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North Central College Math Circle engages undergrads with gifted youngsters

A new program at North Central College is challenging young minds by giving youngsters their first exposure to advanced mathematical concepts.

A new program at North Central College is challenging young minds by giving youngsters their first exposure to advanced mathematical concepts.

The program is called the Expository Engagement (E2) Math Circle, and it’s modeled after similar successful programs held across the country. The American Mathematical Association provided a $6,000 grant to fund the program.

Silkaitis cast in three roles in critically acclaimed tragicomedy

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre
Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, has been cast in Stephen Karam’s “Sons of the Prophet” at the American Theater Company.

Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, chair of art and theatre and theatre program coordinator, has been cast in the critically acclaimed tragicomedy “Sons of the Prophet” by Stephen Karam. It will be staged at the American Theater Company (ATC) in Chicago with performances Jan. 31 through March 9.

Appearing in three of the seven scenes, Silkaitis will play three characters—Doctor Manor, Physician’s Assistant and Board Member 1.

Sifri attends symposium for student affairs officers

Tatiana Sifri, director of the Dyson Wellness Center
Tatiana Sifri, North Central College director of the Dyson Wellness Center, was nominated and selected to participate in the Alice Manicur Symposium.

Tatiana Sifri, North Central College director of the Dyson Wellness Center, was nominated and selected to participate in the 2014 Alice Manicur Symposium, held Jan. 12-15 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Only a limited number of women from hundreds of applicants were chosen to attend.

WONC receives more IBS award nominations than any school in its category

North Central College WONC-FM staff members receive 13 nominations, including Best College Radio Station, from Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.

North Central College student staff members at WONC-FM 89.1 received 13 nominations (including Best College Radio Station in the United States) from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) for its Golden Microphone Awards.  

WONC received more individual nominations than any other school in its category of enrollments under 10,000. Three staff members—seniors Kevin Jackman, Kristin Gitchell and Kelsey King—each received three nominations.  

Winners will be announced at the IBS annual conference in New York City March 3-6. WONC nominations are:

North Central College hosts annual International Festival Feb. 9

North Central College’s Office of International Programs will host its annual International Festival, a celebration of Naperville’s cultural diversity, Feb. 9.

North Central College’s Office of International Programs will host its 18th annual International Festival, a celebration of Naperville’s cultural diversity. Community members of all ages are invited to attend the 2014 festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in North Central’s Gregory Arena at Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St.

Senior Carlee Beth Fields directs playful Victorian play, set in modern day

Jack Morsovillo ’17 and Samantha Hess ’16
North Central College students direct and perform “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a sparkling comedy by Oscar Wilde Feb. 13-15.

North Central College students will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a sparkling comedy of manners written by one of the most celebrated wits of the 19th century, Oscar Wilde.

Three performances of “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $5/adults and $3 students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College names Marty Sauer and Kimberly Sluis to vice president positions

North Central College has named Marty Sauer and Kimberly Sluis as vice presidents, effective Feb. 1.

North Central College has named Marty Sauer as vice president for enrollment management and athletics and Kimberly Sluis ’99 as vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

Sauer is the College’s dean of admission and financial aid and Sluis is dean of students. The promotions are effective Feb. 1, the day Laurie Hamen, North Central College vice president for enrollment management, athletics and student affairs, begins serving as the ninth president of Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Sheridan publishes article, “A Primer for New Teachers of Economics”

Brandon Sheridan, assistant professor of economics
Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, coauthored an article for new economics instructors in the Southern Economic Journal.

Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, coauthored an article in the January 2014 issue of Southern Economic Journal, which is a general-interest economics journal and also the eighth oldest American academic journal in the economic profession. His coauthors are Dr. Jennifer Imazeki of San Diego State University and Dr. Gail Hoyt of the University of Kentucky.

North Central graduate students learn about international businesses in Costa Rica

Stevenson
Twelve students from North Central College’s graduate programs learned about international business while in Costa Rica.

Julianna Stevenson of Oswego is one of 12 North Central College graduate students who learned about coffee businesses, imports and exports, and other trades during a weeklong study experience in Costa Rica.

The group visited two different coffee operations during the field experience Dec. 7-15. Stevenson, who is pursuing a master’s of international business administration (MIBA) degree, recounts how the group learned about the different business challenges faced by a smaller operation like Doka Estates versus a larger business like Cafe Britt.

SEA Conference features four keynotes, workshops by successful artists

North Central College hosts the 14th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 21-22 to help aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 14th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 21-22 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs.

The SEA Conference provides educational resources to help aspiring artists gain entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain careers as independent artists. The conference features performances, workshops, panel discussions and other activities tailored to actors, filmmakers, musicians, painters, sculptors, writers and other artists.

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