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State honors North Central College for its commitment to sustainable practices

North Central College is the first suburban Chicago school to achieve gold status through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices has earned gold-level recognition through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

Cornel West, provocative civil rights activist, keynotes North Central’s MLK Week

North Central College welcomes author, academic, civil rights activist Cornel West Jan. 23 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

North Central College welcomes author, academic and provocative civil rights activist Dr. Cornel West Jan. 23 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

Each year, North Central College honors and remembers King with a keynote presentation, musical tributes, a prayer breakfast and activities. This year’s theme is “A Journey Defined.” King spoke in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall in 1960.

Enactus students help local entrepreneur establish own business identity

Greta Karvelyte ’16, Katie Cotter ’17, Patrick Rourke ’15
North Central College business students were offered an opportunity of a lifetime—to help local business owner rebuild, restructure and launch small business.

Four North Central College business students were offered an opportunity of a lifetime—to make a difference in one man’s small, homegrown coffee shop, and help rebuild and restructure his business plan.

Greta Karvelyte ’16 especially felt her dreams of entrepreneurship coming true with this project. “My ambition has always been to own my own business,” she explains. “My parents and I moved here from Lithuania with the idea of the American dream. We’ve struggled through life, and from those struggles I’ve learned I want to be able to fulfill my own American dream.”

North Central College names Abiodun Goke-Pariola vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty

Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola
North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

Dr. Goke-Pariola will begin his new role at North Central College on July 1 after serving most recently as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

North Central celebrates Veterans Day with weeklong campuswide activities

North Central College honors its 24 student veterans and four ROTC cadets during Veteran and Military Student Appreciation Week Nov. 10-14.

On Veterans Day and throughout the week, North Central College will celebrate Veteran and Military Student Appreciation Week to honor and recognize its 24 student veterans and four ROTC cadets.

A highlight of the week—the playing of “Taps” and a moment of silence—takes place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at three different campus locations. All are invited to attend at any of these sites:

North Central College to establish program in Middle Eastern and North African studies

John Shindler
North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic.

North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic. The new program is partially funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant.

Beginning in fall 2015 the College will offer a minor in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) studies, significantly expand Oesterle Library’s holdings in MENA studies and introduce students to cultural experiences in the Chicago area and abroad.

Troy Kelleher ’15 writes feature on successful run by theatre alumnus

Will Allan ’09 in "Animal Farm"
Will Allan ’09, standout theatre major, receives rave reviews for his dual role performance in George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre.

Troy Kelleher ’16, copy editor for The Chronicle and student writer for the Office of Marketing and Communications, penned a story for NCCLinked.com about alumnus Will Allan ’09, who’s playing dual roles in Chicago-based Steppenwolf Theatre’s fall production “Animal Farm.” A standout theatre major while at North Central, Allan stars as a narrative, passive donkey and author George Orwell and is receiving rave reviews by some of Chicago’s biggest critics. The show runs through Nov. 16; visit Steppenwolf.org.  

Visit North Central College in November

North Central College hosts visit programs in November for students interested in learning more about undergraduate degree programs.

North Central College will host visit programs for prospective students interested in learning more about the College’s undergraduate degree programs.

High School Visit Program Nov. 10
High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Program on Monday, Nov. 10.  

Scholarship recipient tells story of Honduras orphanage and care center

Taylor Harrison ’15 receives North Central College’s Mironda K. Heston Scholarship of Public Service and is also chosen Lincoln Laureate for 2014.

For Taylor Harrison ’15, a recipient of North Central College’s Mironda K. Heston Scholarship of Public Service, the cliché “a picture is worth a thousand words” rings true.

North Central College student ensembles perform during choral directors conference

Women's Chorale
North Central College student ensembles performed during a fall conference of the Illinois chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (IL-ACDA).

North Central College student ensembles performed in the College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall during a fall conference of the Illinois chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (IL-ACDA).

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