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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.

Political science and history faculty discuss current political issues June 4

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, Suzanne Chod, William Muck
North Central College’s political science department presents its spring term Topics In Politics (TIP Talks) lecture on June 4.

North Central College’s political science department will host its spring term Topics In Politics (TIP Talks) lecture from 12:05 to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, June 4, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Topics range from the U.S.-Iranian nuclear negotiations to the death of Osama bin Laden and the politics of cheating and corruption.

Presented each term, the TIP Talks feature short presentations on current political topics by North Central College political science professors and a guest speaker.   

Graduate student, alumnus selected for prestigious Prague Summer Program

Rebecca Samson ’12/M ’15 has been selected for a Prague Summer Program, a one-month creative-writing residency in the Czech Republic.

Rebecca Samson ’12/M ’15 has been selected for a prestigious Prague Summer Program, a one-month creative-writing residency in the Czech Republic.

Samson also was awarded one of a few competitive Vaclav Havel scholarships. Samson studied German as an undergraduate and is completing a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) in the Writing, Editing and Publishing track.

She grew up in a Czech household and her passion for Czech history and culture was strengthened after a family trip to Prague in 2011.

Theatre and music faculty collaborate with students to stage unique version of Faustus

Maddie Burke ’17 as Dog, Bobby Taves ’17 as Boy
North Central College presents the dramatic work by Gertrude Stein of “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” June 4-7.

North Central College presents the dramatic work by Gertrude Stein of “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” June 4-7.

Four performances of “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. June 4-6 and at 2 p.m. June 7 in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Dr. Harold R. Wilde to deliver Commencement address at North Central College

Dr. Harold R. Wilde, President Emeritus and Life Trustee of North Central College, will deliver the address at the College’s 150th Commencement June 13.

Dr. Harold “Hal” R. Wilde, President Emeritus and Life Trustee of North Central College, will deliver the address at the College’s 150th Commencement on June 13.

Wilde, of Chicago, served as North Central’s ninth president, from 1991 to 2012. The 2015 class of graduating seniors spent their first full year as students during Wilde’s final year as president.

North Central College student earns finalist award in New York Times essay contest

North Central College’s Adam Lundquist ’16 had an essay published in The New York Times as one of four finalists in a writing contest for college students.

North Central College junior Adam Lundquist earned one of four finalist titles in a nationwide New York Times college essay contest.

“Modern Love,” a popular weekly series of reader-submitted essays that explore the joys and tribulations of love, asked college students to submit personal stories of modern love for the opportunity to have their work published in the newspaper.

Seven North Central College faculty receive tenure, promotions

The North Central College Board of Trustees grants tenure, approves promotions to faculty members effective with the start of the 2015-2016 academic year.

At its May 2015 meeting, the North Central College Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved promotions to several faculty members effective with the start of the 2015-2016 academic year in September. These faculty are:

Leila Azarbad, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of psychology

 

 

Rescheduled: Jack Shindler to give annual Last Lecture June 3

Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs
North Central College students select Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, to speak at the Last Lecture.

North Central College students voted to invite Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, to speak at the annual Last Lecture.

President Hammond gave Commencement address at his alma mater

North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D.
North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D., was the 2015 Commencement speaker at his alma mater Milligan College.

North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D., delivered the Commencement address at his alma mater, Milligan College. Commencement was celebrated May 8-9.

Hammond’s address incorporated his professional and personal journey since graduating from Milligan in 1989. He also encouraged the Class of 2015 to “please go away” in order to boldly take on the servant-leadership challenges for which they have prepared and to “please don’t forget your alma mater.”

College Scholar selected to participate in Oxfam America initiative on social change

North Central College student Chloe Boden is one of only 40 applicants nationwide selected to participate in Oxfam America’s weeklong CHANGE Initiative.

North Central College student Chloe Boden is one of only 40 applicants nationwide selected to participate in Oxfam America’s weeklong CHANGE Initiative to be held in late July in Boston.

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