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

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

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2015 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 and be enrolled as full-time students.

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

Heather Accettura
Connor Adams
Bilal Adra
Maya Adra
Carolyn Aikens
Asma Al-Odaini
Emily Alaimo
Julie Albright
Matthew Alfrey
Lauren Allen
Victoria Alvarez
Natalia Anastasova
Carrie Anderson

Winners named in WYSE sectional competition

Host North Central College congratulates winning high school teams that competed in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge.

North Central College congratulates the high school team winners of the sectional competition in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge, held on the College’s campus March 19. Team winners were announced during an award ceremony in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall after students in 44 Illinois schools competed in a series of tests created and administered by WYSE. The top two or three teams in each division advanced to the Illinois WYSE challenge in April at the University of Illinois.

Paul Simon Award recognizes North Central’s comprehensive international programs

National award brings prestigious recognition to North Central’s internationalization of campus over 20 years.

North Central College is one of five institutions nationwide to receive a 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

Journal Club forum connects athletic training students with physician expertise

From left, Drs. Samuel Park, Kenneth Sanders, Raghu Pulluru
Athletic training students meet with local orthopaedic surgeons to discuss research studies and methods for diagnosing, treating patients.

For athletic training majors at North Central College, learning extends well beyond textbooks and classrooms. Students learn directly from practicing physicians.

In addition to clinical rotations, internships and ongoing treatment of hundreds of student-athletes involved in competitive sports, athletic training students have the opportunity to meet with orthopaedic surgeons/physicians who come to campus to share their expertise.

North Central College students network with other military veterans at state capital

Students James Lynch and Maria Kornfeind and state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
North Central College student veterans participated in Illinois Student Veterans Leadership Day Feb. 25 in Springfield.

North Central College student veterans met with government officials, networked with peers and learned about opportunities for military veterans pursuing college degrees during Illinois Student Veterans Leadership Day Feb. 25 in Springfield.

Attending were students James Lynch of Wheaton, a first-year political science major who served in the U.S. Navy, and Maria Kornfeind ’15 of Downers Grove, an accounting major who served in the U.S. Marines.

North Central College expands investment in energy-saving LED lighting

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

The most recent upgrades to lighting in the College’s geothermal-controlled, LEED-certified Residence Hall/Recreation Center and in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center are estimated to save the College an additional $35,000 annually in electricity costs. The projects are supported by a $67,989 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation's Energy Efficiency Lighting Upgrade Program.

Teach First alumni share expertise with first-generation future teachers

Emilio Saraga ’13
North Central College hosts its first annual Teach First Alumni Academy with 55 current Teach First students and eight Teach First Alumni Mentors participating.

North Central College hosted its first annual Teach First Alumni Academy on Feb. 20 with 55 current Teach First students and eight Teach First Alumni Mentors participating. The mentors, who were first-generation college students at North Central and now are full-time teachers, prepared and facilitated interactive professional development workshops.

North Central College to host first-ever Illinois Japan Bowl

The Japan America Society of Chicago organizes first Illinois Japan Bowl, an academic competition for high school students, at North Central College March 7.

North Central College will host the first-ever Illinois Japan Bowl at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 7, in the College’s Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center, 309 E. School St.

North Central College is awarded grant for interdisciplinary project

Marco V. Martinez, Gregory Ruthig
Science faculty and students at North Central College are awarded a distinguished Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) mini-grant.

North Central College has been awarded a distinguished Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) mini-grant to support participating faculty members in setting up an undergraduate research group for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Chicago media covers student service learning in class project

North Central College Group Process class projects help raise funds for nonprofit causes and teach teamwork and decision-making skills to students.

For North Central College students in a Group Process class, their coursework is all about service learning and real-life experiences. It’s the best way to learn teamwork and practice decision-making skills, says Amy Buxbaum, associate professor of speech communication who designed the service-learning project for the course.

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