North Central College - Naperville, IL

Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors gives MLK Week keynote Jan. 19

Patrisse Cullors
North Central College’s annual MLK Week features keynote address by Patrisse Cullors, social activist and cofounder of the Black Lives Matter movement.

A prominent and passionate voice for those afflicted by social injustice and discrimination is Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of Black Lives Matter.

North Central College has invited Cullors to be its keynote speaker Jan. 19 during the College’s Martin Luther King Week celebration. In 1960, King spoke to North Central students when he visited campus. Like King, Cullors educates and inspires others to stand together to transform society into a world where the lives and contributions of all individuals are recognized equally.

Faculty adapt Shakespeare’s comedy set in the 1590s to American culture in the 1950s

North Central College students to stage William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” a renaissance romp with a 1950’s twist Jan. 7-10.

North Central College students will stage William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” a renaissance romp with a 1950’s twist Jan. 7-10.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7-10 in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central students dig into Frozen Assets

D-Term Verandah course gives students opportunities to explore the culture and history of locally made frozen treats.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! North Central College students investigated the history and business behind this cold dessert as part of a D-Term Verandah course, Frozen Assets.

This frozen treat dates back to 3000 B.C. in Asian cultures, when it was discovered crushed ice could be combined with flavorings for dessert. Since then, the treat evolved through the centuries into a popular sweet option for all ages.

North Central students gain access, networking opportunities in PR field

New Verandah course takes students behind the scenes at Chicago’s leading public relations firms, gives opportunities to network and explore career options.

“It’s all about finding a career that fits you,” said Skylar Krople ’17 after attending the Publicity Club of Chicago PR Career Day with her North Central College classmates. “I learned there are lots of opportunities to create whatever you want because the public relations industry is constantly changing.”

Addition of solar thermal panels raises College to new level of ‘green’

North Central College advances mission to introduce renewable technologies and integrate sustainability initiatives by adding solar thermal panels to New Hall.

North Central College’s mission to integrate sustainability into all facets of campus life reached another milestone this week with the installation of state-of-the-art, solar thermal panels to its newest residence hall.

North Central students achieve Dean’s List honors for fall term

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2015 fall term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2015 fall 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, be enrolled as full-time students and have no grades of incomplete (I) or in progress (PR).

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

Connor Adams
Bridget Adams-King
Bilal Adra
Maya Adra
Saira Ahmad
Raiha Akram
Emily Alaimo
Julie Albright
Lauren Allen
Elizabeth Alvarado

Mathematics major Jack Ryan ’16, 2015 Lincoln Laureate, will speak on national panel

Jack Ryan ’16
Jack Ryan ’16, North Central College’s 2015 Lincoln Laureate, was selected to speak on a national panel about integrated learning

Jack Ryan ’16, a College Scholar and Goldwater Honorable Mention, has been selected for two additional honors that recognize his multi-disciplinary academic work and service to the North Central College campus. In November, he was honored as the College’s 2015 Lincoln Laureate, which recognizes outstanding college seniors at four-year degree granting institutions in Illinois.

North Central stages range of holiday music, theatre shows in December

North Central College presents a celebrated lineup of holiday performances during the Christmas season in its Naperville venues.

North Central College presents a celebrated lineup of holiday performances during the Christmas season. Music ranges from jazz, brass and tunes from “Peanuts,” to vocal quartets, choirs and a full orchestra. Theatre performances feature the fanciful ballet “The Nutcracker” and a twist on the Dickens’ classic featuring Jacob Marley.

College joins other smoke- and tobacco-free campuses nationwide

North Central College adopts new smoke- and tobacco-free policy on campus, beginning Dec. 1, 2015.

Beginning December 1, 2015, North Central College will initiate its smoke- and tobacco-free policy on campus. The College will join more than 1,000 other smoke- and tobacco-free campuses nationwide.

North Central hosts series of events to honor, recognize its student veterans

Student veteran Meghan Sabaini ’15
North Central College supports its student veterans all year long and celebrates their service during Veteran and Military Student Appreciation Week.

North Central College supports its student veterans all year long and is celebrating their service to their country during Veteran and Military Student Appreciation Week as part of Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2015. The College proudly honors and recognizes its 25 student veterans and five ROTC cadets this fall by hosting a variety of events for its student veterans and the campus community.  

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