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Faculty volunteer to improve student safety in public school district

Renard Jackson, assistant professor of education, and Keith Avery, lecturer in psychology, are working to address bullying in middle school.

North Central faculty volunteer to improve student safety in public school district 

Two North Central College faculty members are working to improve safety for students and staff at Rosa L. Parks Middle School in the West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147 in Harvey, Ill., south of Chicago. They are Renard Jackson, assistant professor of education, and Keith Avery, lecturer in psychology.

Mock Trial team members recognized

North Central's Mock Trial team of new members competes in Midwest tournament. Two students earn awards for Outstanding Attorney and Outstanding Witnesses.

Two members of North Central’s Mock Trial team were recognized at the University of St. Francis Mock Trial Midwest Challenge Part V Tournament Dec. 4-5. Joshua Bailey ’11, majoring in political science and English writing, earned awards for Outstanding Attorney and Outstanding Witness—a notable achievement because students are rarely recognized for exceptional performance in both roles.

Alternative gift fair, Guatemala trip teach students ethics of business practices

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala this December, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

Two seniors showcase their art in exhibit

The art work of two senior art majors, Ali Urasky and Marcy Thomas, will be showcased in an exhibit titled "Treasured Undesirables" during February.

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

Jan. 25, 2011—North Central College will showcase the art work of two senior art students during a month-long exhibit, Feb. 1-28.

Titled “Treasured Undesirables,” the free exhibit will be on display in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. The artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central College offers five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in leadership

North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010)—North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

Students accepted into this program earn both a bachelor’s degree—in any discipline—and the master of leadership studies with the completion of 141 credit hours.

Forensics team is on a roll!

North Central’s forensics team takes first place at recent tournament, with students placing in the finals and semi-finals in contests during fall term.

During the last weekend in October, the forensics team traveled to Lee’s Summit, Mo., near Kansas City, to compete at the Central States Swing Forensics Tournament, which included two different tournaments on Oct. 30-31. North Central’s team took first place both days and six students placed in the finals—“an incredible feat,” says John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events.

Forensics team is on a roll!

Forensics team is on a roll!

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During the last weekend in October, the forensics team traveled to Lee’s Summit, Mo., near Kansas City, to compete at the Central States Swing Forensics Tournament, which included two different tournaments on Oct. 30-31. North Central’s team took first place both days and six students placed in the finals—“an incredible feat,” says John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events.



Schacht gives talk on child development to local group

Patricia Schacht, assistant professor of psychology, gave a talk about child development and developmental milestones to local Parent Mentor Group.

Patricia Schacht, assistant professor of psychology, gave a presentation on Nov. 3 about child development and different developmental milestones to a Parent Mentor Group run by Project H.E.L.P. (Healthy Environment for Little People), which is part of a prevention group in Naperville. The mentors work with high risk mothers in the area.

Marketing professionals help North Central students prepare for competition

Marketing professionals are lending their expertise to help North Central College students prepare a project for an American Marketing Association competition.

Marketing professionals help North Central students prepare for competition

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

Sunbir “Sunny” Gill

Sunny got an early start conducting psychology research his first year at North Central. “It was neat taking a research practicum as a freshman, since freshmen participated in most of the trials I was facilitating,” he says. “There’s always research to be done at North Central, because the professors are more than willing to collaborate with students. Many graduate programs look at your research experience as an undergraduate. North Central provides the experience you need not only to gain admittance to graduate school, but to excel among your peers.”

Named the Outstanding Senior Man, Sunny made the most of his entire North Central experience. He served as president of North Central’s Enactus chapter, traveled to Haiti to research spiritual rituals, presented his research at a national conference and landed an internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He topped it all off by securing a job with World Relief in Aurora, IL.

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