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North Central College computer science students excel at competition

Chase Smith '15, Ian Braun '16 and Brett Bush '15
Three teams of computer science students win first, second, third-place trophies at Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area computer programming contest.

Three teams of computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2015 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) computer programming competition held Feb. 21 at Benedictine University in Lisle.

Taking first place in the advanced division were team members Chase Smith, a senior computer science major from Aurora; Ian Braun, a junior biochemistry major from Naperville; and Brett Bush, a senior computer science major from Clarendon Hills.

Paul Simon Award recognizes North Central’s comprehensive international programs

National award brings prestigious recognition to North Central’s internationalization of campus over 20 years.

North Central College is one of five institutions nationwide to receive a 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

Colleges, universities could lead communities in energy-efficient sustainability projects

North Central College President Troy Hammond gave a TEDx talk about how colleges could adopt energy-efficiency sustainability projects.

North Central College President Dr. Troy D. Hammond delivered a TEDx talk about how colleges and universities could lead communities in adopting cost-saving, energy-efficiency projects.

North Central College alumnus Ryan Dowd TEDx talk examines opportunity of moral failure

North Central College alumnus Ryan J. Dowd ’00 gave a TEDx talk on “The Value of Moral Failure.”

North Central College alumnus Ryan J. Dowd ’00 delivered a TEDx talk about how individuals can discover their life’s purpose during times of moral failure.

Dowd was the first of 12 presenters Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” The message of his talk, titled “The Value of Moral Failure,” was that regrettable moments can help people discover their mission.

North Central College alumnus Rick Guzman TEDx talk examines cyclical poverty

North Central College alumnus Rick Guzman ’99 gave a TEDx talk on “Discovering the Value of the Poor.”

North Central College alumnus Rick Guzman ’99 delivered a TEDx talk about using new strategies to combat cyclical poverty by harnessing the earning power of the working poor.

Guzman was one of 12 presenters at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event Feb. 13. The theme of the TEDx was “Changing the World for Good” and his talk was titled “Discovering the Value of the Poor.”

North Central College student Rachel West talks at TEDx event about "checking privilege"

North Central College student Rachel West ’16 spoke at a TEDx event on “Check Your Perspective, Not Your Privilege.”

North Central College student Rachel West ’16 spoke at a TEDx event about the phrase “check your privilege” that is used by college students and others to urge people to admit their advantages.

West was one of six student speakers selected to make three-minute presentations Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” Her talk was titled, “Check Your Perspective, Not Your Privilege.”

North Central College alumna NeAngela Dixon TEDx talk addresses ‘Intimate Advocacy’

North Central College alumna NeAngela Dixon’s TEDx talk “Intimate Advocacy” addressed her legal work on behalf of abused and neglected women and children.

North Central College alumna NeAngela L. Marshall ’04 Dixon, J.D., delivered a TEDx talk encouraging people to cut through the din of messages to find a personal connection to a social justice cause and become passionate about it.

Dixon was one of 12 presenters Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” The message of her talk, titled “Intimate Advocacy,” was that information overload can undermine the support needed to sustain movements.

North Central College student Matthew Wilke speaks at TEDx about “Power of Place”

North Central College student Matthew Wilke ’15 spoke at a TEDx event on “The Power of Place: Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine.”

North Central College student Matthew Wilke ’15 spoke at a TEDx event about the impact of setting—or place—in delivering messages.

Wilke was one of six student speakers selected to make three-minute presentations Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” The message of his talk, titled “The Power of Place: Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine,” was that setting can have profound impact on the context of messages.

North Central College alumna Kathy Guthrie gives TEDx talk on “Finding Personal Greatness”

North Central College alumna Kathy L. Guy ’98 Guthrie gave a TEDx talk on “Finding Personal Greatness.”

North Central College alumna Kathy L. Guy ’98 Guthrie delivered a TEDx talk encouraging individuals to overcome fear and complacency to find their personal greatness.

Guthrie was one of 12 presenters Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” The message of her talk titled, “Finding Personal Greatness,” was that people can change the world if they start with making a difference one person at a time.

North Central College student Jamie Mangiameli speaks at TEDx about mental health

North Central College student Jamie Mangiameli ’15 spoke at a TEDx event on “Mind, Body & Soul: The Corporate Impact of Mental Wellness Centers.”

North Central College student Jamie Mangiameli ’15 proposed during a TEDx talk that society would benefit from employer-sponsored mental health centers.

Mangiameli was one of six student speakers selected to make three-minute presentations at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” Her talk was titled, “Mind, Body & Soul: The Corporate Impact of Mental Wellness Centers.”

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