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North Central College to host first-ever Illinois Japan Bowl

The Japan America Society of Chicago organizes first Illinois Japan Bowl, an academic competition for high school students, at North Central College March 7.

North Central College will host the first-ever Illinois Japan Bowl at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 7, in the College’s Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center, 309 E. School St.

North Central College is awarded grant for interdisciplinary project

Marco V. Martinez, Gregory Ruthig
Science faculty and students at North Central College are awarded a distinguished Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) mini-grant.

North Central College has been awarded a distinguished Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) mini-grant to support participating faculty members in setting up an undergraduate research group for the 2015-2016 academic year.

North Central College political science professors to discuss timely issues at TIP Talk

North Central College political science faculty will discuss timely issues during its winter term Topics in Politics (TIP) Talk March 3.

Faculty from North Central College’s political science department will discuss timely issues during its winter term Topics in Politics (TIP) Talk March 3.

The TIP Talk is free and open to the public and will be held from 12:10 to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

The TIP Talks are modeled on the TED Talk concept and feature short presentations on current political topics. Speakers for the March 3 TIP Talk are:

Seniors direct, stage “Shout! The Mod Musical” Feb. 26-March 1

Allyson Martens, Rachel Rodewald, Tina Naponelli, Ashlyn Seehafer, Colleen DeRos
North Central College seniors present “Shout!” a musical review featuring the culture and songs from the swinging ’60s in England.

North Central College seniors will direct and stage “Shout! The Mod Musical,” a musical review featuring songs from the swinging ’60s.

Four performances of “Shout!” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 27, 28 and at 2 p.m. March 1 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Chicago media covers student service learning in class project

North Central College Group Process class projects help raise funds for nonprofit causes and teach teamwork and decision-making skills to students.

For North Central College students in a Group Process class, their coursework is all about service learning and real-life experiences. It’s the best way to learn teamwork and practice decision-making skills, says Amy Buxbaum, associate professor of speech communication who designed the service-learning project for the course.

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.

Top high school math students compete in WYSE challenge

Dr. Richard Wilders, professor of mathematics
North Central College hosts Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge sectional competition for high school students March 19.

Each spring, North Central College hosts the sectional competition in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge. Designed to present a challenge to the brightest high school students, this year’s contest will be held Thursday, March 19.

Scholar-in-residence Riad Ismat discusses the arts and statesmanship

Riad Ismat, visiting scholar-in-residence
North Central College will host a free lecture Feb. 18 by Riad Ismat, Syria’s former ambassador to Pakistan and minister of culture.

North Central College will host a free lecture Feb. 18 by Riad Ismat, Syria’s former ambassador to Pakistan and minister of culture.

Currently a visiting scholar-in-residence at North Central College for the 2014-2015 academic year, Ismat will speak on “Theatre and Diplomacy” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St.

Silkaitis’ new theatre company premieres “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992”

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre
Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, is artistic director/founder of a new theatre company and has premiered its first show.

Carin Silkaitis—North Central College assistant professor of theatre, chair of art and theatre, and theatre program coordinator—is artistic director and founder of The Other Theatre Company. Her new company is a collective of artists who love theatre and are dedicated to telling the stories of individuals or groups that are “othered” or marginalized in society. The company staff includes many North Central alumni, students and faculty.

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.

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