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Madormo’s second novel for young readers among best children’s books for 2014

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, wins praise for his second novel.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was recently recognized by the Bank Street College of Education in New York City for one of his children’s books.

Bank Street College named Madormo’s second novel for young readers in the Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire series, titled “The Camp Phoenix Caper,” to its list of The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2014 Edition, ages 9-12, in the Fiction, Adventure and Mystery category.

Wis contributes to new book about the musical experience

Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor of music
Ramona Wis, North Central College Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor of music, contributed book chapter about evolving role of the conductor.

Ramona Wis, North Central College Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music, is a contributing author to “The Musical Experience: Rethinking Music Teaching and Learning.” Edited by Janet R. Barrett and Peter R. Webster, the book was released in August by Oxford University Press. All the contributing authors are current scholars or fellows of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience at Northwestern University.

North Central College student inspires fresh confidence in young students

Danara Barlow ’15 (center) with students in Project Better
Recipient of North Central’s Mironda K. Heston Scholarship for Human Service, Danara Barlow ’15 created Project Better to inspire and prepare youth for college.

By giving hope to young residents of the Joliet neighborhood where she grew up, Danara Barlow ’15 has become a hometown hero.

As the recipient of North Central College’s 2014 Mironda K. Heston Scholarship for Human Service, Barlow was awarded a budget of $2,500 to fund work in human rights and service. With her funds, she created Project Better, a program that focuses on inspiring youth and preparing them for college.

International students absorb area culture during English Language Institute at North Central College

International students enrolled in North Central College’s Summer English Language Institute experienced cultural attractions while learning English.

International students enrolled in North Central College’s Summer English Language Institute (ELI) experienced the region’s cultural attractions while learning English.

Thomas Goodell exhibits his paintings and ceramic artwork in Oesterle Library Gallery

"Hotel Hallway" by Thomas C. Goodell
North Central College presents paintings and ceramic artwork by Thomas C. Goodell in the exhibit titled “Pots and Other Things” Sept. 9-Oct. 19.

North Central College will showcase paintings and ceramic artwork by Thomas C. Goodell in the exhibit titled “Pots and Other Things” Sept. 9 through Oct. 19.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Alums share #NCCBucketList of experiences with first-year students

Some new members of the Class of 2018
Recent North Central College alumni have recommended a “bucket list” of experiences for the new Class of 2018 students to help them become Cardinals for Life.

Recent North Central College alumni have recommended some #NCCBucketList of experiences for the new Class of 2018 students to help them become Cardinals for Life.

Here are their recommendations:  

Alumna discovers her radio fellowship has a North Central connection

Laurel White ’10
Journalism major Laurel White ’10 is named Lee Ester News Fellow at Wisconsin Public Radio, a position named for a College alumnus.

Laurel White ’10 always thought of herself as a “print” person, so she spent her years at North Central climbing the editorial ladder of the student-run newspaper, The Chronicle, and squeezing in a term as a DJ at WONC-FM 89.1.

Gems publishes various works about sports history and gives talk

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, has published two essays and two articles, an e-book and presented this summer.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, recently published two essays, an e-book, two articles and gave a presentation in Copenhagen.

His two essays, titled “The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1865-1920” and “Historians Take on Ethnicity, Race, and Sport,” were published in “Companion to American Sport History,” edited by Steven A. Riess and published by Wiley Blackwell.

Student meets reporting legends at Hispanic journalist convention

John Quiñones, ABC news correspondent, Eduardo Sanchez Beltran ’16
Eduardo Sanchez Beltran ’16 was student reporter at National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention, wrote for website, met media leaders.

For North Central College student Eduardo Sanchez Beltran ’16, his future as a journalist starts now.

North Central College alumnus named principal of Oswego junior high school

James Martin, a 1981 graduate of North Central College, is the new principal of Plank Junior High School in Oswego.

James Martin, a 1981 graduate of North Central College, is the new principal of Plank Junior High School in Oswego.

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