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13 North Central College student broadcasters earn 26 IBS award nominations

North Central student broadcasters are nominated for 26 awards in a national competition—more than any college radio station in nation.

North Central College student broadcasters are nominated for 26 awards in a national competition—more than any other college or university radio station in the nation.

Thirteen North Central College broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, the College’s student-run radio station, earned 26 nominations in the annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) competition. Winners of the Golden Microphone Trophy Awards will be announced March 2 at the 73rd Annual IBS International Radio/Webcast Conference in New York City.

Madormo gives talk to Chicago teacher/librarians

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communications
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, spoke to Chicago Public School librarians about his novel series and more.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was the featured speaker at the Jan. 19 meeting of the Chicago Teacher-Librarian Association (CTLA) in Chicago. Sponsored by Children’s Plus, Inc., the meeting was open to all Chicago Public School librarians.

Students may apply by Feb. 20 for Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 14.

North Central College students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, which will take place during Honors Day on Tuesday, May 14.

Information about the symposium and how to submit proposals may be found on the College’s website. A list of frequently asked questions also is available.

Verandah courses

Verandah experiences are intellectually and personally stimulating for students and faculty.

Eric Knox '09

Eric Knox is a program director through AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA) for Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation in Alaska where he assists with Fairbanks First Think Local. The buy local program is designed to advocate for a 10 percent shift in consumer expenditure from outside the Fairbanks North Star Borough to within the borough. He has worked to increase community knowledge of the importance of buying local by creating member booklets, community directories, newsletters, website development, special events and social media campaigns.

Matthew Kasper '98

Matthew Kasper is director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England, leading all sales activities in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. He has been with the company for more than six years and has held various leadership positions, most recently as the director of sales in Indiana. He holds an M.B.A. from Valparaiso University. He and his wife Jorie and three sons will relocate to Portland, ME.

Zach DeWitz '05

Zach DeWitz was promoted from middays to mornings at WSSR-FM/Star 96.7 in Crest Hill, IL, where he broadcasts under the pseudonym Josh Cooper. His new morning program, titled “Cooper in the Morning Show,” continues to be a music-based morning program but is more interactive and locally focused. He has been with WSSR-FM since April 2006 working the midday shift and doing morning news and traffic reports. Joining Cooper is a new addition to the radio station, Bolingbrook native Anna Kopsky ’14. She is heard weekdays delivering news and traffic reports.

Kevin Manno '05

Kevin Manno is the host of a new reality show on the cable/satellite network Lifetime, “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition,” which premiered October 9. The show is a spin-off of the popular Lifetime reality series “Dance Moms.” The 10-week program showcases a dozen young dancers between ages 6 and 13, each competing for a $100,000 grand prize and scholarship to New York’s famed Joffrey Ballet School.  Judges of the competition include “Dance Moms’” Abby Lee Miller, Lady Gaga choreographer Richard Jackson and Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin.

North Central to honor student broadcasters at John Drury High School Radio Awards

North Central College will honor the nation’s top high school broadcasters Nov. 10 at the 10th annual John Drury High School Radio Awards.

North Central College will honor the nation’s top high school broadcasters Nov. 10 when it hosts the 10th annual John Drury High School Radio Awards.

Chicago ABC7 News anchor/reporter Ben Bradley will join John Madormo, general manager of North Central College’s acclaimed student-run radio station WONC-FM 89.1, to present the honors.

The by-invitation ceremony begins at noon Saturday, Nov. 10, in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Madormo was panelist at Young Adult Literature Conference

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communications
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communications, general manager of WONC, was panelist at conference of authors, educators.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communications and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was a panelist at the ninth annual Young Adult (YA) Literature Conference at the Hotel Arista in Naperville Sept. 29. Madormo was joined by young adult authors Paul Griffin, Jennifer Allison, Harlan Cohen and T. M. Goeglein as part of the Mystery panel.

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