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Two life trustees are honored at Commencement

John Case and Clyde Erwin were honored at North Central's Commencement exercises with the Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service.

Two North Central College Life Trustees, John Case of Naperville and Clyde Erwin of Cromwell, Conn., were honored at North Central's Commencement exercises on June 12 with the Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service.

Jim Miller receives White First Citizen of the College Award

Jim Miller was named the 19th recipient of the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises.

Naperville resident and Director of Athletics Jim Miller was named the 19th recipient of the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises on June 12.

The First Citizen of the College Award recognizes a student, faculty or staff member who exemplifies the best of North Central College and honors a "unique spirit and legacy," that of Harold and Eva White, longtime editors and publishers of The Naperville Sun and alumni of the College.

Eco-friendly Commencement includes caps, gowns, bottles

Eco-friendly Commencement includes caps, gowns, bottles

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Although the graduates’ caps and gowns will look the same, they aren’t. This year, the College showed its commitment to sustainability by using a new line of eco-friendly graduation wear made from 100 percent, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. With millions of plastic bottles ending up in landfills daily and remaining there for generations, the academic apparel manufacturer Oak Hall introduced its new GreenWeaver line, which uses 23 bottles per gown.


John Bramsen named Life Trustee of North Central College

John Bramsen, a longtime member of the North Central College Board of Trustees, has been named a Life Trustee of the College.

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

June 7, 2010—John Bramsen, a longtime member of the North Central College Board of Trustees, has been named a Life Trustee of the College.

Bramsen, of Chicago, has been a trustee of North Central College for 19 years. He has been a longtime member of the executive and liaison committees and has served as both chair and member of the academic affairs committee.

New musical features up-and-coming playwright, composer

New musical features up-and-coming playwright, composer

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“Lunacy” is an original, never-before-seen musical, premiering at North Central May 20-23. Created by writer Matt Boresi ’97, lecturer in theatre, and composer Jonathon Lynch, “Lunacy” is directed by Susan Craig-Olsen, lecturer in theatre. Based on the classic works of science fiction author Jules Verne, “Lunacy” is the funny, family-friendly tale of a space race that never was and features a cast of actors, ages 8 and up, from the community. To purchase tickets for any of the four evening and two matinee performances visit http://tickets.noctrl.edu.


North Central College graduate named Fulbright Scholar

Parker Gadbois, a 2009 graduate of North Central College, has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will teach English in Taiwan.

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

April 30, 2010—Parker Gadbois, a 2009 graduate of North Central College, has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will teach English in Taiwan.

Gadbois was awarded a highly prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award for 2010-2011. He begins his 11-month assignment on Aug. 1 and will receive $30,000 of support and additional funds for language study.

College psychologist leads research to prevent bullying in schools

A licensed clinical psychologist at North Central College conducts research with a school district to assess bullying issues of students in grades K-12.

Keith Avery, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at North Central College, is conducting research with a Chicago area school district to assess bullying issues, school climate and the social and emotional development of students in grades K-12. Working with administrators at Kenilworth School District 38 in Illinois, he is assessing 400 K-8th grade students and the staff and faculty regarding bullying behavior, school climate issues, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as required by Illinois State Law Public Act 93-0495.

Exhibit highlights work of North Central alumnus, Indiana Jones inspiration

The work of James Henry Breasted, an 1890 alumnus of the College, is being honored with an exhibit at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.

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

March 17, 2010—The work of James Henry Breasted, an 1890 alumnus of North Central College in Naperville, is being honored with an exhibit at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago through Aug. 31.

Nurturing the Inquisitive Mind

Kate Smith ’05 Pereda loves to teach science to her fifth-grade pupils in Addison, IL. During the one semester each year that she can even fit the topic into the schedule, she’s armed and ready to engage her students—several of whom want to pursue science in their futures—with valuable lessons and methods learned at North Central College.

Broadcast Talent Lands On a Big-Time Stage

 

Lindsey Theis ’07 is settling in to her new role at CNN in Atlanta, using the tools she learned while majoring in broadcast communication at North Central.

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