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WONC, North Central’s student-run radio station, is named best of the best

Station manager Russ Tanzillo ’15, assistant station manager Sam Reiman ’16
North Central College’s WONC-FM 89.1 was awarded the Best Overall Radio Station in the nation and general manager John Madormo won Best Advisor in the nation.

It’s official: North Central College’s student-run radio station WONC-FM 89.1 is the best of the best. For the first time in its history, WONC was awarded the Abraham & Brost Award for Best Overall Radio Station in the nation at the March 7 Awards Ceremony at the 75th annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) International Conference in New York City.  

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.

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 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 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 alumna Jackie Mitchell ’99 Nelson TEDx talk probes optimism

North Central College alumna Jackie Mitchell ’99 Nelson gave a TEDx talk on “Your Step-by-Step Guide to Injury-Free, Xtreme Optimism.”

North Central College alumna Jackie Mitchell ’99 Nelson delivered a TEDx talk about how maintaining an adventurous, optimistic outlook can transform lives.

Nelson was among 12 presenters Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” Her talk was titled, “Your Step-by-Step Guide to Injury-Free, Xtreme Optimism.”

North Central College journalists win awards for excellence

Crystal Madrigal ’16 and Daniel Schryer ’15
Student journalists win five awards in sports game stories, headline writing, features, photography and sports design from Illinois College Press Association.

Student journalists from North Central College have earned five awards for excellence from the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA).

The awards were announced at ICPA’s annual conference Feb. 20-21 in Chicago. College newspapers throughout Illinois, ranging from those at small colleges to publications at large state universities, participated in the annual journalism contest. Entries are judged by working journalists and professional editors who are members of the Illinois Press Association. Some 38 schools contributed 1,260 entries, resulting in 270 winners.

North Central College expands investment in energy-saving LED lighting

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

The most recent upgrades to lighting in the College’s geothermal-controlled, LEED-certified Residence Hall/Recreation Center and in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center are estimated to save the College an additional $35,000 annually in electricity costs. The projects are supported by a $67,989 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation's Energy Efficiency Lighting Upgrade Program.

Teach First alumni share expertise with first-generation future teachers

Emilio Saraga ’13
North Central College hosts its first annual Teach First Alumni Academy with 55 current Teach First students and eight Teach First Alumni Mentors participating.

North Central College hosted its first annual Teach First Alumni Academy on Feb. 20 with 55 current Teach First students and eight Teach First Alumni Mentors participating. The mentors, who were first-generation college students at North Central and now are full-time teachers, prepared and facilitated interactive professional development workshops.

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