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Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2013

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is among a select group of institutions nationwide highlighted by The Princeton Review in “The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is based on the Princeton Review’s surveys of 122,000 college students. The Princeton Review began surveying college students and publishing its findings in 1992.

Ryan Shreve

Ryan Shreve visited North Central as a high school junior and knew right away the College was a good fit. “From my first step on campus, I was drawn by its beauty and the kind, outgoing, friendly personality of each student and faculty member I passed. It was as if I had known them for years,” Ryan says.

During his first year, Ryan’s involvement on campus included working as a marketing intern in the College’s athletic department. A highlight was helping with the department’s breast cancer awareness initiatives. “I organized and ran a breast cancer awareness weekend for Cardinal Athletics, with help from many students and organizations,” Ryan says.  “From the 22 Sports, 1 Team Fighting Cancer, T-shirt design to decorations and informational brochures to local community involvement in the event, it was a successful program.”

Ryan’s plans after college include working in marketing and promotions for a professional sports team. Before focusing on his career, however, Ryan wants to take time to serve others in Africa and Haiti. “I would like to serve abroad where people are in need and focus on their needs prior to beginning a career focused on me.”

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Kelsey Brummel earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Marketing Award

Kelsey Brummel
Kelsey Brummel of Sheridan received the 2012 Outstanding Major in Marketing Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 22, 2012—Kelsey Brummel of Sheridan received the 2012 Outstanding Major in Marketing Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Brummel is a senior majoring in marketing with a minor in interactive media studies/convergent media. She is the daughter of Don and Marcee Brummel and a graduate of Somonauk High School.

Aiste Kairys earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Interactive Media Studies Award

Aiste Kairys of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Interactive Media Studies Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 17, 2012—Aiste Kairys of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Interactive Media Studies Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Kairys is a senior majoring in the interactive media studies graphic arts track with a minor in marketing. She is simultaneously taking graduate courses toward a master of arts in liberal studies (MALS) degree.

Jonathan Rascher earns Outstanding Majors in Computer Science, Mathematics awards

Jonathan Rascher
Jonathan Rascher of Bartlett was recognized with two academic awards during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 17, 2012—Jonathan Rascher of Bartlett was recognized with two academic awards during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Rascher earned two department honors, the 2012 Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award and the 2012 Outstanding Major in Mathematics Award. In addition to double-majoring in computer science and mathematics, Rascher is earning a minor in interactive media studies when he graduates from the College in June.

Film Central presents national premiere of “Littlest Nomads” May 10

Film Central, North Central’s indie/social-change film series, features national premiere screening of “Littlest Nomads,” giving voice to homeless children.

Film Central, North Central College’s indie/social-change film series, presents guest speaker Diane Nilan and the national premiere screening of the short film “Littlest Nomads” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. The film is the second in the Film Central series during spring term and is sponsored by the College’s English department, fine & performing arts, Office of International Programs and Leadership, Ethics and Values.

SIFE named regional champion, qualifies for nationals

SIFE faculty advisors Clifton, Nicholson, Krystal, Thalmann (not pictured)
North Central College’s SIFE team is named regional champion and qualifies to compete at nationals after presenting projects to business leaders.

After participating in the SIFE Regional Competition in Chicago on April 16, North Central College’s SIFE team was named a regional champion and qualified to compete in the SIFE USA National Exposition May 22-24 in Kansas City. Some 65 teams competed at the Chicago regional event.

North Central College alumnus shares wisdom, expertise on video game development

Computer science professor Stephen Renk, left, and Ross Przybylski '05.
Alumnus Ross Przybylski spoke to interactive media studies students and community members about his experience developing video games.

May 4, 2012—You can accomplish just about anything you can imagine if you try hard enough, entrepreneur and video game developer Ross Przybylski told an audience at North Central College.

Przybylski, a 2005 graduate of North Central College, hosted the April 25 presentation, “How To Become Your Own Game Developer With Adobe Flash.” He told the audience of students and community members how he used Adobe Flash to develop the game “Hero Mages,” a cross-platform, multiplayer Web and mobile game.

Daily Herald profiles student winner of national video contest

The Daily Herald profiles North Central College interactive media studies major Nick Penev, winner of a nationwide video contest.

Today's Daily Herald features a front-page profile of North Central College interactive media studies major Nick Penev, who was unanimously selected by Texas-based Rooster Teeth Productions as the winner of the “Red vs. Blue” season 9 music video contest among 260 entries nationwide.

The video features Penev in the starring role and more than 20 other people, mostly North Central students.

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