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Junior broadcaster receives Silver Dome nomination

Junior broadcaster receives Silver Dome nomination

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Ryan Pier ’11, sports director for WONC-FM 89.1, received a nomination for Best Sportscaster (in a small market) from the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) and is one of three vying for this Silver Dome Award. His competition includes sports reporters from two commercial stations: WKAN in Kankakee and WRMJ in Aledo. Piers produced a sports story that aired on WONC featuring the basketball prowess of the Raridon family. He will attend the IBA awards ceremony June 16 in Normal, Ill., where he’ll learn the winner.


North Central professor to take part in WFMT Haydn performance

A North Central College professor will take part in a performance of Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ."

A North Central College professor will take part in a performance of Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” that will be broadcast live March 31 on WFMT-FM 98.7, Chicago’s classical music radio station.

Perry T. Hamalis, assistant professor of religious studies and director of North Central College’s Office of Academic Opportunities, is among eight prominent speakers who will deliver short meditations about Christ’s final words.

Junior heads to Uganda during spring break to research crisis journalism

Ryan Piers chose to travel Uganda, Africa, to conduct research for a project related to his major in broadcast communication and minor in journalism.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

March 16, 2010--North Central College offers its students a variety of service, cultural and academic experiences during its spring break in March. Ryan Piers, a junior from Washington, Ill., chose to travel Uganda, Africa, to conduct research for a project related to his major in broadcast communication and minor in journalism.

Ryan Piers ’11 heads to Uganda to research crisis journalism

Ryan Piers ’11 heads to Uganda to research crisis journalism

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Broadcast communication major Ryan Piers ’11 will be traveling to Uganda March 13-27 to conduct research, funded by a Richter grant, for his project titled “Susan D. Moeller’s ‘Compassion Fatigue’ Preventing Journalism Methods and How They Were Applied When Reporting on the LRA.” Piers will be based in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, and staying in a house run by the Catholic Diocese. His research will involve interviewing local and international journalists, asking questions that test whether or not they used the proposed methods of “good crisis journalism” talked about in Susan D.


Broadcast Talent Lands On a Big-Time Stage

 

Lindsey Theis ’07 is settling in to her new role at CNN in Atlanta, using the tools she learned while majoring in broadcast communication at North Central.

Kids enjoy memorable academic, athletic summer camps at North Central

Children in elementary, middle and high school can take advantage of summer camps in broadcasting, computers, theatre and sports at North Central College.

Children in elementary, middle and high school can take advantage of exciting summer camps in broadcasting, computers, theatre and various sports at North Central College.

Registration is underway for academic and athletic camps for ages 5 years and older. Camps begin in June and continue through mid-August. Visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/community-and-visitors/summer-camps-workshops to view a complete catalog or call 630-637-5560 for details.

Top international student blogger studying at North Central

A top finisher in a video contest for international students is studying at North Central College this term and blogging about his experience.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu Jan. 26, 2010—A top finisher in a video contest for international students is studying at North Central College this term and blogging about his experience. Originally from the Philippines, Lindo Lindo took third place in a world-wide contest sponsored by InternationalStudent.com. Click here to view Lindo’s five-minute spoof video, “The Study Abroad Show,” that earned him a top place in the contest.

John Madormo's screenplay places in contest

John Madormo's screenplay places in contest

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John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, took second place in the Comedy Division at the Chicago Screenwriters Network 2009 Midwest Screenwriting Contest for his screenplay, a comedy titled The Boys' Club.  It also reached the Semi-Finals of the 2009 Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition. The Boys’ Club is about five retired widowers who meet each day for coffee, doughnuts and an endless discussion of minutia.


WONC staffers named finalist in national and state competitions

WONC staffers named finalist in national and state competitions

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Several WONC-FM 89.1 staff members were named national finalists in three categories by the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards, an annual competition for college and university radio stations. Winners will be announced Oct. 31 at the National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas.


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