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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.

WONC wins silver dome award

Click to watch how North Central's student radio station, WONC-FM 98.1, won another Silver Dome Award.

Lucas Mitzel earns Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award

Lucas Mitzel
Lucas Mitzel was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Lucas Mitzel was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Mitzel is a graduating senior majoring in broadcast communication. He recently received a first-place Best Sports Play-by-Play Award by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, sharing the award with classmate Ryna Piers. Mitzel provided the color commentary for the broadcast. Both were broadcasters for WONC 89.1 FM, the College's student-ran radio station.

Students nominated for awards in state, national broadcasting contests

Student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, earned nominations in state and national competitions.

Student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, have earned nominations in state and national competitions.

In a state competition, four students earned two nominations in two different categories in the annual Student Silver Dome Awards presented each fall by the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) to the top college and university radio and TV programs in the state.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a Military Friendly School for 2015

Graduate and Student Veteran Lounge
North Central College has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a 2015 Military Friendly School.

The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the third consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

North Central College begins academic year with near-record number of students

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

Total enrollment is a near-record 2,800 undergraduates and 250 graduate students—3,050 total—eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the third straight year. The College welcomed 860 new full-time undergraduate students, up from 852 a year ago. That includes 580 first-year students, up from 529 a year ago. The 860 new undergraduates would be second only to the record-number 882 welcomed in fall 2010.

North Central College launches new media studies department

Dr. Kay O’Donnell (center) mentors media students.
North Central College is launching a new media studies department that combines journalism, broadcast communication and interactive media studies.

North Central College is launching a new media studies department this fall to prepare students for the increasingly dynamic media field. The new department combines journalism, broadcast communication and interactive media studies (IMS). The popular IMS major blends art, computer science, English and communication.

“The goal is to combine these fields of study to mirror the changing digital media landscape,” says R. Devadoss Pandian, North Central’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

North Central College is ranked No. 14 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. This is the 21st consecutive year U.S. News & World Report has ranked North Central College among America’s Best Colleges.

Madormo’s second novel for young readers among best children’s books for 2014

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, and his second novel win praise.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was recently recognized by the Bank Street College of Education in New York City for one of his children’s books.

Bank Street College named Madormo’s second novel for young readers in the Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire series, titled “The Camp Phoenix Caper,” to its list of The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2014 Edition, ages 9-12, in the Fiction, Adventure and Mystery category.

Alumna discovers her radio fellowship has a North Central connection

Laurel White ’10
Journalism major Laurel White ’10 is named Lee Ester News Fellow at Wisconsin Public Radio, a position named for a College alumnus.

Laurel White ’10 always thought of herself as a “print” person, so she spent her years at North Central climbing the editorial ladder of the student-run newspaper, The Chronicle, and squeezing in a term as a DJ at WONC-FM 89.1.

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