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North Central College student Matthew Wilke speaks at TEDx about “Power of Place”

North Central College student Matthew Wilke ’15 spoke at a TEDx event on “The Power of Place: Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine.”

North Central College student Matthew Wilke ’15 spoke at a TEDx event about the impact of setting—or place—in delivering messages.

Wilke was one of six student speakers selected to make three-minute presentations 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 Power of Place: Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine,” was that setting can have profound impact on the context of messages.

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 student Jamie Mangiameli speaks at TEDx about mental health

North Central College student Jamie Mangiameli ’15 spoke at a TEDx event on “Mind, Body & Soul: The Corporate Impact of Mental Wellness Centers.”

North Central College student Jamie Mangiameli ’15 proposed during a TEDx talk that society would benefit from employer-sponsored mental health centers.

Mangiameli was one of six student speakers selected to make three-minute presentations at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” Her talk was titled, “Mind, Body & Soul: The Corporate Impact of Mental Wellness Centers.”

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 student Anthony Schullo speaks at TEDx on gender roles in children

North Central College student Anthony Schullo ’15 spoke at a TEDx event on “Pink and Blue: Communicating Gender to Children.”

North Central College student Anthony Schullo ’15 spoke at a TEDx event about the impact of how gender roles are communicated to children starting at an early age.

North Central College student Alex Moerer speaks at TEDx about value of improvisation

North Central College student Alex Moerer ’17 spoke at a TEDx event on “Improvisation: Overcoming the Stage Fear of Life.”

North Central College student Alex Moerer ’17 spoke at a TEDx event about how improvisation can be applied to improve life’s daily interactions.

Moerer was one of six student speakers selected to make three-minute presentations Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” His talk was titled “Improvisation: Overcoming the Stage Fear of Life.”

North Central College student Abigail Van Hook speaks at TEDx about racial identity

North Central College student Abigail Van Hook ’15 spoke at a TEDx event on “Unpacking My Baggage: Reframing Racial Identity.”

North Central College student Abigail Van Hook ’15 spoke at a TEDx event about how heritage and culture play roles in shaping racial identity.

Van Hook was one of six student speakers selected to make three-minute presentations Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” Van Hook’s talk was titled “Unpacking My Baggage: Reframing Racial Identity.”

North Central College students network with other military veterans at state capital

Students James Lynch and Maria Kornfeind and state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
North Central College student veterans participated in Illinois Student Veterans Leadership Day Feb. 25 in Springfield.

North Central College student veterans met with government officials, networked with peers and learned about opportunities for military veterans pursuing college degrees during Illinois Student Veterans Leadership Day Feb. 25 in Springfield.

Attending were students James Lynch of Wheaton, a first-year political science major who served in the U.S. Navy, and Maria Kornfeind ’15 of Downers Grove, an accounting major who served in the U.S. Marines.

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.

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