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Ian Wright ’14 and Britney Kravish ’14 both earn Fulbright ETA appointments

Mark Zajac ’12
North Central College students Ian Wright ’14 and Britney Kravish ’14 earn Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship appointments to Germany and to Mexico.

Two graduating seniors who were previously alternates for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) learned that they have been awarded Fulbright awards for the coming year. Ian Wright ’14 of New Lenox, IL, and Britney Kravish ’14 of Frankfort, IL, join Mark Zajac ’12 as 2014-2015 Fulbright ETA scholarship winners. They will receive a fully funded one-year appointment abroad as cultural ambassadors and English teachers. Wright and Zajac will go to Germany, while Kravish will travel to Mexico.

North Central music major wins prestigious national jazz award

Alyssa Allgood '14
North Central College Alyssa Allgood '14 wins DownBeat Magazine’s national Student Music Award for best collegiate jazz vocal soloist.

North Central College senior Alyssa Allgood has won DownBeat Magazine’s national Student Music Award for best collegiate jazz vocal soloist.

New York Times bestselling author Garrison Keillor gives talk May 6

Garrison Keillor
Bestselling author, award-winning radio host of “A Prairie Home Companion” talks about and signs copies of his newest book “The Keillor Reader.”

North Central College welcomes “A Prairie Home Companion” radio host and New York Times bestselling author Garrison Keillor in an author talk and signing of his new book, “The Keillor Reader,” on Tuesday, May 6.

Spanish department features four films, faculty discussions during film festival

“Casa de Areia” will be shown May 5
North Central College’s Spanish department and Fusión Espanola host “Festival de cine iberoamericano,” a viewing of films and discussion series, April 30-May 8.

North Central College’s Spanish department and student club Fusión Espanola cohost “Festival de cine iberoamericano,” a viewing of four films and faculty-led discussion series April 30 through May 8. The film festival is meant to serve as a cultural component for the Spanish language program. All screenings are free, open to the campus community and will be held in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall.

Wednesday, April 30:

North Central among the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America

Heidi Goetsch ’14, Will Rotunno ’15
For fourth straight year, North Central College is included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.”

For the fourth consecutive year, North Central College has been included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.”

With a rising interest among students in attending colleges that practice, teach and support environmentally responsible choices, the guide began publication in 2010 in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools.

Nominations for Dissinger Awards are due April 30

Nominations for Dissinger Awards are due April 30

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Nominations for the North Central College 2014 Dissinger awards are due Wednesday, April 30. The Dissinger Awards provide an annual occasion to honor and reward faculty and staff who distinguish themselves and the College by their excellence in teaching, scholarship, service and/or their performance of a job “above and beyond the call of duty.”



Model UN practices politics, receives award at global conference

2014 Model UN team to New York City
North Central College’s Model UN program received an Honorable Mention delegation award for its performance at National Model United Nations conference.

North Central College’s Model United Nations (UN) program received an Honorable Mention delegation award for its performance at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York City April 13-17.
 
The conference featured more than 5,000 students from around the world, participating in a simulation of the real-life diplomacy of the United Nations. Each school’s delegation was assigned a country to represent during the simulation, where it collaborates with other delegations to pass United Nations resolutions.

North Central College exhibits the artistic talents of people who have mental illness

North Central College art exhibit “The Awakenings Project” reflects talents of alumna Irene O’Neill and fellow artists with mental illnesses.

Irene O’Neill ’86 is the force behind an art exhibit at North Central College that celebrates art created by people who have a mental illness. “The Awakenings Project” opens Friday, April 25, and will be on display through Sunday, June 22.

Naperville among the top cities nationwide for recent college graduates

Naperville—home to North Central College—has been named among the “Top 10 Best Cities for New College Grads,” reports a study by Livability.com.

The City of Naperville—home to North Central College—has been named among the “Top 10 Best Cities for New College Grads,” reports a study by Livability.com, which ranks cities where jobs are available and recent college graduates want to live.
 
The study ranked Naperville No. 9 out of 10 cities nationwide, with Cambridge, Mass., taking the top spot in 2014. The list of the 10 cities ranked in the study is available at livability.com.
 

North Central hosts faculty academic conference April 26

Smith Hall at Old Main
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Spring Conference, hosted by the College April 26.

North Central faculty and staff are invited to attend the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Spring Conference, hosted by the College on Saturday, April 26, in Smith Hall.

Twice each year, the Illinois AAUP sponsors an educational conference at a school with an active AAUP membership. North Central’s AAUP chapter is host for the 2014 spring conference, which will focus on the theme “The Role of Women in Higher Education.”