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North Central College hosts recycling event for community on campus

Drop-off location: parking lot behind Merner Field House
DuPage County residents are invited to take part in a Recycling Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at North Central College.

DuPage County residents are invited to take part in a Recycling Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at North Central College.

The event will take place in the parking lots behind North Central’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., and Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St. The entrance to the lots is located where Porter Avenue intersects with Loomis Street. Volunteers will direct traffic and assist customers dropping off donations.

Guest political scientist to give talk on immigration and American democracy

Robert Koulish, Ph.D.
Robert Koulish—political scientist, author and professor at the University of Maryland—will give a lecture Thursday, Oct. 3, on America’s immigration policies.

North Central College will host a free lecture titled “Immigration Reform in the Age of Criminalization” by Robert Koulish, Ph.D.—political scientist, author and professor—at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in North Central’s Smith Hall at Old Main.

Warfel is featured pianist in two Fox Valley Orchestra performances

Jon Warfel, lecturer in music
Jon Warfel, North Central College lecturer in music, performed Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” as guest pianist with the Fox Valley Orchestra.

Jon Warfel, North Central College lecturer in music and staff accompanist, was guest pianist with the Fox Valley Orchestra in two concerts titled “American Rhapsody,” featuring works by Gershwin, Dvorak and Dohnanyi.

Warfel performed “Rhapsody in Blue” by American composer George Gershwin on Sept. 21 at the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles and on Sept. 22 at the Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration at Aurora University in Aurora.
 

Lureau passes exam, meets requirements as Certified Fraud Examiner

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting
Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was approved to become a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was approved as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by the Certification Committee for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) on Sept. 6.

The CFE credential, considered the gold standard in the area of fraud and one of today’s most marketable credentials, signifies proven expertise in fraud examination. This certification by Lureau has created a distinctive qualification within North Central’s accounting department.

WONC student broadcasters claim eight trophies at state contest

Oliver Hall, home of WONC-FM 89.1
Several student broadcasters representing WONC-FM won eight student Silver Dome Awards—three are first-place—from Illinois Broadcasters Association.

Several student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run station, attended the annual Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) 2013 Student Silver Dome Awards, held Sept. 13 at Illinois State University in Normal.

WONC had received eight nominations in the state contest and took home eight awards, claiming three first-place, three second-place and two third-place trophies. Illinois colleges and universities of all sizes with radio/TV programs are eligible to compete.

Athletics Department hosts the Huddle in “new” Gregory Arena

Athletics Department hosts the Huddle in “new” Gregory Arena

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The North Central College Athletics Department hosted its ninth annual Huddle on Sept. 19 inside the revamped Gregory Arena, with President Troy Hammond addressing more than 700 student-athletes, coaches and faculty mentors.  

The Huddle is North Central College’s annual opportunity for student-athletes to “formally gather to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year,” said master of ceremonies and assistant vice president for external affairs Jim Godo ’93.  



President's message

While finishing my doctoral degree, I had a job offer to lead an R&D project for a small technology company. After spending time with the entrepreneurial founder—who was also a physicist—I realized I was more interested in the entrepreneur’s job than in the research. So to get more business experience, I accepted another offer in hand with a leading management consulting firm.

Millennial Entrepreneurs: Catherine Borzym ’11

A flair for design and business preparation as an undergraduate continue to inspire growth of the Kiwi Avenue jewelry business that Catherine Borzym ’11 started as a North Central student.

“I first began designing customized jewelry in high school for my friends going to prom,” says Borzym, who majored in marketing and entrepreneurship and small business management. “In 2008, my sophomore year at North Central, I incorporated my business.”

Millennial Entrepreneurs: Creating Their Own Niche

With the support of faculty, ever-evolving technologies, creative ideas and new emerging funding sources, young millennial entrepreneurs are finding ways to create their own niche in the business world. And many are gaining important lessons in entrepreneurship outside the parameters of economics and business, in North Central courses in theatre, anthropology, computer science, art and more.

Millennial Entrepreneurs: Kyler Juckins ’15 and Jeremy Markham ’15

Sharing insight about restaurant food inspired a mobile app for users to share pictures of food they like. Entrepreneurs Kyler Juckins ’15  and Jeremy Markham ’15 are the creators of DinnDinn, a smart phone app for food lovers. DinnDinn works like a virtual refrigerator. Users upload photos of food, drinks and other items and rate them. Their friends and followers, known as “taste buds,” can comment on the posts. There is even a virtual tongue where users meet people based on actual tastes—sour, sweet, bitter, salty, spicy.