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North Central hosts 2012 Blue Key National Conference

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More than 100 students from across the country traveled to North Central College for the 2012 Blue Key National Conference, which took place Jan. 13-14.

The students represented 13 different colleges and universities, ranging from the University of Portland in Oregon to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Over the course of the conference, students had the opportunity to participate in a vast array of activities.

1960 Martin Luther King visit inspired students to activism

Throughout its 150-year history North Central College has demonstrated its commitment to the principles of equality and nonviolence.

During January, North Central College celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events and activities. As part of a yearlong celebration of its Sesquicentennial, the College’s 2012 observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Week is particularly significant.

Anna Wirtz

Anna plans to work in community relations for a sports team or park district after she graduates. “I added a leadership minor to my sport management major to enhance my ability to work with others and be as efficient and successful as possible. Leadership can be paired with any major,” she says.

On campus, Anna has had plenty of opportunities to develop her leadership skills. She served in an advisory role on a student athlete committee, conducted research, and worked in the College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values office. In addition, her professors “have become long-term mentors. They’ve helped shape me as a person and helped me recognize my academic and career potential.”

Anna likes that her leadership classes didn’t try to change who she was. “They teach you how to best use your personality to benefit groups and become successful at whatever you do.”

Men vs. Wild: A Leadership Retreat

Leadership expedition
A D-Term adventure to Northern Wisconsin tested the mettle of 13 male students as part of a leadership retreat.

A D-Term adventure to Northern Wisconsin tested the mettle of 13 male students, who spent a night camping in the frigid wilderness as part of a leadership retreat. The three-night adventure, called “Men vs. Wild: A Men’s Leadership Expedition,” encouraged the participants to explore their life’s mission, spirituality and leadership capabilities while discussing themes like self-awareness and purpose and calling.

Samantha Nutt to address 2012 Blue Key National Conference at North Central

Humanitarian Samantha Nutt will address honors students from across the nation Jan. 13 when North Central College hosts the 2012 Blue Key National Conference.

Humanitarian Samantha Nutt, an authority on how war impacts civilians, will address honors students from across the nation Jan. 13 when North Central College hosts the 2012 Blue Key National Conference.

The Blue Key Honor Society recognizes college students at senior institutions of higher education for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Nearly 120 students are expected to participate in the three-day national conference Jan. 13-15.

Human resource management major selected for NASPA mentoring program

Stephania Rodriguez
Stephania Rodriguez, a sophomore human resource management major from Aurora, has been selected for the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program.

Stephania Rodriguez, a sophomore human resource management major from Aurora, has been selected for a prestigious program that offers networking, mentoring and other opportunities for students interested in learning about careers as higher education administrators.

Rodriguez has been accepted into the 2011-2012 class of the Undergraduate Fellows Program of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, formerly known as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Historic Naperville home dedicated as Abe House for North Central College trustee

North Central College has named a historic Naperville property in honor of William and Mary Abe in appreciation for their generous support of the College.

North Central College has named a historic Naperville property in honor of William and Mary Abe of Naperville in appreciation for their generous support of the College.

The property at 48 E. Jefferson Ave. was named Abe (pronounced ah-bee) House during an unveiling ceremony Nov. 12. Bill Abe, a 1950 alumnus of North Central, and Mary (Bomberger)—a 1952 alumna of the College—attended the surprise unveiling with other family members.
 

Human rights expert-advocate to give talk Oct. 13 at North Central College

Alexander Wilde
North Central College kicks off yearlong focus on human rights with lecture by Woodrow Wilson Scholar and human rights advocate Alexander Wilde Oct. 13.

North Central College welcomes human rights advocate Alexander Wilde, a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., to its campus Oct. 13 for a free lecture on human rights.

Wilde will present “Religious Wellsprings of Human Rights: Latin America” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville.

Spiritual growth important to college students, researchers tell NAC&U members

Helen and Alexander Astin
Alexander and Helen Astin delivered the keynote address for The New American Colleges and Universities’ 2011 Summer Institute at North Central College.

June 23, 2011—Colleges and universities can do a better job encouraging undergraduates to explore spirituality, preeminent higher education researchers Alexander and Helen Astin said during the keynote address for The New American Colleges and Universities’ 2011 Summer Institute at North Central College.

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