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Hannah Brock '13

Hannah Brock and Kevin Murphy started hiking across the Appalachian Mountains from Maine on June 12. Brock is a Jackson, GA, native and Murphy lives in Glen Ellyn, IL. A daily journal of Brock’s excursion on the Appalachian Trail is posted at trailjournals.com/hannahbrock.

RJ McNichols '11

RJ McNichols filmed a documentary series titled “1621 and Beyond: The Fall and Rise of North Central Men's Cross Country Team.” This eight-part web series incorporates video from the 2007 season and what it took to win a 13th team national title. The series began streaming August 22 at nccharrier.com.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

Jenae Harner

Finding out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities has been no problem for Jenae, even with her busy schedule as a member of the Cardinals volleyball team. Since arriving on campus, she’s interned for a local humane society, worked as the webmaster for the College’s Viewfinder and built a new website for another nearby nonprofit.

“And there are other opportunities I’ve had to turn down,” she says. “There are so many it can be hard to choose.”

Jenae decided to attend North Central after reviewing the IMS curriculum. She’s had a blast learning how to design, animate and program.

“You learn to use just about every program imaginable,” she says. “And you get to be creative in all aspects of design.”

Jenae wants to stay versatile as a designer. “I’d love to master print and web design and use those skills to help a large business with marketing.”

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

WONC station manager wins first-place trophy as Best Sportscaster

Kevin Jackman ’14
North Central College student broadcaster Kevin Jackman ’14 is named Best Sportscaster in the state at the 2013 Illinois Broadcasters Association.

North Central College student broadcaster Kevin Jackman ’14 was named Best Sportscaster in the state at the 2013 Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) Silver Dome Awards, held June 19 in Peoria. The Silver Domes are the most prestigious broadcast performance award in the state.

Jackman, a senior majoring in broadcast communication and interactive media studies/convergent media, competed with commercial broadcasters to win his first-place trophy in the Small Market Radio division.

Whitney Goodbred earns Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award

Whitney Goodbred received the Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award at the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Whitney Goodbred, daughter of Carol and Randy Goodbred, of Earlville, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Whitney has a double major in broadcast communication and interactive media studies with a focus in convergent media at North Central College. She is a graduate of Earlville Junior-Senior High School.

Amber Dvorak earns Megan Sweeney and Outstanding Major in Interactive Media Studies awards

Amber Dvorak received two awards—Outstanding Major in Interactive Media Studies and Megan Sweeney Award—during 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Amber Dvorak, daughter of Donna and Robert Dvorak, of Schiller Park, Ill., received two awards—the Outstanding Major in Interactive Media Studies and the Megan Sweeney Award—during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Amber is majoring in interactive media studies with a focus in graphic arts with minors in print journalism and Spanish at North Central College. She is a graduate of East Leyden High School.

North Central College exhibits artwork of four students April 6 through May 3

Artwork of four North Central College students is featured in the monthlong exhibit “Digital Design.”

Artwork of four North Central College students is featured in the monthlong exhibit “Digital Design.”

All pieces displayed in “Digital Design” are computer-generated and include print posters, motion graphics and animation created by seniors Amber Dvorak of Schiller Park; Tanya Fetzer of Richmond, Ill.; Samantha Suarez of Romeoville; and Sarah Wilm of Westmont. The exhibit runs April 6 through May 3 in the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9; complimentary refreshments will be served.

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