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North Central College alumnus shares wisdom, expertise on video game development

Computer science professor Stephen Renk, left, and Ross Przybylski '05.
Alumnus Ross Przybylski spoke to interactive media studies students and community members about his experience developing video games.

May 4, 2012—You can accomplish just about anything you can imagine if you try hard enough, entrepreneur and video game developer Ross Przybylski told an audience at North Central College.

Przybylski, a 2005 graduate of North Central College, hosted the April 25 presentation, “How To Become Your Own Game Developer With Adobe Flash.” He told the audience of students and community members how he used Adobe Flash to develop the game “Hero Mages,” a cross-platform, multiplayer Web and mobile game.

Walk, remember, raise funds at Relay for Life

North Central College invites members of the community to join Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraising event hosted by the College April 27-28.

For the ninth year, North Central will host Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society event that gives people in communities a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and raise funds to fight the disease.

Field Museum internship leads to scholarship for North Central College anthropology major

North Central College anthropology major Jessica Pantel of Beach Park, Ill., has been awarded the College’s 2012 Gloria Levitt Scholarship for Anthropology.

May 8, 2012—North Central College anthropology major Jessica Pantel of Beach Park, Ill., has been awarded the College’s 2012 Gloria Levitt Scholarship for Anthropology.

Pantel, a junior, interned with The Field Museum in Chicago during winter term and was awarded the $1,000 scholarship for her work with the museum. The award was announced May 1 when Gloria Levitt, associate registrar in The Field Museum’s Department of Anthropology, hosted a talk at North Central about career opportunities in sociology and anthropology.

North Central College student reads at Chicago’s Citywide Poetry Festival

North Central College student Emily Schmidt participated in the 13th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival in Chicago.

North Central College student Emily Schmidt participated in the 13th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival in Chicago.

The festival was held April 5 at Columbia College Chicago and featured the talents of 12 poets from Chicago-area colleges and universities who read their own original works. Participating institutions included DePaul University, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

Daily Herald profiles student winner of national video contest

The Daily Herald profiles North Central College interactive media studies major Nick Penev, winner of a nationwide video contest.

Today's Daily Herald features a front-page profile of North Central College interactive media studies major Nick Penev, who was unanimously selected by Texas-based Rooster Teeth Productions as the winner of the “Red vs. Blue” season 9 music video contest among 260 entries nationwide.

The video features Penev in the starring role and more than 20 other people, mostly North Central students.

North Central College names Dean’s List of scholars for 2012 winter term

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2012 winter term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2012 winter term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0=A) for the term and be enrolled as full-time students. Part-time students are recognized at the end of each academic year if they meet the same criterion and have completed at least eight credit hours, the equivalent of one term as a full-time student.

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for winter term:

Student appears on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" wearing North Central T-shirt

North Central College student Shane Wiekert appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Monday night.

North Central College student Shane Wiekert appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Monday night.

The psychology major from Coal City was seen on the NBC talk show wearing a North Central basketball shirt in the segment "Models and Buckets." The segment parodies the "Deal or No Deal" game show.

Host Jimmy Fallon asked Wiekert about his North Central T-shirt during introductions. A clip of the segment may be viewed in two parts on the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" website.

German leader who lived in divided Germany gives two lectures

Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany
North Central College hosts lectures April 2-3 by Michael Lunberg, who grew up in East Germany under communist state, was involved in peaceful opposition.

North Central College will host two lectures April 2-3 by Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany, about the power of political opposition.

Lunberg grew up in East Germany under a repressive communist state and political party and was active in the opposition movement in the late 1980s leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

North Central College earns national recognition for community service

North Central students work with World Relief to tutor youth
North Central College was again named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

North Central College has again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The 2012 Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

Students travel nationwide to serve, build, sing

2011 football team serving with Habitat in S.C.
During North Central College’s spring break, more than 100 students will travel across the country on service trips, choir tour organized by the College.

During North Central College’s spring break, March 14-25, students will travel across the country through trips organized by the College. Some 65 students will participate in a variety of service trips and another 50 will be on tour with the Concert Choir.

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