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Madormo signs contract for new book series, continues to speak for Charlie Collier series

John Madormo
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, authors new series of books, continues talks on first middle-school series.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager for WONC-FM 89.1, signed a contract for another middle-grade series of books with mid-size publisher Zumaya Publications in Austin, Texas. Titled “The Adventures of Rutherford, Canine Comic,” the new series tells the story of a basset hound who always dreams of becoming a watchdog, but must settle for the life of a stand-up comedian. The first book will debut in 2017.

Moussetis and Mourad copresent paper on branding strategy for colleges, universities

Robert Moussetis, Maha Mourad
Robert Moussetis, North Central College professor of international business, and Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Maha Mourad present research at annual meeting.

Robert Moussetis—North Central College professor of international business, chair of management and marketing department and coordinator of graduate business programs—joined Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Maha Mourad to present their research about strategic planning and branding strategy for colleges and universities. Their presentation was given in April at the North American Management Society (NAMS) annual meeting in Chicago.  

Azarbad and North Central alumna present at Society of Behavioral Medicine conference

Leila Azarbad, North Central College associate professor of psychology, and Jacey Keeney ’13 presented research at Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting.

Leila Azarbad, North Central College associate professor of psychology, and alumna Jacey Keeney ’13 co-presented their research at the 37th annual meeting and scientific sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), held in Washington, D.C. SBM is the largest national professional organization in health psychology/behavioral medicine.  
 

A world of machines, order and systems in North Central College play May 19-22

North Central stages “Machinal,” inspired by the real life case of convicted, executed murderer Ruth Snyder, by American playwright Sophie Treadwell.

North Central College presents “Machinal,” a play inspired by the true story of Ruth Snyder, the first woman to be executed at Sing Sing Prison in 1928. Four performances will be staged May 19-22 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall.

Interviews with Keating are featured in “Through the Decades” TV program

Ann Durkin Keating
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, is interviewed about the Chicago Haymarket Riots, Pullman Strike.

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, was featured in an interview that was broadcasted May 4 on the cable TV program “Through the Decades with Bill Kurtis.” Keating discussed the history of the Chicago Haymarket Riots, which took place 130 years ago on May 4, 1886. And on May 11, her interview about the nationwide Pullman Strike in 1894 will be broadcast.

Senior Art Show “FOUNDations” showcases diverse body of student work

Two gallery locations will feature artwork by 11 North Central College art students in the annual Senior Art Show through June 11.

An array of artwork by 11 North Central College art students will be showcased in the 2016 Senior Art Show through June 11. Titled “FOUNDations,” the show features paintings, drawings, ceramics, digital work and more.

Free and open to the public, the exhibit will be on display in two gallery locations: the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery and Oesterle Library Gallery. Visitors are invited to browse the exhibit, enjoy refreshments and greet the artists during a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in both galleries.

North Central’s forensics team places in state, national contests, brings home All-American

North Central College’s reputation as a top national competitor in forensics and debate continues to thrive with top placements at state and national tourneys.

North Central College’s reputation as a top national competitor in forensics and debate continues to thrive.

Learn how to launch a successful business and grow revenue

Wentz Concert Hall
North Central’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Fox Valley SCORE present annual Ideas to Profits Business Conference and pitch contest May 21.

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at North Central College and Fox Valley SCORE will present the second annual Ideas to Profits Business Conference on May 21. It will include the Business Pitch Contest with a $5,000 grand prize and entry into a business accelerator.

Gudauskas, Roberts present at national conference for social innovation educators

Jeremy Gudauskas and Whitney Roberts
Jeremy Gudauskas and Whitney Roberts of North Central College present at Ashoka U Exchange, a global network for social entrepreneurship in higher education.

Jeremy Gudauskas ’99, North Central College associate dean of students, and Whitney Roberts ’08/M ’13, assistant director for civic engagement, teamed up to give presentations at the Ashoka U Exchange at Tulane University in New Orleans and at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.

North Central launches its own startup: new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Martha Carney
North Central College’s new CIE serves as a bridge between the College and the regional business community, helping launch startups, mentor entrepreneurs.

The College’s new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) isn’t just another business center.

“We’re dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation in every field, not just traditional business disciplines,” explains Martha Carney, the Center’s executive director. “We’re going to be integrated into every discipline—sports, arts, STEM, history, business, everything.”

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