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North Central College announces largest fundraising campaign in school’s 154-year history

Students demonstrate chemistry experiments at the kickoff celebration
North Central College has launched its Brilliant Future Campaign—a seven-year, $150 million fundraising effort, the largest in the College’s history.

North Central College has launched its Brilliant Future Campaign—a seven-year, $150 million drive that is the largest fundraising effort in the College’s 154-year history.

Nearly 1,000 students, alumni, trustees, faculty and staff gathered with local and regional elected officials, business leaders and other dignitaries May 15 at a kickoff celebration in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center.

Martinez attends conferences for math faculty, Latinos in math sciences

Marco V. Martinez, assistant professor of mathematics
Marco V. Martinez, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, was selected to participate in two conferences for mathematics professionals.

Marco V. Martinez, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, applied for and was selected to participate in two conferences.

North Central College breaks ground on “transformative” new Science Center

North Central College held a groundbreaking for a new Science Center that ranks among the most transformative facility upgrades in the College’s history.

North Central College on Friday held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Science Center that ranks among the most transformative facility upgrades in the College’s 154-year history.

Year-end cultural events feature music, history, film

Hewar Trio
North Central College hosts cultural events on May 19, 20 and 27 featuring Syrian music with the Hewar Trio, a lecture on Chicago history and a film screening.

North Central College will host three cultural events on May 19, 20 and 27 that feature a musical performance, lecture and film screening. All events are free and open to the campus community.

Rescheduled: Jack Shindler to give annual Last Lecture June 3

Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs
North Central College students select Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, to speak at the Last Lecture.

North Central College students voted to invite Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, to speak at the annual Last Lecture.

Gems has published work and presented on various topics

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, published book review and article, gave presentation and served as panelist.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, had a review and article published, gave presentations and served as a panelist.

His book review of Lucia Trimbur’s “Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason’s Gym” was published in the Journal of Sport History, fall 2014.

King’s short story and a novel are recognized

Patricia King, lecturer in English
Patricia King, North Central College lecturer in English, had a short story accepted for publication and received a grant to conduct research on new novel.

Patricia King, North Central College lecturer in English, had her short story, “Adios and Adios,” accepted for publication by The Gettysburg Review with publication later this year.
 
King’s short story is part of a linked collection of stories she’s working on, titled “Gringos in Paradise.” Her stories explore cross-cultural relationships within the setting of wartime Guatemala. Specifically, “Adios and Adios” traces the doomed love affair between a Guatemalan language school teacher and his North American student.

2015 Honors Convocation award winners

North Central recognizes high-achieving students for academic and co-curricular excellence at the College’s 39th annual Honors Convocation.

On May 12, North Central College held its 39th annual Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that publicly celebrates student excellence in the academic and co-curricular life of the College. Some 55 students were introduced by faculty members, who recognized them for their academic achievements. In addition, a record 41 College Scholars, eight Richter Grant recipients and some 30 Scholar All-Americans were recognized for their successes.

President Hammond gave Commencement address at his alma mater

North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D.
North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D., was the 2015 Commencement speaker at his alma mater Milligan College.

North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D., delivered the Commencement address at his alma mater, Milligan College. Commencement was celebrated May 8-9.

Hammond’s address incorporated his professional and personal journey since graduating from Milligan in 1989. He also encouraged the Class of 2015 to “please go away” in order to boldly take on the servant-leadership challenges for which they have prepared and to “please don’t forget your alma mater.”

MIT physicist delivers Rall Symposium keynote about “The Future of Learning”

Dr. David Pritchard
MIT physics professor and education researcher Dr. David Pritchard delivered a Rall Symposium keynote on "The Future of Learning."

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