North Central College - Naperville, IL

College hosts program about world marketplaces and freedom

Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Jumping Off the Page will host programs, designed to inform of marketplaces in the world and stories of freedom.

North Central College's Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Jumping Off the Page, a newly formed not-for-profit for Naperville Reads, will host a series of programs, titled "To Market, To Market: Global Stories of Freedom," on Aug. 28. Open to the public, the family-friendly programs are designed to promote awareness of marketplaces in the world and stories of freedom.

Molly Link

Molly found her calling by embarking on international ministry and service trips through North Central. Visiting Africa and Columbia helped her develop a passion for social work and for making a difference in the lives of young people. So she switched her major to sociology so she could pursue a career in school counseling or teaching in Teach For America.

To round out her interests in social justice causes, she decided to minor in social change leadership. “This fits with what I want to do,” she says. Molly has also volunteered as an orientation leader, interned at a social service agency working with teens, and during her senior year will organize service trips for the Office of Ministry and Service. And she played on the women’s tennis team for three years. “At North Central, you can really do anything you want,” she says.

Majors Minors and Programs : Social Change Leadership

The Philippines is destination for final summer service trip

The Philippines is destination for final summer service trip

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Five students travel to the Philippines, July 23 through Aug. 7, for the College’s second ministry and service trip to the San Pablo City area. They will serve at an orphanage and prison ministry work alongside employees at Frontline Ministries. Accompanied by Edna Howard, campus postal center supervisor, the students are Casey Graham ’10, Lindsey Geshiwlm ’10, Anne Adamson ’10, Andrea Gaither ’11 and Sunny Gill ’10. Photo: Grant Swanson ’10 at the orphanage on 2009 trip.


North Central speech professor named to panel on gender identity

North Central speech communication professor has been appointed to a three-year term for a committee on sexual diversity and gender identity.

John Stanley, instructor of speech communication at North Central College, has been appointed to a three-year term on the American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) Committee on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity.

Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

North Central College has named Laurel White of Bloomington, Ill., Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the class of 2010.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, Associate Director of Public Relations, 630-637-5306

June 2, 2010--North Central College has named Laurel White of Bloomington, Ill., Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the class of 2010.

White will graduate June 12 with a double major in English writing and interactive media studies and a minor in social change/public advocacy. She is the daughter of William and Kay White of Bloomington and a graduate of University High School.

College hosts Special Olympics Spring Games on April 25

The public is welcome to cheer athletes as they compete in the Special Olympics Illinois Northeastern Area 2 Spring Games April 25 at North Central College.

Families, volunteers and spectators will cheer on runners, shot-putters and other athletes as they compete in the 2010 Special Olympics Illinois Northeastern Area 2 Spring Games from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at North Central College.

College psychologist leads research to prevent bullying in schools

A licensed clinical psychologist at North Central College conducts research with a school district to assess bullying issues of students in grades K-12.

Keith Avery, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at North Central College, is conducting research with a Chicago area school district to assess bullying issues, school climate and the social and emotional development of students in grades K-12. Working with administrators at Kenilworth School District 38 in Illinois, he is assessing 400 K-8th grade students and the staff and faculty regarding bullying behavior, school climate issues, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as required by Illinois State Law Public Act 93-0495.

Stephen Caliendo gives talk on using new media

Stephen Caliendo gives talk on using new media

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Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science, was a co-presenter with co-author Charlton McIlwain of New York University at the Transforming Race Conference sponsored by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University on March 12. They were featured presenters on a panel, “New Media: Unexpected Pathways to Empowerment,” and discussed the ways they use Facebook, Twitter and blogging to encourage meaningful discussion of race and politics through their work at The Project on Race in Political Communication.


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