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Lauren Wallem earns Outstanding Major in Religious Studies Award

Lauren Wallem
Lauren Wallem was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Religious Studies Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Lauren Wallem was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Religious Studies Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Wallem is a graduating senior double-majoring in religious studies and political science. She has been accepted to the master of divinity program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill.
    

United Methodist Church honors the Rev. Howard Mueller ’58 with Francis Asbury Award

The Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church has honored the Rev. Howard Mueller ’58 with the 2015 Francis Asbury Award.

The Rev. Howard Mueller ’58, Dr. C. Toenniges Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus, is recipient of the 2015 Francis Asbury Award, presented by the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The award acknowledges “individuals who have made a significant contribution to fostering the church’s ministries in higher education.”

The Francis Asbury Award has only been awarded once before in the Northern Illinois Conference, to North Central’s former college chaplain, The Rev. Lynn Pries ’67.

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.

North Central College receives grant from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education

In receiving a NetVUE program development grant, North Central College expands existing vocational exploration opportunities and training for students.

Vocational exploration and making a difference in our world are central components of a program development grant North Central College received from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE).

The two-year grant gives North Central College an opportunity to enhance, expand, strengthen and unify existing programs related to the exploration of vocation. Students will have more opportunities to explore educational experiences to help them discover their vocational interests. They also will gain skills to realize that vocation.

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.

MIT physicist delivers Rall Symposium keynote about “The Future of Learning”

Dr. David Pritchard
MIT physics professor and education researcher Dr. David Pritchard delivered a Rall Symposium keynote on "The Future of Learning."

College Scholar selected to participate in Oxfam America initiative on social change

North Central College student Chloe Boden is one of only 40 applicants nationwide selected to participate in Oxfam America’s weeklong CHANGE Initiative.

North Central College student Chloe Boden is one of only 40 applicants nationwide selected to participate in Oxfam America’s weeklong CHANGE Initiative to be held in late July in Boston.

Professor Perry Hamalis earns prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for international exchange in Korea

Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects Dr. Perry Hamalis for 12-month award for teaching and research at Yonsei University in South Korea.

North Central College continues to build a reputation as an institution that produces Fulbright honorees with the awarding of a 12-month Fulbright Scholarship to Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of College Honors Programs.

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