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Bianca Gavin earns Outstanding Major in German Award

Bianca Gavin
Bianca Gavin was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in German Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Bianca Gavin was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in German Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Gavin is a graduating senior majoring in German. She has been awarded the the Max Kade Fellowship to pursue graduate studies in German at the University of Illinois.

At North Central, Gavin tutored students in German, co-presented research at the annual state meeting of the American Association of Teachers of German, Illinois chapter presented research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research.

Student receives Richter Grant for researching German harmonica pedagogy

Jacob Prosek '15 travels to Germany to explore his belief that music education curriculum should include harmonica.

Jacob Prosek ’15 feels there could be an alternative teaching method for children first learning to play musical instruments. He foresees elementary schools using harmonicas, which are cheaper, more portable and more pleasing to the ear than a recorder. “Even a beginner can achieve immediate success,” he says.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2015 Great College To Work For

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education  has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

North Central College is among just 86 institutions nationwide recognized in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace. The recognition is based on results of surveys of more than 44,000 employees at 281 colleges and universities.

Registration begins July 6 for noncredit programs at North Central College

Registration begins July 6 for North Central College’s 2015 fall community noncredit programs covering health and wellness, professional development and more.

Registration begins July 6 for North Central College’s 2015 fall community noncredit programs. The programs are offered from September to November and cover a range of topics, including health and wellness, professional development, computer training, language education and general interest.

Whether students are age 7 or 70, every community member can find courses to enjoy.

Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian honored at Commencement for 30 years of leadership in academics

Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian receives honorary degree and emeritus status prior to his leaving North Central College

The hundreds of faculty candidates who’ve visited campus the past 20 years typically ended their interviews in the office of R. Devadoss Pandian, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. In his fifth floor office of Old Main, they all learned about his passion for teaching—and the No. 1 qualification for working at North Central College.

“You have to teach to every student in the class and in a class of 30 or 35 students, that’s not a small thing,” says Pandian, describing the qualities of a great teacher.

Emily Labedz earns Outstanding Student in Interdisciplinary Studies Award

Emily Labedz
Emily Labedz ’15 recognized as the Outstanding Student in Interdisciplinary Studies during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Emily Labedz ’15, daughter of Frank and Karyn Labedz, of Naperville, was awarded the Outstanding Student in Interdisciplinary Studies Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Emily majored in sociology and German with additional studies in gender and women’s studies and history of ideas at North Central College. She is a graduate of Naperville North High School.

Students and faculty participate in German immersion conference

Karin Duncker-Hoffmann, lecturer in English and German
North Central College students attended and faculty member Karin Duncker-Hoffmann presented at the Northern Illinois College Immersion Day of German.

Nine North Central College students participated in the third annual Northern Illinois College Immersion Day of German April 18 hosted by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). More than 150 students and instructors of German from the area attended the event at College of DuPage.

Karin Duncker-Hoffmann, North Central College lecturer in English and German, helped organize and present at the conference.

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.

North Central College announces largest fundraising campaign in school’s 154-year history

Students demonstrate chemistry experiments at the kickoff celebration
North Central College has launched its Brilliant Future Campaign—a seven-year, $150 million fundraising effort, the largest in the College’s history.

North Central College has launched its Brilliant Future Campaign—a seven-year, $150 million drive that is the largest fundraising effort in the College’s 154-year history.

Nearly 1,000 students, alumni, trustees, faculty and staff gathered with local and regional elected officials, business leaders and other dignitaries May 15 at a kickoff celebration in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center.

North Central College breaks ground on “transformative” new Science Center

North Central College held a groundbreaking for a new Science Center that ranks among the most transformative facility upgrades in the College’s history.

North Central College on Friday held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Science Center that ranks among the most transformative facility upgrades in the College’s 154-year history.

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