North Central College - Naperville, IL

PHO Speaker Series hosts 2010 alumna, dental school student

Anne Adamson ’10
North Central College’s student Pre-Health Organization welcomes alumna and current dental school student Anne Adamson ’10 as a guest speaker Nov. 1.

North Central College’s student-run Pre-Health Organization (PHO) welcomes alumna and current dental school student Anne Adamson ’10 as a guest speaker in November. Members of the campus community are invited to attend the free speaker event from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Smith Hall. Lunch will be served; RSVP by Oct. 29 to doodle.com/bzcpehwp6ck24z4d.

North Central honors Eric McLaren ’86 with Outstanding Alumni Award

Eric McLaren ’86, Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor Eric McLaren, vice president for academic programs at Illinois Math and Science Academy, with a 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award.

North Central College is honoring Eric McLaren, Ph.D., of Sugar Grove with a 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award.

McLaren and five others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Convocation at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

Wayne Duehn ’61 named to North Central’s Wall of Witness

Wayne Duehn ’61, Ph.D., Wall of Witness
North Central College honors professor, family advocate Wayne Duehn by adding his name to the College’s Wall of Witness during Homecoming Convocation Oct. 26.

North Central College is honoring Wayne Duehn ’61, Ph.D., of Arlington, Texas, by adding his name to the College’s Wall of Witness.

Duehn and five others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Convocation at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

Alumni talk with science students about their careers, experiences

2005 alumni Naomi Roots and Zach Pratt, Ph.D.
Science faculty invite 2005 alumni Naomi Roots and Zach Pratt, Ph.D., to talk with students about post-graduate research, real-world career experiences.

A new tradition—inviting alumni back to campus to talk informally with students—was incorporated as part of programming for Honors Day and the Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research this year.

“Our alumni are an untapped resource for our students and I’m excited about inviting them back to share their experiences with our science students,” said Professor of Biology and Roger and Nadeane Hruby Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Stephen Johnston as he welcomed two North Central College alumni from the class of 2005.

2011 alumna co-authors paper in journal

Ashley Popp '11
Ashley Popp, North Central College 2011 alumna, publishes paper based on her college research in “Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research” journal.

North Central College alumna Ashley Popp, class of 2011, co-authored a paper, titled “The Global Transformation of Belly Dancing: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Counter Hegemonic Responses,” which was accepted for publication in the 2012 No LIV issue of the journal “Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research.”

Campus Coffee to feature Japan-North Central connection

North Central College Professors Fukumi Matsubara and Jack Shindler
Special Feb. 21 Campus Coffee to showcase North Central’s rich history and longtime connections with Japan, including authentic food, attire.

The College will host a special Campus Coffee on Feb. 21 that will focus on the rich history and longtime connections between Japan and North Central College.

Faculty and staff who attend the Campus Coffee on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Smith Hall, will enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine, interaction with students from Japan and those learning Japanese, and learning about the College’s connection with Japan.

Reconnect with the new alumni online directory

The Office of Alumni Relations has added a new online directory for the use of all College alumni.

The Office of Alumni Relations has added a new online directory for the use of all College alumni. Users can access information about their classmates and others who shared similar interests and activities. The directory encourages alumni to reconnect and communicate.

“The directory also allows users to easily update their contact information and submit classnotes,” says Adrian Aldrich ’02, director of alumni relations.

North Central College exhibits black and white photography by alumnus

"Waterfall" by photographer Jon Balke ’69
North Central College presents “In the Absence of Color,” an exhibit of silver-based black and white photography by alumnus Jon Balke Nov. 20-Jan. 5.

Silver-based black and white photographs by artist and North Central College alumnus Jon W. Balke will be on display Nov. 20 through Jan. 5 in an exhibit titled “In the Absence of Color.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. An artist reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, where guests can meet Balke and discuss his work. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Alum earns state's highest education honor

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 wins Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 gets to go to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. He’ll also get to meet President Obama and the first lady at a White House dinner in the spring. He may even be invited to throw out the first pitch at a Cubs game.

Those are some of the perks that come with being named the Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012. The Illinois State Board of Education announced the award Oct. 22 during the Those Who Excel banquet in Normal.

Alum talks to students about his work as senior advisor in EPA

Charlie Bartsch, class of 1973
North Central College alumnus Charlie Bartsch ’73 is senior program advisor for economic development at EPA, spends day talking with campus community.

Charlie Bartsch—a North Central College Class of 1973 alumnus and political science major—returned to campus Oct. 21 to give a lunchtime lecture to the campus community, speak to students in two classes, meet with sustainability team members and students in the Green Scene club.

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