North Central College - Naperville, IL

Madormo’s book for middle-grade readers is chosen for Illinois Reads campaign

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, was recognized by the Illinois Reading Council for his popular book.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was recognized by the Illinois Reading Council at a Celebration of Literacy event March 12 at the Old State Capitol Historic Site in Springfield, Ill.

The Illinois Reading Council chose Madormo’s first book, “The Homemade Stuffing Caper” in the “Charlie Collier: Snoop for Hire” series, to promote statewide in the third- to fifth-grade category for the 2014-2015 academic school year.

Alumni filmmakers discuss “Breaking Into the Film Biz”

Emerging filmmakers, alumni Scott Drucker ’06 (left) and R.J. McNichols ’11
North Central alumni Scott Drucker ’06 and R.J. McNichols ’11 visit campus March 5 to discuss the business and art of making of their first films.

Emerging filmmakers and North Central alumni Scott Drucker ’06 and R.J. McNichols ’11 will visit campus March 5 to discuss the business and art of making of their first films.

Titled “Breaking Into the Film Biz,” their presentation is free and will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Their talk and Q&A are open to the campus community and will especially interest young filmmakers, students of interactive media, and fans and aficionados of contemporary documentary film with a community and social conscience.

Authors featured at Feb. 25 North Central College Emerging Writers Reading Series

The public is invited to hear two authors featured Feb. 25 at North Central College’s Emerging Authors Reading Series.

The public is invited to hear two authors featured Feb. 25 at North Central College’s Emerging Authors Reading Series.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the College’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St., Naperville. Featured authors are Eric Elshtain, a Chicago-based poet, publisher and educator; and Sandy Marchetti, a Naperville writer and 2007 alumna of North Central College.

North Central College student Circle K club awarded national grant for service project

Circle K members during a recent fundraiser
North Central College’s Circle K service club has been awarded a national grant to fund a community service project that will benefit children with cancer.

North Central College’s student-run Circle K International service club has been awarded a grant by the global Circle K International organization to finance a community service project that will provide care packages to children with cancer.

SEA Conference features four keynotes, workshops by successful artists

North Central College hosts the 14th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 21-22 to help aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 14th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 21-22 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.

North Central among top 4 percent in accepted proposals at NCUR

Seniors Aaron Langer and Gianna Medina, NCUR presenters
North Central College will send a record 44 students to present a record 40 projects at the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

North Central College will send a record 44 students to the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Forty proposals submitted by these students were accepted for presentation.

Common, king of conscious hip-hop, keynotes North Central’s MLK Week

Common, keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Week
North Central College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week features keynote address by Grammy-winning artist and actor Common, art, music, panel and more.

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

Called the king of conscious hip-hop, Common will speak on “Greatness!” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Pfeiffer Hall. A Q&A will follow. Admission is free to North Central students, faculty and staff with a College ID. Tickets for the public are $10/person; call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.   

MLK Week features Jan. 23 panel “Music as a Means of Protest”

FM Supreme, hip-hop artist
North Central College hosts panel of faculty and Chicago hip-hop artist FM Supreme in discussion about artists who use music as a means of protest.

North Central College hosts a panel discussion “Music as a Means of Protest,” featuring three North Central faculty members with hip-hop artist FM Supreme, as part of the College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Week celebration.

Michelle Arb '13

Michelle Arb is an English and honors English teacher and assistant cheerleading coach at Freeport High School in Freeport, IL. She may be contacted at michelle.arb1@fsd145.org.

Grant Swanson '11

Grant Swanson teaches sixth grade at St. Francis Indian School on the Rosebud Lakota Reservation in South Dakota. After his first year of teaching under contract with Teach For America, he worked as a teacher-ranger at Yellowstone National Park. As a result, he was able to take his students on a weeklong field trip to Yellowstone through the program Expedition: Yellowstone! a curriculum-based educational program about the importance of the park.

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