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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.

Senior Art Show “FOUNDations” showcases diverse body of student work

Two gallery locations will feature artwork by 11 North Central College art students in the annual Senior Art Show through June 11.

An array of artwork by 11 North Central College art students will be showcased in the 2016 Senior Art Show through June 11. Titled “FOUNDations,” the show features paintings, drawings, ceramics, digital work and more.

Free and open to the public, the exhibit will be on display in two gallery locations: the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery and Oesterle Library Gallery. Visitors are invited to browse the exhibit, enjoy refreshments and greet the artists during a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in both galleries.

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.

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.”

High volume of traffic expected on south campus Sunday, April 24

High volume of traffic expected on south campus Sunday, April 24

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North Central College is the host site for the inaugural Naperville Women’s Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, April 24. The morning race begins and ends at the College and, as a result, a high volume of vehicles is expected on the south end of campus.

Race routes begin at 7 a.m. directly behind the Residence Hall/Recreation Center and finish in Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. Post-event activities include food and live entertainment from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with award presentations at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
 



Strong communities are safer communities

Kimberly Sluis, vice president for student affairs and dea
North Central College works to foster a campus culture where people look out for one another and take action when someone’s safety is jeopardized.

Strong communities are safer communities. This principle guides North Central College in its efforts to foster a campus culture where people look out for one another and take action when they notice something that jeopardizes the safety of the community or any member of it.

North Central students trace the steps of Freedom Riders during spring break trip

As part of the Sankofa Verandah Experience, North Central College students followed the path of Freedom Riders during the 1960s.

During spring break 2016, students had the opportunity to participate in the Sankofa Verandah Experience, titled Student Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Students traced the steps of the Freedom Riders during the 1960s and reflected on how the civil rights struggle connects to their own passions for social justice and leadership.

They traveled to Memphis, Tenn.; Little Rock, Ark.; the Mississippi Delta; and Jackson and Oxford, Miss. Through the course of the trip, students analyzed how the civil rights movement has shaped the world today.

Student exhibit showcases ceramics and sculptures through May 1

North Central presents the student exhibit, “Anatomy of the Vessel,” featuring the artwork of Lauren Denler ’16.

North Central College presents a student exhibit, featuring ceramics and sculptures by senior Lauren Denler, of Homer Glen, through May 1.

Titled “Anatomy of the Vessel,” the free exhibit is on display in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist’s reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

North Central College supports first-generation students in transition to higher education

North Central’s Cardinal First program fosters community among first-generation students and faculty.

In any given classroom at North Central College, it’s likely that several students are the first in their immediate families to pursue higher education. About 35 to 40 percent of North Central students are first-generation college students—meaning, their parents do not have four-year degrees. And many of their professors were first-generation college students, too.  

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