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Mark Zajac ’12 will head to Germany with a Fulbright

North Central College alumnus Mark Zajac receives Fulbright Teaching Assistant post to teach English and engage in cultural programs in Germany.

Mark Zajac ’12 has been named as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) to Germany, continuing North Central’s history of placing graduates in this prestigious program.

He is currently serving as a Dunn Fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago Office. While a student, he was a College Scholar, had triple majors in global studies: international business, German and Spanish, and a minor in Chinese. He studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, and Seville, Spain, to refine his language skills in German and Spanish.

Linden Oaks, Dyson Wellness Center present talk April 22 on why depression matters

North Central’s Dyson Wellness Center and Edward Hospital Linden Oaks cohost hour-long session titled “Why Depression Matters” April 22. All are invited.

North Central College’s Dyson Wellness Center and Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital will present an hour-long session titled “Why Depression Matters” from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Banquet Hall at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. All students, faculty and staff are invited to the free event. Snacks and beverages will be served.

Award-winning film is focus of global human rights discussion April 21

North Central presents “Stuck,” a documentary about four orphans looking for homes in the U.S., and discussion by children’s rights activist Dawn Stark.

North Central College welcomes Dawn Stark, a global children’s rights activist, as part of the College’s annual global human rights focus. Stark will introduce and discuss the new human rights film “Stuck” on April 21.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Stark will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the showing. Admission is free.

Join others for North Central’s Intersection Day of service May 3

The campus and local community members join forces to serve others Saturday May 3; choose from 18 different projects and area towns.

The students, faculty and staff of North Central College invite community members to join in for the eighth annual day of service, Intersection, on Saturday, May 3.

The event begins at 7:45 a.m. Volunteers can choose one of two locations to gather and register: in Naperville in the lobby at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., and in Plainfield at Grace Pointe Church, 14210 South U.S. 30.

Project initiated by Heidi Goetsch ’14 headlines Earth Week activities

Heidi Goetsch ’14
North Central invites campus community to join a special celebration of Earth Day that includes award presentation and planting native gardens.

North Central College invites faculty, staff, students and members of the community to join in a special celebration of Earth Day at noon, Tuesday, April 22, at Oesterle Library.

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AMA achieves third in the nation, first time in school history

North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team tied for third overall in international Collegiate Case Competition.

North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team tied for third overall in the AMA Collegiate Case Competition—the first time in school history for a top finish. The team traveled to New Orleans in April to compete at AMA’s 36th Annual International Collegiate Conference against nine other finalist teams that had qualified from a field of 86 schools earlier this year.

Investment in LED lighting slashes energy costs

North Central College has installed modern LED lighting in Merner Field House to reduce energy and maintenance costs.

A sustainability project that modernized the lighting inside Gregory Arena and pool deck in Merner Field House will result in drastic reductions in energy consumption and maintenance costs in these facilities.

Over the winter months, new LED lights were installed with the help of $26,000 in grant funding from the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency through the City of Naperville toward the cost of the two projects. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, a solid state form of lighting that converts electricity directly into light.