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Students, staff present at LEV-cosponsored conference on faith, justice and civic learning

Steve Oliveri
North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently co-sponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference.

July 1, 2011—North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently cosponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference with DePaul University, providing students and staff the opportunity to present three sessions on various topics.

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

WONC station managers rapidly advance in broadcast careers

Kevin Jackman ’14, Russell Tanzillo ’15
Two former WONC radio station managers land positions at popular Chicago outlets, and current station manager earns reputable broadcast award.

Former and current station managers of North Central College’s student-led radio station WONC-FM 89.1 are quickly rising to the top. Kevin Jackman ’14 and Russell Tanzillo ’15 have landed coveted broadcast positions at leading Chicago radio stations, and Samuel Reiman ’16 was awarded a prestigious broadcast award.

Summer researchers build comprehensive tree database that will serve multiple purposes

A joint student-faculty-sustainability research project seeks to catalog and manage the trees on the College’s 65-acre campus.

A research team of “tree geeks” spent the summer getting to know all the trees that adorn the North Central College campus. It took four weeks for them to identify all the species, measure each circumference, tag each with a number for future reference and assign GPS coordinates to the location.

North Central partners with Flowers for Dreams to supply backpacks to needy students

Purchases of Commencement day flowers at North Central College help fund backpacks for 118 Chicago Public School students in need.

With North Central College’s help, 118 backpacks and more than 600 individual school supplies will be given to low-income students in Chicago before the start of the school year.

Biochemistry researcher Lindsay Hill ’05 Batorski, Ph.D., contributes to important vaccine findings

Lindsay Hill ’05 Batorski, Ph.D., is part of a research team devoted to discovering a vaccine to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Lindsay Hill ’05 Batorski is part of a research team devoted to discovering a vaccine to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the team recently published promising findings in the journal Science about successfully immunizing macaque monkeys with an effective but safe vaccine.

Princeton Review survey says: Our students love us!

Dr. Mara Berkland, professor of communication and Ruge Fellow
Based on student surveys, The Princeton Review has again named North Central College as a Best Midwestern College and top Green College for 2016.

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

North Central College is included in The Princeton Review’s college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges, 2016 Edition.” The guide surveys some 136,000 college students at 380 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences.

New graduate helps create sustainable change in Uganda

Deana Guarino '15
North Central College history major Deana Guarino ’15 volunteers in Uganda for two weeks with a nonprofit to support sustainable education.

Empowering. In one word, Deana Guarino ’15 describes her volunteer experience in Uganda with Pangea Educational Development (PED)—a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable education.

After graduating from North Central College in June, Guarino hopped on a plane to Entebbe, Uganda, to volunteer with PED for two weeks. PED works with communities in Uganda to improve schools, stimulate the local economy and empower leaders.

North Central ranked among America’s Top Colleges by Forbes

North Central College alumni land good jobs after graduation, experience high return on their education investment noted in 2015 Forbes college ranking.

North Central College alumni land good jobs after graduation and experience a high return on their education investment, Forbes says in its 2015 America’s Top Colleges rankings.

For the fifth straight year Forbes includes North Central College among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. For 2015 Forbes ranks North Central College No. 482 overall, No. 324 among private colleges and No. 113 in the Midwest.

Life in Student Village

Pepper Erdmann ’00, Courtney Hoeft ’00 and their children at Student Village.
Life in Student Village is documented in photographs before the residence hall was removed to make way for a new Science Center.

In its 45 years, Student Village residence hall was home to thousands of North Central College students. With three towers, three floors in each tower, and three rooms on each of the floors, Student Village allowed its residents to connect and interact daily in many ways. Whether studying in the lounge, hanging out in their rooms, or painting the large windows on the first floor, residents brought the walls and halls of their small but mighty community to life.

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