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North Central College alumni honored for teaching excellence in Naperville schools

Two alumni of North Central College’s music education program are being recognized by Naperville Community Unit School District 203 for excellence in teaching.

May 15, 2012—Two alumni of North Central College’s music education program are being recognized by Naperville Community Unit School District 203 for excellence in teaching.

Nicholas Janssen, a 2005 graduate of North Central College, received District 203’s Outstanding Early Educator Award for his work as choral director at Naperville North High School. Emily Steffen, a 2010 graduate, received the district’s Outstanding First-Year Teacher Award  for her work at Naper and Ellsworth elementary schools.

Honors Day celebrates student achievement

North Central College welcomes distinguished visiting scholar May 15 as keynote speaker for the College’s 15th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

North Central College welcomes a distinguished visiting scholar and alumna—Heather Carlson ’91—May 15 as keynote speaker for the College’s 15th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. The Rall Symposium is a forum for North Central College undergraduate students to present their independent scholarly research projects, spanning all academic areas, and is part of a daylong Honors Day event that recognizes top student scholars and their academic achievements.

Chicago artists' group profiles art history major headed to grad school

The Chicago Arts Archive profiles art history graduate Marcy Thomas '11, who is pursuing a master of fine arts degree at Northern Illinois University.

The Chicago Arts Archive profiles art history graduate Marcy Thomas '11, who is preparing to pursue a master of fine arts degree at Northern Illinois University.

Thomas was interviewed about her experience at North Central College, where she is one of the first graduates to receive a degree in art history.

North Central College alumnus shares wisdom, expertise on video game development

Computer science professor Stephen Renk, left, and Ross Przybylski '05.
Alumnus Ross Przybylski spoke to interactive media studies students and community members about his experience developing video games.

May 4, 2012—You can accomplish just about anything you can imagine if you try hard enough, entrepreneur and video game developer Ross Przybylski told an audience at North Central College.

Przybylski, a 2005 graduate of North Central College, hosted the April 25 presentation, “How To Become Your Own Game Developer With Adobe Flash.” He told the audience of students and community members how he used Adobe Flash to develop the game “Hero Mages,” a cross-platform, multiplayer Web and mobile game.

North Central College scholarship honors educator, public servant Mary Lou Cowlishaw

The new The Mary Lou Cowlishaw Scholarship for Lederman Scholars honors the legacy of the late legislator and North Central College faculty member.

A new North Central College scholarship honors the legacy of the late educator and public servant Mary Lou Cowlishaw.

The Mary Lou Cowlishaw Scholarship for Lederman Scholars will help offset tuition costs for academically gifted high school students who earn college credit by enrolling in North Central College’s Lederman Scholars program.

Field Museum internship leads to scholarship for North Central College anthropology major

North Central College anthropology major Jessica Pantel of Beach Park, Ill., has been awarded the College’s 2012 Gloria Levitt Scholarship for Anthropology.

May 8, 2012—North Central College anthropology major Jessica Pantel of Beach Park, Ill., has been awarded the College’s 2012 Gloria Levitt Scholarship for Anthropology.

Pantel, a junior, interned with The Field Museum in Chicago during winter term and was awarded the $1,000 scholarship for her work with the museum. The award was announced May 1 when Gloria Levitt, associate registrar in The Field Museum’s Department of Anthropology, hosted a talk at North Central about career opportunities in sociology and anthropology.

North Central College student reads at Chicago’s Citywide Poetry Festival

North Central College student Emily Schmidt participated in the 13th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival in Chicago.

North Central College student Emily Schmidt participated in the 13th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival in Chicago.

The festival was held April 5 at Columbia College Chicago and featured the talents of 12 poets from Chicago-area colleges and universities who read their own original works. Participating institutions included DePaul University, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

Public invited to free presentation by international business expert at North Central College

Michael Hugos
International information technology consultant Michael Hugos will deliver the free presentation “Success in the Global Markets” on April 18.

April 9, 2012—The public is invited to hear international information technology consultant Michael Hugos deliver the free presentation “Success in the Global Markets” at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in North Central College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St.  

Hugos’ presentation will address how Americans can compete in the international market and how working styles and cultures vary among the different countries where he has visited and worked.

Daily Herald profiles student winner of national video contest

The Daily Herald profiles North Central College interactive media studies major Nick Penev, winner of a nationwide video contest.

Today's Daily Herald features a front-page profile of North Central College interactive media studies major Nick Penev, who was unanimously selected by Texas-based Rooster Teeth Productions as the winner of the “Red vs. Blue” season 9 music video contest among 260 entries nationwide.

The video features Penev in the starring role and more than 20 other people, mostly North Central students.

Online magazine publishes Wilde piece addressing misconceptions about higher education

North Central College President Harold R. Wilde reflects on his tenure as president and addresses misconceptions about topical issues in higher education.

North Central College President Harold R. Wilde reflects on his tenure as president and addresses misconceptions about topical issues in higher education in a piece published by Zocalo Public Square.

On the topic of tuition costs, Wilde points out that financial aid support has skyrocketed in recent years, outpacing tuition increases in some cases: "In reality, though, at most colleges, the official price has no more relation to what you really pay than does the sticker price on a used car."

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