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North Central partners with Lowe’s to create garden for needy residents

Students work to clear the land before building garden beds
North Central College’s SIFE and employee volunteers at Lowe’s join forces to create a self-sustaining, organic community garden for immigrant residents.

North Central College’s Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) joined forces with employee volunteers at Lowe’s Naperville home improvement retail store to create a self-sustaining, organic garden for immigrant residents associated with the nonprofit Emmanuel House CDC.

Still time to pick up $5 Switchfoot tickets

Still time to pick up $5 Switchfoot tickets

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Hey students! $5 tickets are still available to see Switchfoot on campus May 20, but the tickets are going fast! Limit two tickets per student.

Once these are gone, the ticket price returns to $15/student with a North Central ID. Stop by the box office at the Fine Arts Center, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Students attend Midwest Political Science Association annual conference

Rima Gungor ’12 gave poster presentation at conference
Forty North Central College students attend and senior presents at annual Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago.

Forty North Central College students studying political science saw their area of study in action when they attended the annual Midwest Political Science Association national conference, which took place April 11-14 in Chicago. Senior Rima Gungor was among a select group of students to present.

North Central College alumnus shares wisdom, expertise on video game development

Computer science professor Stephen Renk, left, and Ross Przybylski '05.
Alumnus Ross Przybylski spoke to interactive media studies students and community members about his experience developing video games.

May 4, 2012—You can accomplish just about anything you can imagine if you try hard enough, entrepreneur and video game developer Ross Przybylski told an audience at North Central College.

Przybylski, a 2005 graduate of North Central College, hosted the April 25 presentation, “How To Become Your Own Game Developer With Adobe Flash.” He told the audience of students and community members how he used Adobe Flash to develop the game “Hero Mages,” a cross-platform, multiplayer Web and mobile game.

Moussetis, Cavenagh, Hanlon present paper on strategic business leadership

North Central College faculty Robert Moussetis, Tom Cavenagh and Brian Hanlon presented paper that won Leadership and Leading Track Award at conference.

North Cental College faculty members—Robert Moussetis, associate professor of international business and chair of management and marketing/Bus; Thomas Cavenagh, Schneller Sisters Professor of Leadership, Ethics and Values, professor of business law and conflict resolution, director of leadership, ethics and values, and coordinator of master of leadership studies program; and Brian Hanlon, Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of marketing—presented an award-winning paper at international conference.  

Earth Day events, April 24 and 26

Earth Day events, April 24 and 26

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To celebrate Earth Day, which officially falls on Sunday, April 22, the student club Green Scene will host two “green” events on April 24 and 26. Both campus events are free and open to all students, faculty and staff.



Forensics team members claim national attention

2012 forensic team members
North Central College’s forensics team has traveled and competed nationwide and placed among the top teams and competitors in the country.

North Central College’s forensics team has traveled and competed nationwide during winter and spring terms and placed among the top teams and competitors in the country.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra returns for May 19 concert in Wentz Concert Hall

Chicago Symphony Orchestra to perform May 19 at North Central College, concluding College’s stellar 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform May 19 at North Central College, marking the CSO’s third appearance in the College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

The performance will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $150 and $125; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Deadline is April 23 to nominate faculty & staff for Dissinger Awards

Deadline is April 23 to nominate faculty & staff for Dissinger Awards

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North Central College’s Dissinger Awards provide an annual occasion to honor and reward faculty and staff who distinguish themselves and the College by their excellence in teaching, scholarship and/or their performance of a job “above and beyond the call of duty.”



Student group presents “The Vagina Monologues” April 20-21

Student group presents “The Vagina Monologues” April 20-21

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“The Vagina Monologues” will be performed at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students.

This award-winning play is based on V-Day founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Ensler’s experience performing “The Vagina Monologues” inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.