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North Central College student Jamie Mangiameli speaks at TEDx about mental health

North Central College student Jamie Mangiameli ’15 spoke at a TEDx event on “Mind, Body & Soul: The Corporate Impact of Mental Wellness Centers.”

North Central College student Jamie Mangiameli ’15 proposed during a TEDx talk that society would benefit from employer-sponsored mental health centers.

Mangiameli was one of six student speakers selected to make three-minute presentations at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” Her talk was titled, “Mind, Body & Soul: The Corporate Impact of Mental Wellness Centers.”

North Central College alumna Jackie Mitchell ’99 Nelson TEDx talk probes optimism

North Central College alumna Jackie Mitchell ’99 Nelson gave a TEDx talk on “Your Step-by-Step Guide to Injury-Free, Xtreme Optimism.”

North Central College alumna Jackie Mitchell ’99 Nelson delivered a TEDx talk about how maintaining an adventurous, optimistic outlook can transform lives.

Nelson was among 12 presenters Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” Her talk was titled, “Your Step-by-Step Guide to Injury-Free, Xtreme Optimism.”

North Central College student Anthony Schullo speaks at TEDx on gender roles in children

North Central College student Anthony Schullo ’15 spoke at a TEDx event on “Pink and Blue: Communicating Gender to Children.”

North Central College student Anthony Schullo ’15 spoke at a TEDx event about the impact of how gender roles are communicated to children starting at an early age.

North Central College student Alex Moerer speaks at TEDx about value of improvisation

North Central College student Alex Moerer ’17 spoke at a TEDx event on “Improvisation: Overcoming the Stage Fear of Life.”

North Central College student Alex Moerer ’17 spoke at a TEDx event about how improvisation can be applied to improve life’s daily interactions.

Moerer was one of six student speakers selected to make three-minute presentations Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” His talk was titled “Improvisation: Overcoming the Stage Fear of Life.”

North Central College student Abigail Van Hook speaks at TEDx about racial identity

North Central College student Abigail Van Hook ’15 spoke at a TEDx event on “Unpacking My Baggage: Reframing Racial Identity.”

North Central College student Abigail Van Hook ’15 spoke at a TEDx event about how heritage and culture play roles in shaping racial identity.

Van Hook was one of six student speakers selected to make three-minute presentations Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” Van Hook’s talk was titled “Unpacking My Baggage: Reframing Racial Identity.”

Journal Club forum connects athletic training students with physician expertise

From left, Drs. Samuel Park, Kenneth Sanders, Raghu Pulluru
Athletic training students meet with local orthopaedic surgeons to discuss research studies and methods for diagnosing, treating patients.

For athletic training majors at North Central College, learning extends well beyond textbooks and classrooms. Students learn directly from practicing physicians.

In addition to clinical rotations, internships and ongoing treatment of hundreds of student-athletes involved in competitive sports, athletic training students have the opportunity to meet with orthopaedic surgeons/physicians who come to campus to share their expertise.

North Central College students network with other military veterans at state capital

Students James Lynch and Maria Kornfeind and state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
North Central College student veterans participated in Illinois Student Veterans Leadership Day Feb. 25 in Springfield.

North Central College student veterans met with government officials, networked with peers and learned about opportunities for military veterans pursuing college degrees during Illinois Student Veterans Leadership Day Feb. 25 in Springfield.

Attending were students James Lynch of Wheaton, a first-year political science major who served in the U.S. Navy, and Maria Kornfeind ’15 of Downers Grove, an accounting major who served in the U.S. Marines.

North Central College journalists win awards for excellence

Crystal Madrigal ’16 and Daniel Schryer ’15
Student journalists win five awards in sports game stories, headline writing, features, photography and sports design from Illinois College Press Association.

Student journalists from North Central College have earned five awards for excellence from the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA).

The awards were announced at ICPA’s annual conference Feb. 20-21 in Chicago. College newspapers throughout Illinois, ranging from those at small colleges to publications at large state universities, participated in the annual journalism contest. Entries are judged by working journalists and professional editors who are members of the Illinois Press Association. Some 38 schools contributed 1,260 entries, resulting in 270 winners.

Teach First alumni share expertise with first-generation future teachers

Emilio Saraga ’13
North Central College hosts its first annual Teach First Alumni Academy with 55 current Teach First students and eight Teach First Alumni Mentors participating.

North Central College hosted its first annual Teach First Alumni Academy on Feb. 20 with 55 current Teach First students and eight Teach First Alumni Mentors participating. The mentors, who were first-generation college students at North Central and now are full-time teachers, prepared and facilitated interactive professional development workshops.

North Central College to host first-ever Illinois Japan Bowl

The Japan America Society of Chicago organizes first Illinois Japan Bowl, an academic competition for high school students, at North Central College March 7.

North Central College will host the first-ever Illinois Japan Bowl at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 7, in the College’s Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center, 309 E. School St.

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