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Pleas and Rivera give talk at Midwest First-Year Conference

North Central College Premier Scholars, summer 2012
Dorothy Pleas, North Central director of multicultural affairs, and Nicole Rivera, visiting assistant professor of psychology, give talk about Premier Scholars.

Dorothy Pleas, North Central College director of multicultural affairs, and Nicole Rivera, visiting assistant professor of psychology, presented a session titled, “Strengthening the First-Year Experience Through a Summer Bridge Program for At-Risk Students,” at the Midwest First-Year Conference at Northern Illinois University on Sept. 28.

North Central honors Priscilla Ferch ’80 Gallagher with Outstanding Alumni Award

Priscilla Ferch ’80 Gallagher, Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor legal expert Priscilla Gallagher with a 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming Convocation Oct. 26.

North Central College is honoring Priscilla Gallagher of Chicago with a 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Gallagher and five others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Convocation at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

North Central College student Maria Gommel honored as 2012 Lincoln Laureate

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois is honoring North Central College Goldwater Scholar Maria Gommel as a 2012 Lincoln Laureate.

Maria Gommel has been named North Central College’s 2012 Lincoln Laureate.

Gommel is a senior from Malta, Ill., who is double-majoring in actuarial science and mathematics and minoring in economics. She intends to pursue a doctorate in mathematics after graduation.

She is a participant in North Central’s College Scholars Honors Program for high-achieving undergraduates. She spent a year working with two other students and mathematics professor Linda Gao on mathematical modeling research in epidemiology.

North Central honors Eric McLaren ’86 with Outstanding Alumni Award

Eric McLaren ’86, Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor Eric McLaren, vice president for academic programs at Illinois Math and Science Academy, with a 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award.

North Central College is honoring Eric McLaren, Ph.D., of Sugar Grove with a 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award.

McLaren and five others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Convocation at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

“Sicko” gives view of health care in the United States

The campus community is invited to view documentary “Sicko” and hear faculty discussion as part of a North Central Global Human Rights event, Tuesday Oct. 16.

On Oct. 16, the campus community is invited to view the 2007 documentary “Sicko,” one of three North Central College Global Human Rights events on campus this fall. Sponsored by the Office of International Programs and Leadership, Ethics & Values program, the free event takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. Filmmaker Michael Moore investigates and presents his perspective of health care, health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry in the United States.
 

North Central College names Gregory Wolf recipient of 13th endowed chair

Gregory H. Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
North Central College Professor of German Gregory H. Wolf has been named the first recipient of the Dennis and Jean Bauman Professorship in the Humanities.

North Central College Professor of German Gregory H. Wolf has been named the first recipient of the Dennis and Jean Bauman Professorship in the Humanities. The College’s 13th endowed chair was formally presented on Thursday, Oct. 11, at a meeting of the faculty.

Alcohol Awareness Week features giveaways, games, shows

Old Main in the fall
North Central College’s Dyson Wellness Center sponsors Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 15-19 with free theater performance, film screening, games, giveaways, food.

North Central College’s Dyson Wellness Center is sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 15-19 with daily activities, including the free theater performance “Erasing the Distance,” film screening, games, food and multiple giveaways.

Check out these activities; no reservations or tickets are needed to attend any events.

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Erasing the Distance” theatrical performance

North Central honors Fred Janzen ’85 with Outstanding Alumni Award

Fred Janzen ’85, Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor professor and scientist Fred Janzen with a 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming Convocation Oct. 26.

North Central College is honoring Fred Janzen, Ph.D., of Ames, Iowa, with a 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Janzen and five others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Convocation at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

“Mind and Body” art exhibit showcases work of three North Central College students

The monthlong "Mind and Body" art exhibit showcases the work of three North Central College students.

A monthlong art exhibit showcases the work of three North Central College students.

The “Mind and Body” exhibit is free, open to the public and on display Oct. 11 through Nov. 11 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The student artists will greet visitors during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Keating to appear on CSPAN-3 Oct. 13

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, will appear, give lecture about her new book on CSPAN-3 Oct. 13.

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, will appear on CSPAN-3 at 9:45 a.m. (CDT) Saturday, Oct. 13. She will give a lecture and Q&A for approximately one hour about her newest book, “Rising up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago.” Her lecture was prerecorded with an audience at the Niles Public Library on Sept. 12.

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