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Seniors can apply to speak during Commencement

Seniors can apply to speak during Commencement

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Graduating seniors are invited to apply to present a speech on behalf of their class during Commencement. Any senior may apply and pick up an application at the front desk of the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. It’s due in WAC at 5 p.m. Friday, May 4.

The application process includes answering some questions, providing a resume and draft of a three- to five-minute speech. Based on the application, applicants are then selected to meet with the selection committee and are given a chance to deliver their speech. Selection is completed by the end of May.



Still time to pick up $5 Switchfoot tickets

Still time to pick up $5 Switchfoot tickets

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Hey students! $5 tickets are still available to see Switchfoot on campus May 20, but the tickets are going fast! Limit two tickets per student.

Once these are gone, the ticket price returns to $15/student with a North Central ID. Stop by the box office at the Fine Arts Center, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Earth Day events, April 24 and 26

Earth Day events, April 24 and 26

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To celebrate Earth Day, which officially falls on Sunday, April 22, the student club Green Scene will host two “green” events on April 24 and 26. Both campus events are free and open to all students, faculty and staff.



Deadline is April 23 to nominate faculty & staff for Dissinger Awards

Deadline is April 23 to nominate faculty & staff for Dissinger Awards

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North Central College’s Dissinger Awards provide an annual occasion to honor and reward faculty and staff who distinguish themselves and the College by their excellence in teaching, scholarship and/or their performance of a job “above and beyond the call of duty.”



Student group presents “The Vagina Monologues” April 20-21

Student group presents “The Vagina Monologues” April 20-21

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“The Vagina Monologues” will be performed at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students.

This award-winning play is based on V-Day founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Ensler’s experience performing “The Vagina Monologues” inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.



Chance to win FREE Switchfoot tickets this Thursday

Chance to win FREE Switchfoot tickets this Thursday

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This Thursday, April 19, students have a special opportunity to win free tickets to see and hear the popular alternative rock band Switchfoot on campus in the Res/Rec Center at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20.

From 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of Old Main, staff from the Office of Student Involvement will raffle off 25 sets of tickets (two tickets per winner) while playing music by Switchfoot and offering free snacks for everyone to enjoy.



Harp Ensemble showcases talents in spring recital

Harp Ensemble showcases talents in spring recital

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The North Central College Harp Ensemble will present its Spring Recital at 7 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Wentz Concert Hall. The ensemble features Tia Johnson ’14, Mary Kizior ’12, Laura Kizior ’12 and Nichole Luchs, instructor of music. The repertoire includes music by Bach, Debussy, Andres and more. The event is free with a reception to follow. For more information contact Luchs at nicole@harpmelodies.com.



Learn about French politics April 13

Learn about French politics April 13

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North Central College’s French program and department of modern and classical languages will host a presentation about the French presidential elections this May at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, by Charles Coulon, president of Alliance Française of DuPage County. Coulon will discuss the candidates, issues and French presidential election process. The talk will take place in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. For more information contact Norval Bard—professor of French, chair of modern and classical languages and director of the Roberta I.



Registration open for Student Leadership Conference

Registration open for Student Leadership Conference

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A Student Leadership Conference—open to all students and especially student leaders at any level—will take place on campus Friday evening and Saturday during the day, April 13 and 14, with guest speakers and breakout sessions.

“It’s an opportunity for all students to develop their leadership skills,” says Jeremy Gudauskas, assistant dean of students and co-coordinator of the conference. “There will be special how-to and skills training sessions for both emerging and advanced leaders, as well as inspiring talks from alumni and community guests.”



Global human rights symposium ends today with keynote, research, performance

Global human rights symposium ends today with keynote, research, performance

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North Central College’s symposium on global human rights concludes today April 12 with two free programs, beginning at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.



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