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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.

North Central’s forensics team places in state, national contests, brings home All-American

North Central College’s reputation as a top national competitor in forensics and debate continues to thrive with top placements at state and national tourneys.

North Central College’s reputation as a top national competitor in forensics and debate continues to thrive.

North Central launches its own startup: new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Martha Carney
North Central College’s new CIE serves as a bridge between the College and the regional business community, helping launch startups, mentor entrepreneurs.

The College’s new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) isn’t just another business center.

“We’re dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation in every field, not just traditional business disciplines,” explains Martha Carney, the Center’s executive director. “We’re going to be integrated into every discipline—sports, arts, STEM, history, business, everything.”

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.

North Central journalism students mentor middle school newspaper club

A. Vito Martinez Middle School students visit North Central College to experience journalism from a college perspective.

Students in North Central College’s journalism program teamed up with budding middle school journalists to show them the ins and outs of newspaper and online production.

Staff at A. Vito Martinez Middle School reached out to Kay O’Donnell, assistant professor of journalism at North Central, to arrange for students in their newspaper club to spend a day building their reporting and writing skills with North Central students.

‘Out with the old in with the new’ theme earns Chronicle multiple awards

The Chronicle wins multiple awards, including second place for Best Website by Associated Collegiate Press & six awards by Illinois College Press Association.

North Central College’s journalism students have kicked up their skill level a few hundred notches with new print designs for the Chronicle and a user-friendly website called NCClinked.com. Their hard work in developing a new face for the student news operation hasn’t gone unnoticed in the journalism world.

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