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Brandi Balensiefen earns Outstanding Major in Psychology Award

Brandi Balensiefen
Brandi Balensiefen was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Brandi Balensiefen was honored with the Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Balensiefen is a graduating senior at North Central College and has been accepted to a graduate program in international relations and human resources at the University of Illinois.

Students present the faculty-directed drama “Hedda Gabler” May 7-9

Colleen DeRosa '16 as Hedda
North Central College features student actors and crew in the faculty-directed “Hedda Gabler,” a tense drama and late 19th century classic play by Henrik Ibsen.

North Central College features student actors in the faculty-directed drama “Hedda Gabler” May 7-9.

Four performances of “Hedda Gabler” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 7-9 and at 2 p.m. May 9 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Senior Art Show features a diverse body of work

Artwork by 10 North Central College art students are featured in the annual Senior Art Show “Perspectives,” May 8-June 14, in two galleries.

Artwork by 10 North Central College art students will be featured in the annual Senior Art Show, May 8 through June 14. Titled “Perspectives,” the 2015 Senior Art Show features a diverse body of work.

North Central College alumna Anna Meyer is chosen a Master Teacher

Anna Laky ’12 Meyer is Science Master Teacher
High school science teacher Anna Laky ’12 Meyer is selected to serve as a Science Master Teacher for the BetterLesson Master Teacher Project through the NEA.

Anna Laky ’12 Meyer, North Central College’s 2012 Outstanding Major in Chemistry, was selected to serve in the Science Master Teacher Project with the BetterLesson Master Teacher Project through the National Education Association. She is one of five physics teachers nationwide to serve as a Master Teacher from July 2014 through August 2015.

Two North Central College students earn Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Kristin Rose '15, left, and Heidi Nelson '15
Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

The latest Fulbright honors for Heidi Nelson ’15 of Carol Stream and Kristin Rose ’15 of Joliet are the 10th and 11th Fulbright awards earned by North Central College students and alumni. North Central College has been recognized as among the U.S. colleges and universities that produce the highest number of Fulbright recipients for 2014-2015 international exchanges.

North Central College biology alumni share career advice with science students

Matt McCary '10 and Shelly Feaver '98 Shaw
Alumni pursuing careers in the sciences spoke with undergraduates about graduate school, networking and careers.

Matt McCary ’10 has some advice for current North Central College students: make the most of your time as an undergraduate.

“When I was an undergraduate I couldn’t wait to get through those four years,” McCary says. “North Central prepared me very well for graduate school, but I wish I had challenged myself even more as an undergrad.”

Princeton Review rates North Central College among nation’s “greenest” colleges

Baily Gorey '15
North Central College is included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

North Central College’s commitment to sustainability is being recognized with inclusion in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

“American Idol” and “The X Factor” contestant talks about cyberbullying

Jillian Jensen
Musician Jillian Jensen comes to North Central College April 21 to give acoustic performance and present a talk titled “My Journey to Overcome Cyberbullying.”

Musician Jillian Jensen, “American Idol” and “The X Factor” contestant, comes to North Central College April 21 to give an acoustic performance and present a talk titled “My Journey to Overcome Cyberbullying.” This free event is open to the campus and local community.

Registration is underway for summer credit courses at North Central College

Registration is underway for summer courses at North Central, offering students from any college or university the opportunity to earn transferable credits.

Registration is underway for summer courses at North Central College, offering students from any college or university the opportunity to earn transferable credits.

A variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses may be applied toward graduation requirements at a student’s home institution. Classes begin June 15 and continue through Aug. 7.

College hosts panel discussion about teaching culturally diverse students April 7

Oesterle Library
Nicole Rivera, visiting assistant professor of psychology, and Dorothy Pleas, director of Multicultural Affairs, facilitate “Considering Inclusive Pedagogy.”

Nicole Rivera, North Central College visiting assistant professor of psychology, and Dorothy Pleas, director of Multicultural Affairs, will facilitate a panel discussion on April 7 of faculty, staff and students on teaching and working with culturally diverse students.

The free event, “Considering Inclusive Pedagogy,” takes place 12:10-1:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in Oesterle Library, room 11, and is open to the campus community. Space is limited; register in advance at doodle.com/r7yv87p92tr37e3i.

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