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Lauren Wallem earns Outstanding Major in Religious Studies Award

Lauren Wallem
Lauren Wallem was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Religious Studies Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Lauren Wallem was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Religious Studies Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Wallem is a graduating senior double-majoring in religious studies and political science. She has been accepted to the master of divinity program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill.
    

Contemplative series continues through winter term

North Central’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty, staff to attend events focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience.

North Central College’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty and staff to attend any or all of the series of events this winter focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience. The events take place Jan. 28 and Feb. 16 and 23.

Follow Professor Hamalis online during his Fulbright fellowship in South Korea

Perry Hamalis
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, shares his academic experiences as Fulbright Fellow on his blog.

Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion and associate professor of religious studies, was awarded a 12-month Fulbright Teaching and Research Fellowship with the United Graduate School of Theology at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. His service as a Fulbright Fellow began in August 2015 and runs through July 2016.

Tyler Ward

After majoring in religious studies and minoring in history of ideas, Tyler is much closer to realizing his goal of becoming an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church.

“The opportunity to study the phenomenon of religion from a global perspective will complement my focused graduate work in the Christian tradition.”

Tyler appreciated the relationships he formed as a result of his studies at North Central. He had ample opportunities to gain mentors and have individual conversations with professors.

“I was blessed with faculty who truly cared about me as a person.”

Tyler felt supported by his professors and peers in any challenges or opportunities he encountered as a student.

“North Central encouraged me to reach my goals by providing me with research and internship opportunities so I could explore innovative ecclesial models.”

“The opportunity to study the phenomenon of religion from a global perspective will compliment my focused graduate work in the Christian tradition.”

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.

Fall term contemplative series begins Sept. 24

North Central’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty, staff to attend events focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience.

North Central College’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty and staff to attend any or all of the series of fall events that focus on the contemplative dimension of human experience. The events take place Sept. 24 and 30 and Oct. 14 and 21.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of first-year students

First-years cheer at a pep rally Sept. 9
North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

“The Class of 2019 is truly an impressive result in a competitive recruiting marketplace,” says North Central College President Troy Hammond.

North Central College history professor discusses English kings on Milt Rosenberg radio show

Bruce Janacek, associate professor of history, discussed the kings of England with Milt Rosenberg and a Northwestern University professor on WCGO-AM 1590.

Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, appeared on Milt Rosenberg’s radio show Sept. 18 on WCGO-AM 1590.

Janacek participated in a discussion about the kings of England. Also participating in the conversation was Scott Sowerby, associate professor of history at Northwestern University. A free podcast of the show is available at hark.io/podcast/the-kings-of-england/.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central among America’s Best Colleges for 22nd year

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to U.S. News & World Report.

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2015 Great College To Work For

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education  has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

North Central College is among just 86 institutions nationwide recognized in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace. The recognition is based on results of surveys of more than 44,000 employees at 281 colleges and universities.

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