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Bracarense presents twice at conference, awarded travel grant

Natália Bracarense, assistant professor of economics
Natália Bracarense, North Central College assistant professor of economics, presented at European Society of the History of Economic Thought conference.

Natália Bracarense, North Central College assistant professor of economics, presented two papers at the European Society of the History of Economic Thought conference held Nov. 20-22 in Medellin, Colombia. She was awarded a travel grant to present one of her papers, titled “Raúl Prebisch’s Core and Periphery Analysis: An Evolution Away from a Dichotomous View.”

Study abroad, Verandah courses and service trips change lives during D-Term

D-Term study abroad course to Germany in 2012
Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad and engage in other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad, participate in service trips, enroll in Verandah courses and take advantage of other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

D-Term is a three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas that offers students possibilities to engage in life-enriching experiences.

This year’s study abroad destinations include France, China, London, Argentina and Uruguay, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Italy and Greece, Germany and Costa Rica.

Moussetis publishes book chapter on new look of business organizations

Robert Moussetis, professor of international business
Robert Moussetis, North Central College professor of international business, published a chapter in the book “Strategic Management in the 21st Century.”

Robert Moussetis—North Central College professor of international business, chair of the management and marketing department, and coordinator of graduate business programs—published a chapter in the 2013 book titled “Strategic Management in the 21st Century, Volume I: The Operational Environment” by editor Timothy J. Wilkinson.

Anstine’s research to be published in business and economics journal

Diane Bruce Anstine, Mary Schneller Rosar Professor of Economics
Diane Bruce Anstine, North Central College Mary Schneller Rosar Professor of Economics, presents research on attendance at women’s basketball games.

Diane Bruce Anstine—North Central College’s Mary Schneller Rosar Professor of Economics, associate professor of economics, and chair of the Division of Economics and Business—presented a paper titled “What determines attendance at women’s college basketball games? Is men’s basketball a substitute or complement to the women’s program?” at the International Academy of Business and Economics conference in Las Vegas Oct. 13-15.

Economics professor Sheridan coauthors article in Energy Policy professional journal

Brandon Sheridan, assistant professor of economics, coathored an article addressing the policy implications of energy supply and usage.

Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, coathored an article in the October 2013 issue of Energy Policy, an international peer-reviewed journal addressing the policy implications of energy supply and usage from their economic, social, planning and environmental aspects.

North Central students host international careers event with guest experts

International affairs experts discussed global markets at an event hosted by the Chinese Club and Entrepreneurship and International Business Club.

North Central College students in the Chinese Club and Entrepreneurship and International Business Club (EIBO) cohosted an international careers event featuring four experts in the field of international affairs. The guests spoke to some 80 students on Oct. 1 about today’s international markets.

Anna Kawula

Anna transferred to North Central so she could “walk into a class and see familiar faces” rather than feel lost among thousands of students. The College’s size has provided many other benefits as well.

“There are so many opportunities for leadership,” she says. “Our student clubs are smaller, so I could join the Student Human Resource Group (SHRG) as a sophomore, hold an executive board position the following year, and then get elected president as a senior. I’ve made business connections and friendships through student organizations that will take me places in my career and personal life.”

Anna interns at RCM Industries; she found out about the opening through a North Central alum who had contacted her advisor.

“It turned out we worked closely together on the SHRG board,” Anna says.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of students

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students. Enrollment this fall includes a record number of international students and increased representation of out-of-state students and veterans.

Gail Oesterle

Gail wanted to improve her Spanish, so she decided to spend a term studying in Costa Rica. The trip had a profound effect on her that went beyond mastering a second language.

“It ignited a fire in me to keep traveling,” she says.

As the president of Enactus and its direct-trade business, NCC’s Best, she’s had plenty of opportunities to explore the world. Along the way, her fluency in Spanish has come in handy.

“The majority of our products are from Africa and Central America. During our annual trip to Guatemala, I was part of a group giving presentations in Spanish to producers of coffee and textiles,” she says.

Gail is enrolled in a five-year program that will allow her to graduate from North Central with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degrees.

Lureau passes exam, meets requirements as Certified Fraud Examiner

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting
Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was approved to become a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was approved as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by the Certification Committee for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) on Sept. 6.

The CFE credential, considered the gold standard in the area of fraud and one of today’s most marketable credentials, signifies proven expertise in fraud examination. This certification by Lureau has created a distinctive qualification within North Central’s accounting department.

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