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Students join efforts to revitalize communities in Detroit

Marissa Sylvester ’15, far left, gives her perspective
Of the many students who served nationwide during spring break, some traveled to Detroit to serve with a mission dedicated to economic disaster recovery work.

The sign beside the highway reads “Detroit: City Limits.” Well, it’s supposed to, but the graffiti makes it hard to see. Dilapidated houses and boarded strip malls pass the bus window. It’s spring break, and Marissa Sylvester ’15, biology major, traded sandy beaches for service.

“I could have gone home and relaxed,” says Sylvester. “But I wanted to do something significant and useful. Helping others means much more to me than sleeping late.”

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.

Focus group feedback about Premier Scholars program is featured in talk

Dorothy Pleas, Ana Rivera ’14, Nicole Rivera, Marlena Martinez ’15
Four North Central College students, faculty and administrative personnel gave joint presentation at the Diversity & Inclusivity Teaching & Research Symposium.

Four North Central College students, faculty and administrative personnel gave a joint presentation at the Diversity & Inclusivity Teaching & Research Symposium held Oct. 12 at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Ind.

Pleas and Rivera give talk at Midwest First-Year Conference

North Central College Premier Scholars, summer 2012
Dorothy Pleas, North Central director of multicultural affairs, and Nicole Rivera, visiting assistant professor of psychology, give talk about Premier Scholars.

Dorothy Pleas, North Central College director of multicultural affairs, and Nicole Rivera, visiting assistant professor of psychology, presented a session titled, “Strengthening the First-Year Experience Through a Summer Bridge Program for At-Risk Students,” at the Midwest First-Year Conference at Northern Illinois University on Sept. 28.

North Central's annual Anti-Hate Week is Oct. 1-5

Anti-Hate Week, a student-led campaign to educate and raise awareness about various forms of oppression and discrimination, features speaker, daily activities.

North Central College observes its annual Anti-Hate Week, Oct. 1-5. Started by students in 1998, Anti-Hate Week is a week-long campaign designed to educate and raise awareness about various forms of oppression and discrimination.

Students travel nationwide to serve, build, sing

2011 football team serving with Habitat in S.C.
During North Central College’s spring break, more than 100 students will travel across the country on service trips, choir tour organized by the College.

During North Central College’s spring break, March 14-25, students will travel across the country through trips organized by the College. Some 65 students will participate in a variety of service trips and another 50 will be on tour with the Concert Choir.

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