North Central College - Naperville, IL

Psychology students, faculty recognized for scholarly achievements

Several psychology students and faculty at North Central College are being recognized for academic and scholarly achievement.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Feb. 1, 2010—Several psychology students and faculty at North Central College are being recognized for academic and scholarly achievement.

Katlyn Humphrey, a senior from Lisle, has received the Psi Chi National Service Award. Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, recognizes students who contribute in an exceptional way to meeting a local chapter’s goals and the societal aims of the organization.

Expert on climate change and water conservation to give talk Feb. 23

Radha Rajagopalan, North Central College's fifth Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, will give a talk on global climate change.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, Associate Director of Public Relations, 630-637-5306

Feb. 1, 2010--Radha Rajagopalan, North Central College's fifth Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, will give a talk titled "It's Not Just Hot Air: Facing Climate Change in North American Cities" on Feb. 23. She will draw on her own experience and expertise as senior research analyst in Toronto's Environment Office.

Rajagopalan's free talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in North Central's Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville.

Vocalist Janice Borla kicks off 2010 Jazz Faculty Concert Series Jan. 13

The third Jazz Faculty Concert Series will feature jazz vocalist Janice Borla with pianist Frank Caruso, bassist Larry Kohut and drummer Jack Mouse.

North Central College will feature jazz vocalist Janice Borla in the third performance of the Jazz Faculty Concert Series on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Joining her will be guitarist John McLean, pianist Frank Caruso, bassist Larry Kohut and drummer Jack Mouse.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave, Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit http://northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Sustaining Excellence: Academics

When U.S. News and World Report this fall placed North Central College among the top 80 institutions in the nation that have a special commitment to undergraduate teaching, it confirmed what students, alumni and the campus community already knew, that effective teaching has always been central to the mission and the performance of the College.

2009 Lincoln Laureate

2009's Lincoln Laureate, Stephanie Ryding ’10, is known for her high achievements both inside and outside the classroom. North Central’s faculty selected Ryding as the College’s 2009 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. She was honored during an awards ceremony on November 7 in Springfield, IL.

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

North Central welcomes its fifth Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Radha Rajagopalan from Toronto, Canada. Her strong interest in global climate change and water conservation complements the College’s 2009-2010 international and cultural focus on global environmental change.

College offers 11 Verandah experiences during D-Term

College offers 11 Verandah experiences during D-Term

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It’s time for students to sign up for D-Term’s Verandah courses. These informal learning experiences connect students and faculty outside the framework of the traditional classroom in workshops or activities and provide creative opportunities for students’ personal and academic development.


A Culture of Inquiry

One of the key goals of North Central College’s 2007-2012 Strategic Plan is to foster “a culture of inquiry” in which intellectually ambitious students can advance as far as their motivation and curiosity will take them.

Commencement 2009

“To ‘Be a Builder’ also means this: don’t ever be satisfied. Look at the world and see how you can improve it — in other words, ‘Be A Critic.’”
-Blair Kamin, Commencement Speaker

Richard M. Eastman, Alumni and friends share four decades of memories, North Central NOW Fall 2009

North Central College lost legendary teacher and academic visionary Richard Morse Eastman (H) ’93, professor of English emeritus, on June 17, 2009. He died at his longtime Naperville home at age 92.

After his 36-year career as a professor and dean and vice president of academic affairs, Eastman’s influence continues to be acknowledged by countless alumni who, under his dedicated tutelage, became better writers, readers, speakers and thespians. Many give him direct credit for their successful careers.

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