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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.

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.”

Campus, local, state, national guests celebrated the Science Center "topping out"

North Central College’s Science Center reached a construction milestone with the placement of a ceremonial final beam in Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

North Central College’s Science Center reached new heights during its construction when the campus community celebrated the hoisting and placement of a ceremonial final steel beam during a Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

Traditional among ironworkers, the ceremony is sometimes called Capping Off, or Topping Off, or Topping Out. Regardless, said President Troy D. Hammond during his remarks, “It’s a significant construction milestone that we’ve reached only because of the dedication and hard work of many, many people.”

North Central accounting students begin new partnership with Center for Economic Progress

Eleven student volunteers, trained and certified through the IRS, help low-income individuals and families in Aurora file their tax returns.

For the seventh consecutive year, North Central College accounting and business students are volunteering to help low-income community members file tax returns. This year, they entered into a new partnership with the Center for Economic Progress in Aurora. This new site can host more volunteers and yield more returns—approximately 1,000 returns.

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.  

Registration is open for North Central’s summer campus, workshops, theatre

North Central College presents summer camps for children and adults, ranging from athletics and performing arts to academics and faith-based.

Registration for North Central College’s 2016 Summer Camps and Workshops opens Monday, Feb. 15. Among the many opportunities are summer camps for children and adults, ranging from athletics and performing arts to academics and faith-based.

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.

Chicago-based artist Monika Wulfers ’68 showcases her light installations

North Central College presents the three-dimensional light artwork of 1968 North Central alumna in her exhibit “Monika Wulfers LINES” through March 27.

North Central College presents the three-dimensional light artwork of Chicago-based artist Monika Wulfers, a 1968 graduate of North Central, in her exhibit “Monika Wulfers LINES,” Feb. 5 through March 27.

The free exhibit will be displayed in North Central’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Wulfers will greet visitors at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Cullors encourages audience to “reclaim” the legacy of Martin Luther King

Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of Black Lives Matter
Patrisse Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter shares her perspective on community activism with North Central College audience.

Nearly 500 people of varied ages, races and hometowns listened as Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of Black Lives Matter, shared her view of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the need for continued social activism and community organizing.

“This is our holiday,” she said of the observance of King’s birthday on campus and across the country. “Community activists don’t have many holidays.”

Addition of solar thermal panels raises College to new level of ‘green’

North Central College advances mission to introduce renewable technologies and integrate sustainability initiatives by adding solar thermal panels to New Hall.

North Central College’s mission to integrate sustainability into all facets of campus life reached another milestone this week with the installation of state-of-the-art, solar thermal panels to its newest residence hall.

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