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Taylor Bastone earns Outstanding Major in Interactive Media Studies Award

Taylor Bastone was awarded the Outstanding Major in Interactive Media Studies Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Taylor Bastone, daughter of Jamie and Christine Bastone of Elgin, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Interactive Media Studies Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Taylor is double majoring in interactive media studies: graphic arts and marketing at North Central College. She is a graduate of Central High School.

Kevin Jackman earns Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award

Kevin Jackman ’14
Kevin Jackman was awarded the Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Kevin Jackman, son of Andrew and Susan Jackman of Glenview, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Kevin is a double major in broadcast communication and interactive media studies at North Central College. He is a graduate of Glenbrook South High School.

North Central College freshman wins scholarship in essay contest

Debra Jensen ’17
Debra Jensen ’17 wins $2,000 Buildium Build U. Scholarship for her essay, which argues the importance of shared beliefs within a company.

North Central College’s Debra Jensen ’17 won a $2,000 Buildium Build U. Scholarship for her essay, titled “The Most Qualified,” which argues the importance of shared beliefs within a company.

Katelyn Emricson ’15 is finalist in photography contest

Katelyn Emricson ’15, interactive media studies major
North Central College junior Katelyn Emricson is chosen a finalist in Photographer’s Forum College & High School Photography Contest.

North Central College junior Katelyn Emricson has been selected as a finalist in Photographer’s Forum 34th annual College & High School Photography Contest.

Emricson, an interactive media studies major and marketing minor from Woodstock, Ill., submitted photographs that were selected from more than 16,600 entries from students around the world. The photo was originally taken for an assignment in her Digital Photography class (ART 205), an IMS course.

North Central College students showcase talent in 2014 Senior Art Show

Senior Art Show features paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and more by 13 graduating seniors, May 12-June 13, in two galleries.

Artwork by 13 North Central College art students will be featured in the annual Senior Art Show, May 12 through June 13. The 2014 Senior Art Show features a diverse body of work, ranging from paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics to photography, cutouts and mixed media.

Registration is underway for summer school at North Central College

Undergraduate and graduate students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Registration is underway for a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses that often can be applied toward graduation requirements at a student’s home institution. Class sessions are offered in four- and eight-week terms, starting June 16. The second four-week term starts July 14.

New award-winning website brings together student writing, photography, video and audio news coverage

Kevin Jackman ’14
North Central College students earn national recognition from College Media Association for ncclinked.com.

The talents of North Central College students again garnered national recognition with a first-place award for a new student-run website, ncclinked.com. The College Media Association held a convention and awards ceremony March 15 in New York City and North Central’s Chronicle staff competed among schools of all sizes in the online award category. In its first time competing there, The Chronicle came away with a David L.

Alumni filmmakers discuss “Breaking Into the Film Biz”

Emerging filmmakers, alumni Scott Drucker ’06 (left) and R.J. McNichols ’11
North Central alumni Scott Drucker ’06 and R.J. McNichols ’11 visit campus March 5 to discuss the business and art of making of their first films.

Emerging filmmakers and North Central alumni Scott Drucker ’06 and R.J. McNichols ’11 will visit campus March 5 to discuss the business and art of making of their first films.

Titled “Breaking Into the Film Biz,” their presentation is free and will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Their talk and Q&A are open to the campus community and will especially interest young filmmakers, students of interactive media, and fans and aficionados of contemporary documentary film with a community and social conscience.

Wade Balsamo ’17 and his father create award-winning video

Leo and Walk On Farm are the focus of winning video
North Central College freshman Wade Balsamo works with his father and wins scholarship by media production firm in video contest featuring nonprofit.

Wade Balsamo, a freshman at North Central College, worked with his father to create an award-winning short film about the philanthropic organization Walk On.

Balsamo, of Barrington, is passionate about production and his efforts to promote Walk On, a nonprofit that provides equine-assisted activities to people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities. Walk On helps inspire people to advance to their highest potential.

SEA Conference features four keynotes, workshops by successful artists

North Central College hosts the 14th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 21-22 to help aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 14th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 21-22 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs.

The SEA Conference provides educational resources to help aspiring artists gain entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain careers as independent artists. The conference features performances, workshops, panel discussions and other activities tailored to actors, filmmakers, musicians, painters, sculptors, writers and other artists.

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