FYE Workshop Series
Student Activities Fair
The Office of Student Involvement presents its annual Student Activities Fair. With over 70 student organizations on campus, come find the place you can plug in and be involved. Don't forget to check out the deals our vendors offer.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Brainard St; between Jefferson and Chicago Aves
TIP Talks: Topics in Politics Lecture Series
Presented by the Political Science Department
Modeled on the TED Talk concept, TIP Talks will feature three political science professors and a guest speaker who will make brief presentations on current political topics.
Speakers for the Sept. 25 TIP Talks include:
- Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science and chair of the division of human thought and behavior, will discuss the attraction to violence in the context of the protests in Ferguson, Mo.
- Riad Ismat, 2014-2015 Scholar-in-Residence to North Central College from Syria, will give a talk titled “Syria: Tolerance or Violence.”
- William Muck, associate professor and chair of political science/sociology and anthropology and coordinator of global studies, will reflect on the 100-year anniversary of World War I and its relevance for today.
- Suzanne Chod, assistant professor of political science, will explore the politics of violence against women.
- Cynthia Washburn, North Central’s violence education and prevention coordinator, will also briefly speak about her role on campus.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
BreakAway's D-Term Info Session
Presented by the Office of Ministry and Service
All students are invited to learn about D-Term service trip opportunities happening this year, both domestically and abroad.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Wednesday, October 1st
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Where will YOU go? International Opportunities at NCC.
Presenters: Ms. Kimberly M. Larsson and Ms. Whitney K. Pier
This session will provide an overview of international opportunities at NCC, both on our campus and around the world. We will highlight studying abroad at NCC -- D-term, semester and year-long programs -- and cover the usual hesitations that students have when deciding if they can study abroad, like funding/scholarships, fitting it into your schedule and still graduating on time, taking classes abroad, being an athlete, not knowing a second language, being homesick and considering your safety, etc. We will also discuss ways to internationalize your NCC experience right here on campus, through involvement in International Club, becoming an international buddy or roommate, applying for the Global Perspectives Program, and considering a global major/minor.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
iLEAD Information Session
Presented by Leadership, Ethics, and Values
This information session will provide students with information about the iLEAD, first-year student leadership development program, and will provide application information.
Monday, October 6
WAC Fireside Lounge
Erasing the Distance
Presented by the Dyson Wellness Center
A theatrical experience capturing the heartbreak and hope of mental health issues affecting young people, featuring 5 true stories performed by professional actors.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Madden Theater in Wentz Concert Hall
Globalization Panel Discussion
Presented by International Programs
Faculty members from each division discuss the effects of globalization on their academic disciplines. Student-faculty discussion to follow.
Tuesday, October 7
White Activities Center Banquet Hall
Considering a Health related Career? Start off on the right foot!
Part of the Pre-Health Organization meeting, come and learn about what your academics and activities will look like over the next four years. You will also be introduced to the Pre-Health Blackboard group and how to find volunteer opportunities in your field. Lunch will be served.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Go Away Day 2014: Study Abroad Fair
Interested in study abroad? Representatives from every study abroad program and a number of our overseas partners will be available to showcase their program and answer questions.
Tuesday, October 28
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oxfam Hunger Banquet
For the third consecutive year, students are invited to participate in this simulation designed to raise awareness of world-wide inequalities concerning food distribution and availability. Students will role-play their citizenship in various regions of the world and eat accordingly.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
WAC Banquet Hall
God is Here to Stay: Science, Evolution, and Belief in God
Sponsored by Cultural Events. Contact Prof. Judith Brodhead for more information at email@example.com.
Professor of religion and ethics emeritus Dr. Thomas McFaul and physicist Al Brunsting have collaborated in writing their new book, ?God is Here to Stay: Science, Evolution, and Belief in God,? in which they applyhypothesis testing to an examination of one of the oldest of philosophical and religious dilemmas: the existence of God.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Co-sponsored by International Programs and Cultural Events. Contact Dr. John Shindler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2013, The Square tells the story of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Jehane Noujaim.
Thursday, November 6
Where the Stone Tones
Co-sponsored by Anthropology and Cultural Events. Contact Dr. Matt Krystal for more information at email@example.com.
Anthropologist and faculty member Dr. Matt Krystal produced and directed this documentary about a K'iche' Maya extended family in San Miguel Totonicapï¿½n, Guatemala. Family members have been weavers for seven generations, and globalization has presented them with both challenges and opportunities. Four members of the family (two men and two women) discuss their efforts to continue and improve their way of life. IMS Professor Hale Ekinci, NCC alumnus Scott Loberger, and students including Miguel Purgimon also contributed significantly to the film?s creation.
November date and location TBA