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North Central College expands services to address gender-based violence

Cindy Washburn
North Central College is expanding services available to students affected by gender-based violence.

Cindy Washburn wants North Central College students to know about supportive services and intervention options available to those affected by gender-based violence.

As the College’s coordinator of a U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Grant Program, Washburn knows that sexual assaults on college campuses nationwide too often go unreported. Some estimate that only 25 percent of physical assaults, 20 percent of rapes and 50 percent of stalking cases are reported.

Wade Balsamo ’17 and his father create award-winning video

Leo and Walk On Farm are the focus of winning video
North Central College freshman Wade Balsamo works with his father and wins scholarship by media production firm in video contest featuring nonprofit.

Wade Balsamo, a freshman at North Central College, worked with his father to create an award-winning short film about the philanthropic organization Walk On.

Balsamo, of Barrington, is passionate about production and his efforts to promote Walk On, a nonprofit that provides equine-assisted activities to people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities. Walk On helps inspire people to advance to their highest potential.

Sifri attends symposium for student affairs officers

Tatiana Sifri, director of the Dyson Wellness Center
Tatiana Sifri, North Central College director of the Dyson Wellness Center, was nominated and selected to participate in the Alice Manicur Symposium.

Tatiana Sifri, North Central College director of the Dyson Wellness Center, was nominated and selected to participate in the 2014 Alice Manicur Symposium, held Jan. 12-15 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Only a limited number of women from hundreds of applicants were chosen to attend.

WONC receives more IBS award nominations than any school in its category

North Central College WONC-FM staff members receive 13 nominations, including Best College Radio Station, from Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.

North Central College student staff members at WONC-FM 89.1 received 13 nominations (including Best College Radio Station in the United States) from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) for its Golden Microphone Awards.  

WONC received more individual nominations than any other school in its category of enrollments under 10,000. Three staff members—seniors Kevin Jackman, Kristin Gitchell and Kelsey King—each received three nominations.  

Winners will be announced at the IBS annual conference in New York City March 3-6. WONC nominations are:

North Central College hosts annual International Festival Feb. 9

North Central College’s Office of International Programs will host its annual International Festival, a celebration of Naperville’s cultural diversity, Feb. 9.

North Central College’s Office of International Programs will host its 18th annual International Festival, a celebration of Naperville’s cultural diversity. Community members of all ages are invited to attend the 2014 festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in North Central’s Gregory Arena at Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St.

Senior Carlee Beth Fields directs playful Victorian play, set in modern day

Jack Morsovillo ’17 and Samantha Hess ’16
North Central College students direct and perform “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a sparkling comedy by Oscar Wilde Feb. 13-15.

North Central College students will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a sparkling comedy of manners written by one of the most celebrated wits of the 19th century, Oscar Wilde.

Three performances of “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $5/adults and $3 students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College names Marty Sauer and Kimberly Sluis to vice president positions

North Central College has named Marty Sauer and Kimberly Sluis as vice presidents, effective Feb. 1.

North Central College has named Marty Sauer as vice president for enrollment management and athletics and Kimberly Sluis ’99 as vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

Sauer is the College’s dean of admission and financial aid and Sluis is dean of students. The promotions are effective Feb. 1, the day Laurie Hamen, North Central College vice president for enrollment management, athletics and student affairs, begins serving as the ninth president of Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

More than 85 employers will be on campus for CareerFest Jan. 31

Marlene Starzyk, Career Development internship coordinator
North Central College will host the ISCPA CareerFest Friday, Jan. 31, in Res/Rec for students and alumni to meet employers for jobs, internships.

For the second straight year, North Central College will host the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA) CareerFest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center.

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall delivers MLK prayer breakfast address

Marshall with President Troy Hammond
NeAngela Marshall '04 with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office was keynote speaker at the College’s MLK prayer breakfast.

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall delivered an inspiring address about the power of words to students, faculty, staff and guests at the College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast Jan. 20.

Marshall graduated from North Central in 2004 with a major in organizational communication and went on to earn a law degree. She is an assistant state’s attorney in the Domestic Violence Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she handles prosecutions related to crimes of sexual violence and child abuse.

Common, king of conscious hip-hop, keynotes North Central’s MLK Week

Common, keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Week
North Central College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week features keynote address by Grammy-winning artist and actor Common, art, music, panel and more.

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

Called the king of conscious hip-hop, Common will speak on “Greatness!” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Pfeiffer Hall. A Q&A will follow. Admission is free to North Central students, faculty and staff with a College ID. Tickets for the public are $10/person; call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.   

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