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International Festival is Feb. 13

Dancers with the Nartan Indian Academy of Dance
The 15th Annual International Festival offers the campus community an opportunity to become immersed in a variety of cultures from across the globe.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Jan. 20, 2011—North Central College will host its 15th Annual International Festival on Feb. 13, offering the community an opportunity to become immersed in a variety of cultures from across the globe. During the festival, visitors can sample authentic international cuisine, enjoy ethnic dancing and live music, experience a language immersion room and take part in games and crafts from around the world.

AMA chapter receives Honorable Mention in marketing contest

Photo, l. to r.: Brett Hulett, Jon Tinman, Tim Shoemaker (executive coach and se
North Central’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter earns Honorable Mention at contest, finishing in the top 25 internationally.

Feb. 4, 2011—North Central’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) earned an Honorable Mention award in the Annual International Case Competition. For the third consecutive year, North Central’s chapter placed in the top 25 internationally.

The AMA Case Competition is a yearlong event that brings top marketing students together to work on a marketing challenge submitted by a sponsoring organization. This year’s sponsor is Nintendo.

Record number of students to present at national research conference

A record 38 students from various academic areas will represent North Central at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research this spring.

 

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2011)—For the second year, a record number of North Central College students have been chosen to participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

Alternative gift fair, Guatemala trip teach students ethics of business practices

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala this December, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

Shindler and Larsson present at conference about education abroad

Jack Shindler and Kimberly Larsson in North Central’s international programs present and chair sessions at Association of International Educators Conference.

Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, and Kimberly Larsson, assistant to the director of international programs, gave presentations related to education abroad at the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Conference in Detroit, Nov. 3-5.

Flamenco Festival showcases dance, music, art, film, lecture

Jelena Sanchez, adjunct instructor of Spanish, teaches flamenco dance
During February, the College’s annual Flamenco Festival features rhythmic music and dance from Spanish culture, as well as films and photography.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Renard Jackson and Jack Shindler give talks at symposium

Renard Jackson, assistant professor of education, and Jack Shindler, professor of English, gave presentations at ACCA’s Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium.

Renard Jackson (photo), assistant professor of education, and Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, participated in the Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA). Hosted by Dominican University on Oct. 30, the conference was titled Connecting the Dots: Helping Students Integrate Learning Across Contexts.

Senior lands part in professional “Cats”

Tommy Rivera-Vega ’11 has landed the part of Rum Tum Tugger in a professional production of “Cats” opening Nov. 21 in Chicago’s Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre.

North Central College senior Tommy Rivera-Vega has landed the key part of Rum Tum Tugger in a professional production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” in the award-winning Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at Chicago’s No Exit Café. The show runs Nov. 21-Jan. 2.

Celebrate International Education Week with food, culture, talk

Nov. 15-19 is International Education Week and the Office of International Programs and student clubs have organized three events for the campus community.

Nov. 15-19 is International Education Week and the Office of International Programs and student clubs have organized three events for the campus community. Here’s what’s planned:

Faculty gives lecture, leads discussion on India Nov. 11

Assistant Professor of History Shereen Ilahi will give a timely talk and lead a discussion related to India and global environmental change on Nov. 11.

One of North Central’s own faculty members, Assistant Professor of History Shereen Ilahi, will give a talk and lead a discussion related to India and global environmental change at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Titled “The 1947 Partition of Punjab,” her timely lecture will focus on the creation of the sovereign states of Pakistan, Bangladesh and India and how the British drew the line in 1947 that partitioned the region of Punjab that borders India and Pakistan. The event is free.

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