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Madormo’s book for middle-grade readers is chosen for Illinois Reads campaign

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, was recognized by the Illinois Reading Council for his popular book.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was recognized by the Illinois Reading Council at a Celebration of Literacy event March 12 at the Old State Capitol Historic Site in Springfield, Ill.

The Illinois Reading Council chose Madormo’s first book, “The Homemade Stuffing Caper” in the “Charlie Collier: Snoop for Hire” series, to promote statewide in the third- to fifth-grade category for the 2014-2015 academic school year.

Stanley is named Outstanding Coach Educator in statewide student vote

John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication
John Stanley, North Central College assistant professor of speech communication, recently received the Dennis-Ross Award for Outstanding Coach Educator.

John Stanley—North Central College assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events—was honored recently with the Dennis-Ross Award for Outstanding Coach Educator.

The annual award was presented at the State of Illinois Championship Tournament for both speech and debate, held Feb. 28-March 1. The Dennis-Ross Award is administered by the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association (IIFA), which hosts the tournament.

North Central College among the top broadcasting award winners

WONC student broadcasters won four first-place awards and 13 finalist trophies at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) annual awards.

North Central College was among the top winners of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) annual awards announced March 8 at the 75th International IBS Conference in New York City.

WONC student broadcasters won four first-place awards and 13 finalist trophies. The first-place awards went to Jason Krug ’14 who won two top trophies for Best Sports Update and for Best Social Media Director, Yasmeen Kiswani ’14 for Best Documentary and Kevin Jackman ’14 for Best Podcast.

Graduate students showcase capstone research March 12

Students enrolled in the Masters of Leadership Studies Capstone course (MLD 697) will present their capstone projects and papers March 12.

Students enrolled in the Masters of Leadership Studies Capstone course (MLD 697) will showcase their research with presentations of their capstone projects and papers March 12.

The campus community is invited to hear some or all of the presentations at this free event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Fireside Lounge at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center.

Presenters and their projects include:

Ali Algahtani: Managers vs. Leaders

Students of various majors present their work in Photo Club exhibit

North Central College presents “Capture Photo Club Student Exhibition,” a collection of photography by students, March 13-April 6.

North Central College presents “Capture Photo Club Student Exhibition,” featuring the work of North Central’s Photo Club members.

The free exhibit runs March 13-April 6 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Meet the artists during a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 23, in the gallery. Light refreshments will be served.

Students in Group Process class showcase fundraising efforts March 11

North Central College’s Group Process (SPC 214) class will host presentations about their fundraising efforts for local charities.

Students in North Central College’s Group Process (SPC 214) class, taught by Hillary Shulman, assistant professor of speech communication, will give group presentations March 11 about their fundraising efforts for local charities.

The groups will present at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, in Madden Theatre. The campus community is invited to attend this free event, and students from the class have invited contacts from the local organizations and charities to attend, too. A dessert reception will follow the presentations.

A record 33 North Central students help citizens with their tax returns

North Central College accounting majors are IRS-certified volunteers, providing free assistance and filing of tax returns for people who need help.

UPDATE April 15, 2014: Accounting majors who served as IRS-certified volunteers this tax season processed 584 returns, plus 25 prior year returns, and secured $850,000 in federal refunds and $90,000 in state refunds for people they helped. This was an increase of 45% over last year’s total returns. Awesome job!


LEV students attend Case Competition

Marie Butnariu ’16, Jon Kingzette ’15, Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16
Distinguished Leaders Marie Butnariu ’16, Jon Kingzette ’15 and Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16 attended the National Collegiate Leadership Conference Case Competition.

Three North Central College students—Marie Butnariu ’16, Jon Kingzette ’15 and Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16—attended the National Collegiate Leadership Conference (NCLC) Case Competition at the University of Arizona Feb. 14-16. The students are Distinguished Leaders in North Central’s Leadership, Ethics & Values (LEV) program and were selected by application to attend.

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.

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