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North Central College hosts annual International Festival Feb. 9

North Central College’s Office of International Programs will host its annual International Festival, a celebration of Naperville’s cultural diversity, Feb. 9.

North Central College’s Office of International Programs will host its 18th annual International Festival, a celebration of Naperville’s cultural diversity. Community members of all ages are invited to attend the 2014 festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in North Central’s Gregory Arena at Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St.

Senior Carlee Beth Fields directs playful Victorian play, set in modern day

Jack Morsovillo ’17 and Samantha Hess ’16
North Central College students direct and perform “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a sparkling comedy by Oscar Wilde Feb. 13-15.

North Central College students will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a sparkling comedy of manners written by one of the most celebrated wits of the 19th century, Oscar Wilde.

Three performances of “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets 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.

North Central College names Marty Sauer and Kimberly Sluis to vice president positions

North Central College has named Marty Sauer and Kimberly Sluis as vice presidents, effective Feb. 1.

North Central College has named Marty Sauer as vice president for enrollment management and athletics and Kimberly Sluis ’99 as vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

Sauer is the College’s dean of admission and financial aid and Sluis is dean of students. The promotions are effective Feb. 1, the day Laurie Hamen, North Central College vice president for enrollment management, athletics and student affairs, begins serving as the ninth president of Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Sheridan publishes article, “A Primer for New Teachers of Economics”

Brandon Sheridan, assistant professor of economics
Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, coauthored an article for new economics instructors in the Southern Economic Journal.

Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, coauthored an article in the January 2014 issue of Southern Economic Journal, which is a general-interest economics journal and also the eighth oldest American academic journal in the economic profession. His coauthors are Dr. Jennifer Imazeki of San Diego State University and Dr. Gail Hoyt of the University of Kentucky.

North Central graduate students learn about international businesses in Costa Rica

Stevenson
Twelve students from North Central College’s graduate programs learned about international business while in Costa Rica.

Julianna Stevenson of Oswego is one of 12 North Central College graduate students who learned about coffee businesses, imports and exports, and other trades during a weeklong study experience in Costa Rica.

The group visited two different coffee operations during the field experience Dec. 7-15. Stevenson, who is pursuing a master’s of international business administration (MIBA) degree, recounts how the group learned about the different business challenges faced by a smaller operation like Doka Estates versus a larger business like Cafe Britt.

SEA Conference features four keynotes, workshops by successful artists

North Central College hosts the 14th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 21-22 to help aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 14th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 21-22 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs.

The SEA Conference provides educational resources to help aspiring artists gain entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain careers as independent artists. The conference features performances, workshops, panel discussions and other activities tailored to actors, filmmakers, musicians, painters, sculptors, writers and other artists.

More than 85 employers will be on campus for CareerFest Jan. 31

Marlene Starzyk, Career Development internship coordinator
North Central College will host the ISCPA CareerFest Friday, Jan. 31, in Res/Rec for students and alumni to meet employers for jobs, internships.

For the second straight year, North Central College will host the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA) CareerFest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center.

North Central College AMA team scores school’s first top 10 placement at annual competition

North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team has achieved its first top 10 placement in an annual international competition.

North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team has achieved a top 10 placement in an annual international competition for the first time in school history.

The team placed in the top 10 of the 2013-2014 AMA Collegiate Case Competition sponsored by the Hershey Company, the AMA announced Jan. 21. Eighty-six schools entered this year’s competition for the opportunity to present at the AMA’s annual collegiate conference in New Orleans in April.

North Central among top 4 percent in accepted proposals at NCUR

Seniors Aaron Langer and Gianna Medina, NCUR presenters
North Central College will send a record 44 students to present a record 40 projects at the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

North Central College will send a record 44 students to the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Forty proposals submitted by these students were accepted for presentation.

Caliendo publishes article in American Behavioral Scientist journal

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science
Stephen Maynard Caliendo, North Central College professor of political science, copublished an article about race and the 2012 presidential election.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, North Central College professor of political science, Ruge Fellow and chair of the Division of Human Thought and Behavior, and Charlton McIlwain, associate professor of media, culture and communication at New York University, wrote an article titled “Mitt Romney’s Racist Appeals: How Race Was Played in the 2012 Presidential Election.” It was published in the Sage publication American Behavioral Scientist (ABS), Nov. 4, 2013.