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Crain snags second national title

North Central College's John Crain completed a sweep of the distance events with a gutsy finish in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Students travel during spring break to serve, build, perform, compete

North Central College students use their spring break to travel nationwide to serve others, build homes, help communities, sing and train for spring sports.

While some students may relax on a sunny beach during North Central College’s spring break, many will embark on service trips across the nation. Nearly 60 students will build homes, serve food at a homeless shelter and serve communities in Detroit, New York City, West Virginia and other locations. Some 48 Concert Choir members will perform in venues in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. Six athletic teams also head to warmer climates for competition.

Campus community invited to honor Lynn Pries for his service

Rev. Dr. Lynn Pries ’67, campus chaplain
North Central College will honor the ministry of the Rev. Dr. Lynn Pries ’67, campus chaplain, in special event March 30. He retires from North Central in June.

North Central College will honor the ministry of the Rev. Dr. Lynn Pries ’67, campus chaplain, in a special event March 30.

After 20 years of spiritual leadership at North Central, Pries will retire in June 2014. A special service is planned at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in Wentz Concert Hall. A reception will follow. Please RSVP by calling 630-637-5200 or emailing alumni@noctrl.edu.

German pop band performs free concert at North Central

As part of its U.S. tour, the German indie pop band Tonbandgerät will perform at North Central College at 11 a.m. Monday, March 17.

As part of its U.S. tour, the German indie pop band Tonbandgerät will perform at North Central College March 17.  

Hosted by the Goethe Institut in Chicago, the concert is open to the campus community and will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 17, in Pfeiffer Hall. Admission is free but advance reservations are required; email Denise.Eiserman@chicago.goethe.org or call 312-263-0472. A meet and greet with the four band members will follow the concert.

North Central College among the top broadcasting award winners

WONC student broadcasters won four first-place awards and 13 finalist trophies at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) annual awards.

North Central College was among the top winners of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) annual awards announced March 8 at the 75th International IBS Conference in New York City.

WONC student broadcasters won four first-place awards and 13 finalist trophies. The first-place awards went to Jason Krug ’14 who won two top trophies for Best Sports Update and for Best Social Media Director, Yasmeen Kiswani ’14 for Best Documentary and Kevin Jackman ’14 for Best Podcast.

Graduate students showcase capstone research March 12

Students enrolled in the Masters of Leadership Studies Capstone course (MLD 697) will present their capstone projects and papers March 12.

Students enrolled in the Masters of Leadership Studies Capstone course (MLD 697) will showcase their research with presentations of their capstone projects and papers March 12.

The campus community is invited to hear some or all of the presentations at this free event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Fireside Lounge at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center.

Presenters and their projects include:

Ali Algahtani: Managers vs. Leaders

TIP

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

Students of various majors present their work in Photo Club exhibit

North Central College presents “Capture Photo Club Student Exhibition,” a collection of photography by students, March 13-April 6.

North Central College presents “Capture Photo Club Student Exhibition,” featuring the work of North Central’s Photo Club members.

The free exhibit runs March 13-April 6 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Meet the artists during a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 23, in the gallery. Light refreshments will be served.

Office of International Programs announces winners of annual study abroad photo contest

Kimberly Larsson, director of study abroad
Office of International Programs announces winners of annual study abroad photo contest.

For the 85 students who studied abroad for 2013-2014, their experiences will live on in their photos, blogs and emails to family. Fortunately, many were willing to share their best photos during the annual photo contest organized by the Office of International Programs. The award winners in the two categories—People and Places—are included below. An album of all the submissions is available to view at the Office of International Programs, located in the Abe House, and the winning photos will also soon be displayed in the Boilerhouse Café on campus.

Sample, rank five coffee varieties at coffee extravaganza March 11

Sample, rank five coffee varieties at coffee extravaganza March 11

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First-year students enrolled in the interdisciplinary studies (IDS 125) class taught by Gerald Thalmann, associate professor of accounting, have focused their study this term on the business of coffee.

They decided to host a coffee extravaganza during week 10 on March 11 and invite members of the campus community to sample various coffees.