North Central College - Naperville, IL

First-year students experience life in New Orleans

First-year student Gail Oesterle reflects on her experiences learning and serving in New Orleans.

A group of North Central students spent a week in New Orleans this December as part of the First-Year Experience program. Over the summer, all incoming first-year students read the Dave Eggers book “Zeitoun” about a family’s struggles in the Crescent City following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation in 2005. The theme of “Building an Ideal City” was explored during the seven-week FYE 100 course in the fall.

Mock Trial team members recognized

North Central's Mock Trial team of new members competes in Midwest tournament. Two students earn awards for Outstanding Attorney and Outstanding Witnesses.

Two members of North Central’s Mock Trial team were recognized at the University of St. Francis Mock Trial Midwest Challenge Part V Tournament Dec. 4-5. Joshua Bailey ’11, majoring in political science and English writing, earned awards for Outstanding Attorney and Outstanding Witness—a notable achievement because students are rarely recognized for exceptional performance in both roles.

Alternative gift fair, Guatemala trip teach students ethics of business practices

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala this December, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

Two seniors showcase their art in exhibit

The art work of two senior art majors, Ali Urasky and Marcy Thomas, will be showcased in an exhibit titled "Treasured Undesirables" during February.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Jan. 25, 2011—North Central College will showcase the art work of two senior art students during a month-long exhibit, Feb. 1-28.

Titled “Treasured Undesirables,” the free exhibit will be on display in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. The artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Flamenco Festival showcases dance, music, art, film, lecture

Jelena Sanchez, adjunct instructor of Spanish, teaches flamenco dance
During February, the College’s annual Flamenco Festival features rhythmic music and dance from Spanish culture, as well as films and photography.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Men’s cross country finishes in top 2

The men completed their cross country season at No. 2 among 32 teams at the NCAA Division III National Championships—the team’s third straight top two finish.

The men completed their 2010 cross country season at No. 2 among 32 competitors at the NCAA Division III National Championships Nov. 20. Haverford College (Pa.) captured the team National Title.

“Basically we had two guys from our top 15 returning and how this team developed over the course of the year was a coach’s dream. I couldn’t be prouder how these guys stepped up and filled the gaps in such a short time,” said head coach Al Carius.

Cardinals score big in first playoff round

The football team scored on its first nine possessions, ending with 612 yards in a dominating 57-7 victory over St. Norbert College in its first playoff round.

The football team scored on its first nine possessions, ending with 612 yards in a dominating 57-7 victory over St. Norbert College in the first-round Division III playoff game Nov. 20. The Cardinals meet Ohio Northern at home Saturday, Nov. 27, in their second round.

Photo: quarterback Spencer Stanek '13

Muck and Mashuli co-author online op-ed

William Muck, assistant professor of political science, and economics major Etienne Mashuli ’13 co-authored an op-ed piece on international NGO website.

William Muck, assistant professor of political science and coordinator of global studies, and Etienne Mashuli ’13, economics major, co-authored an op-ed piece about the Robin Hood Tax campaign that was posted on the website of an international NGO focused on global poverty. Their comments about the proposed Robin Hood Tax, a small fee on all global financial market transactions to raise money to help fight poverty, were made in the context of the recent G20 Summit in Seoul, Korea.

See “Spike Heels” Valentine’s weekend

Evan Michalic as Edward and Rebekah Thurston as Georgie
The student-directed production of “Spike Heels” provides a perfect interlude for those who know what it’s like to fall in and out of love.

Jan. 20, 2011—With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, North Central College’s production of “Spike Heels” provides a perfect interlude for those who know what it’s like to fall in and out of love.

Senior lands part in professional “Cats”

Tommy Rivera-Vega ’11 has landed the part of Rum Tum Tugger in a professional production of “Cats” opening Nov. 21 in Chicago’s Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre.

North Central College senior Tommy Rivera-Vega has landed the key part of Rum Tum Tugger in a professional production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” in the award-winning Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at Chicago’s No Exit Café. The show runs Nov. 21-Jan. 2.

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