North Central College - Naperville, IL

D-Term offers special activities on campus, around the world

Students on 2010 study abroad course to France
North Central College’s D-Term offers students range of opportunities—from travel to service to academics and more—to enhance their educational experiences.

Nov. 29, 2011—During North Central College’s D-Term—a three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas—students have a wide range of opportunities to choose from to enhance and expand their educational experiences. Opportunities range from service to academic to travel and intramural sports, and locations span from across the country to overseas to the Chicago area and campus.  

SIFE holds gift fair on campus after Thanksgiving

SIFE Fair Trade Friday gift fair Nov. 25-26
Fair Trade Friday, SIFE’s annual alternative gift fair, will be open after Thanksgiving Nov. 25-26 and in time for the holiday shopping season.

Fair Trade Friday, the North Central College Students In Free Enterprise’s (SIFE) fourth annual alternative gift fair, will be open after Thanksgiving Nov. 25 and 26 and in time for the holiday shopping season.

Convenient shopping hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26, at the red brick house at 116 S. Brainard St.—home of North Central’s faculty offices for anthropology, sociology and the Division of Human Thought and Behavior. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.

Exploring cultures, sharing opportunities

Katlyn Garris works molten glass as Ramson Lomatewama provides feedback.
SIFE students gain an appreciation for Hopi art while exploring new products for campus sales.

Three students who are active in Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) recently visited the Hopi School near the Grand Canyon in Arizona to learn more about Hopi art and build relationships that could result in the sale of products on campus.  Arlinda Bajrami ’12, Katelyn Garris ’12, and Raine Tagare ’12, along with Matt Krystal, assistant professor of anthropology, and Gerald Thalman, associate professor of accounting, also helped dig a trench for electrical cable to power a new glassblowing studio.

Gary Ernst receives emeritus status after long career

Retiring after 25 years on North Central’s faculty, Gary Ernst is named Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus at Commencement.

July 8, 2011—Retiring after 25 years on North Central College’s faculty, Gary Ernst was named Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus during the College’s 2011 Commencement exercises on June 11.

In conferring Ernst’s emeritus status, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty R. Devadoss Pandian said, “(Gary Ernst) … has served this institution with honor and distinction for 25 years. In his retirement, the College will miss an outstanding teacher, committed citizen and a wonderful colleague.”

SIFE store opens on campus, hosts open house in Chicago

SIFE store opens on campus, hosts open house in Chicago

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Just in time for Mother’s Day May 8, the NCC SIFE store will open its doors at the 116 S. Brainard House, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting April 19, and will have a variety of gift items available for sale. Products from all of SIFE’s producing partners will be on display and include scarves, woven textiles, jewelry, craft items and coffee. Cash and checks will be accepted.



Alternative gift fair, Guatemala trip teach students ethics of business practices

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala this December, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

SIFE students head to Guatemala to advance business

SIFE students head to Guatemala to advance business

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Ten students who are actively involved in Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) left Naperville Nov. 30 for a two-week visit to three communities in Guatemala. They will meet with coffee growers in San Lucas Toliman, do consulting work, produce marketing pamphlets in English, share the processes and products that have worked well, and give formal presentations on what happens to products once they’re in the United States.



North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Recent media sources report North Central College stories about the football team’s historic trip to round three of the playoffs and SIFE's entrepreneurial projects.

Naperville Sun: “Breakthrough victory” This year’s squad is going where no Cardinals team has gone before—the third round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.



North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Nov. 6 grand opening of Alternative Gift Fair

Nov. 6 grand opening of Alternative Gift Fair

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SIFE’s Alternative Gift Fair opens for seasonal shopping Saturday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Heininger Auditorium and features a film screening and discussion, 4-5:30 p.m. To celebrate SIFE’s five-year partnership with coffee farmers in Guatemala, filmmaker Scott Loberger ’06 will show and lead a discussion about his film titled “Coffee, Culture & Conscious,” the third film in a series on globalized coffee production. The gift fair will be open each Saturday through mid December.



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