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U.S. Department of State names North Central College among top producers of Fulbright students

North Central is named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students for the Department of State’s prestigious international exchange program.

North Central College is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the highest number of Fulbright students for 2014-2015 international exchanges. This represents the first-ever such honor for the College, and top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. North Central is the only College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin institution listed and appears in the master’s institutions category.

Kersh authors “Leadership & Millennials” article on chamber blog

Renique Kersh, assistant director of leadership programs
Renique Kersh, North Central College assistant director of leadership programs, authored a piece for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business.

Renique Kersh—North Central College assistant director of leadership programs and lecturer of leadership, ethics and values—was invited to author a piece for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business blog. Her article, titled “Leadership & Millennials,” was recently published. Click here to view.

World-class vocalist works with North Central College music students in master class

Lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson instructs a student
North Central College voice students experienced hands-on instruction from lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson during a master class in Wentz Concert Hall.

Music students appreciate having a fresh pair of ears critique their performances, especially when they are the ears of a world-class artist.

North Central College voice students experienced hands-on instruction from lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson during a master class on the stage of the College’s acoustically magnificent Wentz Concert Hall. The 90-minute session Feb. 5 covered topics ranging from physical techniques that improve sound to using facial expressions to advance narratives created by composers.

North Central College sets record in number of students, proposals at national conference

Abigail Van Hook '15
With a record number of students and accepted presentations to NCUR, North Central College has the most accepted proposals of any college in Illinois.

North Central College will send a record 59 students to the 29th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) to be held April 16-18 at the Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.

NCUR is an interdisciplinary conference where students representing universities and colleges from around the world share their research and creative works in oral, poster and performance/visual arts presentations. Some 391 academic institutions will participate in this year’s NCUR gathering of young scholars.

North Central College named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

Junior/Senior Scholars
North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

North Central College has been named to the 2014 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 students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

New documentary by North Central faculty promotes cross-cultural understanding

Years in the making, “The Rays of the Sun” documentary by North Central students and faculty Matthew Krystal and Hale Ekinci will premiere on campus Feb. 4.

North Central College faculty members Matthew Krystal, associate professor of anthropology, and Hale Ekinci, assistant professor of art, will present their new documentary film, “The Rays of the Sun,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall.

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Enactus students help local entrepreneur establish own business identity

Greta Karvelyte ’16, Katie Cotter ’17, Patrick Rourke ’15
North Central College business students were offered an opportunity of a lifetime—to help local business owner rebuild, restructure and launch small business.

Four North Central College business students were offered an opportunity of a lifetime—to make a difference in one man’s small, homegrown coffee shop, and help rebuild and restructure his business plan.

Greta Karvelyte ’16 especially felt her dreams of entrepreneurship coming true with this project. “My ambition has always been to own my own business,” she explains. “My parents and I moved here from Lithuania with the idea of the American dream. We’ve struggled through life, and from those struggles I’ve learned I want to be able to fulfill my own American dream.”

North Central College names Abiodun Goke-Pariola vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty

Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola
North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

Dr. Goke-Pariola will begin his new role at North Central College on July 1 after serving most recently as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

North Central College to establish program in Middle Eastern and North African studies

John Shindler
North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic.

North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic. The new program is partially funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant.

Beginning in fall 2015 the College will offer a minor in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) studies, significantly expand Oesterle Library’s holdings in MENA studies and introduce students to cultural experiences in the Chicago area and abroad.

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