North Central College - Naperville, IL

Students join efforts to revitalize communities in Detroit

Marissa Sylvester ’15, far left, gives her perspective
Of the many students who served nationwide during spring break, some traveled to Detroit to serve with a mission dedicated to economic disaster recovery work.

The sign beside the highway reads “Detroit: City Limits.” Well, it’s supposed to, but the graffiti makes it hard to see. Dilapidated houses and boarded strip malls pass the bus window. It’s spring break, and Marissa Sylvester ’15, biology major, traded sandy beaches for service.

“I could have gone home and relaxed,” says Sylvester. “But I wanted to do something significant and useful. Helping others means much more to me than sleeping late.”

Focus group feedback about Premier Scholars program is featured in talk

Dorothy Pleas, Ana Rivera ’14, Nicole Rivera, Marlena Martinez ’15
Four North Central College students, faculty and administrative personnel gave joint presentation at the Diversity & Inclusivity Teaching & Research Symposium.

Four North Central College students, faculty and administrative personnel gave a joint presentation at the Diversity & Inclusivity Teaching & Research Symposium held Oct. 12 at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Ind.

Pleas and Rivera give talk at Midwest First-Year Conference

North Central College Premier Scholars, summer 2012
Dorothy Pleas, North Central director of multicultural affairs, and Nicole Rivera, visiting assistant professor of psychology, give talk about Premier Scholars.

Dorothy Pleas, North Central College director of multicultural affairs, and Nicole Rivera, visiting assistant professor of psychology, presented a session titled, “Strengthening the First-Year Experience Through a Summer Bridge Program for At-Risk Students,” at the Midwest First-Year Conference at Northern Illinois University on Sept. 28.

North Central's annual Anti-Hate Week is Oct. 1-5

Anti-Hate Week, a student-led campaign to educate and raise awareness about various forms of oppression and discrimination, features speaker, daily activities.

North Central College observes its annual Anti-Hate Week, Oct. 1-5. Started by students in 1998, Anti-Hate Week is a week-long campaign designed to educate and raise awareness about various forms of oppression and discrimination.

Soulful program highlights Black History Month

Henry Pleas, tenor
North Central College features “Deep River: A Spiritual Journey”—a live musical and narrative program about African slaves before the Civil War—on Feb. 23.

On Feb. 23 during Black History Month, North Central College will feature “Deep River: A Spiritual Journey,” a live musical presentation and original narrative about African slaves who lived along the Great River before the Civil War.

The free program will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in North Central’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St., Naperville.

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