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SIFE store opens on campus, hosts open house in Chicago

SIFE store opens on campus, hosts open house in Chicago

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Just in time for Mother’s Day May 8, the NCC SIFE store will open its doors at the 116 S. Brainard House, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting April 19, and will have a variety of gift items available for sale. Products from all of SIFE’s producing partners will be on display and include scarves, woven textiles, jewelry, craft items and coffee. Cash and checks will be accepted.



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.

SIFE students head to Guatemala to advance business

SIFE students head to Guatemala to advance business

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Ten students who are actively involved in Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) left Naperville Nov. 30 for a two-week visit to three communities in Guatemala. They will meet with coffee growers in San Lucas Toliman, do consulting work, produce marketing pamphlets in English, share the processes and products that have worked well, and give formal presentations on what happens to products once they’re in the United States.



North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Recent media sources report North Central College stories about the football team’s historic trip to round three of the playoffs and SIFE's entrepreneurial projects.

Naperville Sun: “Breakthrough victory” This year’s squad is going where no Cardinals team has gone before—the third round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.



North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Nov. 6 grand opening of Alternative Gift Fair

Nov. 6 grand opening of Alternative Gift Fair

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SIFE’s Alternative Gift Fair opens for seasonal shopping Saturday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Heininger Auditorium and features a film screening and discussion, 4-5:30 p.m. To celebrate SIFE’s five-year partnership with coffee farmers in Guatemala, filmmaker Scott Loberger ’06 will show and lead a discussion about his film titled “Coffee, Culture & Conscious,” the third film in a series on globalized coffee production. The gift fair will be open each Saturday through mid December.



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.


Free screening highlights North Central students' work in coffee trade

The public is invited to a free screening of the Mission Coffee Can documentary series.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

April 29, 2010—The public is invited to a free screening of the Mission Coffee Can documentary series that chronicles North Central College students’ journey to Guatemala to learn about growing and marketing coffee.

North Central students featured in new video series about coffee trade

A group of North Central College students are featured in a new video series about the coffee trade and ethical business practices.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu Jan. 20, 2010—A group of North Central College students are featured in a new video series about the coffee trade and ethical business practices. The Mission Coffee Can series chronicles how North Central College students work with Guatemalan growers to sell their coffee in the United States. The premiere episode of Mission Coffee Can debuted on Feb. 24 at www.missioncoffeecan.com. New five- to 10-minute episodes will be available every Wednesday for 14 weeks through May 19.

A Culture of Inquiry

One of the key goals of North Central College’s 2007-2012 Strategic Plan is to foster “a culture of inquiry” in which intellectually ambitious students can advance as far as their motivation and curiosity will take them.

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