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Students, staff present at LEV-cosponsored conference on faith, justice and civic learning

Steve Oliveri
North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently co-sponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference.

July 1, 2011—North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently cosponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference with DePaul University, providing students and staff the opportunity to present three sessions on various topics.

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

Seven faculty and administrative staff receive awards for outstanding work

North Central College recognizes faculty and staff for their outstanding teaching, leadership, scholarship, administrative service for 2014-2015 academic year.

Seven North Central College faculty and administrative staff were recognized this spring with awards for their outstanding teaching, leadership, scholarship and administrative service for the 2014-2015 academic year.  

Among those awards are two new faculty honors for distinguished teaching by part-time and adjunct half-time faculty. The two award recipients are:

A new way to connect with North Central College

The Spring 2015 issue of the North Central College magazine is now available online.

Starting with the Spring 2015 issue, the North Central College magazine is now available online.

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.

Sanchez publishes work on female pathology in 17th century Spain

Jelena Sanchez, adjunct assistant professor of Spanish
Jelena Sanchez, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of Spanish, presented her work at a conference and as an article published in a book.

Jelena Sanchez, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of Spanish, presented her work at a conference and as an article published in a book.
 
Her presentation, titled "Illness and Pregnancy: Female Agency in Lope de Vega's 'El acero de Madrid,'" focused on her work on female pathology and power in 17th century Spain. She presented it at the Revisioning Early Modern Hispanisms conference, held in February at the University of Miami.
 

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.

Elaine Cannell ’15 earns Outstanding Major in English Studies Award

Elaine Cannell ’15
Elaine Cannell received the Outstanding Major in English Studies Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Elaine Cannell ’15, daughter of Robert and Laura Cannell of Kansas City, Mo., received the Outstanding Major in English Studies Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

A senior, Elaine majored in English literature and English writing at North Central College. She is a graduate of Kaneland High School in Maple Park, Ill.

Drew French ’15 earns Outstanding Major in Art Award

Drew French ’15
Drew French receives the Outstanding Major in Art Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Drew French, son of Mili and Robert French of Sugar Grove, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Art during Honors Day in May at North Central College.  

A senior, Drew majored in studio art and marketing with a minor in art history at North Central College. His name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List of scholars. He is a graduate of Kaneland High School.

David Sutton ’15 earns Outstanding Major in Journalism Award

David Sutton ’15
David Sutton was awarded the Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

David Sutton, son of John and Yvonne Sutton of Oswego, received the Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

A senior, David majored in English: print journalism at North Central College. A transfer student, his name regularly appeared on the Dean’s List of scholars. He is a graduate of Plainfield Central High School.

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