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Feb. 15 lecture, film focus on India

Feb. 15 lecture, film focus on India

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North Central will host a free lecture, followed by a film at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Madhu Rao, an international women’s rights advocate, will give a talk titled “Renting a Womb in India: Outsourcing’s New Frontier” that was originally scheduled for Feb. 1. The film “The Story of India” by Michael Woods (photo) will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Part two of a six-part series made for PBS and BBC, this film is a journey through today’s India and uncovers the country’s historic figures, achievements, legacies and impact in the region.



Self Employment in the Arts Conference helps creative students gain a business edge

North Central College hosts the 11th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 25-26.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 26, 2011)—College and high school students, educators and adults who aspire to be self-employed artists will gain valuable information about running their own business Feb. 25-26 when North Central College hosts the 11th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

Athletic Training's New Home

Athletic training's new facilities.
The athletic training program is making the most of its recent move into a space it can truly call its own.

The North Central College athletic training program is making the most of its recent move into a space it can truly call its own, having relocated to a 3,000-square foot facility in the Res/Rec Center.

Caliendo gives talk, engages in debate

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, gives keynote address at conference and participates in debate.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, gave a keynote address titled “Race, Politics and Elections” on Feb. 3 at the University of Akron’s annual Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond series. He and coauthor of “Race Appeal” Charleton McIlwain, associate professor of media, culture and communication at New York University,  participated in a debate “Who Can Use the N-word” on Feb. 10 at Hofstra University on Long Island in New York.

Celebrate Chinese New Year Feb. 15

The Chinese Club invites the community to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Jan. 21, 2011—North Central College’s Chinese Club will host its annual Chinese New Year Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave., Naperville.

The free event celebrates the Year of the Rabbit and will start with the traditional Lion Dance and feature Chinese instruments and music, Chinese martial arts, games and authentic food.

Navakas talks about global education

Francine Navakas, Svend and Elizabeth Bramsen Professor in the Humanities, was part of a five-member panel presentation at AAC&U annual meeting.

Francine Navakas—Svend and Elizabeth Bramsen Professor in the Humanities, professor of English, director of integrative programs and associate academic dean—was part of a panel presentation titled “Weaving Global Education throughout the Institution” at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Held Jan. 26-29 in San Francisco, the conference was titled Global Positioning: Essential Learning, Student Success, and the Currency of U.S. Degrees.

Moussetis publishes paper in management journal

Robert Moussetis, associate professor of international business, publishes paper about noted strategic thinker Igor Ansoff in “Journal of Management History.”

Robert Moussetis, associate professor of international business, had his paper titled “Ansoff revisited: How Ansoff interfaces with both the planning and learning schools of thought in strategy” published by Emerald in the “Journal of Management History,” Vol. 17.

Student volunteers train to help with taxes

Two North Central female students, from left, Emilie Sauer and Meghan Gash
A record 25 accounting majors are in training and working to pass an IRS exam and become certified to help low-income people with income tax returns.

Feb. 11, 2011—North Central students are participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, providing free federal and state income tax assistance for the elderly, non-English speaking individuals, and low-income families and individuals earning less than $49,000.

Students display art at professional exhibit

Twenty-one art students were chosen to showcase their work at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery as part of gallery’s “Aspiring Artists” series through March.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Feb. 11, 2011)—Twenty-one art students at North Central College have been chosen to showcase their work at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora, Ill., as part of Paramount’s “Aspiring Artists” series. The free exhibit will be on display in the Grand Gallery until March 31.

The public is invited to meet the student artists during an artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora.

Test subjects enjoying the experiment

Gregory Wolf, associate professor of German and German film students
Professors and students are test subjects in a Learning Studio Research classroom incorporating the latest in teaching spaces and furniture design.

Nine professors and their students are test subjects in a Learning Studio Research classroom that incorporates the latest thinking in teaching spaces and furniture design. The project is a collaboration with Herman Miller and Widmer Interiors and allows the College to collect needed information.

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