North Central College - Naperville, IL

2009 Lincoln Laureate is standout in academics, athletics, student activities

2009 Lincoln Laureate is standout in academics, athletics, student activities

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Stephanie Ryding ’10 was named the College’s 2009 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central faculty selected Ryding as the College’s top senior for her excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities. Ryding was honored during an awards ceremony on Nov. 7 in Springfield, Ill. She carries a triple major in management, international business and Spanish with a near-perfect cumulative GPA.


Two College Scholars present research at national conference

Two College Scholars present research at national conference

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[caption id="attachment_758" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Seniors Danielle Cifone and Laurel White"][/caption] Laurel White ’10 and Danielle Cifone ’10 presented their research at the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) 44th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28-31.


Patricia King wins awards for short stories and novella

Patricia King wins awards for short stories and novella

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Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor English, won awards for two of her short stories and for her novella. “A Luck that Will Save Her” won Honorable Mention for Hunger Mountain's 2009 Howard Mosher Short Fiction Prize. “Dogs in Guatemala” was a Finalist in the 2009 Short Story Contest by The Journal, a literary magazine of The Ohio State University. Her novella, “Angels Unawares,” was a Finalist in the 2009 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.


Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center wins award

Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center wins award

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North Central College and Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center received a 2009 Design Award from the Precast/ Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), headquartered in Chicago. The award is an Honorable Mention for Best Public/Institutional Building.


John Madormo wins Grand Prize and more for synopsis

John Madormo wins Grand Prize and more for synopsis

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John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communications and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, won two awards at the Reno Manhattan Shorts Film Festival, held in Reno, Nev., Sept. 25-26. The synopsis of his screenplay, Paulie Perkins P.I., won First Place in the Individual Family Film Division and the Grand Prize for Best Overall Synopsis in all categories. Paulie Perkins, P.I., is a story about a 12-year-old private detective.


WONC wins three Student Silver Dome Awards

WONC wins three Student Silver Dome Awards

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Brad Spencer to coach Team Stars & Stripes

Brad Spencer to coach Team Stars & Stripes

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Brad Spencer, assistant football coach; coordinator of academic program and coordinator of game/practice management, was selected as one of eight NCAA Division III coaches to take part in Global Football's 2009 Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) on Dec. 19 in Monterrey, Mexico. He will assist with the coaching of Team Stars & Stripes, which will include 50 of the top NCAA Division III players in the nation. More


John Madormo's screenplay places in contest

John Madormo's screenplay places in contest

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John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, took second place in the Comedy Division at the Chicago Screenwriters Network 2009 Midwest Screenwriting Contest for his screenplay, a comedy titled The Boys' Club.  It also reached the Semi-Finals of the 2009 Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition. The Boys’ Club is about five retired widowers who meet each day for coffee, doughnuts and an endless discussion of minutia.


WONC staffers named finalist in national and state competitions

WONC staffers named finalist in national and state competitions

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Several WONC-FM 89.1 staff members were named national finalists in three categories by the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards, an annual competition for college and university radio stations. Winners will be announced Oct. 31 at the National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas.


Ted Slowik wins editorial award

Ted Slowik wins editorial award

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