote at North Central College

North Central College welcomes Dr. David Pritchard as keynote speaker for the 18th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 12.

North Central College welcomes Dr. David Pritchard as keynote speaker for the College’s 18th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research on May 12.

The public is invited to Pritchard’s talk at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. His keynote address kicks off a day of student oral and poster presentations held during the Rall Symposium, a forum for North Central College undergraduate students to present their independent scholarly research projects across all academic areas.

North Central College introduces new academic program in film and screen studies

 Judy Brodhead, associate professor of English, coordinator of cultural events
North Central College’s new minor in film and screen studies is designed to complement numerous majors and prepare students for a variety of careers.

North Central College’s new minor in film and screen studies is designed to complement numerous majors and prepare students for a variety of careers.

“Film and screen studies will help students build transferable critical-thinking skills,” says Lisa Long, professor of English and chair of the College’s Division of Arts and Letters. “It will draw upon traditional theory but help students develop the visual literacy needed in today’s world.”

Wis is guest conductor and clinician with area high school ensembles

Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts
Ramona Wis—North Central College Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, professor of music & director of choral activities—was guest conductor and clinician.

Ramona Wis, North Central College Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, professor of music and director of choral activities, was guest conductor for the District 211 Honors Choir Festival held April 9 and 11 in Palatine. She also was guest clinician for two Windy City Classic Music festivals.

Wis rehearsed the 85-member honors choir, comprised of selected singers from Conant, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Schaumburg and Fremd high schools, for two days and conducted the final evening performance on April 11 at Palatine High School.

Two North Central College students earn Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Kristin Rose '15, left, and Heidi Nelson '15
Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

The latest Fulbright honors for Heidi Nelson ’15 of Carol Stream and Kristin Rose ’15 of Joliet are the 10th and 11th Fulbright awards earned by North Central College students and alumni. North Central College has been recognized as among the U.S. colleges and universities that produce the highest number of Fulbright recipients for 2014-2015 international exchanges.

Princeton Review rates North Central College among nation’s “greenest” colleges

Baily Gorey '15
North Central College is included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

North Central College’s commitment to sustainability is being recognized with inclusion in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

North Central College MAEd alumnus named High School Principal of the Year

MAEd alumnus Brian Waterman has been named High School Principal of the Year by the West Cook Chapter of the Illinois Principals Association.

Brian Waterman, an alumnus of North Central College’s master of arts in education (MAEd) program, has been named High School Principal of the Year by the West Cook Chapter of the Illinois Principals Association.

Waterman began serving as principal of Lyons Township High School in LaGrange at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. He earned his master’s degree in educational leadership at North Central College in 2004.

Registration is underway for summer credit courses at North Central College

Registration is underway for summer courses at North Central, offering students from any college or university the opportunity to earn transferable credits.

Registration is underway for summer courses at North Central College, offering students from any college or university the opportunity to earn transferable credits.

A variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses may be applied toward graduation requirements at a student’s home institution. Classes begin June 15 and continue through Aug. 7.

Students in The Physics of Music learn to apply science principles to their music

Students in The Physics of Music course are challenged to create and tune a flute while applying science principles to music.

A white PVC pipe, a newly drilled hole and a cork—somehow these simple materials and some careful blowing should produce a perfectly tuned musical note, G4. But even the most talented musicians were challenged by this exercise as they carefully crafted simple flutes in a course called The Physics of Music. They were learning and applying physics principles behind sound and pitch.

“I play violin and this is a lot harder,” says Joy Pelikan ’18, who plays in the College’s String Ensemble. “But it’s been really interesting to learn more about sound.”

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