North Central College - Naperville, IL

Concert Winds to perform March 12 at “Chords for Kids” event for children with autism

North Central College will host “Chords for Kids,” the fifth annual free concert for children with autism and their families, March 12 in Wentz Concert Hall.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307

Feb. 14, 2011—North Central College will host “Chords for Kids,” the fifth annual free concert for children with autism and their families at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

Music ensembles ‘Explore the Sound’ Feb. 23

“Explore the Sound III” brings together several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles for Feb. 23 performance in Wentz Concert Hall.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Feb. 18, 2011—North Central College presents “Explore the Sound III,” a Feb. 23 concert that invites listeners to hear several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles and discover the stunning acoustics of Wentz Concert Hall.

North Central education majors expand studies in high-need schools

Education majors at North Central College are broadening their experience working with children in high-need schools.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

North Central unveils new website design, features

North Central has unveiled a new look and content for its website with fresh stories about students, faculty, majors and programs, campus life and events.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306, nadunker@noctrl.edu

Nov. 12, 2010—North Central College recently unveiled a new look and new content to its website and invites the public to take a look at www.northcentralcollege.edu.

Schacht gives talk on child development to local group

Patricia Schacht, assistant professor of psychology, gave a talk about child development and developmental milestones to local Parent Mentor Group.

Patricia Schacht, assistant professor of psychology, gave a presentation on Nov. 3 about child development and different developmental milestones to a Parent Mentor Group run by Project H.E.L.P. (Healthy Environment for Little People), which is part of a prevention group in Naperville. The mentors work with high risk mothers in the area.

Publications recognize North Central College for academic excellence

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College as a top-20 institution in its annual list of “America’s Best Colleges.”

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College as a top-20 institution in its annual list of “America’s Best Colleges.”

North Central is ranked No. 19 in the Midwest among 146 “Regional Universities” that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degree programs. For the second straight year, U.S. News ranks North Central in its “Best Undergraduate Teaching” category. North Central is ranked No. 6 among Midwestern schools recognized for strong commitment to the undergraduate teaching experience.

Education majors create, teach summer school program

When a Chicago area elementary school canceled its summer school for low-achieving students, North Central education majors provided an alternative program.

When a Chicago area elementary school canceled its summer school for low-achieving students, North Central College education majors stepped in to provide an alternative program.

Fifth-grade teacher Kate Smith Pereda at Lincoln Elementary School in Addison, Ill., was concerned for her students who would be impacted by the summer school's cancellation. A 2005 graduate of North Central College, Pereda contacted her former education professor Maureen Kincaid at North Central asking for help.

Chris Smith receives student leadership award at Commencement

Chris Smith named 2010 recipient of the Mark A. Reid Student Leadership Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises on June 12.

Christopher Smith of Oak Lawn, Ill., son of Richard and Nanette Smith and a graduate of Oak Lawn Community High School, was named the 2010 recipient of the Mark A. Reid Student Leadership Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises on June 12.

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