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North Central College math major earns Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention

Rebecca Heinen ’15 is awarded Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention, the highest national award for students pursuing careers in science, math research.

Rebecca Heinen ’15 of Sparta, Ill., a mathematics major, has been awarded a prestigious national honor as a 2014 Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention. The Goldwater Scholar program is highly competitive and represents the highest national award given to undergraduates who plan to pursue careers in science and math research. 

Students present their research, travel experiences to retirement community residents

Emily Labedz ’15, Hannah Kramer ’14
North Central College German majors Emily Labedz ’15 and Hannah Kramer ’14 are invited to speak to local residents about German culture.

North Central College German majors Hannah Kramer ’14 and Emily Labedz ’15 gave formal presentations to senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community, on March 12. Their presentations focused on their research and travels in Germany.

Kramer, who’s pursuing state certification to teach German in high schools, studied in Heidelberg, Germany, in fall 2013 and participated in a D-Term study trip to Germany in 2012 led by Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German.

North Central College presents The Awakenings Project

"Interpreter" by Mandy Rakow
Works by talented artists of The Awakenings Project will be showcased at North Central College April 25-June 22 as part of Mental Health Awareness Month.

North Central College will showcase works by members of The Awakenings Project April 25-June 22.

Begun in 1997, The Awakenings Project is a group of talented artists in DuPage County and surrounding areas, all of whom have a psychiatric illness. Shown art represents the broad range of work these artists create, from casual paintings, sculptures and photographs by amateurs to seasoned works by professional artists.

Students travel during spring break to serve, build, perform, compete

North Central College students use their spring break to travel nationwide to serve others, build homes, help communities, sing and train for spring sports.

While some students may relax on a sunny beach during North Central College’s spring break, many will embark on service trips across the nation. Nearly 60 students will build homes, serve food at a homeless shelter and serve communities in Detroit, New York City, West Virginia and other locations. Some 48 Concert Choir members will perform in venues in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. Six athletic teams also head to warmer climates for competition.

Campus community invited to honor Lynn Pries for his service

Rev. Dr. Lynn Pries ’67, campus chaplain
North Central College will honor the ministry of the Rev. Dr. Lynn Pries ’67, campus chaplain, in special event March 30. He retires from North Central in June.

North Central College will honor the ministry of the Rev. Dr. Lynn Pries ’67, campus chaplain, in a special event March 30.

After 20 years of spiritual leadership at North Central, Pries will retire in June 2014. A special service is planned at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in Wentz Concert Hall. A reception will follow. Please RSVP by calling 630-637-5200 or emailing alumni@noctrl.edu.

North Central College among the top broadcasting award winners

WONC student broadcasters won four first-place awards and 13 finalist trophies at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) annual awards.

North Central College was among the top winners of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) annual awards announced March 8 at the 75th International IBS Conference in New York City.

WONC student broadcasters won four first-place awards and 13 finalist trophies. The first-place awards went to Jason Krug ’14 who won two top trophies for Best Sports Update and for Best Social Media Director, Yasmeen Kiswani ’14 for Best Documentary and Kevin Jackman ’14 for Best Podcast.

Students of various majors present their work in Photo Club exhibit

North Central College presents “Capture Photo Club Student Exhibition,” a collection of photography by students, March 13-April 6.

North Central College presents “Capture Photo Club Student Exhibition,” featuring the work of North Central’s Photo Club members.

The free exhibit runs March 13-April 6 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Meet the artists during a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 23, in the gallery. Light refreshments will be served.

A record 33 North Central students help citizens with their tax returns

North Central College accounting majors are IRS-certified volunteers, providing free assistance and filing of tax returns for people who need help.

UPDATE April 15, 2014: Accounting majors who served as IRS-certified volunteers this tax season processed 584 returns, plus 25 prior year returns, and secured $850,000 in federal refunds and $90,000 in state refunds for people they helped. This was an increase of 45% over last year’s total returns. Awesome job!


LEV students attend Case Competition

Marie Butnariu ’16, Jon Kingzette ’15, Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16
Distinguished Leaders Marie Butnariu ’16, Jon Kingzette ’15 and Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16 attended the National Collegiate Leadership Conference Case Competition.

Three North Central College students—Marie Butnariu ’16, Jon Kingzette ’15 and Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16—attended the National Collegiate Leadership Conference (NCLC) Case Competition at the University of Arizona Feb. 14-16. The students are Distinguished Leaders in North Central’s Leadership, Ethics & Values (LEV) program and were selected by application to attend.

Forensics showcase presents student talent, also a fundraiser

North Central's 2013-2014 forensics team
North Central College’s forensics team will showcase its top performers and presentations at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7.

North Central College’s forensics team will showcase this year’s top student performers and presentations at 7 p.m. Friday, March, 7 in Pfeiffer Hall.

Open to the campus community, this event also is a fundraising opportunity to benefit the College’s nationally recognized forensics team. Admission is $5/person with proceeds going to help offset the program’s expenses during the competitive season.  

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