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New students collect food, restock local pantry

New students collect food, restock local pantry

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As part of Welcome Week activities, many new students volunteered their time and energy to go “Into the Streets” Saturday morning Sept. 10. Some 50 new students (photo) joined a canned food drive, coordinated by North Central College’s orientation staff and Office of Ministry and Service.



Students promote buy a pair of shoes, donate a pair

Students promote buy a pair of shoes, donate a pair

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In recent weeks, Whitney Rhew ’11 and Brianna Howell ’12 have led efforts in partnership with the Office of Ministry and Service, The Union, Uncommon Life Movement and International Justice Mission to collect new shoes for local refugee children, whom they tutor with World Relief, and needy children worldwide. They’re doing this through the TOMS shoe program, a socially conscious shoe company that donates a pair of TOMS shoes for every pair that’s purchased to a needy child.



Join Intersection, give one day of service May 7

Join Intersection, give one day of service May 7

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Students, faculty and staff can register online for Intersection on May 7 and give one day of service to help others and make a difference in our communities.



Plans underway for Japanese relief efforts

Plans underway for Japanese relief efforts

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The Japan Club, International Club, and Offices of International Programs, Ministry and Service and Residence Life are coordinating College-wide relief efforts for the people of Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami March 11. To start, students will accept donations to the American Red Cross during weeks three, five, seven and nine, from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the lobby of WAC and from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Kaufman Dining Hall.



Students return to Kenya to build, serve and learn

Students return to Kenya to build, serve and learn

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North Central students are eager to return to Nairobi, Kenya, July 17-Aug. 2, for the fourth consecutive summer to serve with the nonprofit ministry Koinonia Community, which works with street children and women and youth from poor backgrounds.


The Union features three acts in summer concert July 9

The Union features three acts in summer concert July 9

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For its first-ever summer concert, The Union welcomes Aktar Aktar and Blane Fonda with opening act Hey! Little Sister Friday, July 9, at 129 W. Benton Ave.


Students head to Mexico to serve for fifth summer

Students head to Mexico to serve for fifth summer

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Students will travel to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, July 5-12, to serve with Casa de los Angeles, a nonprofit organization that provides a medical clinic, transitional housing, daycare facilities and other services for poor working mothers. North Central’s Catholic Campus Minister Kevin O'Donnell and eight students will help in the daycare centers and work on renovation and construction projects in various facilities.


Sunny Gill is the 2010 Outstanding Senior Man

Sunny Gill is the 2010 Outstanding Senior Man

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Kept a secret till the end of Honors Convocation May 18, President Wilde announced Sunbir Gill as the Outstanding Senior Man. “Sunny” has been a familiar face and respected leader on campus since his freshman year. He served as president of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) his senior year and his strong work ethic and hands-on approach to leading have been instrumental in opening the SIFE store and leading his team to the national championships for two years.


Photo exhibit opening reception tonight

Photo exhibit opening reception tonight

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The Office of Ministry and Service, along with Break Away, will showcase images of recent national and international humanitarian service trips in a special photographic exhibit through April 17 in the Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery. Designed and produced with the help of Jimi Allen Productions, the exhibit uses the uniquely-structured "Moga" display (mobile gallery), and features a series of 10 panels of images, text, quotes and artifacts that make each location come alive.  Consisting entirely of student photog


Four more service trips head east, south, to Colombia and Chicago

Four more service trips head east, south, to Colombia and Chicago

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Four more service trips are planned during spring break, in addition to the Habitat trips. One group heads to Bogota, Colombia; two student trips will work with the Center for Student Missions in Philadelphia and Chicago; and one group will serve with L’Arche assisting mentally disabled adults. Nine students and one staff person are traveling to Colombia, where they'll work alongside a family that runs an outreach ministry through a local church in the capital city.


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