North Central College - Naperville, IL

Student musicians connect with high schools, university on spring tour

Concert Winds in rehearsal
North Central College’s Concert Winds embarked on its spring tour April 15-18, conducting clinics, performing at high schools, a university, on campus.

North Central College’s Concert Winds ensemble, involving some 90 students, embarked on a spring concert tour in mid-April. The tour included performances and workshops at several local and Indiana high schools, a combined concert with Trine University’s Wind Ensemble in Angola, Ind., and a final performance on North Central’s campus.  

Kim publishes paper, co-authored with former student, in business journal

Doh-Khul Kim, associate professor of economics and finance
Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor of economics and finance, publishes paper, co-authored with recent graduate Eric McKee ’12.

Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor of economics and finance, co-authored a paper titled “The Effectiveness of Commodities in Hedging Inflation—Is It Still Valid During Low Inflationary Period?” which was published in the fall/winter edition of the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives. His co-author is North Central graduate Eric McKee ’12, who triple-majored in actuarial science, finance and classical civilization.

April 16 screening of “Con los Brazos Abiertos” documentary

North Central students at ceramics shop in Totonicapn, Guatemala
North Central College faculty and students present free screening of collaborative documentary project about sustainable tourism in Guatemala.

North Central College faculty and students have collaborated to create a documentary, titled “Con los Brazos Abiertos,” about sustainable tourism in Guatemala. A free screening will be shown to the campus community at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center.

“The film project,” says Matthew Krystal, associate professor of political science, sociology and anthropology, “is primarily about professional development and faculty-student collaboration in the production of films on anthropological and economic topics.”

Students present team-building sessions to local educators

Andrea Kovalsky and Kristen Brandenburg facilitate lessons with educators
North Central College students studying physical and health education present to K-12 educators at DuPage Regional Office of Education County Institute Day.

Six North Central College students studying physical and health education were invited to present at the DuPage Regional Office of Education County Institute Day held at Naperville North High School on March 1. The students presented to K-12 educators as part of the Physical Education, Health Education and Driver Education DuPage County Institute sessions.

North Central alumnus, advisor to EPA to discuss federal sustainability efforts.

Charlie Bartsch ’73
Charlie Bartsch ’73, senior advisor for economic development to the EPA, will give a lunchtime lecture that’s open to campus community Friday, April 12.

Charlie Bartsch—a North Central College Class of 1973 alumnus and political science and history major—will give a lunchtime lecture that’s open to the campus community on Friday, April 12. He is senior program advisor for economic development to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assistant administrator Mathy Stanislaus.

Keys and Berkland give presentation based on their research

Asssociate Professors Jennifer Keys and Mara Berkland
North Central College Associate Professors Jennifer Keys and Mara Berkland give talk about college survival guides at community event for college-bound girls.

Jennifer Keys, North Central College associate professor of sociology and chair of sociology, anthropology and political science, and Mara Berkland, associate professor and chair of speech communication, gave a presentation based on their joint research at a community event on North Central’s campus March 16.

Students partner with local school to create learning gardens for children

North Central College’s Enactus is partnering with Lowe’s Naperville home improvement retail store to create learning gardens for a community childhood center.

North Central College’s student organization Enactus is partnering with employee volunteers at Lowe’s Naperville home improvement retail store to create learning gardens for a community childhood center.

North Central College exhibits artwork of four students April 6 through May 3

Artwork of four North Central College students is featured in the monthlong exhibit “Digital Design.”

Artwork of four North Central College students is featured in the monthlong exhibit “Digital Design.”

All pieces displayed in “Digital Design” are computer-generated and include print posters, motion graphics and animation created by seniors Amber Dvorak of Schiller Park; Tanya Fetzer of Richmond, Ill.; Samantha Suarez of Romeoville; and Sarah Wilm of Westmont. The exhibit runs April 6 through May 3 in the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Wis works with choral musicians as guest conductor at festival

Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor of music
Ramona Wis, North Central College Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor of music, was guest conductor for Honors Music Festival at area school.

Ramona Wis, North Central College Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music, was guest conductor for the Northwest Upstate Illini Conference (NUIC) Honors Music Festival held at Galena High School in Galena, Ill., March 22. Wis worked with nearly 100 choral musicians during the daylong conference and presented a public performance that evening.

Wis joined North Central’s faculty in 1994. She received a B.S. from the University of Illinois, an M.M. from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

North Central College hosts “Lead for a Change” conference April 5-6

All students—especially those interested in leadership—are invited to the Student Leadership Conference featuring workshops, panels and more.

All students—including paraprofessionals, student workers, student organization leaders and anyone interested in leadership—are invited to attend a two-day Student Leadership Conference held on campus Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

Admission is free; advance registration is online.

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