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Students study abroad, serve others and more during D-Term

Study abroad courses, service trips, business and leadership ventures, and sport contest are among the many options for student exploration during D-Term.

D-Term is North Central College’s three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas when fall term and finals are over. Students are free to study abroad and engage in service, ongoing business projects, internships, independent research and life-enriching experiences.

Among the opportunities in 2012 are seven study abroad trips, including a new one for graduate students, with some 155 students and 14 faculty and staff participating. Each trip is a three-credit course with coursework prior to, during and after each trip.

Early-bird holiday shopping at NCC’s Best store

Enactus (formerly SIFE) will hold its NCC’s Best Fair Trade Open House, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Nov. 15-16 and 23 at the 116 S. Brainard House.

NCC’s Best, the business arm of North Central College’s Enactus (formerly SIFE), will hold its Week 10 NCC’s Best Fair Trade Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15-16, inside the 116 S. Brainard House.

Both holiday and every-occasion shoppers are welcome to stop by, browse and purchase products from an inventory of organic, certified green, certified fair trade and direct-trade items, including coffee and various crafts produced in Central American and African countries.

Among the many items for purchase are:

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.

Kathryn Yochem

While the size, location and atmosphere of North Central College were all traits Kathryn was looking for in a college, the entrepreneurship and small business management (ESBM) major cinched the deal for her.

“I’ve always been fascinated by entrepreneurship. Growing up, my dad owned his own business. I could see how much he loved the freedom and his sense of pride. Once I realized I could major in ESBM, I seized the opportunity immediately.”

Kathryn credits her ability to practice and develop entrepreneurial skills to internships available through North Central. “I’ve been fortunate to intern at multiple companies, big and small, across the nation. Most recently, I interned for an experiential marketing agency with just two people.” Now that’s a small business experience.

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.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

Academic conference showcases scholarly pursuits of North Central College faculty

President Wilde delivers the keynote at the Excellence in Scholarship conference
A conference showcased the scholarly work of North Central professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing and creating artwork.

A North Central College conference showcased the scholarly work of professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing fiction and nonfiction and creating works of art.

“A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship” on Sept. 4 featured panel discussions, poster presentations and sessions during which nearly 40 faculty members shared stories and findings of their independent scholarly work.

Ernst is cited as expert in Crain’s feature

Gary Ernst, Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus
Gary Ernst, North Central College Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus, was cited as expert source in Crain’s Chicago Business feature.

Gary Ernst, North Central College Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus, was cited as an expert source in a Sept. 3 Crain’s Chicago Business feature, titled “Logistics industry procures new jobs.”

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