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North Central College student broadcasters earn three first-place IBA awards

Oliver Hall, home to WONC-FM 89.1
North Central College WONC student broadcasters win six Silver Dome Awards in state contest. Nine staffers earn nominations in national contest.

Student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, earned six awards, including three first-place prizes, at the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s (IBA) 2012 student Silver Dome Awards on Sept. 21.

In this state contest, WONC first-place winners topped nominees from Eastern Illinois University, Loyola University, Illinois State University and the Illinois Center for Broadcasting.

Cardinal safety joins pro ranks after graduation

Josh McLeod ’12 suited up with Germany's Frankfurt Universe
Josh McLeod’s dream of playing pro football became reality after signing and playing with Germany’s Frankfurt Universe pro team after North Central graduation.

Growing up in nearby Lisle, Ill., former North Central College safety Josh McLeod ’12 dreamed of playing professional football. Unlike many of his peers, McLeod achieved his dreams this summer, taking an unconventional route to the pro ranks by signing a contract with the Frankfurt Universe of the German Football League (GFL).  

“My dream and goal since I was in junior high was to play pro football,” said McLeod. “I never thought it would be overseas, though.”

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

Broadcasting student paired with alum to cohost radio morning show

Anna Kopsky '14 has joined the staff of WSSR-FM/Star 96.7 as news and traffic reporter and co-host of the "Cooper In The Morning Show."

Many North Central College alumni have successful careers in radio, largely thanks to the strength of the College's broadcast communication program and student-run radio station, WONC-FM 89.1.

But sometimes broadcasters begin their professional careers while they're still students. That's the case of Anna Kopsky '14, who has joined the staff of WSSR-FM/Star 96.7. She can be heard from 5 to 9 a.m. weekdays delivering news and traffic reports and serving as co-host of the "Cooper In The Morning Show."

Keating to discuss new book on Milt Rosenberg’s radio program

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, is a guest on WGN Radio’s “Extension 720” show Sept. 18.

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College’s Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, will be the featured guest on Milt Rosenberg’s “Extension 720” show on WGN Radio from 10 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, Sept. 18.
 

Students, alumni and staff involved in seventh service trip to Kenya

North Central College students, new graduates and staff members return from three-week nontraditional service trip to the Republic of Kenya in East Africa.

North Central College students, new graduates and staff members recently returned from a three-week-long nontraditional service trip to the Republic of Kenya in East Africa. It was the seventh trip to Kenya organized by the College’s Office of Ministry and Service.  

North Central College anticipates another year of record enrollment

International students from 29 countries enrolled fall term
For the seventh straight year, North Central College anticipates record enrollment as the 2012-2013 academic year begins Sept. 10.

For the seventh straight year, North Central College anticipates record enrollment as the 2012-2013 academic year begins Sept. 10. Total enrollment is expected to top 3,000 for the first time.

The College anticipates 850 new full-time undergraduate students, with first-year enrollment at 560 students and 290 transfer students. Fall-term graduate student enrollment is the highest in years, with an anticipated 126 new students, helping boost the College’s overall record count.

Academic conference showcases scholarly pursuits of North Central College faculty

President Wilde delivers the keynote at the Excellence in Scholarship conference
A conference showcased the scholarly work of North Central professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing and creating artwork.

A North Central College conference showcased the scholarly work of professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing fiction and nonfiction and creating works of art.

“A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship” on Sept. 4 featured panel discussions, poster presentations and sessions during which nearly 40 faculty members shared stories and findings of their independent scholarly work.

Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2012-2013

Forbes magazine ranks North Central College among the top 25 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities for 2012-2013.

Forbes magazine ranks North Central College among the top 25 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities for 2012-2013 in its annual America's Top Colleges survey.

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