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North Central College nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013

North Central College is being nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013.

North Central College is being nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013.

Colleges of Distinction is a college guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admissions professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: student engagement in the educational process, great teaching, vibrant learning communities and successful outcomes.

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2013

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is among a select group of institutions nationwide highlighted by The Princeton Review in “The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is based on the Princeton Review’s surveys of 122,000 college students. The Princeton Review began surveying college students and publishing its findings in 1992.

Hamalis publishes chapter in collection of essays

Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, publishes chapter on ethics in “The Orthodox Christian World.”

Perry Hamalis—North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director Office of Academic Opportunities—had a chapter published on “Ethics” in a prestigious collection of essays, “The Orthodox Christian World,” edited by Augustine Casiday and published by Routledge, 2012.
 

Gems gives talk, publishes reviews and entries in books

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, gives presentation in Brazil, publishes two book reviews and two entries in book.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, gave a presentation titled “Sport and Physical Education in the Construction of a Nation” at the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, July 10.

Skurkis coordinates exhibit, showcases his artwork in three exhibits

Barry Skurkis, associate professor of art
Barry Skurkis, North Central College associate professor of art, arranged two Chicago Society of Artists exhibits, presented his own work in three exhibits.

Barry Skurkis, North Central College associate professor of art, is vice president of the Chicago Society of Artists and arranged the society’s Members’ Exhibit, sponsored by the Anderson Art Center in Kenosha, Wis. Skurkis selected the artists, artwork and prepared the prospectus. Some 37 artists participated and displayed more than 120 pieces of art, which included oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, monoprints, photographs and sculptures. In addition, the Chicago Society of Artists 2012 Traveling Calendar Exhibit will also be on display at the center. Both exhibits run Aug.

Faculty and staff recognized for outstanding service, teaching, scholarship

North Central College recognizes faculty and administrative staff members for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service “above and beyond the call of duty.”

North Central College recognized faculty and administrative staff members for their outstanding teaching, scholarship and service “above and beyond the call of duty” for the 2011-2012 academic year. Each was presented with endowed awards established in memory of two North Central College alumni—Clarence F. Dissinger, Class of 1921, and his sister Ruth C. Dissinger Althaus, Class of 1922. With the exception of the scholarship prize, awards were based on student, faculty and staff nominations and announced in May 2012.

The administrative staff award recipients are:

Keating authors new book “Rising up from Indian Country”

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, recounts battle of Fort Dearborn and birth of Chicago in new book.

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, has authored a new book, titled “Rising up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago,” published by the University of Chicago Press. The book’s release coincides with the Aug. 15, 2012, bicentennial of the Battle of Fort Dearborn.

North Central College education students sharpen skills at Addison summer school

North Central College education students gain valuable experience teaching summer school to high-need students in Addison.

North Central College education students are gaining valuable experience teaching high-need students in a unique summer school program in Addison.  Launched in 2010, the enrichment program serves students identified as needing help in literacy and math.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2012 Great College To Work For

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Results of a study released Aug. 6 in The Chronicle’s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace are based on a survey of nearly 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

The College was recognized in two categories:

Students, faculty collaborate in summer-long research

Associate Professor of Biology Jonathan Visick and Juan Perez ’13
This summer, North Central College students participated in hands-on research on campus, working one-on-one with faculty and collaborating with other students.

For eight weeks this summer, North Central College students participated in hands-on research on campus, working one-on-one with faculty and collaborating with other students. Some 38 students and 12 faculty advisors took part in the College’s Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC). Their work represented a range of academic disciplines with students majoring in biology, computer science, biochemistry, psychology, chemistry, English literature, radiation therapy, athletic training, theatre, human resource management and Spanish.

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