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North Central’s SEA Conference teaches entrepreneurs the business of arts

Tom Sharpe
North Central College’s 13th annual Self Employment in the Arts Conference Feb. 22-23 helps aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 13th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 22-23 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs.

The SEA Conference provides educational resources to help aspiring artists gain entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain careers as independent artists. The conference features performances, workshops, panel discussions and other activities tailored to actors, filmmakers, musicians, painters, sculptors, writers and other artists.

Rhea Reed '90

Rhea Reed is general manager of the Foot Locker flagship location on State Street in Chicago, where she oversees Foot Locker, House of Hoops, Kids Foot Locker and Lady Foot Locker.

North Central to honor student broadcasters at John Drury High School Radio Awards

North Central College will honor the nation’s top high school broadcasters Nov. 10 at the 10th annual John Drury High School Radio Awards.

North Central College will honor the nation’s top high school broadcasters Nov. 10 when it hosts the 10th annual John Drury High School Radio Awards.

Chicago ABC7 News anchor/reporter Ben Bradley will join John Madormo, general manager of North Central College’s acclaimed student-run radio station WONC-FM 89.1, to present the honors.

The by-invitation ceremony begins at noon Saturday, Nov. 10, in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Madormo was panelist at Young Adult Literature Conference

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communications
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communications, general manager of WONC, was panelist at conference of authors, educators.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communications and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was a panelist at the ninth annual Young Adult (YA) Literature Conference at the Hotel Arista in Naperville Sept. 29. Madormo was joined by young adult authors Paul Griffin, Jennifer Allison, Harlan Cohen and T. M. Goeglein as part of the Mystery panel.

North Central College students make big presentation to corporate executives

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives.

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives from all over the world.

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

Klariza Alvaran

Klariza came to college with a plan: graduate as quickly as possible and get a job. That all changed when she joined The Chronicle student newspaper and discovered a new passion in journalism. She took writing classes while working with the newspaper’s editorial staff and is serving as co-editor-in-chief.

Along the way, she added a major in interactive media studies (IMS) with a focus in convergent media.

“Any track in IMS is great, but I liked the journalism focus of the convergent track.” Klariza’s success in the IMS program has opened doors, including a summer internship for the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs and in product management with a Fortune 100 company.

“I’m no longer in a rush to graduate - I’d rather foster the work I’ve been doing here. North Central is a great place to be.”

Nick Penev

Nick was initially drawn to North Central for its strong and storied programs in men’s cross country and track and field. When it came to academics, he was attracted to the graphic arts program in interactive media studies (IMS).

“For me, graphic arts really stood out from the others.” He appreciated the major’s interdisciplinary coursework and enjoyed taking classes in speech communication, English, computer science and more. “Having these different course experiences helps you break into the job market.”

In graphic arts, Nick took courses in typography and digital illustration and learned from professors with real field experience. He also spent many hours in North Central’s state-of-the-art computer facilities and Mac lab, “till three, four or five in the morning. But I knew it would be worthwhile down the road, as well as learning to balance academics with sports.”

Dan Falconer

Dan knew he wanted to study broadcast communication at a school with a radio station. “I chose North Central because of WONC. It’s one of the only schools in the Chicago area to have a student-operated radio station.”

Like other new students, Dan found he could broadcast on WONC-FM 89.1 from his first days as a student. Many go on to win national awards for their newscasts, sports play-by-play and station promotions. “Studying broadcasting is half hands-on and half from a textbook and classroom. You have to immerse yourself in broadcasting, both on campus and through internships.”

He plans to work as a production director or technical producer. “Having a leadership role at North Central’s radio station taught me a lot about myself and how to work with others.”

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

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