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North Central College students stage Holocaust-themed play “Way to Heaven” May 9-12

Students rehearse a scene. From left: Warren Dailey and Evan Michalic
North Central College students will perform on May 9-12 “Way to Heaven,” a play inspired by actual events that occurred during the Holocaust.

North Central College students will perform on May 9-12 “Way to Heaven,” a play inspired by actual events that occurred during the Holocaust.

Four performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 9-11 and at 2 p.m. May 12 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Students learn valuable lessons in leadership from faculty, staff and alumni

North Central College’s annual leadership conference “Lead For A Change” attracts more than 200 student participants.

More than 200 students attended North Central College’s second annual leadership conference, “Lead For A Change: Lead, Follow + Get in the Way,” held on campus April 5-6.  

North Central alumnus, advisor to EPA to discuss federal sustainability efforts.

Charlie Bartsch ’73
Charlie Bartsch ’73, senior advisor for economic development to the EPA, will give a lunchtime lecture that’s open to campus community Friday, April 12.

Charlie Bartsch—a North Central College Class of 1973 alumnus and political science and history major—will give a lunchtime lecture that’s open to the campus community on Friday, April 12. He is senior program advisor for economic development to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assistant administrator Mathy Stanislaus.

Civil rights panel on April 5 opens Student Leadership Conference

North Central College presents panelists who reminisce about historic, personal events in 1963 during the modern civil rights movement.

North Central College presents a panel discussion Friday, April 5, that reminisces of historic, personal events in 1963 during the modern civil rights movement. The free event begins at 6 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall and is the opening session for the two-day Student Leadership Conference.

North Central forensics places third in state, sets record for national qualifiers

North Central College students win 12 awards at state championship forensic tournament, set program record for national contest by qualifying in 29 events.

Eighteen North Central College students were among some 200 forensic competitors in speech and debate at the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament (IIFA), hosted by Northern Illinois University March 1-2.

North Central College brought home 12 awards. Among them were two Sweepstakes Awards: The College won Third Place Team award in the State of Illinois, and David DePino ’13, majoring in speech communication and history, claimed Third Place Overall Individual Student in Illinois award.

John Nosek '85

John Nosek was named president of Kao USA Inc. in January 2012. He oversees the Kao Corporation’s prestige, consumer products and professional salon businesses in the United States. Kao USA Inc. has worked with Jergens, Curel, Biore and John Frieda brands, as well as Goldwell, KMS California professional hair care and Molton Brown prestige products. Nosek joined Kao USA Inc. in 2006 after holding a variety of executive positions in the consumer products industry with L’Oreal USA and Bristol-Myers Squibb. He and his wife Leah reside in a suburb of Cincinnati with their three children.

Mark Schobel '83

Mark Schobel was reelected to the Wheaton Park District board of commissioners and has been on the board since 1989. He is regional vice president at Job Search Television Network (JSTN). He says the main reason he decided to run for reelection was to serve his community “and strive to make the district excel and better itself at every opportunity.” Schobel resides in Wheaton, IL, with his wife Rebecca and their two daughters.

Kirk Overstreet '00

Kirk Overstreet accepted a position as assistant dean of adjunct faculty support at the College of DuPage. He is the second of two new assistant deans hired to work with the College’s adjunct faculty members. In his new position, he and a fellow assistant dean will work on adjunct faculty recruitment, orientation, professional development and evaluation. Prior to working for the College of DuPage, he served as associate director of human resources in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Koenig is editor, contributor of second work on the Holocaust

Wendy Koenig, associate professor of art
Wendy Koenig, North Central College associate professor of art, is co-editor of “The Holocaust and World War II: In History and In Memory,” December 2012.

Wendy Koenig, North Central College associate professor of art, is co-editor of “The Holocaust and World War II: In History and In Memory,” published December 2012 with Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was 2007 North Central College Commencement speaker

Newly appointed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was the 2007 Commencement speaker at North Central College.

Newly appointed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was the 2007 Commencement speaker at North Central College.

Hagel was sworn in on Feb. 27 as the nation’s 24th defense secretary, one day after the Senate voted 58-41 to approve his appointment by President Barack Obama.

Hagel spoke at North Central College’s 142nd Commencement ceremony on June 9, 2007, when he was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree. Hagel was a U.S. Senator representing Nebraska at the time. A North Central College alumnus, T.J. Birkel ’04, served as a senior staff member to Senator Hagel.

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