North Central College - Naperville, IL

FYE Workshop Series

Student Activities Fair

The Office of Student Involvement presents its annual Student Activities Fair. With over 70 student organizations on campus, come find the place you can plug in and be involved. Don't forget to check out the deals our vendors offer.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

4:30 pm- 6:30 pm

Brainard St; between Jefferson and Chicago Aves

TIP Talks: Topics in Politics Lecture Series

Presented by the Political Science Department

Modeled on the TED Talk concept, TIP Talks will feature three political science professors and a guest speaker who will make brief presentations on current political topics.

Speakers for the Sept. 25 TIP Talks include:

  • Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science and chair of the division of human thought and behavior, will discuss the attraction to violence in the context of the protests in Ferguson, Mo. 
  • Riad Ismat, 2014-2015 Scholar-in-Residence to North Central College from Syria, will give a talk titled “Syria: Tolerance or Violence.” 
  • William Muck, associate professor and chair of political science/sociology and anthropology and coordinator of global studies, will reflect on the 100-year anniversary of World War I and its relevance for today.
  • Suzanne Chod, assistant professor of political science, will explore the politics of violence against women.
  • Cynthia Washburn, North Central’s violence education and prevention coordinator, will also briefly speak about her role on campus.

 Thursday, September 25, 2014

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Meiley-Swallow Theatre

BreakAway's D-Term Info Session

Presented by the Office of Ministry and Service

All students are invited to learn about D-Term service trip opportunities happening this year, both domestically and abroad.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Koten Chapel


Wednesday, October 1st

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Koten Chapel

Where will YOU go? International Opportunities at NCC.

Presenters: Ms. Kimberly M. Larsson and Ms. Whitney K. Pier

This session will provide an overview of international opportunities at NCC, both on our campus and around the world. We will highlight studying abroad at NCC -- D-term, semester and year-long programs -- and cover the usual hesitations that students have when deciding if they can study abroad, like funding/scholarships, fitting it into your schedule and still graduating on time, taking classes abroad, being an athlete, not knowing a second language, being homesick and considering your safety, etc. We will also discuss ways to internationalize your NCC experience right here on campus, through involvement in International Club, becoming an international buddy or roommate, applying for the Global Perspectives Program, and considering a global major/minor.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

4:00-5:00 pm

WAC 10


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

7:00-8:00 pm

Goldspohn 20


Thursday, October 16, 2014

12:00 - 1:00 pm

WAC 12

iLEAD Information Session

Presented by Leadership, Ethics, and Values

This information session will provide students with information about the iLEAD, first-year student leadership development program, and will provide application information.

Monday, October 6

7:00-9:00 pm

WAC Fireside Lounge

Erasing the Distance

Presented by the Dyson Wellness Center

A theatrical experience capturing the heartbreak and hope of mental health issues affecting young people, featuring 5 true stories performed by professional actors.

Monday, October 6, 2014


Madden Theater in Wentz Concert Hall

Globalization Panel Discussion

Presented by International Programs

Faculty members from each division discuss the effects of globalization on their academic disciplines. Student-faculty discussion to follow.

Tuesday, October 7

7:30 pm

White Activities Center Banquet Hall

Considering a Health related Career? Start off on the right foot!

Part of the Pre-Health Organization meeting, come and learn about what your academics and activities will look like over the next four years. You will also be introduced to the Pre-Health Blackboard group and how to find volunteer opportunities in your field. Lunch will be served.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

12:30-1:30 pm

Goldspohn 20

AMA Focus Group

We are conducting a focus group for vitaminwater. This is a chance for you to participate in a workshop for American Marketing Association. Not only will it count as a workshop for you, but it will help AMA gather information for their case study! All majors are welcome to participate. We are offering two options for you to attend.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

6:30-7:30 pm

Goldspohn room 22 and 27


Thursday, October 16, 2014

6:30-7:30 pm

Goldspohn room 22 and 27

Top Tips for Success at NCC

This workshop will provide students with resources to help them be successful at North Central.  It will focus on study skills, time management, and writing. Presentations will be given by Academic Support and the Writing Center.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Stadium 129


Friday, October 24, 2014

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Stadium 129

Go Away Day 2014: Study Abroad Fair

Interested in study abroad? Representatives from every study abroad program and a number of our overseas partners will be available to showcase their program and answer questions.

Tuesday, October 28

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

WAC, upstairs

Oxfam Hunger Banquet  

Co-Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs and International Programs. Contact Dorothy Pleas at or Dr. Jack Shindler for more information.

For the third consecutive year, students are invited to participate in this simulation designed to raise awareness of world-wide inequalities concerning food distribution and availability. Students will role-play their citizenship in various regions of the world and eat accordingly

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

6:00 pm 

WAC Banquet Hall

Where the Stone Tones

 Co-sponsored by Anthropology and Cultural Events. Contact Dr. Matt Krystal for more information at

Anthropologist and faculty member Dr. Matt Krystal produced and directed this documentary about a K'iche' Maya extended family in San Miguel Totonicap�n, Guatemala.  Family members have been weavers for seven generations, and globalization has presented them with both challenges and opportunities.  Four members of the family (two men and two women) discuss their efforts to continue and improve their way of life. IMS Professor Hale Ekinci, NCC alumnus Scott Loberger, and students including Miguel Purgimon also contributed significantly to the film's creation. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

7:00 pm


God is Here to Stay: Science, Evolution, and Belief in God

Sponsored by Cultural Events. Contact Prof. Judith Brodhead for more information at

Professor of religion and ethics emeritus Dr. Thomas McFaul and physicist Al Brunsting have collaborated in writing their new book, ?God is Here to Stay: Science, Evolution, and Belief in God,? in which they applyhypothesis testing to an examination of one of the oldest of philosophical and religious dilemmas: the existence of God. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

7:30 pm 

Meiley-Swallow Theatre

The Square

 Co-sponsored by International Programs and Cultural Events. Contact Dr. John Shindler at for more information.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2013, The Square tells the story of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Jehane Noujaim.

Thursday, November 6

7:30 pm