North Central College - Naperville, IL

Alumnus offers advice to art students

Benjamin Buchenot '05
Benjamin Buchenot spent a day at his alma mater sharing tips with art students about creating and marketing their art work.

Feb. 23, 2011—Benjamin Buchenot, Class of 2005, spent a day at his alma mater sharing tips with art students about creating and marketing their art work.

Art students watched Buchenot demonstrate how he works with clay on a wheel and listened to him describe how he throws clay and uses tools to make walls. He also shared tips on how to clean up pieces more easily, and fielded questions from students on such topics as properly pricing and photographing pieces.

Students from other colleges may enroll in summer courses at North Central

Summer research student
Enrollment is underway for summer school at North Central College. Courses are open to students from other colleges.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307

Feb. 19, 2011—Enrollment is underway for summer school at North Central College. Courses are open to students from other colleges and to all North Central undergraduate and graduate students.

College appoints coordinator of undergraduate research

Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry, was recently appointed the College’s first coordinator of undergraduate research.

Feb. 18, 2011—Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry, was recently appointed the College’s first coordinator of undergraduate research. In making the announcement during a faculty meeting fall term 2010, R. Devadoss Pandian, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, noted that one of the objectives of the 2007-2012 Strategic Plan is to expand faculty-student collaboration, including undergraduate research.

Student volunteers train to help with taxes

Two North Central female students, from left, Emilie Sauer and Meghan Gash
A record 25 accounting majors are in training and working to pass an IRS exam and become certified to help low-income people with income tax returns.

Feb. 11, 2011—North Central students are participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, providing free federal and state income tax assistance for the elderly, non-English speaking individuals, and low-income families and individuals earning less than $49,000.

Students display art at professional exhibit

Twenty-one art students were chosen to showcase their work at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery as part of gallery’s “Aspiring Artists” series through March.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Feb. 11, 2011)—Twenty-one art students at North Central College have been chosen to showcase their work at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora, Ill., as part of Paramount’s “Aspiring Artists” series. The free exhibit will be on display in the Grand Gallery until March 31.

The public is invited to meet the student artists during an artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora.

200 institutions featured at Illinois College Exposition March 21

Students and parents can learn about more than 200 different colleges and universities at the Illinois College Exposition (ICE) March 21.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Feb. 22, 2011—Students and parents can learn about more than 200 different colleges and universities at the Illinois College Exposition (ICE) March 21 at North Central College.

AMA chapter receives Honorable Mention in marketing contest

Photo, l. to r.: Brett Hulett, Jon Tinman, Tim Shoemaker (executive coach and se
North Central’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter earns Honorable Mention at contest, finishing in the top 25 internationally.

Feb. 4, 2011—North Central’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) earned an Honorable Mention award in the Annual International Case Competition. For the third consecutive year, North Central’s chapter placed in the top 25 internationally.

The AMA Case Competition is a yearlong event that brings top marketing students together to work on a marketing challenge submitted by a sponsoring organization. This year’s sponsor is Nintendo.

Mock Trial team wins awards at invitational tourney

Senior Josh Bailey, named Outstanding Attorney
North Central’s Mock Trial team wins civility award and senior Josh Bailey is named Outstanding Attorney at national invitational tournament.

Feb. 4, 2011—North Central’s Mock Trial team competed at the 23rd annual National Invitational Tournament at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 28-29. The tournament is the largest and most challenging contest the team faces all year. Of the 70 participating teams, 50 earned bids to last season’s national competition.

Alum cites impact of King's inspirational words

King’s words helped Brian Lee '01, speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, overcome adversity after a season-ending football injury.

Jan. 17, 2011—The keynote speaker at North Central College’s 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast says the civil rights leader’s words inspired him to achieve success in his life.

Brian Lee, a 2001 graduate of North Central, told the gathering of nearly 200 students, community leaders and other guests how King’s words helped him overcome adversity when he sustained a season-ending injury during his football-playing days at North Central.

The legacy of Paul Warren Allen

The North Central College community remembers music professor, Paul Warren Allen

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Dec. 15, 2010)—Music professor Paul Warren Allen could be moved to tears by the beautiful sounds created by students in his choir at North Central College.

“I remember one Christmas he was conducting the choir singing Handel’s ‘Messiah.’ The truth of the words gripped him and he had crocodile tears running down his cheeks,” recalls his daughter, Paula Billingsley.

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