North Central College - Naperville, IL

Student awarded scholarship to attend National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

The AAUW Naperville-Area branch has awarded a scholarship to Allyson Martens to participate in the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Naperville-Area branch has awarded a $750 scholarship to North Central College student Allyson Martens to participate in the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) May 28-30 at the University of Maryland near Washington, D.C.

North Central College introduces new academic program in film and screen studies

 Judy Brodhead, associate professor of English, coordinator of cultural events
North Central College’s new minor in film and screen studies is designed to complement numerous majors and prepare students for a variety of careers.

North Central College’s new minor in film and screen studies is designed to complement numerous majors and prepare students for a variety of careers.

“Film and screen studies will help students build transferable critical-thinking skills,” says Lisa Long, professor of English and chair of the College’s Division of Arts and Letters. “It will draw upon traditional theory but help students develop the visual literacy needed in today’s world.”

Students present the faculty-directed drama “Hedda Gabler” May 7-9

Colleen DeRosa '16 as Hedda
North Central College features student actors and crew in the faculty-directed “Hedda Gabler,” a tense drama and late 19th century classic play by Henrik Ibsen.

North Central College features student actors in the faculty-directed drama “Hedda Gabler” May 7-9.

Four performances of “Hedda Gabler” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 7-9 and at 2 p.m. May 9 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Senior Art Show features a diverse body of work

Artwork by 10 North Central College art students are featured in the annual Senior Art Show “Perspectives,” May 8-June 14, in two galleries.

Artwork by 10 North Central College art students will be featured in the annual Senior Art Show, May 8 through June 14. Titled “Perspectives,” the 2015 Senior Art Show features a diverse body of work.

North Central College alumni recognized for excellence in Chicago theatre

Garrett Lutz ’12 and Maxwell DeTogne ’13
Two alumni—Garrett Lutz ’12 and Maxwell J. DeTogne ’13—were nominated for best Actor in a Principal Role-Musical for Chicago’s Non-Equity Jeff Award.

Two North Central College alumni—Garrett Lutz ’12 and Maxwell J. DeTogne ’13—have been nominated for the 42nd annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards, The Joseph Jefferson Awards, for their excellence in Chicago theatre for the 2014-2015 season.

They are among five nominees for best Actor in a Principal Role-Musical: Lutz (photo, left) for his role as Jerry Lukowski in “The Full Monty” by Kokandy Productions and DeTogne (photo, right) as Jesus in “Jesus Christ Superstar” with Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre.

Two North Central College students earn Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Kristin Rose '15, left, and Heidi Nelson '15
Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

The latest Fulbright honors for Heidi Nelson ’15 of Carol Stream and Kristin Rose ’15 of Joliet are the 10th and 11th Fulbright awards earned by North Central College students and alumni. North Central College has been recognized as among the U.S. colleges and universities that produce the highest number of Fulbright recipients for 2014-2015 international exchanges.

Princeton Review rates North Central College among nation’s “greenest” colleges

Baily Gorey '15
North Central College is included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

North Central College’s commitment to sustainability is being recognized with inclusion in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

Registration is underway for summer credit courses at North Central College

Registration is underway for summer courses at North Central, offering students from any college or university the opportunity to earn transferable credits.

Registration is underway for summer courses at North Central College, offering students from any college or university the opportunity to earn transferable credits.

A variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses may be applied toward graduation requirements at a student’s home institution. Classes begin June 15 and continue through Aug. 7.

North Central theatre major writes, directs, stages original comedy, set in 1939

Rae Lindenberg '15, playwright and director of "Miranda Writes"
North Central College presents “Miranda Writes,” part screwball comedy and part whodunit, written and directed by senior Rae Lindenberg April 16-18.

North Central College’s Student Directed Series student dpresents “Miranda Writes,” part screwball comedy and part whodunit, written and directed by senior Rae Lindenberg April 16-18.

Students in The Physics of Music learn to apply science principles to their music

Students in The Physics of Music course are challenged to create and tune a flute while applying science principles to music.

A white PVC pipe, a newly drilled hole and a cork—somehow these simple materials and some careful blowing should produce a perfectly tuned musical note, G4. But even the most talented musicians were challenged by this exercise as they carefully crafted simple flutes in a course called The Physics of Music. They were learning and applying physics principles behind sound and pitch.

“I play violin and this is a lot harder,” says Joy Pelikan ’18, who plays in the College’s String Ensemble. “But it’s been really interesting to learn more about sound.”

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