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Student broadcasters nominated for awards in state, national contests

Several North Central College student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1 have earned nominations in state and national competitions.

Several student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, have earned nominations in state and national competitions.

In a state competition, eight students earned six nominations in five different categories in the annual Student Silver Dome Awards presented each fall by the Illinois Broadcasters Association to the top college and university radio and TV programs in the state. The awards will be presented in a luncheon ceremony Sept. 21 at Illinois State University in Normal.

North Central College alumnus shares wisdom, expertise on video game development

Computer science professor Stephen Renk, left, and Ross Przybylski '05.
Alumnus Ross Przybylski spoke to interactive media studies students and community members about his experience developing video games.

May 4, 2012—You can accomplish just about anything you can imagine if you try hard enough, entrepreneur and video game developer Ross Przybylski told an audience at North Central College.

Przybylski, a 2005 graduate of North Central College, hosted the April 25 presentation, “How To Become Your Own Game Developer With Adobe Flash.” He told the audience of students and community members how he used Adobe Flash to develop the game “Hero Mages,” a cross-platform, multiplayer Web and mobile game.

Daily Herald profiles student winner of national video contest

The Daily Herald profiles North Central College interactive media studies major Nick Penev, winner of a nationwide video contest.

Today's Daily Herald features a front-page profile of North Central College interactive media studies major Nick Penev, who was unanimously selected by Texas-based Rooster Teeth Productions as the winner of the “Red vs. Blue” season 9 music video contest among 260 entries nationwide.

The video features Penev in the starring role and more than 20 other people, mostly North Central students.

Senior wins online music video contest

North Central College interactive media studies major Nick Penev claims first place in music video contest presented by RoosterTeeth.com.

Interactive media studies senior Nick Penev is one of the newest Internet sensations as the winner of the Red vs. Blue Season 9 Soundtrack Music Video Contest presented by RoosterTeeth.com.

Sophomore art student showcases work during March exhibit

North Central College art student Lauren Wohlrab, a sophomore, displays her drawings and mixed media in an exhibit titled “Eclectic Dreams.”

Artwork by North Central College sophomore Lauren Wohlrab of Naperville is showcased during a March exhibit.

The free exhibit, “Eclectic Dreams,” is on display through March 31 in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Wohlrab greeted visitors during a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8.

Joliet newspaper profiles student-athlete James Hoffman

Student-athlete James Hoffman talks about the upcoming track and field season and his interest in interactive media studies in a profile by his hometown paper.

Student-athlete James Hoffman of Minooka is profiled in a Joliet Herald News article in which he talks about the upcoming 2012 track and field season and his interest in interactive media studies.

Hoffman will be begin his senior year as a Cardinal this fall and told his hometown paper he has a specific athletic goal in mind for his final year at North Central.

“I’d really, really like to qualify for nationals in the 400 hurdles,” he said.

Moran earns prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship

North Central College student Peggy Moran has earned a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship.

Author and entrepreneur Peggy Moran knows the exact moment that triggered her decision to resume her education. It was in 2008, when her college-aged daughter was hospitalized with a life-threatening condition.

“That changed the way I view the present tense,” Moran says. “Everything suddenly became more meaningful, and time became of the essence in a different way.”

Faculty select Steve Oliveri as 2010 Lincoln Laureate

Interactive media studies and broadcast communication major Steve Oliveri named Lincoln Laureate for his excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306, nadunker@noctrl.edu

Nov. 8, 2010—Steve Oliveri of Crystal Lake, Ill., has been named North Central College’s 2010 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central faculty selected Oliveri as the College’s top senior for his excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

Steve Oliveri '11 is chosen Lincoln Laureate

Steve Oliveri '11 is chosen Lincoln Laureate

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Faculty selected Steve Oliveri as the 2010 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors the College’s top senior for excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities. Gov. Pat Quinn will recognize Oliveri in Springfield Nov. 6 with a medallion, certificate and check for $250. Oliveri is majoring in convergent interactive media with a minor in broadcast communication. More



North Central student showing farmers potential of social media

North Central College junior Kelly Rivard is earning recognition for her innovative use of social media as a forum for discussing agricultural issues.

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

Sept. 22, 2010—North Central College junior Kelly Rivard of Momence, Ill., is earning recognition for her innovative use of social media as a forum for discussing agricultural issues.

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