North Central College - Naperville, IL

King’s short story wins award and publication

Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor of English
Patricia Grace King, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of English, won a chapbook award from The Florida Review for her short story, “Rubia.”

Patricia Grace King, adjunct assistant professor of English, won The Florida Review’s 2011 Jeanne Leiby Chapbook Award for her short story, “Rubia.” She received a cash prize and her story will be published in a letterpress, hand-bound chapbook published by Hoopsnake Press later in 2012.

North Central offering three new options for Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree

Richard Guzman
North Central College is offering three new options in its Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree.

Feb. 8, 2012—North Central College is offering three new options in its Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree.

The College is incorporating three different programs to allow MALS students to pursue a specialty that suits their professional and personal interests.  The new program options are: Ethics and Public Service; Writing, Editing and Publishing; and Culture and Society. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/admission/liberal-studies to learn more.

North Central hosts college fair featuring more than 200 institutions

Students and parents can learn about some 200 in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities and the armed services at Illinois College Exposition (ICE).

Students and parents can learn about more than 200 different in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities at the Illinois College Exposition (ICE) March 19 at North Central College.

“This event creates an opportunity for students and their families to see some 200 colleges and military programs in one place on one night,” says Kristina Bonn, enrollment information specialist at North Central College. “It gives attendees an opportunity to shop around.”

Experience world cultures at North Central College's International Festival Feb. 12

North Central's German Club exhibit
The 16th Annual International Festival on Feb. 12 offers the campus community an opportunity to become immersed in a variety of cultures from across the globe.

North Central College will host its 16th Annual International Festival on Feb. 12, featuring new performance groups and participating community organizations, authentic international cuisine, ethnic dancing, live music and more.

Artwork by North Central College student showcased during February exhibit

Artwork by North Central College senior Jacqueline Roller of Naperville is showcased during a February exhibit.

Feb. 3, 2012—Artwork by North Central College senior Jacqueline Roller of Naperville is showcased during a February exhibit.

The free exhibit, “Personal Definitions,” opened Feb. 1 and is on display through Feb. 29 in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Roller will greet visitors during a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Community invited to North Central College presentation about international exports

Community members are invited to a free presentation Feb. 1 on how North Central College students are helping local company export its products in China.

Jan. 16, 2012—Community members are invited to a free presentation about how North Central College students are helping a local company export its products in China.

Record 45 North Central students to present at NCUR

Student presenters at previous NCUR
For third straight year, a record number of students will represent North Central College at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students from North Central College will participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

Forty-five students will represent North Central at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) March 29-31 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. No other college or university in Illinois will send more students to this prestigious conference.

Alumnus lectures, performs in Beijing and is guest on WONC

Mike Krieglstein ’10
Musician, world traveler Mike Krieglstein ’10 is lecturer at university in Beijing and guest artist with WONC’s music night series Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Musician, world traveler and 2010 alumnus Mike Krieglstein will be the featured guest artist Feb. 7 as part of WONC’s Tuesday music night series. Listen to WONC-FM 89.1 from 6 to 8 p.m. to hear a live interview with Krieglstein about his recent adventures in China where he gave a lecture and performed. After the radio interview, Krieglstein will give a free live concert at 8 p.m. in the basement of the Rolland Center Boilerhouse Café.

Film and panel highlight Education Under Fire in Iran

Iran and right to education are focus of Jan. 31 panel and film “Education Under Fire” as part of the College’s emphasis on human rights.

Iran will be the focus of the North Central College event, “Education Under Fire,” on Jan. 31 as part of the College’s emphasis on global human rights.

At the request of North Central senior psychology major Mozhdeh Khodarahmi, the Office of International Programs is presenting the film “Education Under Fire” and panel discussion from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Smith Hall at Old Main.

Local educator, literacy expert to speak Jan. 25 at North Central College

Local elementary school teacher and Illinois’ Reading Educator of the Year Maria Walther will speak at North Central College Jan. 25.

Local elementary school teacher, education expert and literacy consultant Maria Walther will speak at North Central College on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Her talk will take place at 5:30 p.m. in room 20 at the College’s Goldspohn Hall, 31 N. Loomis St., Naperville. The event is free and open to the public.

“Maria Walther is an extremely reliable and interesting speaker and often provides a variety of resources,” says Alyssa Mahoney, a North Central junior majoring in elementary education. “We cannot get enough of what she has to say!”

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