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Naperville utilizes North Central student researchers to conduct survey

Mary Galvan, associate professor of marketing
Four students in the Marketing Research class partner with the City of Naperville to conduct survey of utility customers about City’s smart grid initiative.

July 11, 2011—As the City of Naperville moves forward with implementing the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative (NSGI), the City recently recognized its partnership with North Central College and its students in conducting a survey to gauge utility customers’ existing understanding and perceptions of the NSGI.

Former board chair Dick Norenberg receives Swing Award

At Commencement, North Central honored Dr. Richard Norenberg, College Life Trustee and 1955 alumnus, with the Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service.

July 7, 2011—During Commencement exercises on June 11, North Central College honored Dr. Richard Norenberg, College Life Trustee and 1955 alumnus, with the Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service.

Established in tribute to the College’s eighth president Gael D. Swing, the award is a rare honor and recognizes alumni, trustees and friends whose extraordinary service to the College exemplifies the quality and integrity that were hallmarks of Swing’s tenure as president.

Parents can still register kids for summer camps at North Central

There’s still time this summer for parents to enroll their children in academic and athletic camps at North Central College.

There’s still time this summer for parents to enroll their children in academic and athletic camps at North Central College.

Registrations are accepted until the day before a camp begins, and remaining camps continue through July. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/summercamps to register online or call the Office of Community Development at 630-637-5560 for course fees and other details.

Remaining 2011 Summer Camps include:

Spiritual growth important to college students, researchers tell NAC&U members

Helen and Alexander Astin
Alexander and Helen Astin delivered the keynote address for The New American Colleges and Universities’ 2011 Summer Institute at North Central College.

June 23, 2011—Colleges and universities can do a better job encouraging undergraduates to explore spirituality, preeminent higher education researchers Alexander and Helen Astin said during the keynote address for The New American Colleges and Universities’ 2011 Summer Institute at North Central College.

Internship provides opportunity for organizational communication student to help others

Michelle Flinn interning at Humanitarian Service Project
Michelle Flinn is spending the summer before her senior year at North Central College working as an intern at Carol Stream-based Humanitarian Service Project.

Michelle Flinn is spending the summer before her senior year at North Central College working as an intern at Carol Stream-based Humanitarian Service Project.

Michelle is majoring in organizational communication with a minor in broadcasting. After graduation she would like to work in public relations or media relations. During the first week of her internship she worked with the organization’s community outreach coordinator writing press releases.

MAEd alumna named principal of Romeoville school

Alyson Ewald
North Central College alumna Alyson Ewald has been named principal of R.C. Hill Elementary School in Romeoville.

North Central College alumna Alyson Ewald has been named principal of R.C. Hill Elementary School in Romeoville, the Valley View School District has announced.

Ewald earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from North Central College, which is aligned with the national leadership standards and leads to eligibility for Type 75 General Administrative Certification.

Ewald has been at R.C. Hill since 2003, most recently as assistant principal and earlier as a fourth-grade teacher.

Students’ outdoor assignment for environmental studies class changes their view

Students in the Environmental Studies 120, People and Nature class, tend campus garden and landscaping as part of class work and learn more than gardening.

Two columns of rectangular black plots of dirt along the pedestrian spine produce a variety of vegetables the campus community can eat at Kaufman Dining Hall.

Several students have helped tend these plots as part of Environmental Studies 120, People and Nature, taught by Martha Bohrer (photo, below), associate professor of English.

Poetry magazine editor to deliver Commencement address

Christian Wiman
Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine, will deliver the Commencement address June 11 at North Central College’s 146th graduation ceremony.

Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine, will deliver the address June 11 at the 146th Commencement ceremony of North Central College, which is celebrating the Sesquicentennial of its founding in 1861.

Honorary degrees will be awarded to Brenda Barnes, former chief executive of Sara Lee Corporation; Roger Hruby, a business leader and entrepreneur; and Myron Wentz, a scientist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and best-selling author. Hruby and Wentz are alumni of North Central College.

North Central College unveils star-studded fine and performing arts season

The Beach Boys
North Central College is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding with a star-studded 2011-2012 Fine & Performing Arts Sesquicentennial Season.

North Central College is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding with a star-studded 2011-2012 Fine & Performing Arts Sesquicentennial Season that features some of the world’s finest classical, jazz and contemporary artists and offers something for all audiences to enjoy.

Yo-Yo Ma, The Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, Bernadette Peters, Jim Brickman, Charlie Daniels Band, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, The Manhattan Transfer and Celtic Woman are among the world-renowned artists coming to Naperville during North Central College’s most astounding season to date.

Alumnus Ron Smith’s new book chronicles “on this day” in oldies history

Ronald Smith ‘75 has written a book that provides information on events related to oldies music for every day of the year.

Ronald Smith, a 1975 alumnus of North Central College, has written a book that provides an extensive collection of information on events related to oldies music for every day of the year.

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