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Students study abroad, serve others and more during D-Term

Study abroad courses, service trips, business and leadership ventures, and sport contest are among the many options for student exploration during D-Term.

D-Term is North Central College’s three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas when fall term and finals are over. Students are free to study abroad and engage in service, ongoing business projects, internships, independent research and life-enriching experiences.

Among the opportunities in 2012 are seven study abroad trips, including a new one for graduate students, with some 155 students and 14 faculty and staff participating. Each trip is a three-credit course with coursework prior to, during and after each trip.

North Central College students achieve Dean’s List honors for 2012 fall term

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

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

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

Kevin Adams
Annie Adamski
Amanda Aguayo
Alyssa Allgood
Nathan Allumi
Lauren Altiery
Jeffrey Andersen
Cameron Anderson
Rachel Anderson
Michelle Arb
Elizabeth Arendziak
Zunara Arif
Gabriela Ariza

Students get involved in the community through DuPage United

North Central College students expand their civic engagement by participating with local residents and nonprofit DuPage United.

North Central College students expanded their civic engagement by participating with local residents in DuPage United, a local nonprofit organization that promotes democratic action.

Early-bird holiday shopping at NCC’s Best store

Enactus (formerly SIFE) will hold its NCC’s Best Fair Trade Open House, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Nov. 15-16 and 23 at the 116 S. Brainard House.

NCC’s Best, the business arm of North Central College’s Enactus (formerly SIFE), will hold its Week 10 NCC’s Best Fair Trade Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15-16, inside the 116 S. Brainard House.

Both holiday and every-occasion shoppers are welcome to stop by, browse and purchase products from an inventory of organic, certified green, certified fair trade and direct-trade items, including coffee and various crafts produced in Central American and African countries.

Among the many items for purchase are:

Fall Recycling Extravaganza is success

2012 Fall Recycling Extravaganza
North Central’s Recycling Extravaganza collected and recycled scrap metal, electronics, bicycles, fire extinguishers, and school, office and art supplies.

The results are in … for the fall Recycling Extravaganza, that is. North Central College successfully completed its first Recycling Extravaganza event on Oct. 6. The College collected scrap metal, electronics, bicycles, fire extinguishers, and school, office and art supplies. All the collected items were able to be recycled and kept out of landfills.

Here are the stats:  

Seniors DePue, Hussey and Lishman in final round with Illinois universities

Athletic training seniors Matthew Hussey, Kristi Lishman, Jason DePue
North Central College’s senior athletic training students compete in final round, take fourth place at IATA College Bowl.

North Central College’s athletic training students returned from competition at the 2012 Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) College Bowl, an annual event held during the two-day IATA State Meeting and Clinical Symposium. This year’s contest of knowledge and skill was held Nov. 4 at the Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel.

North Central’s competitors—seniors Matthew Hussey, Kristi Lishman and Jason DePue—represented the College’s athletic training education program, with Trevor Magnotti standing ready to serve as alternate.

Ninety-plus member Concert Winds presents Instrumental Invitational Festival

Concert Winds, directed by Professor of Music Lawrence Van Oyen
North Central College’s Concert Winds hosts the annual Instrumental Invitational Festival with Plainfield East High School Wind Ensemble Tuesday, Nov. 13.

North Central College’s Concert Winds, directed by Professor of Music and Director of Bands Lawrence Van Oyen, will host the annual Instrumental Invitational Festival at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Wentz Concert Hall.

The annual event features the 92-member Concert Winds and local high school ensembles. This year’s guest band is the Plainfield East High School Wind Ensemble, directed by David Lesniak ’99, who has served as an applied faculty member at North Central.  

North Central College exhibit opening Nov. 16 highlights artwork by military veterans

"Intrusive Thoughts" by Erica Slone, three-tour Iraq veteran
Artwork by eight military veterans is featured in the exhibit “In War” Nov. 16 through Jan. 6 in Schoenherr Gallery at North Central College.

Artwork by military veterans is featured in the exhibit “In War” Nov. 16 through Jan. 6 at North Central College.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. A reception with artists will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; complimentary refreshments will be served. The exhibit is sponsored by JP Morgan and the College’s Yellow Ribbon Program.

Enjoy international cuisine at roundtable lunch, panel discussion

International students at North Central represent 22 countries, fall 2012
Office of International Programs hosts its annual fundraiser for scholarships—the International Roundtable Lunch—and panel on global human rights Nov. 13.

As part of this year’s international focus on global human rights, the Office of International Programs will host its final event of the term, the International Roundtable Lunch and panel discussion. The event is also the annual fundraiser to benefit international education scholarships.

Senior presents research learned during study abroad, internship, Richter travel

Louis Waldmeir ’13 interns at Brauerei zum Klosterhof in Germany
North Central College German major Louis Waldmeir ’13 presents research at university based on honors thesis about German history, culture, beer.

North Central College Scholar Louis Waldmeir ’13, majoring in German and minoring in history of ideas, presented research from his senior honors thesis at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, on Oct. 27. The presentation, titled “National Tradition and Local Meaning: The Relevance of German Beer Culture,” was given to an audience of students and faculty as a part of Heidelberg University’s series of German Club-sponsored events.

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