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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.

Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2014-2015

Forbes magazine says North Central College is among America’s Top Colleges and ranks among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities.

Forbes magazine once again ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges.

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. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 490 overall, No. 333 among private colleges and No. 117 in the Midwest.

Registration underway for North Central’s fall noncredit courses

Noncredit computer course, taught by North Central's Kristina Bonn
Register now for North Central College’s fall noncredit courses, offered September to December on a variety of subjects and designed for children to adults.

Registration has started for North Central College’s fall Community Noncredit Program. Courses on a variety of subjects are offered from early September through December and designed for children to adults.

“It’s a great time to start planning for fall with our catalog now available in homes and online,” says Deanna Taylor, the College’s Community Education program director. “From one-day business workshops to ongoing classes with topics on computers, health, wellness, languages and lectures, you can find just about any topic of interest during the evening and weekends.”

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2014 Great College To Work For

North Central College ranks among 92 of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College Summer Music Theatre presents “Bye Bye Birdie” Aug. 1-3, 8-10

North Central College’s Summer Music Theatre presents the rock ‘n’ roll-era musical “Bye Bye Birdie” Aug. 1-3, 8-10 with actors from the community.

North Central College’s Summer Music Theatre presents the rock ‘n’ roll-era musical “Bye Bye Birdie” in August and features actors from the community.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1-2, 8-9 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $18/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

Psychology professor Karl Kelley featured in article about excellence in teaching

North Central College psychology professor Karl Kelley is featured in an article about excellence in teaching.

North Central College psychology professor Karl Kelley is featured in an article about excellence in teaching.

The article, “Class Acts: How Top Teachers Help Students Achieve Their Goals Both In and Out of the Classroom,” appears in the new issue of West Suburban Living Magazine.

Local press covers Addison summer school staffed by North Central College students

Heidi Nelson
The Addison Independent newspaper has published photographs and an article about a summer school program staffed by North Central College education students.

The Addison Independent newspaper has published photographs and an article about a summer school program staffed by North Central College education students.

Students present capstone project at Chicago programming event

North Central College computer science students served as featured speakers at a recent Open Gov Hack Night in downtown Chicago.

North Central College computer science students served as featured speakers at a recent Open Gov Hack Night in downtown Chicago. They presented a web application they had developed as part of their capstone seminar project with Caroline St. Clair, professor of computer science.  The students designed their app for Englewood Codes, an initiative that helps Chicago’s Englewood area teens learn about computer science. 

Distinguished members of the North Central community are honored at Commencement

In addition to the 815 North Central College students who received their degrees at Commencement, a highlight was the presentation of four special awards.

In addition to some 815 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees, a highlight of North Central College’s 149th Commencement was the presentation of special awards.

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