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North Central College offers five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in leadership

North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010)—North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

Students accepted into this program earn both a bachelor’s degree—in any discipline—and the master of leadership studies with the completion of 141 credit hours.

Save the Coffee benefit concert at The Union Sept. 10

Save the Coffee benefit concert at The Union Sept. 10

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The Union and Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) join forces Friday, Sept. 10, to kick off another fall season at The Union and to help raise funds with a benefit concert for SIFE’s fair-trading coffee partners in Guatemala. The evening of great music, coffee and hearing about North Central’s connection with Guatemalan coffee suppliers begins at 7 p.m. at 129 W.


Record number of international students join College student body

Record number of international students join College student body

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The Office of International Programs welcomes 41 new students who are part of a record 54 nonimmigrant international students enrolled at North Central College this fall. They come from 28 countries and include new first year and transfer students, returning students, eight graduate students, 16 new exchange students and five who are sponsored by the Global UGRAD program.


North Central was well represented at this year’s National Conference for Undergraduate Research.

The most ever student-researchers from North Central College—32—were accepted to attend the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in April. "This is impressive because we’ve never had this many students apply and it really reflects a changing culture here, a true culture of inquiry,” says Perry Hamalis, director of the Office of Academic Opportunities and assistant professor of religious studies.

James Nebl

“North Central’s global studies major is eclectic,” says James, currently a graduate student focusing on international affairs and Chinese studies at the prestigious Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. “Other schools just look at political or cultural issues, but at North Central you take all types of classes from a variety of disciplines. It’s a very well-rounded major.”

As an undergrad, he studied in China and Japan for 15 weeks. Choosing the international relations track, he researched the reintegration of Hong Kong into mainland China and secured a Richter Independent Study Fellowship to fund his work. He presented his findings at four academic and honors conferences.

James's North Central experience profoundly influenced his career path. He wants to work in international relations, possibly with a U.S. consulate or embassy. “China is becoming an important country and a global economy, but East Asia still isn’t fully understood,” he says. “I’m eager to get involved in the field.”

Majors Minors and Programs : Global Studies

Students return to Kenya to build, serve and learn

Students return to Kenya to build, serve and learn

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North Central students are eager to return to Nairobi, Kenya, July 17-Aug. 2, for the fourth consecutive summer to serve with the nonprofit ministry Koinonia Community, which works with street children and women and youth from poor backgrounds.


Students head to Mexico to serve for fifth summer

Students head to Mexico to serve for fifth summer

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Students will travel to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, July 5-12, to serve with Casa de los Angeles, a nonprofit organization that provides a medical clinic, transitional housing, daycare facilities and other services for poor working mothers. North Central’s Catholic Campus Minister Kevin O'Donnell and eight students will help in the daycare centers and work on renovation and construction projects in various facilities.


Shindler and Larsson give presentations at international conference

Shindler and Larsson give presentations at international conference

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Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, and Kimberly Larsson, assistant to the director of international programs, gave presentations at the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Conference June 1-4, in Kansas City, Mo. Some 7,000 educators attended worldwide. Shindler was chosen from among 11 other presenters nationwide to give his session at the international conference.


Students serve summer long, around the world

From San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to Nairobi, Kenya, to San Pablo City in the Philippines, North Central students wiill travel to do service projects.

Each summer, students at North Central College head to places around the world to serve alongside nonprofit organizations and people in disadvantaged communities. This summer, they'll work in three communities in Mexico, Kenya and the Philippines.

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