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Jack Ryan ’16 exemplifies integrated learning as part of NAC&U panel in Washington

Jack Ryan ’16
College Scholar Jack Ryan ’16 presented his mathematics and theatre research at the National Press Club during a press briefing on interdisciplinary studies.

A rare but intriguing combination of mathematics and theatre research by Jack Ryan ’16 resulted in an invitation to speak this week at a Washington, D.C., press briefing at the National Press Club. Ryan was invited to present his research along with other undergraduate scholars as a way to support the mission of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), which sponsored the event.

Cullors encourages audience to “reclaim” the legacy of Martin Luther King

Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of Black Lives Matter
Patrisse Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter shares her perspective on community activism with North Central College audience.

Nearly 500 people of varied ages, races and hometowns listened as Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of Black Lives Matter, shared her view of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the need for continued social activism and community organizing.

“This is our holiday,” she said of the observance of King’s birthday on campus and across the country. “Community activists don’t have many holidays.”

#DTerm Travels

Enjoy snapshots from various student and faculty experiences, in the U.S. and abroad.

Enjoy snapshots from various student and faculty experiences, in the U.S. and abroad. Some of the trips included visiting the Middle East, Spain, Italy, Greece, Peru, Appalachia and Naperville.

 

Faculty adapt Shakespeare’s comedy set in the 1590s to American culture in the 1950s

North Central College students to stage William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” a renaissance romp with a 1950’s twist Jan. 7-10.

North Central College students will stage William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” a renaissance romp with a 1950’s twist Jan. 7-10.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7-10 in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central students dig into Frozen Assets

D-Term Verandah course gives students opportunities to explore the culture and history of locally made frozen treats.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! North Central College students investigated the history and business behind this cold dessert as part of a D-Term Verandah course, Frozen Assets.

This frozen treat dates back to 3000 B.C. in Asian cultures, when it was discovered crushed ice could be combined with flavorings for dessert. Since then, the treat evolved through the centuries into a popular sweet option for all ages.

Joe Buechel '17 is making all the right moves to become a sound designer for video games

Joe Buechel '17
Studying in Spain, interning in Chicago, developing a unique major at North Central College is Joe Buechel’s game plan for success.

Joseph Buechel ’17 is transforming his favorite childhood pastime—playing video games—into a career. He’s pursuing studies in sound design for video games. Sound design is the creation of music and audio behind different media. Buechel’s passion for this art form is clear as he prepares for his career. He studied sound design in Spain during the summer; he is currently interning at an audio company in Chicago and designing a customized major at North Central College.  

North Central students gain access, networking opportunities in PR field

New Verandah course takes students behind the scenes at Chicago’s leading public relations firms, gives opportunities to network and explore career options.

“It’s all about finding a career that fits you,” said Skylar Krople ’17 after attending the Publicity Club of Chicago PR Career Day with her North Central College classmates. “I learned there are lots of opportunities to create whatever you want because the public relations industry is constantly changing.”

Addition of solar thermal panels raises College to new level of ‘green’

North Central College advances mission to introduce renewable technologies and integrate sustainability initiatives by adding solar thermal panels to New Hall.

North Central College’s mission to integrate sustainability into all facets of campus life reached another milestone this week with the installation of state-of-the-art, solar thermal panels to its newest residence hall.

Mauro publishes chapter about research to understand hidden structures in complex systems

Nicholas Mauro, assistant professor of physics
Nicholas Mauro, North Central College assistant professor of physics, coauthored book chapter in “Information Science for Materials Discovery and Design.”

Nicholas Mauro, North Central College assistant professor of physics, is coauthor of a chapter in the 2016 book, “Information Science for Materials Discovery and Design,” published by Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

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

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2015 fall term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2015 fall 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 fall term:

Connor Adams
Bridget Adams-King
Bilal Adra
Maya Adra
Saira Ahmad
Raiha Akram
Emily Alaimo
Julie Albright
Lauren Allen
Elizabeth Alvarado

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