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Moran earns prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship

North Central College student Peggy Moran has earned a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship.

Author and entrepreneur Peggy Moran knows the exact moment that triggered her decision to resume her education. It was in 2008, when her college-aged daughter was hospitalized with a life-threatening condition.

“That changed the way I view the present tense,” Moran says. “Everything suddenly became more meaningful, and time became of the essence in a different way.”

New film series features independent films

North Central presents screenings of five culturally significant films during its inaugural series, "Film Central: The Best in Independent Film."

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306, nadunker@noctrl.edu

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 24, 2011)—Community members are invited to attend screenings of culturally significant films during North Central College’s inaugural series, “Film Central: The Best in Independent Film.”

MLK Prayer Breakfast to feature young alum, coach and teacher

MLK Prayer Breakfast to feature young alum, coach and teacher

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MLK Prayer Breakfast to feature young alum, coach and teacher



North Central College music ensembles to perform six concerts in May and June

Musical talents of North Central College students will be showcased in Wentz Concert Hall during a series of six performances in May and June.

April 22, 2011—Musical talents of North Central College students will be showcased in the stunning acoustics of Wentz Concert Hall during a series of six performances in May and June.

The concerts feature both choral and instrumental ensembles performing in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets for each event 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.

Filmmaker Spike Lee to speak during Martin Luther King Week

North Central College presents filmmaker Spike Lee as the keynote speaker during its 2011 Martin Luther King Week celebration.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 4, 2011)—In one of the first major public events during its Sesquicentennial year, North Central College presents filmmaker Spike Lee as the keynote speaker during its 2011 Martin Luther King Week celebration.

First-year students experience life in New Orleans

First-year student Gail Oesterle reflects on her experiences learning and serving in New Orleans.

A group of North Central students spent a week in New Orleans this December as part of the First-Year Experience program. Over the summer, all incoming first-year students read the Dave Eggers book “Zeitoun” about a family’s struggles in the Crescent City following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation in 2005. The theme of “Building an Ideal City” was explored during the seven-week FYE 100 course in the fall.

Alternative gift fair, Guatemala trip teach students ethics of business practices

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala this December, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

Two seniors showcase their art in exhibit

The art work of two senior art majors, Ali Urasky and Marcy Thomas, will be showcased in an exhibit titled "Treasured Undesirables" during February.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Jan. 25, 2011—North Central College will showcase the art work of two senior art students during a month-long exhibit, Feb. 1-28.

Titled “Treasured Undesirables,” the free exhibit will be on display in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. The artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Flamenco Festival showcases dance, music, art, film, lecture

Jelena Sanchez, adjunct instructor of Spanish, teaches flamenco dance
During February, the College’s annual Flamenco Festival features rhythmic music and dance from Spanish culture, as well as films and photography.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Faculty select Steve Oliveri as 2010 Lincoln Laureate

Interactive media studies and broadcast communication major Steve Oliveri named Lincoln Laureate for his excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306, nadunker@noctrl.edu

Nov. 8, 2010—Steve Oliveri of Crystal Lake, Ill., has been named North Central College’s 2010 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central faculty selected Oliveri as the College’s top senior for his excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

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