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Music major in online audition for Queen Extravaganza

Music major Mac Willaert ’13 is finalist in talent search
Mac Willaert ’13, North Central College pianist, is finalist in round 2 of nationwide talent search for top musicians. View audition, vote for Mac Nov. 14-28.

Mac (James MacArthur) Willaert ’13, a music major and pianist at North Central College, is one of the finalists to make it to the second round of “Queen Extravaganza,” a nationwide talent search for America’s top young musicians. Legendary rocker Roger Taylor of Queen is assembling a band of rising musicians in honor of Queen’s 40th anniversary tour in 2012.

Student Emily Rademaker named North Central College 2011 Lincoln Laureate

Emily Rademaker, 2011 Lincoln Laureate
North Central College faculty chose senior Emily Rademaker as this year’s Lincoln Laureate for her excellence in academics and co-curricular involvement.

Nov. 11, 2011—Emily Rademaker of Cary, Ill., has been named North Central College’s 2011 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central College faculty selected Rademaker as the College’s top senior for her excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

Governor Pat Quinn presented Rademaker with a medallion, certificate of achievement and a check for $500 on Nov. 6 at the House of Representatives in Springfield.

German, education student interns at school in Germany

Molly Gstalter, a junior studying abroad and teaching in Germany
North Central College junior Molly Gstalter studies full time in Heidelberg, Germany, while interning as English teacher to students in local secondary school.

Molly Gstalter, a North Central College junior, has expanded her studying abroad experience during fall term in Heidelberg, Germany, by pursuing an internship. Gstalter is taking classes in German full time at the Heidelberg Universität through the American Junior Year Program, while also interning as an assistant English teacher at Hölderlin Gymnasium, a secondary school in Heidelberg.

Gstalter carries a major in German and minors in secondary education and English language learning at North Central College and is a resident of Skokie, Ill.

Athletic training students among best in state in contest, one wins scholarship

One of many athletic training spaces at Athletic Complex
North Central College’s team of athletic training seniors takes second place at Illinois Athletic Trainers Association College Bowl.

Each year, students and staff members in North Central College’s athletic training education program attend the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium for education and to compete in the College Bowl.  

This year’s event was held Nov. 5-6 in Bloomington and the College Bowl competition, involving 11 participating teams, took place Nov. 6. The College Bowl is held annually at the state meeting and utilizes a “Jeopardy” format, with three rounds and a final question.

WONC hosts John Drury High School Radio Awards Nov. 19

John Garcia, ABC 7 News reporter
Chicago ABC 7 News anchor/reporter John Garcia to present John Drury High School Radio Awards, hosted by North Central College’s acclaimed WONC-FM 89.1.

Nov. 7, 2011—Chicago ABC 7 News anchor/reporter John Garcia will join John Madormo, general manager of North Central College’s nationally acclaimed WONC-FM 89.1, on Nov. 19 to honor the best of high school radio broadcasters for 2011.

Garcia will address nominees and announce winners for the ninth annual John Drury High School Radio Awards at a ceremony beginning at noon on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The event is hosted by North Central College and WONC radio.

Lemont newspaper profiles student interning at Porsche office

Storm Styles
Storm Styles is profiled in the Lemont Reporter/Met because of her internship working in human resources at Porsche’s corporate office in Lisle.

Storm Styles, a North Central College junior double-majoring in psychology and human resource management, is profiled in the Lemont Reporter/Met because of her internship working in human resources at Porsche’s corporate office in Lisle.

Alum earns state's highest education honor

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 wins Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 gets to go to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. He’ll also get to meet President Obama and the first lady at a White House dinner in the spring. He may even be invited to throw out the first pitch at a Cubs game.

Those are some of the perks that come with being named the Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012. The Illinois State Board of Education announced the award Oct. 22 during the Those Who Excel banquet in Normal.

North Central College invites public to free presentation on benefits of learning Chinese

John Robinson
North Central College invites the public to a free presentation Nov. 2 on the benefits of learning the Chinese language.

North Central College invites the public to a free presentation Nov. 2 on the benefits of learning the Chinese language.

The presentation, “Why Chinese?” will feature three guest speakers who speak fluent Chinese and who are Chicago-area managers of international business operations. The presentation will be particularly beneficial to high school and college-aged students considering Chinese studies, and for adults considering learning to use Chinese in their careers.

Experience Japan Club’s Japanese Haunted House on Halloween

North Central College’s Japan Club invites the community to take a walk through its Japanese Haunted House on campus Halloween night, Oct. 31.

North Central College’s Japan Club will host its first-ever Japanese Haunted House experience for the campus community on Halloween night, Oct. 31.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in North Central’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave. Visitors are welcome to come and go anytime during the evening hours.

Educators tell their stories, hear from noted teacher

Lisa Wilde, guest author-teacher at "Telling our Stories"
North Central College will host a breakfast with guest author and teacher Lisa Wilde on Nov. 12 when teaching colleagues can share their stories in education.

North Central College will host a breakfast, themed “Telling our Stories,” on Nov. 12 when teaching colleagues can share their stories and experiences in education.

Special guest author/illustrator and teacher Lisa Wilde will share her experiences as well and preview her graphic memoir “Yo, Miss.”

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