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Jonathan Rascher earns Outstanding Majors in Computer Science, Mathematics awards

Jonathan Rascher
Jonathan Rascher of Bartlett was recognized with two academic awards during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 17, 2012—Jonathan Rascher of Bartlett was recognized with two academic awards during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Rascher earned two department honors, the 2012 Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award and the 2012 Outstanding Major in Mathematics Award. In addition to double-majoring in computer science and mathematics, Rascher is earning a minor in interactive media studies when he graduates from the College in June.

Film Central presents national premiere of “Littlest Nomads” May 10

Film Central, North Central’s indie/social-change film series, features national premiere screening of “Littlest Nomads,” giving voice to homeless children.

Film Central, North Central College’s indie/social-change film series, presents guest speaker Diane Nilan and the national premiere screening of the short film “Littlest Nomads” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. The film is the second in the Film Central series during spring term and is sponsored by the College’s English department, fine & performing arts, Office of International Programs and Leadership, Ethics and Values.

SIFE named regional champion, qualifies for nationals

SIFE faculty advisors Clifton, Nicholson, Krystal, Thalmann (not pictured)
North Central College’s SIFE team is named regional champion and qualifies to compete at nationals after presenting projects to business leaders.

After participating in the SIFE Regional Competition in Chicago on April 16, North Central College’s SIFE team was named a regional champion and qualified to compete in the SIFE USA National Exposition May 22-24 in Kansas City. Some 65 teams competed at the Chicago regional event.

North Central College alumnus shares wisdom, expertise on video game development

Computer science professor Stephen Renk, left, and Ross Przybylski '05.
Alumnus Ross Przybylski spoke to interactive media studies students and community members about his experience developing video games.

May 4, 2012—You can accomplish just about anything you can imagine if you try hard enough, entrepreneur and video game developer Ross Przybylski told an audience at North Central College.

Przybylski, a 2005 graduate of North Central College, hosted the April 25 presentation, “How To Become Your Own Game Developer With Adobe Flash.” He told the audience of students and community members how he used Adobe Flash to develop the game “Hero Mages,” a cross-platform, multiplayer Web and mobile game.

Daily Herald profiles student winner of national video contest

The Daily Herald profiles North Central College interactive media studies major Nick Penev, winner of a nationwide video contest.

Today's Daily Herald features a front-page profile of North Central College interactive media studies major Nick Penev, who was unanimously selected by Texas-based Rooster Teeth Productions as the winner of the “Red vs. Blue” season 9 music video contest among 260 entries nationwide.

The video features Penev in the starring role and more than 20 other people, mostly North Central students.

Glende publishes article based on his dissertation research

Philip Glende, visiting assistant professor of English
Philip Glende, North Central College visiting assistant professor of English, publishes article on newspaper coverage of organized labor in mid-20th century.

Philip Glende, North Central College visiting assistant professor of English and advisor to The Chronicle, had his article, titled “Labor Makes the News: Newspapers, Journalism, and Organized Labor, 1933-1955,” published in the March 2012 issue of “Enterprise and Society,” the international journal of business history (Vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 39-52). The article is a summary of Glende’s dissertation research and examines newspaper coverage of organized labor during the burst of union activity that began in the early 1930s.

Student radio broadcasters claim awards at national competition

Twelve student broadcasters for WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, brought home four first-place awards in national competition.

Twelve student broadcasters for WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, brought home four national first-place awards in national competition from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS).   

The first-place Golden Microphone Trophy Awards were in four categories: Best Newscast, Best Community News, Best Sports Play-by-Play and Best Station Promo.

Student is dedicated to making College history accessible

History of North Central College is at your fingertips and accessible from your computer at historypin.com, thanks to the efforts of senior Ray Treonis.

History of North Central College is at your fingertips and accessible from your computer at historypin.com, thanks to the efforts of senior Ray Treonis.

Some 150 photos and their descriptions of campus sites and student life have been posted or pinned to historypin.com, an online community where everyone has the opportunity to view, learn from, add to, share and discuss the history presented on the site. 

Senior wins online music video contest

North Central College interactive media studies major Nick Penev claims first place in music video contest presented by RoosterTeeth.com.

Interactive media studies senior Nick Penev is one of the newest Internet sensations as the winner of the Red vs. Blue Season 9 Soundtrack Music Video Contest presented by RoosterTeeth.com.

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