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North Central College alumni recognized for excellence in Chicago theatre

Garrett Lutz ’12 and Maxwell DeTogne ’13
Two alumni—Garrett Lutz ’12 and Maxwell J. DeTogne ’13—were nominated for best Actor in a Principal Role-Musical for Chicago’s Non-Equity Jeff Award.

Two North Central College alumni—Garrett Lutz ’12 and Maxwell J. DeTogne ’13—have been nominated for the 42nd annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards, The Joseph Jefferson Awards, for their excellence in Chicago theatre for the 2014-2015 season.

They are among five nominees for best Actor in a Principal Role-Musical: Lutz (photo, left) for his role as Jerry Lukowski in “The Full Monty” by Kokandy Productions and DeTogne (photo, right) as Jesus in “Jesus Christ Superstar” with Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre.

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.

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.”

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.

North Central theatre major writes, directs, stages original comedy, set in 1939

Rae Lindenberg '15, playwright and director of "Miranda Writes"
North Central College presents “Miranda Writes,” part screwball comedy and part whodunit, written and directed by senior Rae Lindenberg April 16-18.

North Central College’s Student Directed Series student dpresents “Miranda Writes,” part screwball comedy and part whodunit, written and directed by senior Rae Lindenberg April 16-18.

Students in The Physics of Music learn to apply science principles to their music

Students in The Physics of Music course are challenged to create and tune a flute while applying science principles to music.

A white PVC pipe, a newly drilled hole and a cork—somehow these simple materials and some careful blowing should produce a perfectly tuned musical note, G4. But even the most talented musicians were challenged by this exercise as they carefully crafted simple flutes in a course called The Physics of Music. They were learning and applying physics principles behind sound and pitch.

“I play violin and this is a lot harder,” says Joy Pelikan ’18, who plays in the College’s String Ensemble. “But it’s been really interesting to learn more about sound.”

North Central introduces new theatrical design and technology major

North Central introduces new theatrical design and technology major that combines theatre experiences and new curriculum.

A stage production requires a multitude of talents both on stage and off. To prepare students for the important behind-the-scenes roles at professional theatre companies, North Central College has launched a new academic program of study.

Paul Simon Award recognizes North Central’s comprehensive international programs

National award brings prestigious recognition to North Central’s internationalization of campus over 20 years.

North Central College is one of five institutions nationwide to receive a 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

North Central College student Alex Moerer speaks at TEDx about value of improvisation

North Central College student Alex Moerer ’17 spoke at a TEDx event on “Improvisation: Overcoming the Stage Fear of Life.”

North Central College student Alex Moerer ’17 spoke at a TEDx event about how improvisation can be applied to improve life’s daily interactions.

Moerer was one of six student speakers selected to make three-minute presentations Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” His talk was titled “Improvisation: Overcoming the Stage Fear of Life.”

North Central College expands investment in energy-saving LED lighting

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

The most recent upgrades to lighting in the College’s geothermal-controlled, LEED-certified Residence Hall/Recreation Center and in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center are estimated to save the College an additional $35,000 annually in electricity costs. The projects are supported by a $67,989 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation's Energy Efficiency Lighting Upgrade Program.

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