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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.

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).

Senior psychology major has research paper accepted for publication

Rachel Garthe ’12, psychology major
Research paper by North Central College senior Rachel Garthe has been accepted for publication in the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Senior psychology major Rachel Garthe had her research paper accepted for publication in the academic publication “Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research.” Titled “The Effects of Self-Esteem and Aggression in Scottish Young Adults on Depression,” her paper will be featured in a future issue. The journal is an international, fully reviewed, quarterly journal dedicated to the publication of undergraduate student research.

Education students share experiences at education conference

Sarah Hall, Michael Swanson, Erica Pang, Anna Laky, Bryan Taylor
North Central College’s Jan Fitzsimmons, executive director of urban education laboratory, and five students present at Illinois Science Education Conference.

North Central College’s Jan Fitzsimmons, executive director of urban education laboratory, and five education students were selected to present at the statewide Illinois Science Education Conference Oct. 27-29 in Tinley Park, Ill.

Rivera presents her research on the first-year college experience

Nicole Rivera, adjunct assistant professor of psychology
Nicole Rivera, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of psychology, presented “Exploring Diversity in the First-Year College Experience” at meeting.

Nicole Rivera, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of psychology, presented a session titled “Exploring Diversity in the First-Year College Experience” at the Diversity Research Symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Oct. 29. The conference was sponsored by Ball State’s Office of Institutional Diversity and the Department of Psychological Science.

Athletic training students among best in state in contest, one wins scholarship

One of many athletic training spaces at Athletic Complex
North Central College’s team of athletic training seniors takes second place at Illinois Athletic Trainers Association College Bowl.

Each year, students and staff members in North Central College’s athletic training education program attend the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium for education and to compete in the College Bowl.  

This year’s event was held Nov. 5-6 in Bloomington and the College Bowl competition, involving 11 participating teams, took place Nov. 6. The College Bowl is held annually at the state meeting and utilizes a “Jeopardy” format, with three rounds and a final question.

Lemont newspaper profiles student interning at Porsche office

Storm Styles
Storm Styles is profiled in the Lemont Reporter/Met because of her internship working in human resources at Porsche’s corporate office in Lisle.

Storm Styles, a North Central College junior double-majoring in psychology and human resource management, is profiled in the Lemont Reporter/Met because of her internship working in human resources at Porsche’s corporate office in Lisle.

Schacht speaks to graduate students and professors at Northwestern

Patricia Schacht, assistant professor of psychology
Patricia Schacht, North Central College’s assistant professor of psychology, gives talk at Northwestern University on pros of teaching at liberal arts college.

Patricia M. Schacht, North Central College’s assistant professor of psychology, gave a talk titled “The Benefits of Teaching at a Liberal Arts College” to graduate students, interns and professors at Northwestern University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences on Oct. 24. She discussed the pros and cons of teaching at a small liberal arts college, as well as the application process and ways to increase their chances of landing a job at a teaching college.
 
Schacht was invited to share her experiences at North Central College by a professional colleague.

James Will named to North Central College’s Wall of Witness

North Central College is honoring James Will of Arlington Heights by adding his name to the College’s Wall of Witness.

This is the fifth of five weekly installments profiling individuals who will receive Alumni Awards & Recognition on Nov. 11 during North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Celebration.

Nov. 1, 2011—North Central College is honoring James Will of Arlington Heights by adding his name to the College’s Wall of Witness.

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