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Students, staff present at LEV-cosponsored conference on faith, justice and civic learning

Steve Oliveri
North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently co-sponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference.

July 1, 2011—North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently cosponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference with DePaul University, providing students and staff the opportunity to present three sessions on various topics.

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

Coauthors from different backgrounds address the question, “does God exist?”

Thomas McFaul, Ph.D., and Al Brunsting, Ph.D.
Two PhDs, one a professor of ethics and religious studies and one a physicist, discuss their new book and its central topic: the existence of God.

North Central College welcomes coauthors Thomas McFaul ’98, Ph.D., professor of ethics and religion studies emeritus at North Central, and physicist Al Brunsting, Ph.D., to discuss their new book “God Is Here To Stay: Science, Evolution, and Belief in God” Nov. 5.

Sponsored by the College’s Cultural Events program, the free talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. For more information contact Judy Brodhead at 630-637-5276.

Cramer publishes article in American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Emily Cramer, visiting assistant professor of speech communication
Emily Cramer, North Central College visiting assistant professor of speech communication, co-published article on managing end-of-life uncertainty.

Emily Cramer, North Central College visiting assistant professor of speech communication, coauthored with Katherine Rafferty and DeAnne Priddis of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee an article published in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, a Sage publication.

Office of International Programs hosts events for campus community

This week, the Office of International Programs continues its fall events related to the College’s yearlong focus: Globalization, a contested concept.

This week, the Office of International Programs continues its fall events related to the College’s yearlong focus: Globalization, a contested concept. All events are free; for more information call 630-637-5132.

Tuesday, Oct.  28: Oxfam Hunger Banquet
6-8 p.m. Harold and Eva White Activities Center, Banquet Hall

North Central College welcomes Syrian writer/director Riad Ismat as visiting scholar-in-residence

Riad Ismat
North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year as visiting professor of arts and letters.

North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ismat will serve as visiting professor of arts and letters. He will teach courses in playwriting, acting and directing, besides lecturing on Syria, Arabic literature and drama.

Physics department hosts Oct. 23 viewing of partial solar eclipse at stadium press box

Faculty members from North Central’s physics department invite students, faculty and staff to join a viewing of Thursday’s Oct. 23 partial solar eclipse.

Faculty members from the physics department at North Central College invite students, faculty and staff to join a viewing of Thursday’s Oct. 23 partial solar eclipse, weather permitting.

The viewing will take place from 4 p.m. until sunset Thursday, Oct. 23, in the press box on the fourth floor of Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St., Naperville. The event will be canceled if it is overcast.

New North Central College residence hall to feature apartment-style suites

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

The 229-bed residence hall is being built directly south of Ward and Patterson halls and across from Merner Field House and Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The five-story residence hall—the College’s first since the Residence Hall/Recreation Center opened in 2009—is scheduled for completion by August 2015.

Wolf received Fulbright to attend two-week seminar at Universität Leipzig

Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities, received a Fulbright fellowship to attend summer seminar in Germany.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, received a highly competitive Fulbright fellowship to participate in the Sommerakademie für amerikanische Germanistikprofessoren, an intensive two-week seminar at the Universität Leipzig in Germany in June 2014.

Homecoming 2014

View our Storify from the 2014 North Central College Homecoming celebration.
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