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Alumna, trustee Maria Wynne named to Chicago Innovation Awards board

Maria Wynne
North Central College alumna and trustee Maria Wynne has been named a founding member of the Chicago Innovation Awards Board of Advisors.

May 5, 2011—North Central College alumna and trustee Maria Wynne has been named a founding member of the Chicago Innovation Awards Board of Advisors.

The Chicago Innovation Awards, which started in 2002 to honor new products and services across the local public, private and non-profit sectors, invited Wynne to join its newly created 40-member advisory board. The board is comprised of business and civic leaders who understand the importance of innovation and what it means to the success of the Chicago region and the growth of its economy.

King’s short story wins contest and publication

Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor English, won the Kore Press 2011 Short Fiction Award for her short story “The Death of Carrie Bradshaw.”

Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor English, won the Kore Press 2011 Short Fiction Award for her short story “The Death of Carrie Bradshaw.” Kore Press, a publishing company geared toward works by women of diversity, will publish her story as a chapbook in fall 2011.

North Central College students, professor to present paper at psychology conference

Karl Kelley
Two North Central College students and a professor will present a paper at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Psychology.

May 2, 2011—A paper authored by two North Central College students and a professor has been selected for presentation at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Psychology.

The paper, “Short Term Positive Emotions: Building Resources and Unravelling Negativity” is authored by psychology professor Karl Kelley and students Brandi Balensiefen and Jessica VandenBerg. The conference will be held May 30 through June 2 in Athens, Greece.

Experience Japanese culture at annual spring festival

North Central’s Japanese program and Japan Club will host a Japanese Spring Festival May 3. The family-friendly event is free and celebrates Japanese culture.

April 29, 2011—North Central College’s Japanese program and Japan Club will host their annual Japanese Spring Festival May 3. The family-friendly festival is free and open to the public and celebrates Japanese culture at the start of a new school year in Japan.

The festival will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in North Central’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave.

Chicago Term includes new residential option fall term

Living space inside a Tailor Loft Apartment in Chicago
North Central College students who want to learn about and experience Chicago Term firsthand can now live in Tailor Loft Apartments fall or spring terms.

For the first time, in fall 2011 and spring 2012, North Central College students have the option to live in Chicago while they study as part of the Chicago Term academic program. Students who have a taste for Chicago and want to learn about and experience the nation’s third largest city firsthand, should consider signing up for a Chicago Term.

Caliendo gives talks, keynote address at symposium

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, gave recent talks on politics, race, his book “Race Appeal” and keynote address at research symposium.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, has given several recent talks. On March 3, he was a guest on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s syndicated radio show, talking about his new book “Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns.” On March 8, Caliendo moderated a public School Board Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the Wheaton Warrenville PTA Council. On March 24, he gave the keynote address at the 13th annual Black Hills State University Research Symposium.

Connections help students pursue careers in theatre

Students pursuing degrees in theatre at North Central College have opportunities to develop connections that lead to offers of professional roles.

Students pursuing degrees in theatre at North Central College have opportunities to gain much more than a typical education in acting, singing and the technical side of a stage career. As a result,  current and former North Central students are making waves in professional theatre.

Model UN students represent Equatorial Guinea at national conference

Students enrolled in winter term’s Model UN class attend National Model UN Conference in New York City, hold briefing with Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea.

Nine students enrolled in the winter term Model UN class attended the five-day National Model United Nations Conference in New York City in April and represented the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. They joined more than 2,500 students from five continents and interacted with delegations representing countries from all over the world in a simulation of what takes place at the United Nations.

Wis has feature article in “Choral Journal”

“Influence Changes Everything” by Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, was the lead feature in American Choral Directors Association journal.

Ramona Wis—Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music—was recently published in the “Choral Journal,” the official publication of the American Choral Directors Association. Her article, titled “Influence Changes Everything: How Conductors Can Shape Motivation, Create Momentum, and Reframe the Musical Experience,” is the lead article in the publication’s March 2011 special focus issue. The American Choral Directors Association membership comprises more than 22,000 choral conductors representing some million singers.

Princeton Review names North Central College among ‘311 Green Colleges’

Community Garden
The Princeton Review has named North Central College as among the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America.

April 22, 2011—The Princeton Review has named North Central College among the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America.

The education services company in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) selected North Central College for inclusion in the second annual edition of “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.”

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