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Bethany Henning earns Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award

Bethany Henning
Bethany Henning was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Bethany Henning was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Henning is a graduating senior majoring in philosophy. She has accepted a position as a teaching assistant in philosophy at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where she will pursue graduate studies.
    

New North Central College residence hall to feature apartment-style suites

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

The 229-bed residence hall is being built directly south of Ward and Patterson halls and across from Merner Field House and Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The five-story residence hall—the College’s first since the Residence Hall/Recreation Center opened in 2009—is scheduled for completion by August 2015.

Four North Central faculty from diverse academic areas discuss effects of globalization

North Central College faculty tackle the “complex, dynamic, ambiguous” topic of globalization and how it has impacted their academic disciplines.

Globalization is “complex, ambiguous, dynamic, gray, complicated, divisive, exciting,” explained North Central College faculty at a recent panel discussion.  

It’s a new world, they said, as they shared how globalization has impacted their different academic disciplines and how they teach.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a Military Friendly School for 2015

Graduate and Student Veteran Lounge
North Central College has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a 2015 Military Friendly School.

The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the third consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

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.

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:

Greg Lynch joins North Central’s philosophy faculty in fall 2014

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Greg Lynch
North Central College welcomes Assistant Professor of Philosophy Greg Lynch as a tenure-track faculty member for 2014-2015 academic year.

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

Previously, Lynch was a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Fordham University, where he also served as a teaching fellow while a graduate student. His areas of specialization include phenomenology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. At North Central, he will teach courses in ethics, aesthetics and the history of philosophy.

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.

Reid Heinrich

A transfer student from the College of DuPage, Reid found a meaningful course of study and career goals at North Central College.

“I picked North Central for the breadth of its philosophy program,” he says. “I knew I’d be exposed to all the major theories and influential thinkers.”

To accompany his philosophy major, Reid minored in history of ideas. He enjoyed the small, discussion-based classes where students analyzed major world ideas and trends—from religion, art and philosophy, to literature and the social sciences.

For Reid, the most meaningful impact of attending North Central came from his professors. He consistently met with faculty, who counseled him for his future career and life. Reid hopes to become a professor at a liberal arts college and says his professors were role models for his future career.

 “Someday, I want to help my students find work that’s fulfilling and worthwhile.”

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.

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