North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

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.

R. J. Nichols '11

R.J. McNichols is pursuing a master’s degree in new media studies at DePaul University and graduates in June. He works as a freelance videographer and editor and has undertaken a project shooting and editing content for Wine Channel TV. The hour-long wine, travel and lifestyle show appears on the hotel channel of Marriott and Hyatt hotels. McNichols also has done various videos for Flotrack, a web platform used to educate people about track and field and create a sense of community for the sport.

North Central College to host Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering competition

North Central College will host sectional contest March 14 in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge.

North Central College on March 14 will host sectional competition in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge.

The Academic Challenge is a competitive series of tests created and administered by WYSE and offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri. This competition has been hosted by North Central College for more than 10 years and is designed to present a challenge to the brightest students.

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