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Computer science students win first and fourth place at programming competition

Chase Smith ’15, Godfrey Muganda, Bryan Cardwell ’14
Computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2014 ACCA computer programming contest.

Two teams of computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2014 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) computer programming competition held Feb. 22 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais.

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.

TIP Talks by North Central professors

TIP (Topics In Politics) lectures keep North Central students informed in a relevant, accessible way.

Professor and student have essay published in international journal

Jessy Krempp ’16 and Professor of German Gregory Wolf
Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, and German major Jessy Krempp ’16 co-published an essay in scholarly international journal.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German and Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor of the Humanities, and German major Jessy Krempp ’16 co-published an essay in the scholarly journal “Communications from the International Brecht Society” 42 (2013) 126-132.

North Central students achieve Dean’s List honors for winter term

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North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2014 winter term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2014 winter term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0=A) for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for winter term:

Alexandra A'Hearn
Bethlehem Abdissa
Heather Accettura
Kayla Acton
Jonathan Adkins
Ethan Adlfinger
Stefani Aguirre
Carolyn Aikens
Athina Ajazi
Joshua Albright
Julie Albright
Wali Ali

New award-winning website brings together student writing, photography, video and audio news coverage

Kevin Jackman ’14
North Central College students earn national recognition from College Media Association for ncclinked.com.

The talents of North Central College students again garnered national recognition with a first-place award for a new student-run website, ncclinked.com. The College Media Association held a convention and awards ceremony March 15 in New York City and North Central’s Chronicle staff competed among schools of all sizes in the online award category. In its first time competing there, The Chronicle came away with a David L.

Madormo’s book for middle-grade readers is chosen for Illinois Reads campaign

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, was recognized by the Illinois Reading Council for his popular book.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was recognized by the Illinois Reading Council at a Celebration of Literacy event March 12 at the Old State Capitol Historic Site in Springfield, Ill.

The Illinois Reading Council chose Madormo’s first book, “The Homemade Stuffing Caper” in the “Charlie Collier: Snoop for Hire” series, to promote statewide in the third- to fifth-grade category for the 2014-2015 academic school year.

Stanley is named Outstanding Coach Educator in statewide student vote

John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication
John Stanley, North Central College assistant professor of speech communication, recently received the Dennis-Ross Award for Outstanding Coach Educator.

John Stanley—North Central College assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events—was honored recently with the Dennis-Ross Award for Outstanding Coach Educator.

The annual award was presented at the State of Illinois Championship Tournament for both speech and debate, held Feb. 28-March 1. The Dennis-Ross Award is administered by the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association (IIFA), which hosts the tournament.