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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.

Gems talks to NPR about public support of professional boxers

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, was a featured sports historian in an interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, was a featured sports historian in an interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered” program broadcasted May 5 on WBEZ-FM 91.5. The story, titled “In New York City, Former Boxers Find Ways To Support Each Other,” was produced by national reporter Hansi Lo Wang of NPR’s New York bureau.

Honors Day 2016 celebrates student excellence

North Central College recognizes high-achieving students for academic and co-curricular excellence throughout their college careers on Honors Day.

Honors Day is an annual highlight at North Central College. The day publicly celebrates students and their excellence in the academic and cocurricular life of the College. Honors Day 2016 opened on May 17 with a keynote address by Dr. Julio J. Ramirez as part of North Central’s 19th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

Madormo signs contract for new book series, continues to speak for Charlie Collier series

John Madormo
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, authors new series of books, continues talks on first middle-school series.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager for WONC-FM 89.1, signed a contract for another middle-grade series of books with mid-size publisher Zumaya Publications in Austin, Texas. Titled “The Adventures of Rutherford, Canine Comic,” the new series tells the story of a basset hound who always dreams of becoming a watchdog, but must settle for the life of a stand-up comedian. The first book will debut in 2017.

A College on the Move

North Central gains momentum in growth, reputation, value.

Growth in new faculty, world-class facilities, outstanding academics and stellar athletic teams---these are the hallmarks of a campus community that is fiscally strong, excited about the future and focused on becoming one of America’s top colleges.

“Our students and their families become part of a dynamic campus environment, where they benefit from the value of small class sizes, faculty mentors and award-winning cocurricular activities,” said Martin Sauer, vice president for enrollment and athletics.

Campus, local, state, national guests celebrated the Science Center "topping out"

North Central College’s Science Center reached a construction milestone with the placement of a ceremonial final beam in Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

North Central College’s Science Center reached new heights during its construction when the campus community celebrated the hoisting and placement of a ceremonial final steel beam during a Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

Traditional among ironworkers, the ceremony is sometimes called Capping Off, or Topping Off, or Topping Out. Regardless, said President Troy D. Hammond during his remarks, “It’s a significant construction milestone that we’ve reached only because of the dedication and hard work of many, many people.”

Students win 14 awards for North Central in international broadcast competition

WONC-FM 89.1 takes home three first-place trophies for Best Station Promo, Best Station Contest/Promotional Event and Best Promotions Director.

Student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, have added 14 new awards to the station’s trophy case. They earned three first-place awards and 11 other finalist titles at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) International Conference held March 5 in New York City.

Enactus student organization sponsors event at annual SEA Conference

Justin Wysocke ’17, Justin Ali ’16, Nikki Amundsen ’16
North Central’s Enactus hosts financial experts to speak to artists about finding the finances to start a creative business and take it to the next level.

North Central College’s Enactus student organization has been awarded a $2,100 Sam’s Club Step-up for Small Business Grant that focuses on two primary goals: mentoring a small business and educating underserved borrowers. At the end of summer 2015, Enactus students took part in competing for this yearlong grant project opportunity.

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