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Amanda Czernecki '03

Amanda Czernecki joined the weekend morning team to report traffic on NBC5 TV in Chicago.

Shawn Campbell '93

Shawn Campbell is founder and manager of CHIRP Radio in Chicago. CHIRP is a volunteer-driven, online community radio station that focuses on music, arts and culture. Campbell may be reached at shawnc718@yahoo.com.

Michele Tozer Kenaga '73

Michele Tozer Kenaga is vice president of executive compensation for New York Life Insurance Co. She may be reached at michele_kenaga@hotmail.com. Her husband Jack Kenaga ’73 is employed by the U.S. government. He may be contacted at jack.kenaga@ssa.gov.

Grammy-winning artist Common to give MLK Week keynote at North Central College

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common Jan. 21 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common Jan. 21 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

Each year, North Central College honors and remembers King with a keynote presentation, musical tributes, a prayer breakfast and activities. King spoke in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall in 1960.

Study abroad, Verandah courses and service trips change lives during D-Term

D-Term study abroad course to Germany in 2012
Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad and engage in other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad, participate in service trips, enroll in Verandah courses and take advantage of other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

D-Term is a three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas that offers students possibilities to engage in life-enriching experiences.

This year’s study abroad destinations include France, China, London, Argentina and Uruguay, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Italy and Greece, Germany and Costa Rica.

Macek and Brian Failing ’14 present paper at conference

Steve Macek, Daniel Ellsberg, Brian Failing ’14
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, and Brian Failing ’14 present paper on film censorship at national conference.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, and Brian Failing ’14, double major in history and urban and suburban studies, presented a paper at the conference titled The Point is to Change It: Media Democracy and Democratic Media in Action.

Scholarship winner overcomes obstacles to plot out a course for success

Abigail Escatel ’15 is applying a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship to prepare for career in higher education.

Abigail Escatel ’15 started her college career with the goal of becoming a paralegal. She so enjoyed her studies that she’s decided to pursue a career in higher education with the dream of becoming a college president. “After I started taking classes I realized I liked learning and didn’t want to stop,” says Escatel about her studies at College of DuPage (COD) before transferring to North Central.

New students get jump on college life in Cardinal Camps

Students on wilderness trip, Wisconsin Northwoods
New North Central College students who wanted a head start on college life and a chance to make new friends attended a Cardinal Camp prior to Welcome Week.

New students who wanted a head start on a North Central College experience and to meet new friends could attend a Cardinal Camp prior to their Welcome Week activities.

Multiday excursions to an urban immersion camp in Chicago or a wilderness adventure camp in northern

Wisconsin attracted 36 incoming students. “One of our main goals was to have them build lasting relationships,” says Whitney Roberts ’08, assistant director of ministry and service, who led the wilderness trip. “But it was an interesting experience for everyone because the students were new to us, too.”

Author Michael Hainey encourages North Central College students to pursue writing

Author and GQ magazine editor Michael Hainey offered writing advice to inspire some North Central College students to pursue creative projects of their own.

Author and GQ magazine editor Michael Hainey hopes his writing and words of advice inspire some North Central College students to pursue creative projects of their own.

Hainey, author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed memoir “After Visiting Friends” spoke with students and fielded their questions Sept. 24 during a visit to campus. He also read from his book and took audience questions during an author talk in Meiley-Swallow Hall.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of students

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students. Enrollment this fall includes a record number of international students and increased representation of out-of-state students and veterans.

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