North Central College - Naperville, IL

Forensics showcase presents student talent, also a fundraiser

North Central's 2013-2014 forensics team
North Central College’s forensics team will showcase its top performers and presentations at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7.

North Central College’s forensics team will showcase this year’s top student performers and presentations at 7 p.m. Friday, March, 7 in Pfeiffer Hall.

Open to the campus community, this event also is a fundraising opportunity to benefit the College’s nationally recognized forensics team. Admission is $5/person with proceeds going to help offset the program’s expenses during the competitive season.  

Students earn individual awards during Mock Trial competitions

Adam Sehr ’16, Brandon Sarkauskas ’15, Hugo Gonzalez ’16
North Central College’s Mock Trial team members earn several individual awards during the 2013-2014 season, October through February.

The North Central College Mock Trial team received several individual awards during its 2013-2014 season, October to February.

Team members performed exceptionally well, winning 11 individual awards as they competed against powerhouses such as the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Princeton University. Their season ended with a well-fought Regional Tournament with 24 of the most competitive teams in the area.

Alumni filmmakers discuss “Breaking Into the Film Biz”

Emerging filmmakers, alumni Scott Drucker ’06 (left) and R.J. McNichols ’11
North Central alumni Scott Drucker ’06 and R.J. McNichols ’11 visit campus March 5 to discuss the business and art of making of their first films.

Emerging filmmakers and North Central alumni Scott Drucker ’06 and R.J. McNichols ’11 will visit campus March 5 to discuss the business and art of making of their first films.

Titled “Breaking Into the Film Biz,” their presentation is free and will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Their talk and Q&A are open to the campus community and will especially interest young filmmakers, students of interactive media, and fans and aficionados of contemporary documentary film with a community and social conscience.

Seniors Ariel Hodge and Samantha Johnson showcase their artwork

Work by seniors Samantha Johnson (left), Ariel Hodge
North Central College presents “Fairy Tales and Realities: An Exploration into Social Distortions,” a student art exhibit March 6-31.

North Central College presents “Fairy Tales and Realities: An Exploration into Social Distortions,” featuring the artwork of senior studio art majors Ariel Hodge and Samantha Johnson.  

Their free exhibit will showcase drawings, ceramics, cutouts and sculpture March 6-31 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The public is invited to meet the artists during a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the gallery. Light refreshments will be served.

Using art for social justice is focus of North Central’s global human rights event

Artists, feminists Melissa Potter and Miriam Schaer will give a lecture and demonstration on the connections between poverty and women’s rights on Feb. 28.

With poverty reduction as North Central College’s global human rights focus this year, two guest speakers will give a lecture and artistic demonstration on the connections between poverty and women’s rights.

Their free lecture, titled “Using Art for Social Justice,” will take place at noon, Friday, Feb. 28, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall.

Senior production of “Urinetown” celebrates, satirizes American musical theatre

Nik Kmiecik ’15 as Bobby Strong, Jesek West ’15 as Hope Cladwell
North Central College seniors present four performances of the hilarious, irreverent musical satire “Urinetown,” Feb. 27-March 2.

North Central College seniors present the hilarious, irreverent musical satire “Urinetown,” with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis.

Four performances of “Urinetown” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 and at 2 p.m. March 2 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Macek receives media attention about his talk

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, gave a talk that was reported in local labor news media.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, gave a talk Jan. 30 at the monthly meeting of the Naperville Township Democratic Organization. His talk was later reported in the Fox Valley Labor News. Click here to read the article.
 

North Central students build mentoring relationships and friendships with area seniors

North Central College students are forming mentoring relationships with senior residents of Monarch Landing.

A group of North Central College students recently engaged in a round of “speed dating” conversations. They talked about their interests and majors while making new friends—not with potential suitors but with senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community. Upwards of 20 students have been establishing relationships for sharing advice, gaining historical perspectives and building friendships.

Lureau is focus of article in professional newsletter

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting
Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was featured in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners newsletter.

Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was featured in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) December 2013 newsletter. In it she talks about her experience preparing for the four-part CFE credentialing exam.

Pons’ textbook introduces college students to basics of real analysis

Matthew Pons, associate professor of mathematics
Matthew Pons, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, published “Real Analysis for the Undergraduate,” a textbook for undergraduates.

Matthew Pons, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, published his book, titled “Real Analysis for the Undergraduate: With an Invitation to Functional Analysis” (Springer, 2014).

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