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North Central students trace the steps of Freedom Riders during spring break trip

As part of the Sankofa Verandah Experience, North Central College students followed the path of Freedom Riders during the 1960s.

During spring break 2016, students had the opportunity to participate in the Sankofa Verandah Experience, titled Student Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Students traced the steps of the Freedom Riders during the 1960s and reflected on how the civil rights struggle connects to their own passions for social justice and leadership.

They traveled to Memphis, Tenn.; Little Rock, Ark.; the Mississippi Delta; and Jackson and Oxford, Miss. Through the course of the trip, students analyzed how the civil rights movement has shaped the world today.

Three-person cast presents humorous, surprising story of self-discovery

Cody Talkie ’17 as Crick, Kellyn Maguire ’18 as Mary
North Central College stages “Late: A Cowboy Song,” a quirky, poetic meditation by beloved contemporary U.S. playwright Sarah Ruhl, on April 21-24.

North Central College presents “Late: A Cowboy Song,” a quirky meditation by beloved contemporary U.S. playwright Sarah Ruhl April 21-24.

Student exhibit showcases ceramics and sculptures through May 1

North Central presents the student exhibit, “Anatomy of the Vessel,” featuring the artwork of Lauren Denler ’16.

North Central College presents a student exhibit, featuring ceramics and sculptures by senior Lauren Denler, of Homer Glen, through May 1.

Titled “Anatomy of the Vessel,” the free exhibit is on display in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist’s reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

North Central College supports first-generation students in transition to higher education

North Central’s Cardinal First program fosters community among first-generation students and faculty.

In any given classroom at North Central College, it’s likely that several students are the first in their immediate families to pursue higher education. About 35 to 40 percent of North Central students are first-generation college students—meaning, their parents do not have four-year degrees. And many of their professors were first-generation college students, too.  

A College on the Move

North Central gains momentum in growth, reputation, value.

Growth in new faculty, world-class facilities, outstanding academics and stellar athletic teams---these are the hallmarks of a campus community that is fiscally strong, excited about the future and focused on becoming one of America’s top colleges.

“Our students and their families become part of a dynamic campus environment, where they benefit from the value of small class sizes, faculty mentors and award-winning cocurricular activities,” said Martin Sauer, vice president for enrollment and athletics.

North Central's art faculty exhibit their recent work through May 29

North Central College presents its “Faculty Exhibition,” featuring a collection of recent artwork by 11 members of the College’s acclaimed art faculty.

North Central College presents its “Faculty Exhibition,” featuring a wide variety of recent artwork by 11 members of the College art faculty, through May 29.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The faculty will greet visitors at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8; complimentary refreshments will be served. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

North Central students achieve Dean’s List honors for winter term

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2016 winter term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2016 winter term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0=A) for the term, be enrolled as full-time students and have no grades of incomplete (I) or in progress (PR).

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for winter term:

Matthew McCary ’10 earns prestigious National Science Foundation post-doctoral fellowship

Matthew McCary ’10 has been awarded a National Science Foundation post-doctoral fellowship for research in Iceland through the University of Wisconsin.

Biology alumnus Matthew McCary ’10 will continue his quest to become an expert researcher in environmental biology with the help of a National Science Foundation post-doctoral fellowship. McCary is completing a doctorate at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) and will use the NSF support after he graduates for a research position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison starting in January 2017. The three-year fellowship is valued at more than $200,000.

Experience North Central’s 2016 BREAKAWAY service trips on Instagram

Experience North Central’s 2016 BREAKAWAY service trips on Instagram

Update: North Central's BREAKAWAY spring break trips may be over, but you can still view the images captured on Instagram @NorthCentralCollege. Simply search #NCServe16 and enjoy! For background, read the story below.

Campus, local, state, national guests celebrated the Science Center "topping out"

North Central College’s Science Center reached a construction milestone with the placement of a ceremonial final beam in Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

North Central College’s Science Center reached new heights during its construction when the campus community celebrated the hoisting and placement of a ceremonial final steel beam during a Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

Traditional among ironworkers, the ceremony is sometimes called Capping Off, or Topping Off, or Topping Out. Regardless, said President Troy D. Hammond during his remarks, “It’s a significant construction milestone that we’ve reached only because of the dedication and hard work of many, many people.”

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