North Central College - Naperville, IL

Jan. 29 preregistration deadline for CareerFest

Jan. 29 preregistration deadline for CareerFest

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Student is top finisher in worldwide video contest

Student is top finisher in worldwide video contest

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Lindo Lindo, a broadcast communication major and international student this term from the Philippines, took third place in a worldwide video contest for international students. He's also blogging about his experience, visit http://feeds.feedburner.com/study_usa_blog. Lindo is taking part in the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD), a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State that provides scholarship awards for undergraduate, non-degree study in the United States.


Relay for Life kickoff Jan. 30

Relay for Life kickoff Jan. 30

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North Central College is gearing up for its seventh annual Relay for Life (April 30 to May 1) with a kickoff event, “Paint the Gym PURPLE,” Saturday, Jan. 30. The kickoff begins at 5 p.m. during the women’s basketball game and the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. against Wheaton College in Gregory Arena. There will be a bake sale and opportunities to sign up or start your own Relay for Life team, purchase a luminary bag to honor survivors or love ones who lost their battle against cancer, make a donation and enter the 50-50 raffle.


"Blue Gold" addresses worldwide shortage of fresh water

"Blue Gold" addresses worldwide shortage of fresh water

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The College’s Cultural Events and Office of International Programs will co-host the free screening of the documentary Blue Gold: World Water Wars at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Some business circles have referred to fresh water as “blue gold” just as oil is called “black gold.” This film features interviews with 13 specialists who address the worldwide shortage of fresh water.


Art work and service remembers Dr. Lora Tyson

Art work and service remembers Dr. Lora Tyson

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Artist Timothy Botts will create a live work of art as part of a service in memory of Dr. Lora Tyson on Thursday, Jan. 28, at noon in Koten Chapel. Tyson was an associate professor of education from 1999 to 2008, who treasured the artistry of Botts. A light lunch will follow. Botts is a Christian artist who creates visual expressions of faith and scripture passages through calligraphy. His work has been published in the best-selling books Doorposts, Messiah, Proverbs, Psalms and Windsongs. For more information contact Lynn Pries, campus chaplain, at 630-637-5104.


Comcast to broadcast feature on Raridon family tonight

Comcast to broadcast feature on Raridon family tonight

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Comcast TV subscribers will be able to view a feature on the Raridon family during the 6:30 p.m. broadcast of SportsNITE on Comcast SportsNet Chicago this evening, Jan. 25. The feature, which includes interviews with North Central head men's basketball coach Todd Raridon, assistant coach Mitch Raridon, and freshman forward Derek Raridon, will run at approximately 6:45 p.m., according to their production staff.


Campus activities this and every weekend

Campus activities this and every weekend

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As this or any weekend approaches, be sure to check out the many activities taking place around campus. Visit CardinalNet, and under Student and Employees you’ll find calendars for fine arts, athletic and general events. For example, in sports the men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams compete in the First Meet Ever Invitational Friday, Jan. 22, in the Res/Rec Center at 4:30 p.m., and the women’s and men’s basketball teams play Saturday, Jan. 23, at 5 and 7:30 p.m.


Uncommon Life Movement is expecting ... again

Uncommon Life Movement is expecting ... again

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Students in the Uncommon Life Movement (UCLM) are adopting a Burmese refugee family of five and working with World Relief to furnish the family’s first apartment. Before the family arrives Jan. 28, UCLM invites the campus community to help stock the apartment by donating household items or cash. “We know the family includes two parents, two teen boys and a baby girl,” says Whitney Roberts, assistant director of ministry and service.


SIFE students featured in new video series

SIFE students featured in new video series

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A group of North Central College students are featured in a new video series about the coffee trade. 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 will debut online on Feb. 24. Visit the Mission Coffee Can site to watch a trailer about the series and to learn more about the project and its participants.


Expanded services, hours in Career Development

Expanded services, hours in Career Development

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In January, Career Development (CD) welcomed a new career counselor for students and alumni, Danielle Bank ’05. She moved into a second office location for CD in room 246 at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The new office brings more career resources to students who live and attend classes at the south end of campus. Bank will staff the office every day except Wednesdays, when she relocates to room 205 in the White Activities Center (WAC) and director Jeff Denard staffs the new location. Also, two additional walk-in times—from 5 to 6 p.m.


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