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North Central College earns White House recognition for community service

North Central College has earned a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Volunteer efforts by North Central College students, faculty and staff have earned the College a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

Library receives books, films, resources about Muslims, their beliefs

Oesterle Library is one of 843 libraries and state humanities councils nationwide to be awarded the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys resources.

Oesterle Library is one of 843 libraries and state humanities councils across the country to be awarded the “Bridging Cultures” Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

North Central College alumnus Dr. Karl Brooks speaks at MLK prayer breakfast

Alumnus Karl Brooks ’90, a Joliet Junior College administrator, was keynote speaker at the College’s MLK prayer breakfast.

North Central College alumnus Dr. Karl Brooks ’90 spoke to students, faculty, staff and guests about the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy during the College’s annual MLK prayer breakfast Jan. 21.

Dean of student success at Joliet Junior College, Brooks encouraged audience members to reflect on what inspires them—saying King’s legacy is a source of daily inspiration to him.

“We are all benefactors of Martin Luther King’s legacy,” Brooks said. “He calls us all to a higher moral and ethical ground.”

Students may apply by Feb. 20 for Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 14.

North Central College students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, which will take place during Honors Day on Tuesday, May 14.

Information about the symposium and how to submit proposals may be found on the College’s website. A list of frequently asked questions also is available.

Verandah courses

Verandah experiences are intellectually and personally stimulating for students and faculty.

Oesterle Library features new lobby exhibits

The scholarship of President Troy Hammond and publications by various members are featured during winter term in the Oesterle Library lobby exhibits.

Each term Oesterle Library presents new and timely exhibits in its lobby. Winter term’s exhibits feature the scholarship of Dr. Troy Hammond and publications by various faculty members.

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As Dr. Troy Hammond begins his tenure as the College’s 10th president, a special exhibit will showcase his scholarship throughout his career.

Middle East trip immerses students in complex issues

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The historical, cultural and political significance of Israel and Palestine shaped the itinerary for a new student trip conducted by the Office of Ministry and Service in August. Immersion into both Israeli and Palestinian areas as well as tours of key biblical sites provided students and staff with life-changing experiences. The group used an independent tour company to access the different areas, many of which represented traditional pilgrimage sites.

Hamalis brings expertise to discussion on religion, politics, the election

Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, was member of diverse panel discussion about religion in politics.

Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of academic opportunities, was part of a four-member panel that discussed “Religion in Politics: Energizing or Polarizing.”

Luke Kinney

“North Central stands out because the professors come from all different faith backgrounds and it doesn’t affect how they conduct their classes. They challenge students in all areas in a good way.”

Luke hadn’t planned on adding religious studies as a second major, but the classes and faculty interaction reminded him how much he enjoyed studying religions. In fact, his studies strengthened his own Christian faith and redirected his future. He plans to serve in campus ministry and attend seminary.

“For an independent study, my professor challenged me to go deeper than I normally do and asked me probing questions. I was able to write a good paper and present it at two conferences.”

It hasn’t been all work for Luke. He took part in service trips, organized Bible studies and events, and was active in Focus, a weekly student-led worship service.

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

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