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North Central College junior directs original production “The Cherub’s Mask”

Jack Morsovillo ’17 directs “The Cherub’s Mask,” an original production, cowritten with John Lindberg ’17 about a family’s struggles with divorce and illness.

North Central College features the original production “The Cherub’s Mask,” directed by junior Jack Morsovillo and written by Morsovillo and sophomore John Lindberg. Staged Feb. 11-13, the play explores the effects of divorce on a family.

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.”

North Central College senior directs “Wasteland” set during the Vietnam War

Brody Long '19 and director Sean Michael Mohler '16
Sean Michael Mohler ’16 directs his rendition of “Wasteland,” a suspenseful drama about two U.S. soldiers held captive underground during the Vietnam War.

North Central College features the direction of senior Sean Michael Mohler Oct. 21, 22 and 24 in his rendition of “Wasteland,” a play by Susan Felder about two U.S. prisoners during the Vietnam War.

Three performances of “Wasteland” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 22 and 24 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Cory McCleave

North Central College’s liberal arts foundation suited Cory as an aspiring surgeon in unexpected ways. He was pleasantly surprised to find a parallel between medicine and his liberal arts education.

“Although a doctor may specialize in spine surgery, he or she was originally trained as a primary care physician. Even though our primary education is focused on science, we still take classes in other fields.”

Cory recognized that medical schools seek more than just students with scientific medical knowledge; they seek well-rounded individuals. He pursued his varied interests by traveling with the College’s Appalachia Service Project trips to renovate homes for impoverished families.

“While these trips may not be fundamentally health-related, I learned so much about compassion and sacrifice from the families we helped. It was more than worth the six-hour drive.”

Cory also values how professors and students at North Central form a strong bond, both in and out of the lab. And, the College’s small student body creates many opportunities to adopt leadership roles. Cory was involved with the Pre-Health Organization—a club that offers health care seminars, events and Q&A sessions with alumni in the health care field.

“I spoke with graduate students about medical school, training and educational requirements as well as many other questions I had. These kinds of opportunities are not available at every college.”

Broadcast communication major Eduardo Sanchez takes on the “Big Apple”

Eduardo Sanchez '16
Working in New York City, senior Eduardo Sanchez completed a summer internship with NBC News Network as the assignment desk intern.

One of the best ways for students to get a jump start on their careers is by interning in their field of interest.

Senior Eduardo Sanchez spent his summer in New York City interning at NBC News Network on its assignment desk. A broadcast communication major, he took to the “Big Apple” to develop his skills as a journalist, working on breaking news, gathering user-generated content and staying up-to-date on what was happening around the country and worldwide.

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

Madormo is chosen to serve on Intercollegiate Broadcasting System board

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and WONC-FM 89.1 general manager, is named to IBS board of directors.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was named a new member of the board of directors of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS), headquartered in New York City.

North Central celebrates Hispanic and Latino cultural heritage on campus

North Central College invites multicultural involvement on campus with a series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

North Central College’s multicultural life on campus is expanding this fall to incorporate a larger celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Though the College promotes many other Hispanic and Latino involvement opportunities throughout the academic year, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is devoted to a campus-wide celebration of various Hispanic cultures.

Chicago director leads students in “A Streetcar Named Desire” Oct. 8-11

Madden Theatre in the Fine Arts Center
North Central College features student actors and crew in the Pulitzer Prize-winning American tragedy “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams.

North Central College features student actors in the drama “A Streetcar Named Desire” by American playwright Tennessee Williams Oct. 8-11.

Four performances of “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-1 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of first-year students

First-years cheer at a pep rally Sept. 9
North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

“The Class of 2019 is truly an impressive result in a competitive recruiting marketplace,” says North Central College President Troy Hammond.

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