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Students, staff present at LEV-cosponsored conference on faith, justice and civic learning

Steve Oliveri
North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently co-sponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference.

July 1, 2011—North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently cosponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference with DePaul University, providing students and staff the opportunity to present three sessions on various topics.

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

Schacht talks to grade school parents about the ins and outs of bullying

Patricia Schacht, associate professor of psychology
Patricia Schacht, North Central College associate professor of psychology, gave a presentation to parents at local PTA meeting on bullying and its prevention.

Patricia Schacht, North Central College associate professor of psychology, gave a presentation titled “The Ins and Outs of Bullying: What Is It, Who Does It, and How Should We Handle It?” at the Gombert Elementary School LMC PTA meeting on Jan. 15.

New documentary by North Central faculty promotes cross-cultural understanding

Years in the making, “The Rays of the Sun” documentary by North Central students and faculty Matthew Krystal and Hale Ekinci will premiere on campus Feb. 4.

North Central College faculty members Matthew Krystal, associate professor of anthropology, and Hale Ekinci, assistant professor of art, will present their new documentary film, “The Rays of the Sun,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall.

Gill’s photography is recognized nationally and globally

Tom Gill, North Central College instructional media coordinator, has won honors and publication offers of his photos in Huffington Post, weather.com and more.

Tom Gill, North Central College instructional media coordinator, has reached new levels of notoriety as a photographer with many of his photos being recognized and published in major outlets and publications.

Visit North Central College this winter

North Central College hosts visit programs for new and transferring students interested in learning more about undergraduate degree programs.

North Central College will host visit programs for prospective new and transferring students interested in learning more about the College’s undergraduate degree programs.

High School Visit Program Feb. 16
High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Program on Monday, Feb. 16.  

Kirk’s composition is featured on CD and radio program

Jonathon Kirk, assistant professor of music
Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, is a featured composer on “Metal Cicadas,” a new CD by the contemporary string group Duo XXI.

Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, is a featured composer on “Metal Cicadas,” a new CD by the contemporary string group Duo XXI. The CD by Albany Records is titled after Kirk’s composition of the same name.

Kirk is one of seven commissioned composers on the CD; his work is performed by Anna Cromwell on violin and Mira Frisch on cello. The group Duo XXI is committed to developing the musical culture of the 21st century through commissioning, performing and recording new music.

North Central College named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

Junior/Senior Scholars
North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

North Central College supports electric-vehicle usage with Workplace Charging Challenge

North Central College has joined the Workplace Charging Challenge as part of the institution’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

North Central College has joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge as part of the institution’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

IBS hands out 14 award nominations to WONC staff

WONC-FM receives 14 finalist award nominations by Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, including Best College Radio Station and Outstanding Faculty Advisor.

Staff members with WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, received 14 nominations from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS).

Two nominations especially stand out: WONC-FM for Best College Radio Station and John Madormo for the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. Madormo is assistant professor of broadcast communication at North Central and general manager of WONC.

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