North Central College - Naperville, IL

FYE Workshop Series

Audition Workshop

From 6 - 7:30 students will work on Sharkespeare: Verse, Scansion, Verbal Relish. From 7:30 - 10pm students iwll learn how to audition for contemporary theatre pieces. This section includes monologues coaching Students can come to both sections, or just one section depending on their interest. Special guest coaches Will Allan, '09, and Leah Karpel, both working actors at theatres like Steppenwolf, Goodman, Victory Gardens, Timeline and many more.

Presented by: Carin Silkaitis

Monday, September 16

6:00 - 10:00 pm

Madden Theatre

The Writing Center Is All Yours

Receive examples of the kinds of work done at the writing Center. Bring a draft or even just a topic of your first essay for ENG 115, ENG 125, or  IDS 125, and we'll help you develop, organize, & better express your ideas.   

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Jackson and the Writing Center Tutors

Wednesday, September 25

5:00-7:30 m.  

Larrance Academic Center

Activities Fair

Your one stop shop for getting involved on campus. Come and meet the members of nearly all of our 65 student organizations, learn about offers from area businesses, hear about all of our NCC Green efforts, and win free stuff!

Presented by: Student Involvement

Tuesday, September 24

4:30 – 6:30 pm

Brainard Street between Rall and Seager Halls

Education Advising Session

All education majors and minors should attend! There have been significant changes to the education curriculum based on licensing requirements in Illinois. This session will bring education students up to date on these changes.

Presented by: Education Faculty

Tuesday, September 24

1 - 1:50 pm

Heininger Auditorium


Thursday, September 26

12:10 - 12:50 pm

Heininger Auditorium

BreakAway D-Term Service Trip Info Sessions

Each D-Term, BreakAway organizes several exciting service opportunities both nationally and internationally. Come here about the trips scheduled this December to Virginia, Haiti and Honduras. Applications for international trips and details about sign-ups will be given.

BreakAway Executive Board and Trip Leaders

Tuesday, October 1

1:00 pm

Koten Chapel


Wednesday, October 2

5:00 pm

Koten Chapel


Thursday, October 3

4:00 pm

Koten Chapel

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

What is Undergraduate Research?  Who does it?  Why should YOU do it?  Come hear about the opportunities to do research and scholarship with a faculty member in your field of study.  Learn how to position yourself for those top graduate and professional programs or top employment positions after graduation.

Dr. Nancy Peterson, Director of Undergraduate Research

Thursday, October 3

12:00 - 12:45 pm

Science Center 204

Lunch will be served between these two sessions.

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. Desserts will be served.

Presented by: Marguerite Degenhardt (Pre-Professional Health Programs) and Pre-Health Organization Executive Board

Thursday, October 3


Science Center, Room 204

Be Central. GO GLOBAL! International Opportunities at NCC

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.

Presented by: Ms. Kimberly M. Larsson and Ms. Whitney Pier

Thursday, October 3

12:00-1:00 PM

WAC Banquet Hall


Thursday, October 10

4:00-5:00 PM

WAC Banquet Hall


Thursday, October 17

9:00-10:00 PM

WAC Banquet Hall

Erasing The Distance

A theatrical experience capturing the heartbreak and hope of mental health issues affecting young people, featuring 5 true stories performed by professional actors.

Peer Health Educators and Actors from Erasing The Distance

Monday, October 7


Heininger Auditorium

Garden Workshop

Come  and see NCC's Campus Community Garden. We will learn about community gardens, how our garden is run, and the importance of local food. We will also learn about composting and see how composting is done at the NCC campus.

Presented by: Brittany Graham (Sustainability Programs)

Thursday, October 17

12:30 pm

Campus Garden (Between 119 S. Loomis St. and 109 S. Loomis St.- Rain Location WAC Main Floor)

NPD Unplugged

Learn all about how to remain safe on campus and within Naperville. Educate yourself about the consequences related to drug and alcohol offenses as well as the use of fake IDs. Ask Campus Safety and NPD questions you have concerning laws, policies, and crime. Free Food provided!

Presented by: Campus Safety and Naperville Police Department

Wednesday, October 23

7:00 - 8:00 pm

 Res/Rec 3rd Floor Conference Room

Survival Simulation: A lesson in leadership

A moon landing has gone wrong on your spaceship, and you have to travel 200 miles to get to the mother ship. You only have a few tools to assist you, and must work together to find a solution! Learn about yourself, about teamwork and about leadership!Dates and times: 

Renee Kosiarek and Renique Kersh from the Leadership, Ethics & Values program

October 24

12:00 pm 

Heinenger Auditorium, LAC


October 29th

4:30 p.m.

Upper WAC 

Homecoming Convocation

This traditional event  includes presentation of Outstanding Alumni Awards and Wall of Witness recognition. This year's honorees are Charles Bartsch '73, John Giannini '84, the late Rev. Dr. Wilber C. Harr '30, Steven Hoeft '73, the Rev. Dr. Tracy Smith '90 Malone, William Soper '68 M.D. and Josh Stumpenhorst '03.

Friday, October 25

4:15 pm

Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center

College Finance Survival

Have questions about money? Don't know a lot about credit cards? Unsure if you will be able to move out and stay out after graduation? Join NCC Enactus for an hour-long FYE workshop dedicated to going over these questions and more.

Monday, October 28th

4:30 - 5:30pm

Larrance Academic Center

Go Away Day 2013: Study Abroad Fair

Interested in study abroad? Representatives from every study abroad program will be available to showcase their program and answer questions.

Presented by: Office of International Programs

Tuesday, October 29

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Harold and Eva White Activities Center, Second Floor

Oxfam America Hunger Banguet

Banquet guests draw tickets that assign them each to either a high-, middle-, or low-income tier--based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty in certain regions of the world.  Each income level receives a corresponding meal, and guests assume the identity of a person assigned to their level. Changes occur throughout the evening until guests share their thoughts after the meal and consider taking actions to fight poverty.

Presented by: Office of International Programs

Wednesday, October 30

6:00-8:00 pm

White Activities Center, 2nd floor