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North Central College computer science students place second in field of 12 teams

Chase Smith ’16, Godfrey Muganda, Cornelius Donley ’16, Landon Petzold ’17
Computer science students continued their tradition of excellence at the 2016 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area computer programming competition.

A team of computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2016 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) computer programming competition held Feb. 20 at Elmhurst College.

Student exhibit showcases paintings, digital prints, drawings through March 31

North Central College presents the two-person exhibit “Embracing Womanhood,” featuring the artwork of Grace Morris ’16 and Etienne Wenk ’17.

North Central College presents the two-person, student exhibit, featuring paintings, digital prints and drawings by senior Grace Morris and junior Etienne Wenk through March 31.

Titled “Embracing Womanhood: Recontextualizing the Pinup as an Icon for the Exploration of Intersectional Femininity,” 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 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

Mitra is coauthor of published paper in leading international publication

Chandreyee Mitra, assistant professor of biology
Chandreyee Mitra, North Central College assistant professor of biology, publishes paper in Animal Behaviour, a top peer-reviewed animal behavior journal.

Chandreyee Mitra, North Central College assistant professor of biology, coauthored a paper that has been published in Animal Behaviour, a top peer-reviewed behavior journal for the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

Mark’s research about judges with Congressional experience published in Washington Post

Alyx Mark, assistant professor of political science
Alyx Mark, North Central College assistant professor of political science, had her article published in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog.

Alyx Mark, North Central College assistant professor of political science, has researched the consequences of the federal judiciary lacking judges with Congressional work experience. Her initial findings were published in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, a blog dedicated to publishing political science research relevant to the news cycle. Her article, published Feb.

North Central accounting students begin new partnership with Center for Economic Progress

Eleven student volunteers, trained and certified through the IRS, help low-income individuals and families in Aurora file their tax returns.

For the seventh consecutive year, North Central College accounting and business students are volunteering to help low-income community members file tax returns. This year, they entered into a new partnership with the Center for Economic Progress in Aurora. This new site can host more volunteers and yield more returns—approximately 1,000 returns.

North Central to hold Topping-Out Celebration for Science Center March 14

Topping-Out Celebration signals milestone in construction of North Central’s new Science Center with placement of a ceremonial final beam on the steel frame.

North Central College has reached an important marker in the construction of its new Science Center: The steel structure is near completion. To commemorate this important milestone, the College has planned a Topping-Out Celebration on March 14. “Topping out” is a term used by ironworkers to signal the final piece of steel is being hoisted into place on a large building under construction.

Enactus student organization sponsors event at annual SEA Conference

Justin Wysocke ’17, Justin Ali ’16, Nikki Amundsen ’16
North Central’s Enactus hosts financial experts to speak to artists about finding the finances to start a creative business and take it to the next level.

North Central College’s Enactus student organization has been awarded a $2,100 Sam’s Club Step-up for Small Business Grant that focuses on two primary goals: mentoring a small business and educating underserved borrowers. At the end of summer 2015, Enactus students took part in competing for this yearlong grant project opportunity.

North Central journalism students mentor middle school newspaper club

A. Vito Martinez Middle School students visit North Central College to experience journalism from a college perspective.

Students in North Central College’s journalism program teamed up with budding middle school journalists to show them the ins and outs of newspaper and online production.

Staff at A. Vito Martinez Middle School reached out to Kay O’Donnell, assistant professor of journalism at North Central, to arrange for students in their newspaper club to spend a day building their reporting and writing skills with North Central students.

North Central’s Mock Trial team advances to national tournament

For the second year in a row, the North Central College Mock Trial team advances to the American Mock Trial Association Opening Round Championship Series.

For the second year in a row, the North Central College Mock Trial team will advance to the American Mock Trial Association Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS).

‘Out with the old in with the new’ theme earns Chronicle multiple awards

The Chronicle wins multiple awards, including second place for Best Website by Associated Collegiate Press & six awards by Illinois College Press Association.

North Central College’s journalism students have kicked up their skill level a few hundred notches with new print designs for the Chronicle and a user-friendly website called NCClinked.com. Their hard work in developing a new face for the student news operation hasn’t gone unnoticed in the journalism world.

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