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Rebecca Radavich earns Outstanding Major in Organizational Communication

Rebecca Radavich ’15
Rebecca Radavich received the Outstanding Major in Organizational Communication Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Rebecca Radavich ’15, daughter of John and Bernice Radavich of Lemont, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Organizational Communication Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Rebecca, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in organizational communication and theatre. She is a graduate of Lemont Township High School.

She participated in several musical theatre productions at the College, including “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Evita.” She consistently earned honors on the College’s Dean’s List.

Rachel West earns Outstanding Major in Forensics Award at North Central College

Rachel West ’16
Rachel West of Aurora received the Outstanding Major in Forensics Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Rachel West ’16, daughter of Shundarae West of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Forensics Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Rachel, who plans to graduate from North Central College in 2016, is majoring in music education. She is a graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School.

Young theatre alumni land major roles, earn national and local success

Savanna Richardson '14, Garrett Lutz '12, Daryn Harrell '12, David Musselman '12
North Central College theatre alumni give “mesmerizing … winning performance(s)” on professional stages as singers, actors, playwright and stunt performer.

North Central students have continually proven that the opportunities they’ve had in college have prepared them for success. This fall, some of North Central’s youngest theatre alumni have earned prestige on the professional stage.

Chicago director leads students in “A Streetcar Named Desire” Oct. 8-11

Seniors Colleen DeRosa and Samantha Hess
North Central College features student actors and crew in the Pulitzer Prize-winning American tragedy “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams.

North Central College features student actors in the drama “A Streetcar Named Desire” by American playwright Tennessee Williams Oct. 8-11.

Five performances of “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-10 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Student exhibit showcases paintings, sculptures, drawings through Nov. 1

North Central College presents the two-person, student exhibit “Apparitions,” featuring the artwork of sophomores Kat Kazmierski and Alex Peters.

North Central College presents the two-person, student exhibit “Apparitions,” featuring paintings, sculptures and drawings of sophomores Kat Kazmierski and Alex Peters Oct. 2 through Nov. 1.

The free exhibit is on display in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist’s reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

Madormo is chosen to serve on Intercollegiate Broadcasting System board

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and WONC-FM 89.1 general manager, is named to IBS board of directors.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was named a new member of the board of directors of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS), headquartered in New York City.

An immersion in Greece crisis enlightens student travelers

A summer study abroad course called Financial Crisis landed North Central students in Greece during the June 2015 “mega crisis” that drew attention.

Wolf is editor of “Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs”

Gregory H. Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, edits book on historic baseball team.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, is editor of the book “Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs.”

North Central celebrates Hispanic and Latino cultural heritage on campus

North Central College invites multicultural involvement on campus with a series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

North Central College’s multicultural life on campus is expanding this fall to incorporate a larger celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Though the College promotes many other Hispanic and Latino involvement opportunities throughout the academic year, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is devoted to a campus-wide celebration of various Hispanic cultures.

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