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Students, staff present at LEV-cosponsored conference on faith, justice and civic learning

Steve Oliveri
North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently co-sponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference.

July 1, 2011—North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently cosponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference with DePaul University, providing students and staff the opportunity to present three sessions on various topics.

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

Honors Day 2016 celebrates student excellence

North Central College recognizes high-achieving students for academic and co-curricular excellence throughout their college careers on Honors Day.

Honors Day is an annual highlight at North Central College. The day publicly celebrates students and their excellence in the academic and cocurricular life of the College. Honors Day 2016 opened on May 17 with a keynote address by Dr. Julio J. Ramirez as part of North Central’s 19th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

North Central College faculty and alumnus coauthor published essay

Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, and Kevin McMahon ’15 publish essay “Judith. An Epic Film Adaption.”

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, and alumnus Kevin McMahon ’15, international business major, coauthored an essay. Titled “Judith. An Epic Film Adaption,” the essay was published in “communications,” a scholarly journal by the International Brecht Society.

Madormo signs contract for new book series, continues to speak for Charlie Collier series

John Madormo
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, authors new series of books, continues talks on first middle-school series.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager for WONC-FM 89.1, signed a contract for another middle-grade series of books with mid-size publisher Zumaya Publications in Austin, Texas. Titled “The Adventures of Rutherford, Canine Comic,” the new series tells the story of a basset hound who always dreams of becoming a watchdog, but must settle for the life of a stand-up comedian. The first book will debut in 2017.

Azarbad and North Central alumna present at Society of Behavioral Medicine conference

Leila Azarbad, North Central College associate professor of psychology, and Jacey Keeney ’13 presented research at Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting.

Leila Azarbad, North Central College associate professor of psychology, and alumna Jacey Keeney ’13 co-presented their research at the 37th annual meeting and scientific sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), held in Washington, D.C. SBM is the largest national professional organization in health psychology/behavioral medicine.  
 

North Central’s forensics team places in state, national contests, brings home All-American

North Central College’s reputation as a top national competitor in forensics and debate continues to thrive with top placements at state and national tourneys.

North Central College’s reputation as a top national competitor in forensics and debate continues to thrive.

Learn how to launch a successful business and grow revenue

Wentz Concert Hall
North Central’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Fox Valley SCORE present annual Ideas to Profits Business Conference and pitch contest May 21.

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at North Central College and Fox Valley SCORE will present the second annual Ideas to Profits Business Conference on May 21. It will include the Business Pitch Contest with a $5,000 grand prize and entry into a business accelerator.

Gudauskas, Roberts present at national conference for social innovation educators

Jeremy Gudauskas and Whitney Roberts
Jeremy Gudauskas and Whitney Roberts of North Central College present at Ashoka U Exchange, a global network for social entrepreneurship in higher education.

Jeremy Gudauskas ’99, North Central College associate dean of students, and Whitney Roberts ’08/M ’13, assistant director for civic engagement, teamed up to give presentations at the Ashoka U Exchange at Tulane University in New Orleans and at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.

North Central launches its own startup: new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Martha Carney
North Central College’s new CIE serves as a bridge between the College and the regional business community, helping launch startups, mentor entrepreneurs.

The College’s new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) isn’t just another business center.

“We’re dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation in every field, not just traditional business disciplines,” explains Martha Carney, the Center’s executive director. “We’re going to be integrated into every discipline—sports, arts, STEM, history, business, everything.”

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