North Central College - Naperville, IL

Marcos Mateo Ochoa '02

Marcos Mateo Ochoa has guest starred in several television shows, including Spike TV’s “The Joe Schmo Show,” Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show” and “Nathan For You.” In late 2012, he and his partner Frank Cermak Jr. costarred opposite each other in a feature film with Academy Award nominee Karen Black (“Easy Rider”), Steve Railsback (“Helter Skelter”) and Daveigh Chase (“The Ring”). In 2010 he was invited to become a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Ochoa resides in Hollywood, CA. For more information visit marcosmateoochoa.com.

Third Coast Percussion headlines Sounds of New Music Festival at North Central College

Third Coast Percussion headlines the third annual Sounds of New Music Festival April 6 at North Central College.

Third Coast Percussion headlines the third annual Sounds of New Music Festival April 6 at North Central College.

Third Coast Percussion performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $15; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Senior’s research chosen for conference presentation, wins award

Kristen Soforic ’13 in London during a North Central 2012 D-Term trip
Project by North Central College psychology major Kristen Soforic ’13 is accepted for presentation at regional conference, wins research award.

Kristen Soforic ’13, a psychology major at North Central College, was recently recognized for her academic work. Her research project, titled “The Effect of Induced Hypocrisy on Texting While Driving,” was accepted for presentation at the 2013 Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) conference in May in Chicago. She co-authored the project with North Central 2012 graduate Nicholas Petkunas, also a psychology major.

North Central College students perform musical comedy “Xanadu” Feb. 28-March 3

North Central College students will take audiences back to the disco era when they perform the electrifying Broadway hit “Xanadu” Feb. 28-March 3.

North Central College students will take audiences back to the disco era when they perform the electrifying Broadway hit “Xanadu” Feb. 28 through March 3.

Four performances of “Xanadu” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1 and 2 and at 2 p.m. March 3 in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College students perform comic play “Sirens” Feb. 7-10

North Central College students will perform “Sirens,” a playful and romantic comedy about a couple trying to rekindle their romance

North Central College students will perform “Sirens,” a playful and romantic comedy about a couple trying to rekindle their romance.

Four performances of “Sirens” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-9 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Students may apply by Feb. 20 for Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 14.

North Central College students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, which will take place during Honors Day on Tuesday, May 14.

Information about the symposium and how to submit proposals may be found on the College’s website. A list of frequently asked questions also is available.

North Central College students perform compelling drama “Float” Jan. 17-19

North Central College students will perform “Float,” a compelling play about women forced to confront life’s big issues.

North Central College students will perform “Float,” a compelling play about women forced to confront life’s big issues.

Three performances of “Float” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17-19 in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Verandah courses

Verandah experiences are intellectually and personally stimulating for students and faculty.

North Central’s SEA Conference teaches entrepreneurs the business of arts

Tom Sharpe
North Central College’s 13th annual Self Employment in the Arts Conference Feb. 22-23 helps aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 13th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 22-23 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs.

The SEA Conference provides educational resources to help aspiring artists gain entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain careers as independent artists. The conference features performances, workshops, panel discussions and other activities tailored to actors, filmmakers, musicians, painters, sculptors, writers and other artists.

Peter Sipla '07

Peter Sipla played a lead role in “Company” with BrightSide Theatre. The play was staged November 29 through December 9, 2012, in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. Since graduating, Sipla has worked with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens Theater-Biograph, Porchlight Music Theatre and First Folio Theatre. In his spare time, he is drummer for the local rock band Hyrax and coaches high school speech.

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