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North Central College students engage in research, presentations, writing contests

With topics spanning politics, business, shoulder injuries, coffee and rock stars, students take advantage of academic opportunities outside the classroom.

Several North Central College students have engaged in a variety of research, presentation and writing opportunities during the past few months. The topics have spanned business, politics, finance, trade, athletic training, rock stars and more. Here are reports about the accomplished North Central students.

Political conference

Neuroscience presentations on drug addiction among 43 accepted for NCUR

Madison Cromwell ’17, Elaina Bartoli ’17
North Central College’s new neuroscience discipline will be represented with two projects at the 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

A new academic minor and research discipline at North Central College will be represented for the first time at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Two of the 43 NCUR presentations will involve neuroscience research into drug usage and addiction that began in summer 2015.

Jack Ryan ’16 exemplifies integrated learning as part of NAC&U panel in Washington

Jack Ryan ’16
College Scholar Jack Ryan ’16 presented his mathematics and theatre research at the National Press Club during a press briefing on interdisciplinary studies.

A rare but intriguing combination of mathematics and theatre research by Jack Ryan ’16 resulted in an invitation to speak this week at a Washington, D.C., press briefing at the National Press Club. Ryan was invited to present his research along with other undergraduate scholars as a way to support the mission of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), which sponsored the event.

German major Louis Waldmeir ’13 parlayed study abroad and research experiences into microbrewery career

Louis Waldmeir ’13
Studying abroad and conducting research in Germany inspired Louis Waldmeir ’13 to pursue a microbrewery career at Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville.

Meet Louis Waldmeir ’13, a brewer at Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville.

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.

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/.

Kristin Rose ’15 earns three honors for academic excellence

Kristin Rose ’15
Kristin Rose was awarded three academic awards during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Kristin Rose ’15, daughter of Greg and Cindy Rose, of Joliet, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in English and the Megan Sweeney Award for high academic achievement during Honors Day in May 2015 at North Central College.

She also was recognized for earning a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in the Slovak Republic. Kristin, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in English literature. She is a graduate of Plainfield Central High School.

Heidi Nelson ’15 earns four honors at College's awards convocation

Heidi Nelson ’15
Heidi Nelson was awarded four academic awards during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Heidi Nelson ’15, daughter of David and Sandra Nelson, of Carol Stream, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Elementary Education, Outstanding Major in Spanish and Outstanding Student in the Arts and Letters Division awards during Honors Day 2015 in May at North Central College. She also was named the 2015 Outstanding Senior Woman.

New program encourages minority students pursuing mathematics careers

Marco V. Martinez, assistant professor of mathematics
North Central College minority students in math get a boost from a new program that invites professional mathematicians to discuss their research.

North Central College minority students pursuing careers in mathematics are getting a boost from a new program that invites professional mathematicians to discuss their research with students.

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