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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.

North Central College continues to garner prestigious honors

Alicia Casacchia ’17
Students and alumna receive National Science Foundation Fellowship, Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and Goldwater Honorable Mention.

North Central College students’ scholarship continues to pay off with recognitions and awards. Kori Sye ’16 was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship, Hannah Kramer ’15 received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and Alicia Casacchia ’17 was recognized by the Goldwater Scholarship program as a 2016 Honorable Mention.

North Central College students engage in research, presentations, writing contests

With topics spanning politics, business, shoulder injuries, coffee and rock stars, students take advantage of academic opportunities outside the classroom.

Several North Central College students have engaged in a variety of research, presentation and writing opportunities during the past few months. The topics have spanned business, politics, finance, trade, athletic training, rock stars and more. Here are reports about the accomplished North Central students.

Political conference

North Central students participate in annual College German Immersion Day

Students and faculty from various institutions took part in College German Immersion Day to learn more about the German history and culture.

Ten North Central College students joined some 100 other college students from the area and 20 college and high school instructors involved in German studies for the fourth annual College German Immersion Day held on North Central’s campus April 9. Karina Duncker-Hoffmann, North Central lecturer in English and German, hosted the event. Among the faculty participants was Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German.

A College on the Move

North Central gains momentum in growth, reputation, value.

Growth in new faculty, world-class facilities, outstanding academics and stellar athletic teams---these are the hallmarks of a campus community that is fiscally strong, excited about the future and focused on becoming one of America’s top colleges.

“Our students and their families become part of a dynamic campus environment, where they benefit from the value of small class sizes, faculty mentors and award-winning cocurricular activities,” said Martin Sauer, vice president for enrollment and athletics.

Campus, local, state, national guests celebrated the Science Center "topping out"

North Central College’s Science Center reached a construction milestone with the placement of a ceremonial final beam in Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

North Central College’s Science Center reached new heights during its construction when the campus community celebrated the hoisting and placement of a ceremonial final steel beam during a Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

Traditional among ironworkers, the ceremony is sometimes called Capping Off, or Topping Off, or Topping Out. Regardless, said President Troy D. Hammond during his remarks, “It’s a significant construction milestone that we’ve reached only because of the dedication and hard work of many, many people.”

Wolf works on projects that range from testing to language education to baseball

Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities & professor of German, publishes essay, edits book, serves on committee.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, recently served as a language and test consultant for Educational Testing Service (ETS), published a peer-reviewed essay, and edited the book, “A Pennant for the Twin Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins.”

Annual Report 2015

This 2015 Annual Report reflects the outstanding accomplishments of North Central College in the last fiscal year.

Explore cultures from around the world at Feb. 14 International Festival

North Central College welcomes the local community to celebrate another year of cultural diversity at its 20th annual International Festival Feb. 14.

North Central College welcomes members of the community to attend its 20th annual International Festival on Feb. 14. Hosted by the College’s Office of International Programs, the festival celebrates Naperville’s cultural diversity and offers opportunities for community members to explore cultures from around the world.

German major Louis Waldmeir ’13 parlayed study abroad and research experiences into microbrewery career

Louis Waldmeir ’13
Studying abroad and conducting research in Germany inspired Louis Waldmeir ’13 to pursue a microbrewery career at Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville.

Meet Louis Waldmeir ’13, a brewer at Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville.

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