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North Central College maps potential sites for new Science Center

This summer, the Naperville City Council approved a 10-year update to the College’s Master Land Use Plan.

Topping the list of potential projects that city staff, council members and the public reviewed is a new $40 million to $50 million science center that would replace Kroehler Science Center. The structure would be designed to foster a more interdisciplinary approach to teaching sciences, and the teaching facilities would be built to integrate classroom lectures and lab activities in the same space.

Dr. Mildred Rebstock ’42 feted for important antibiotic discovery

The North Central Now will continue to profile distinguished science division alumni as the College shapes its vision for a 21st century science facility.

Eugenia Rakhno

North Central College’s 2008 Outstanding Major in Physics, Eugenia was one of just 10 students selected for a program in medical physics at Vanderbilt University, where she’s getting her doctorate. She reports that North Central prepared her well for her rigorous clinical residency and research project. “A small program can be a big plus,” she says. “It was always nice to see my advisor’s door open and just stop by and chat a little. Plus, North Central’s location means students can find research and internship opportunities at national laboratories like Fermilab and Argonne.”

Eugenia came to the United States from Belarus at age 14. While at North Central, she studied abroad in China and Japan. When she finishes her doctoral studies, she plans to help treat cancer patients. “I hope to work in a hospital and make treatment plans using ionizing radiation,” she says.

Majors Minors and Programs : Physics

Students present their summer research to the campus

Students present their summer research to the campus

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For the past six weeks, 37 students and 15 faculty have participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC) conducting research that spans many majors and topics. Students presented their research to the campus community July 21 in a poster format in Kroehler Science Center. Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry, noted research can be lonely and slow-going at times, so students and faculty involved in SURC meet weekly to collaborate and discuss their work.


Tom Williams recognized as emeritus at Commencement

Associate professor awarded emeritus status at North Central's Commencement ceremonies.

Retiring North Central College associate professor Thomas Williams was awarded emeritus status at North Central's Commencement ceremonies on June 12. A resident of Naperville, he was named Associate Professor of Biology Emeritus.

Williams came to North Central College in 1981 from Washington State University, where he received a doctorate in zoology. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Willamette University and master's in biology from Drake University.

Recent videos tell stories of campus life

Recent videos tell stories of campus life

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End-of-year athletics rally, courtesy of NCTV17. Concert Choir singing “River in Judea’’ at graduation concert. Cancer survivor Meagan Rowe ’12 talks about Relay for Life, her experiences.


Nurturing the Inquisitive Mind

Kate Smith ’05 Pereda loves to teach science to her fifth-grade pupils in Addison, IL. During the one semester each year that she can even fit the topic into the schedule, she’s armed and ready to engage her students—several of whom want to pursue science in their futures—with valuable lessons and methods learned at North Central College.

Adjunct professor, trustee receives national physics award

North Central College Adjunct Professor of Physics and Trustee Herman White Jr. of Naperville has been honored by the American Physical Society (APS).

Feb. 10, 2010--North Central College Adjunct Professor of Physics and Trustee Herman White Jr. of Naperville has been honored by the American Physical Society (APS) for his work in the field of physics, his public service and his role in mentoring students and fellow scientists.

Adjunct professor, trustee receives national physics award

North Central College Adjunct Professor of Physics and Trustee Herman White Jr. has been honored for his work in physics, public service and role in mentoring.

North Central College Adjunct Professor of Physics and Trustee Herman White Jr. of Naperville has been honored by the American Physical Society (APS) for his work in the field of physics, his public service and his role in mentoring students and fellow scientists.

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