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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 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.

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.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2014 Great College To Work For

North Central College ranks among 92 of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

Reid Heinrich earns Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award

Reid Heinrich
Reid Heinrich was awarded the Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Reid Heinrich, son of Dwight and Anne Heinrich of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Reid is majoring in philosophy at North Central College. He is a graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School.

During his time at North Central, Reid served as a writing tutor in the College’s Writing Center. His name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List and he plans to pursue graduate studies.

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