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Log on to missioncoffeecan.com for Feb. 24 premiere

Log on to missioncoffeecan.com for Feb. 24 premiere

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The viral premiere of the Mission Coffee Can series is finally here. Visit www.missioncoffeecan.com on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and view episode one of a video series about North Central Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) who traveled to Guatemala and various U.S. cities to learn about growing and marketing coffee. New five- to 10-minute episodes will be available weekly for 14 weeks. As the students learned about coffee, they learned important lessons about themselves, the coffee community and sustainability.


Stevie Baker-Watson assumes two new leadership roles

Stevie Baker-Watson assumes two new leadership roles

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Stevie Baker-Watson, assistant athletic director, was appointed to the NCAA Division III Membership Committee, which guides institutions through the reclassifying and provisional member process in addition to monitoring membership requirements. She was also elected vice chair of the newly created Student-Athlete Affairs Advisory Committee at the NCAA.


Record number of study abroad courses during 2010 D-Term

Record number of study abroad courses during 2010 D-Term

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Students can choose from a record number of 10 programs that will visit 13 different countries during the College’s D-Term in December 2010. If you missed today's information session, the next one will be held Tuesday, April 13, in Goldspohn classrooms. The courses are available to all undergraduates, even first-year students in fall 2010 are eligible to enroll in some. New D-Term courses this year include studies in India, Turkey, Spain, Northern Ireland, Peru and Rome. Repeat offerings include Brazil, London and France.


Explore the sounds of music with choral and instrumental ensembles

Explore the sounds of music with choral and instrumental ensembles

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The Feb. 23 concert brings together several of the College’s ensembles, performing in every possible location—from the side balconies, aisles, sound chambers, side stairways, loft, stage and more—in Wentz Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The lineup includes the new Cardinal Chorus, conducted by Jacqueline Schutt; Concert Choir, led by visiting conductor Jon Warfel; String Ensemble directed by Mara Gallagher; Flute Choir directed by Marie Bennett; and solo saxophonist Lawrence Van Oyen and percussionist Benjamin Wahlund.



Fulbright scholar addresses climate change is our cities

Fulbright scholar addresses climate change is our cities

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Meet and hear from North Central’s fifth Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Radha Rajagopalan Tuesday, Feb. 23. She will give a talk titled “It’s Not Just Hot Air: Facing Climate Change in North American Cities,” drawing on her experience and expertise as senior research analyst in Toronto’s Environment Office. Rajagopalan’s free talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Her strong interest in global climate change and water conservation complements the College's 2009-2010 international and cultural focus on global environmental change.


Mock Trial team heads to national round

Mock Trial team heads to national round

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Students from North Central’s Mock Trial team advanced to national competition by finishing tied for the third-best record (5-1-2) in the 20-team field at the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Joliet Regional competition Feb. 20-21 at Lewis University.


Photography exhibit and performance conclude Flamenco Festival

Photography exhibit and performance conclude Flamenco Festival

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The final week of the College’s Flamenco Festival features a photography exhibit that opens Monday, Feb. 22, at noon and runs through Friday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in the first floor lobby at Kiekhofer Hall. Titled “Burbujas de amor” (Love Bubbles), the exhibit will showcase students’ interpretation of flamenco and a new era of flamenco enthusiasts embracing the gypsy ideal of individual self-expression.



Noted author Neil Gaiman to visit campus Feb. 23

Noted author Neil Gaiman to visit campus Feb. 23

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The 2010 NapervilleREADS author Neil Gaiman will make a special stop on campus Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4-5 p.m. at the SIFE store building, 100 E. Jefferson Ave., to talk with the campus community and about his work. Gaiman has written many highly acclaimed and award-winning books, including the New York Times bestseller Coraline and his 2009 Newbery Award-winning The Graveyard Book. He’s also authored many children’s books and won the World Fantasy Award, Hugo Award, Nebula Award and Bram Stoker Award.


SEA Conference features alumnus, lecturer Matt Boresi

SEA Conference features alumnus, lecturer Matt Boresi

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More than 50 students and faculty members will attend the College’s 10th annual, nationally recognized Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 19-20 in Lisle. Lecturer of theatre and award-winning playwright and lyricist Matt Boresi ’97 will give the closing presentation, “I’m All Fired Up-Now What?” and lead a workshop.


Education students attend national conference

Education students attend national conference

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Some 33 students attended a Preservice Session for education majors at the Feb. 15 annual conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). The daylong events included sessions by top educators on classroom management strategies, passion for teaching and more. The students were joined by Maureen Kincaid, associate professor and chair of education, and Geraldine Crider, director of the Teach First Program. “This was a wonderful professional opportunity for our students, especially since it was a national conference,” said Kincaid.


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