North Central College - Naperville, IL

Students raise funds for local nonprofit as part of course project

Students in North Central College’s Group Process class are recognized for their efforts in raising funds for DuPagePads and its Share the Fare campaign.

Five students in North Central College’s Group Process class were recognized for their successful efforts in raising funds for DuPagePads and its Share the Fare campaign.

The Union celebrates 10-year anniversary May 8

For 10 years, The Union has sustained its mission as a venue for social change and its goal to unite the campus & community, art & life, faith & action.

The mission of The Union is simple: to inspire meaningful social change through the arts. Its core values—being socially conscious, student run, artist friendly, locally rooted—are student-inspired.

Since its May 1, 2005, launch at North Central College, The Union has served as an off-campus venue for emerging and touring artists and a place for all students to hang out. It’s remained centered on spiritual reflection and social action, with the goal to unite the campus and community, art and life, and faith and action.

Student awarded scholarship to attend National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

The AAUW Naperville-Area branch has awarded a scholarship to Allyson Martens to participate in the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Naperville-Area branch has awarded a $750 scholarship to North Central College student Allyson Martens to participate in the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) May 28-30 at the University of Maryland near Washington, D.C.

North Central College introduces new academic program in film and screen studies

 Judy Brodhead, associate professor of English, coordinator of cultural events
North Central College’s new minor in film and screen studies is designed to complement numerous majors and prepare students for a variety of careers.

North Central College’s new minor in film and screen studies is designed to complement numerous majors and prepare students for a variety of careers.

“Film and screen studies will help students build transferable critical-thinking skills,” says Lisa Long, professor of English and chair of the College’s Division of Arts and Letters. “It will draw upon traditional theory but help students develop the visual literacy needed in today’s world.”

Students present the faculty-directed drama “Hedda Gabler” May 7-9

Colleen DeRosa '16 as Hedda
North Central College features student actors and crew in the faculty-directed “Hedda Gabler,” a tense drama and late 19th century classic play by Henrik Ibsen.

North Central College features student actors in the faculty-directed drama “Hedda Gabler” May 7-9.

Four performances of “Hedda Gabler” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 7-9 and at 2 p.m. May 9 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. 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.

Senior Art Show features a diverse body of work

Artwork by 10 North Central College art students are featured in the annual Senior Art Show “Perspectives,” May 8-June 14, in two galleries.

Artwork by 10 North Central College art students will be featured in the annual Senior Art Show, May 8 through June 14. Titled “Perspectives,” the 2015 Senior Art Show features a diverse body of work.

North Central College students experience life-changing course on civil rights movement

Twenty-two students toured historic sites in the civil rights movement and learned about social justice as part of a Sankofa Experience Verandah course.

North Central College students and alumni often say opportunities to study away from campus are among their most memorable moments of college. Twenty-two students who spent a week this spring touring historic sites in the civil rights movement say the Sankofa Experience Verandah course inspired life-changing passion for social justice causes.

The Union gains attention, experience during spring break trip to SXSW festival

musician with The Lonely Wild, photo by Xanic Lopez ’16
Students expanded their skills in event planning, working with musicians, photojournalism and music photography during spring break trip to SXSW music festival.

North Central College students broadened their skills in event planning, working with professional musicians, music photography and photojournalism during a spring break trip to the South By South West (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

The annual weeklong festival brings in thousands of bands, filmmakers and technicians who present their work in music showcases, screenings and presentations.  

Entire campus community is invited to Wellness Fair April 21

North Central’s Dyson Wellness Center invites all students, faculty and staff to its Wellness Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Res/Rec.

North Central’s Dyson Wellness Center invites all students, faculty and staff to its Wellness Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Res/Rec Center. Dyson has partnered with more than 50 community businesses and several College offices and student organizations to promote ways to stay healthy emotionally, spiritually, physically, medically, financially, socially and environmentally.

Two North Central College students earn Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Kristin Rose '15, left, and Heidi Nelson '15
Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

The latest Fulbright honors for Heidi Nelson ’15 of Carol Stream and Kristin Rose ’15 of Joliet are the 10th and 11th Fulbright awards earned by North Central College students and alumni. North Central College has been recognized as among the U.S. colleges and universities that produce the highest number of Fulbright recipients for 2014-2015 international exchanges.

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