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Alcohol Awareness Week features giveaways, games, shows

Old Main in the fall
North Central College’s Dyson Wellness Center sponsors Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 15-19 with free theater performance, film screening, games, giveaways, food.

North Central College’s Dyson Wellness Center is sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 15-19 with daily activities, including the free theater performance “Erasing the Distance,” film screening, games, food and multiple giveaways.

Check out these activities; no reservations or tickets are needed to attend any events.

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Erasing the Distance” theatrical performance

North Central’s academic departments, campus offices host documentary Oct. 4

Faculty/student panel discussion and screening of “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” is set for Oct. 4.

North Central College will present the documentary, “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. A faculty and student discussion, with audience participation, will follow the free event.

Michael Giaquinto

At North Central, Michael immersed himself in as many opportunities as possible, from competing in football and track and field to serving in the classroom. He worked in adaptive physical education (PE) classes with middle- and high-school special-needs students and loved it. He watched them compete at Special Olympics and hopes his future employment includes similar work.  

He especially enjoyed teaching in different school environments. “At one high school, I gave lessons in two of my passions - weight training and exercise science. I’ll be doing my student teaching in PE at a middle school and volunteering as a football coach at a high school. What fun experiences!”

Michael plans to teach at either the middle- or high-school level and coach a sport. He encourages “every student to take advantage of all North Central has to offer. There’s a lot.”

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

Cardinal safety joins pro ranks after graduation

Josh McLeod ’12 suited up with Germany's Frankfurt Universe
Josh McLeod’s dream of playing pro football became reality after signing and playing with Germany’s Frankfurt Universe pro team after North Central graduation.

Growing up in nearby Lisle, Ill., former North Central College safety Josh McLeod ’12 dreamed of playing professional football. Unlike many of his peers, McLeod achieved his dreams this summer, taking an unconventional route to the pro ranks by signing a contract with the Frankfurt Universe of the German Football League (GFL).  

“My dream and goal since I was in junior high was to play pro football,” said McLeod. “I never thought it would be overseas, though.”

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 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

North Central College's exercise science program earns national recognition

North Central College’s exercise science program receives recognition by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

North Central College’s exercise science program was recently recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and received acceptance to the association’s Education Recognition Program (ERP). The ERP recognizes colleges and universities that offer at least a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in strength and conditioning or related field.

Johnel Muczynski '95

Johnel Muczynski was honored with the Joliet Area Great Teachers Award from the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry on March 15. She has taught physical education at Joliet West High School for 15 years.

Academic conference showcases scholarly pursuits of North Central College faculty

President Wilde delivers the keynote at the Excellence in Scholarship conference
A conference showcased the scholarly work of North Central professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing and creating artwork.

A North Central College conference showcased the scholarly work of professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing fiction and nonfiction and creating works of art.

“A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship” on Sept. 4 featured panel discussions, poster presentations and sessions during which nearly 40 faculty members shared stories and findings of their independent scholarly work.

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