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LEAD for a Change

Click here to watch the spring leadership conference, which presented speakers and workshops to help students develop leadership skills.

Moussetis, Cavenagh, Hanlon present paper on strategic business leadership

North Central College faculty Robert Moussetis, Tom Cavenagh and Brian Hanlon presented paper that won Leadership and Leading Track Award at conference.

North Cental College faculty members—Robert Moussetis, associate professor of international business and chair of management and marketing/Bus; Thomas Cavenagh, Schneller Sisters Professor of Leadership, Ethics and Values, professor of business law and conflict resolution, director of leadership, ethics and values, and coordinator of master of leadership studies program; and Brian Hanlon, Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of marketing—presented an award-winning paper at international conference.  

Service, study abroad inspire student’s research on immigration reform

Jenna Slack ’12, Spanish major, leadership and conflict resolution minors
North Central College senior Jenna Slack presents research at national conference that supports using mediation to resolve immigration conflict, direct policy.

Senior Jenna Slack from Carol Stream, Ill., is among 45 students from North Central College whose research project was accepted for presentation at a leading national conference on undergraduate research.

Her research topic—using mediation to examine and resolve illegal migration issues—evolved after a study abroad experience her sophomore year led to subsequent volunteer work.

Servais publishes new book for education leaders

Kristine Servais, associate professor of education
Kristine Servais, North Central College associate professor of education, co-authored new book, “The Courage to Grow: Leading with Intentionality.”

Kristine Servais, North Central College associate professor of education and coordinator of master of arts program in education, has co-authored her second book, “The Courage to Grow: Leading with Intentionality.”

Record 45 North Central students to present at NCUR

Student presenters at previous NCUR
For third straight year, a record number of students will represent North Central College at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students from North Central College will participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

Forty-five students will represent North Central at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) March 29-31 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. No other college or university in Illinois will send more students to this prestigious conference.

Study Abroad Programs

Click here to watch how North Central College offers a variety of programs for the experience of a lifetime.

North Central hosts 2012 Blue Key National Conference

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More than 100 students from across the country traveled to North Central College for the 2012 Blue Key National Conference, which took place Jan. 13-14.

The students represented 13 different colleges and universities, ranging from the University of Portland in Oregon to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Over the course of the conference, students had the opportunity to participate in a vast array of activities.

1960 Martin Luther King visit inspired students to activism

Throughout its 150-year history North Central College has demonstrated its commitment to the principles of equality and nonviolence.

During January, North Central College celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events and activities. As part of a yearlong celebration of its Sesquicentennial, the College’s 2012 observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Week is particularly significant.

Anna Wirtz

Anna plans to work in community relations for a sports team or park district after she graduates. “I added a leadership minor to my sport management major to enhance my ability to work with others and be as efficient and successful as possible. Leadership can be paired with any major,” she says.

On campus, Anna has had plenty of opportunities to develop her leadership skills. She served in an advisory role on a student athlete committee, conducted research, and worked in the College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values office. In addition, her professors “have become long-term mentors. They’ve helped shape me as a person and helped me recognize my academic and career potential.”

Anna likes that her leadership classes didn’t try to change who she was. “They teach you how to best use your personality to benefit groups and become successful at whatever you do.”

Men vs. Wild: A Leadership Retreat

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A D-Term adventure to Northern Wisconsin tested the mettle of 13 male students as part of a leadership retreat.

A D-Term adventure to Northern Wisconsin tested the mettle of 13 male students, who spent a night camping in the frigid wilderness as part of a leadership retreat. The three-night adventure, called “Men vs. Wild: A Men’s Leadership Expedition,” encouraged the participants to explore their life’s mission, spirituality and leadership capabilities while discussing themes like self-awareness and purpose and calling.

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