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North Central journalism students mentor middle school newspaper club

A. Vito Martinez Middle School students visit North Central College to experience journalism from a college perspective.

Students in North Central College’s journalism program teamed up with budding middle school journalists to show them the ins and outs of newspaper and online production.

Staff at A. Vito Martinez Middle School reached out to Kay O’Donnell, assistant professor of journalism at North Central, to arrange for students in their newspaper club to spend a day building their reporting and writing skills with North Central students.

‘Out with the old in with the new’ theme earns Chronicle multiple awards

The Chronicle wins multiple awards, including second place for Best Website by Associated Collegiate Press & six awards by Illinois College Press Association.

North Central College’s journalism students have kicked up their skill level a few hundred notches with new print designs for the Chronicle and a user-friendly website called Their hard work in developing a new face for the student news operation hasn’t gone unnoticed in the journalism world.

North Central College helps set record at Feed the Need! MobilePack

In helping pack more than 1 million meals for starving children worldwide, students said, “We want to be involved and know we’re making a difference.”

More than 500 North Central College students, employees, alumni, friends and family members were among the 5,100 community volunteers who gathered on campus Feb. 20-21 for a common goal: to pack nutrient-rich meals as part of the Feed My Starving Children Feed the Need! MobilePack worldwide effort.

“We want to be involved and know we’re making a difference,” said students about why they volunteered. “We’re a service community and like to come together and serve others.” All total, 1,053,216 meals were packed, feeding 2,885 kids for an entire year.  

Costume designer Brianna Perry ’16 puts new theatrical design & technology major in action

Brianna Perry ’16
Brianna Perry ’16, a double major in musical theatre and technical theatre and design, is costumer designer for the senior musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Brianna “Bri” Perry ’16 loves designing, both inside and outside the classroom. As she prepares for a career in professional theatre, Perry is pairing her academic work with her involvement in the technical crew for the senior production, “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Annual Report 2015

This 2015 Annual Report reflects the outstanding accomplishments of North Central College in the last fiscal year.

North Central College seniors produce, direct “Little Shop of Horrors” Feb. 25-28

Senior students stage the sassy musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” the story of a flower shop assistant and a giant man-eating plant.

North Central College senior students will stage the sassy musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” a story about a flower shop assistant and a giant human flesh-eating plant.

Four performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit Adult supervision is suggested for mature thematic material.

Students display 29 pieces of art at professional exhibit

Fifteen art students were chosen to showcase their artwork at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery through March.

The artwork of 15 students at North Central College will be showcased at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora as part of the 2016 Paramount Grand Gallery. The free exhibit will be on display through March 28.

Students and pieces of artwork were selected by North Central College Associate Professor of Art Barry Skurkis, who works with the curator of the gallery. The diverse collection includes 29 pieces of art created with mixed media, oils, acrylic on canvas, wood, tar, watercolor and more.

SEA Conference connects emerging artists with needed business skills and connections

North Central College hosts the 16th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 26-27 to help aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 16th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 26-27 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs.

Check us out! North Central's next Visit Day is Monday, Feb. 15

High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to visit North Central College. We’re located in one of the best places to be a college student.

“At one moment, and I’m not sure I can even explain it … it all just felt like family to me.”

A student expressed this sentiment while explaining how she felt about North Central College: her home away from home. It’s more than a place. It’s home. It’s family.  

Here, you’re going to make new friends—many for life. And don’t be surprised when students you’ve never seen before offer to help you find your way and introduce you to new friends.

North Central hosts third annual Technologies in Education Conference for education majors

Alumni teachers, administrators present sessions on using technology in the classroom to equip North Central College education majors for careers as teachers.

Education students at North Central College participated in the Technologies in Education Conference (TIEC) Jan. 23 to learn how to use the latest technologies in the classroom.

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