North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central launches its own startup: new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Martha Carney
North Central College’s new CIE serves as a bridge between the College and the regional business community, helping launch startups, mentor entrepreneurs.

The College’s new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) isn’t just another business center.

“We’re dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation in every field, not just traditional business disciplines,” explains Martha Carney, the Center’s executive director. “We’re going to be integrated into every discipline—sports, arts, STEM, history, business, everything.”

North Central College continues to garner prestigious honors

Alicia Casacchia ’17
Students and alumna receive National Science Foundation Fellowship, Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and Goldwater Honorable Mention.

North Central College students’ scholarship continues to pay off with recognitions and awards. Kori Sye ’16 was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship, Hannah Kramer ’15 received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and Alicia Casacchia ’17 was recognized by the Goldwater Scholarship program as a 2016 Honorable Mention.

Christopher Corrigan ’16 directs student cast, crew in comedy of manners without manners

Juniors Anne Lorentzen as Annette, John Bihun as Alan
North Central College presents the triple Tony Award-winning comedy “God of Carnage” by playwright Yazmina Reza on May 5-7.

North Central College presents the triple Tony Award-winning comedy “God of Carnage” directed by senior Christopher Corrigan May 5-7.

Three performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. May 5, 6 and 7 in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit This production contains adult language and may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Strong communities are safer communities

Kimberly Sluis, vice president for student affairs and dea
North Central College works to foster a campus culture where people look out for one another and take action when someone’s safety is jeopardized.

Strong communities are safer communities. This principle guides North Central College in its efforts to foster a campus culture where people look out for one another and take action when they notice something that jeopardizes the safety of the community or any member of it.

North Central students participate in annual College German Immersion Day

Students and faculty from various institutions took part in College German Immersion Day to learn more about the German history and culture.

Ten North Central College students joined some 100 other college students from the area and 20 college and high school instructors involved in German studies for the fourth annual College German Immersion Day held on North Central’s campus April 9. Karina Duncker-Hoffmann, North Central lecturer in English and German, hosted the event. Among the faculty participants was Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German.

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.

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