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North Central College among first in state to seek gold under new Sustainability Compact

North Central College is pledging to achieve the state’s highest recognition for energy-saving and environmentally friendly initiatives.

April 20, 2011—North Central College is pledging to achieve the state’s highest recognition for energy-saving and environmentally friendly initiatives by being among the first institutions of higher education in Illinois to seek gold status under a new Sustainability Compact.

College President Harold R. Wilde signed the compact April 18, saying the pledge is a fitting part of North Central’s yearlong celebration of its Sesquicentennial.

WONC wins two first-place awards at national competition

Seniors Lucas Mitzel and Ryan Piers
WONC-FM 89.1, North Central’s student-run radio station, won two first-place awards in national competition for Best Sports Play-by-Play and Best Documentary.

April 29, 2011—WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, brought home two first-place awards in national competition from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS).  

The first-place Golden Microphone Trophy Awards were in two categories: Best Sports Play-by-Play and Best Documentary.

Plans underway for Japanese relief efforts

Plans underway for Japanese relief efforts

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The Japan Club, International Club, and Offices of International Programs, Ministry and Service and Residence Life are coordinating College-wide relief efforts for the people of Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami March 11. To start, students will accept donations to the American Red Cross during weeks three, five, seven and nine, from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the lobby of WAC and from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Kaufman Dining Hall.



Spring intramurals, fitness classes for everyone

Spring intramurals, fitness classes for everyone

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All students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in intramurals and fitness classes during spring term.



Students volunteer during spring break

Football players with Habitat for Humanity in S.C.
More than 60 students traveled across the country to work as volunteers on six different service projects during spring break, March 17-26.

March 8, 2011—During North Central College’s spring break, March 17-26, more than 60 students will travel across the country to work as volunteers on six different service projects.

T-shirt giveaway for students at Saturday’s games

T-shirt giveaway for students at Saturday’s games

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Members of the Legacy Program gave away FREE “Cardinal for Life” T-shirts to students on Jan. 19 at Kaufman Dining Hall and want to give away more.



Celebrate Chinese New Year Feb. 15

The Chinese Club invites the community to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Jan. 21, 2011—North Central College’s Chinese Club will host its annual Chinese New Year Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave., Naperville.

The free event celebrates the Year of the Rabbit and will start with the traditional Lion Dance and feature Chinese instruments and music, Chinese martial arts, games and authentic food.

Gerald Gems awarded Fulbright grant

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to teach and consult at the University of Copenhagen.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, was awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant in U.S. Studies—Pop Culture and will teach and act as a consultant at the University of Copenhagen during the month of April and again in December. Gems will conduct his work during his professional term this spring.

Sarah Lureau presents paper

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting, presented a paper at the American Accounting Association Midyear Auditing Conference in Albuquerque.

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting, presented a paper titled “Auditing Inventories at Patterson’s Fine Chocolates” at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Midyear Auditing Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Jan. 14. The paper was coauthored with David Gray, assistant professor of accounting, and Gerald Hamsmith, professor of accounting emeritus.

Mary McMahon gives talk

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, gave a talk at the ACI Teacher Induction Academy.

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, presented a talk titled “Welcome to Discrete Mathematics—The Mathematics that You Never Learned in School” to K-12 teachers at the Associated Colleges of Illinois Teacher Induction Academy, held at Dominican University Jan. 28.

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