North Central College - Naperville, IL

Alec Phillipp ’14, Kerby Kniss ’15 begin John Marshall Law School internships this fall

Alec Phillipp ’14 and Kerby Kniss ’15
North Central College prelaw students Kerby Kniss and Alec Phillipp are accepted to The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Undergraduate Internship Program.

North Central College prelaw students Kerby Kniss ’15 and Alec Phillipp ’14 will learn about fair housing law firsthand when they begin internships this fall in Chicago. Both have been accepted to The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Undergraduate Internship Program.

Kniss of Lanark, Ill., is majoring in political science with a minor in conflict resolution. Phillipp of Plainfield is majoring in sociology/criminal justice with a minor in political science.

State approves North Central College graduate degree in education leadership

Kristine Servais, coordinator of the master of arts in education degree program
The State of Illinois has approved North Central College’s graduate program that prepares candidates to become school leaders.

The State of Illinois has approved North Central College’s graduate program that prepares candidates to become principals and other school leaders.

North Central College for many years has offered a master’s of education (MAEd) degree.

But the state has legislated new and more rigorous requirements for all principal-preparation programs, and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) must approve all newly designed programs by Sept. 1.

North Central faculty sponsor workshops for teachers of Chinese

Teachers of Chinese who attended first workshop
North Central College’s Chinese program and Xilin Asian Community Center of Naperville cosponsored a series of workshops this summer for teachers of Chinese.

This summer, North Central College’s Chinese program and Xilin Asian Community Center of Naperville cosponsored a series of four workshops for teachers of Chinese. Some were held on the College’s campus. Titled “Chinese Teacher Workshops: Enhancing Effective Language and Culture Teaching,” the series seeks to develop a community of Chinese teachers and foster pedagogical growth and exploration.

Topics covered general technologies for language learning and teaching, methodologies for various contexts, approaches to teaching Chinese culture and general professional skills.

College announces Dean’s List during spring term

Goldspohn Hall, Old Main, Carnegie Hall
North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2012 spring term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2012 spring term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0=A) for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for spring term:

Kevin Adams
Annie Adamski
Jesse Adamson
Jaclyn Agnew
Salvador Alatriste
Joshua Albright
Sarah Allen
Alyssa Allgood
Michael Allison
Nathan Allumi
Klariza Alvaran
Thomas Ambrose

692 students receive degrees at North Central’s 2012 Commencement

Old Main
North Central College celebrated its 147th Commencement on June 9 by conferring bachelor and master degrees on 692 students.

North Central College celebrated its 147th Commencement on June 9 by conferring degrees on 692 students. The following list of students completed requirements for their bachelor or master degrees during the academic year that includes the December 2011, April 2012, June 2012 and September 2012 terms.

Language courses among North Central College’s fall 2012 Community Education offerings

Registration is underway for noncredit courses for adults and children offered through North Central College’s fall 2012 Community Education program.

June 28, 2012—Registration is underway for North Central College’s fall 2012 Community Education courses.

North Central College offers a variety of noncredit Community Education courses for adults and children. Options include professional development, languages and culture, health and fitness, fine arts and more.

Wrigley Field honors North Central College alumnus, Teacher of the Year Josh Stumpenhorst

Illinois Teacher of the Year Josh Stumpenhorst '03 with family at Wrigley Field
North Central College alumnus and Illinois Teacher of the Year Josh Stumpenhorst threw out the first pitch before a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

June 13, 2012—One of the perks of being Illinois Teacher of the Year is throwing out the first pitch before a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst experienced his day at the Friendly Confines on Tuesday, June 12, before a night game versus the Detroit Tigers. Stumpenhorst attended with his wife and their two young children, who were excited to meet Cubs pitcher Alberto Cabrera.

“Cabrera just talked to my boys and signed a ball,” Stumpenhorst Tweeted before the big moment. “They are in heaven.”

Stars shine for North Central College 2012-2013 Fine and Performing Arts Season

Dionne Warwick
North Central College’s 2012-2013 Fine and Performing Arts Season offers such big-name entertainers as Dionne Warwick, Five for Fighting and Branford Marsalis.

June 5, 2012—North Central College’s 2012-2013 Fine and Performing Arts Season sponsored by Navistar offers a variety of big-name entertainers.

Dionne Warwick, The Oak Ridge Boys, Bernadette Peters, Branford Marsalis, Sara Evans, Five for Fighting and Celtic Woman are among the highlights of the upcoming season. Tickets for individual performances are on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, by calling the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or by visiting northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

SIFE named national finalist for work on garden project

Competing team members at SIFE National Exposition in Kansas City
North Central College’s SIFE is named a Top 5 National Finalist for its work in the SIFE Lowe’s Community Improvement Challenge and awarded monetary prize.

The North Central College Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was recognized as a Top 5 National Finalist for its work in the SIFE Lowe’s Community Improvement Challenge. The project partnership was open to all SIFE USA colleges and universities, or approximately 800 schools. North Central’s SIFE was one of 35 schools that received a grant to take part in the community improvement project. Five schools were selected as national finalists and each was awarded a $5,000 prize.

College of DuPage graduate earns full-tuition scholarship to North Central College

Brendan McCormack with Stephen Mueller and Linda Doyle, transfer admissions.
College of DuPage graduate Brendan McCormack of West Chicago has been awarded the 2012 North Central College/College of DuPage Honors Scholarship.

May 22, 2012—College of DuPage graduate Brendan McCormack of West Chicago has been awarded the 2012 North Central College/College of DuPage Honors Scholarship.

The award is a renewable full-tuition scholarship that enables a College of DuPage Honors Scholar to pursue studies at North Central College and earn a bachelor’s degree. This year’s award was presented May 1 during COD’s Celebration of Academic Excellence to recognize 2011-2012 Honors and Presidential Scholars.

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