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John Madormo wins Best Family Screenplay Synopsis

John Madormo wins Best Family Screenplay Synopsis

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John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, won first place for Best Family Screenplay Synopsis at the 2010 Reno Film Festival Synopsis Contest. His winning script is titled “Dream Machine.” The story: A dream research specialist, in an effort to help his patients suffering from recurring nightmares, has created a remarkable device—a machine that can transport them, mind and body, back into their dreams—to relive those nocturnal delights, or into those nightmares, to confront their demons.


Chad Comello

"I came here as a history major but I took a writing course and found something I was good at and wanted to pursue," says Chad. "I started writing for The Chronicle my freshman year."

He started as a staff writer at the student newspaper and worked his way up to co-editor-in-chief his junior and senior years. "If I’d gone to a larger university, I wouldn’t have had these opportunities," says Chad, who has also been active in campus ministry and traveled to Columbia with other North Central students for an international service trip.

Chad particularly enjoys writing about music and reports that his dream job would be serving as a fine arts editor for a print or web publication. Toward that end, he began writing for the online college music magazine Hear/Say. "It’s been great to get more experience—and free tickets to some Chicago area shows!" he says.

Majors Minors and Programs : Journalism

Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

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Laurel White was named the 2010 Outstanding Senior Woman. Earlier during Honors Convocation, she was also recognized as the Outstanding Student in the Arts & Letters Division and Outstanding Student in English and received the Megan Sweeney Award for achieving the highest level of academic excellence. A College Scholar, White will graduate with a double major in English writing and interactive media studies and a minor in social change/public advocacy. She is president of the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, a tutor in the Writing Center, two-time presenter at the National C


North Central senior earns highly competitive Dunn Fellowship

Majoring in English/writing at North Central College, Laurel White will defer attending Northwestern University for a year to serve as a Dunn Fellow.

North Central College senior Laurel White of Bloomington, Ill., has earned a highly competitive Dunn Fellowship for 2010-2011.

The fellowship provides a full salary and benefits to work for one year in the Governor of Illinois’ Press Office in Springfield, Ill.. Top students from around the country apply and fewer than 20 fellowships are awarded each year. The program begins in August and ends in July of the following year.

Junior heads to Uganda during spring break to research crisis journalism

Ryan Piers chose to travel Uganda, Africa, to conduct research for a project related to his major in broadcast communication and minor in journalism.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

March 16, 2010--North Central College offers its students a variety of service, cultural and academic experiences during its spring break in March. Ryan Piers, a junior from Washington, Ill., chose to travel Uganda, Africa, to conduct research for a project related to his major in broadcast communication and minor in journalism.

North Central student journalists earn 17 awards for excellence

North Central student journalists earn 17 awards for excellence

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Twenty-two student journalists from North Central College have earned 17 awards for excellence from the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA). The awards were announced at the ICPA’s annual conference Feb. 19-20 in Chicago. Thirty-six college newspapers and 290 student journalists from throughout Illinois participated in the annual journalism contest, which is co-sponsored by the ICPA and the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. Entries are judged by professional editors who are members of the Illinois Press Association.


Mock Trial team advances to national tournament

North Central College’s Mock Trial team will compete in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national tournament March 12-14 in Waukegan.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Feb. 22, 2010—Students from North Central College’s Mock Trial team will sharpen their critical thinking and public speaking skills and knowledge of legal practices by competing in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national tournament March 12-14 in Waukegan. Top finishers from the opening round advance to the National Championship Tournament April 16-18 in Memphis, Tenn.

Marathon winner also “runs” Chicago Marathon

Jeremy Borling ’02 likes to run marathons, but come October 11, he’ll be too busy helping run the Chicago Marathon to run in it. As communications manager for Chicago Event Management—which organizes the Chicago Marathon for sponsor Bank of America—Borling oversees print publications for several audiences and the marathon’s website. And for the first time, he will coordinate the participation of elite runners from around the globe.

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