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Etienne Mashuli earns Outstanding Major in Political Science Award

Etienne Mashuli
Etienne Mashuli was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Political Science Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Etienne Mashuli was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Political Science Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Mashuli plans to graduate from North Central in 2013 with a double-major in political science and economics. He is an international student from Rwanda who began his studies at North Central in January 2009.

A College on the Move

North Central gains momentum in growth, reputation, value.

Growth in new faculty, world-class facilities, outstanding academics and stellar athletic teams---these are the hallmarks of a campus community that is fiscally strong, excited about the future and focused on becoming one of America’s top colleges.

“Our students and their families become part of a dynamic campus environment, where they benefit from the value of small class sizes, faculty mentors and award-winning cocurricular activities,” said Martin Sauer, vice president for enrollment and athletics.

Campus, local, state, national guests celebrated the Science Center "topping out"

North Central College’s Science Center reached a construction milestone with the placement of a ceremonial final beam in Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

North Central College’s Science Center reached new heights during its construction when the campus community celebrated the hoisting and placement of a ceremonial final steel beam during a Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

Traditional among ironworkers, the ceremony is sometimes called Capping Off, or Topping Off, or Topping Out. Regardless, said President Troy D. Hammond during his remarks, “It’s a significant construction milestone that we’ve reached only because of the dedication and hard work of many, many people.”

Mark’s research about judges with Congressional experience published in Washington Post

Alyx Mark, assistant professor of political science
Alyx Mark, North Central College assistant professor of political science, had her article published in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog.

Alyx Mark, North Central College assistant professor of political science, has researched the consequences of the federal judiciary lacking judges with Congressional work experience. Her initial findings were published in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, a blog dedicated to publishing political science research relevant to the news cycle. Her article, published Feb.

North Central’s Mock Trial team advances to national tournament

For the second year in a row, the North Central College Mock Trial team advances to the American Mock Trial Association Opening Round Championship Series.

For the second year in a row, the North Central College Mock Trial team will advance to the American Mock Trial Association Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS).

Annual Report 2015

This 2015 Annual Report reflects the outstanding accomplishments of North Central College in the last fiscal year.

Mark publishes work about lawyers’ perception of the U.S. Supreme Court

Alyx Mark, assistant professor of political science
Alyx Mark, North Central College assistant professor of political science, coauthored an article in the Law and Society Review.

Alyx Mark, North Central College assistant professor of political science, authored an article in the September issue of Law and Society Review. The article, titled “Lawyers’ Perceptions of the U.S. Supreme Court: Is the Court a ‘Political’ Institution?” was coauthored with Brandon L. Bartels of George Washington University and Christopher D. Johnston of Duke University.

Accounting and political science 1980 graduate Joe Mallon is outstanding alumnus

Joseph Mallon ’80, J.D., C.P.A.
Joseph Mallon ’80, J.D., C.P.A., a retired corporate tax attorney, receives North Central College’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award at Homecoming celebration.

At its Homecoming celebration this fall, North Central College honored 1980 alumnus Joseph Mallon with an Outstanding Alumni Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes one or more alumni who have excelled in their careers and demonstrated service to the community and to North Central College.

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

North Central celebrates Hispanic and Latino cultural heritage on campus

North Central College invites multicultural involvement on campus with a series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

North Central College’s multicultural life on campus is expanding this fall to incorporate a larger celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Though the College promotes many other Hispanic and Latino involvement opportunities throughout the academic year, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is devoted to a campus-wide celebration of various Hispanic cultures.

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