North Central College - Naperville, IL

First-year students experience life in New Orleans

First-year student Gail Oesterle reflects on her experiences learning and serving in New Orleans.

A group of North Central students spent a week in New Orleans this December as part of the First-Year Experience program. Over the summer, all incoming first-year students read the Dave Eggers book “Zeitoun” about a family’s struggles in the Crescent City following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation in 2005. The theme of “Building an Ideal City” was explored during the seven-week FYE 100 course in the fall.

Alternative gift fair, Guatemala trip teach students ethics of business practices

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala this December, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

North Central College offers five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in leadership

North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010)—North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

Students accepted into this program earn both a bachelor’s degree—in any discipline—and the master of leadership studies with the completion of 141 credit hours.

Caliendo gives radio interviews about Chicago mayoral race

Caliendo gives radio interviews about Chicago mayoral race

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Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, can be heard on WDCB-FM 90.9 at 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 18-19, in a two-part interview with assistant news director Gary Zidek ’03 about the role of race in the Chicago mayoral election. Listen live at www.wdcb.org.



Two award-winning films about social causes, Sept. 30 & Oct. 13

The award-winning Bollywood film "Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India" and local documentary "Workers' Republic" will be shown at North Central College.

Two award-winning films about social causes, Sept. 30 & Oct. 13

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of media relations, 630-637-5306

Sept. 24, 2010--Both classics in their own way, the award-winning Bollywood film "Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India" and local documentary "Workers' Republic" will be shown at North Central College.

Tom Cavenagh has two works published

Tom Cavenagh has two works published

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Thomas D. Cavenagh—Schneller Sisters Professor of Leadership, Ethics & Values; professor of law and conflict resolution; director of leadership, ethics and values; and coordinator of master of leadership studies program—had two recent published works. His chapter titled “Real Estate Transactions, Finance & Foreclosure” was published in the spring 2010 issue of Business Law: Text & Cases by Clarkson, Miller, Jentz & Cross, West Publishing.



Save the Coffee benefit concert at The Union Sept. 10

Save the Coffee benefit concert at The Union Sept. 10

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The Union and Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) join forces Friday, Sept. 10, to kick off another fall season at The Union and to help raise funds with a benefit concert for SIFE’s fair-trading coffee partners in Guatemala. The evening of great music, coffee and hearing about North Central’s connection with Guatemalan coffee suppliers begins at 7 p.m. at 129 W.


College hosts program about world marketplaces and freedom

Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Jumping Off the Page will host programs, designed to inform of marketplaces in the world and stories of freedom.

North Central College's Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Jumping Off the Page, a newly formed not-for-profit for Naperville Reads, will host a series of programs, titled "To Market, To Market: Global Stories of Freedom," on Aug. 28. Open to the public, the family-friendly programs are designed to promote awareness of marketplaces in the world and stories of freedom.

Molly Link

Molly found her calling by embarking on international ministry and service trips through North Central. Visiting Africa and Columbia helped her develop a passion for social work and for making a difference in the lives of young people. So she switched her major to sociology so she could pursue a career in school counseling or teaching in Teach For America.

To round out her interests in social justice causes, she decided to minor in social change leadership. “This fits with what I want to do,” she says. Molly has also volunteered as an orientation leader, interned at a social service agency working with teens, and during her senior year will organize service trips for the Office of Ministry and Service. And she played on the women’s tennis team for three years. “At North Central, you can really do anything you want,” she says.

Majors Minors and Programs : Social Change Leadership

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