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Dr. Wentz gives author talk on his new book April 15

Dr. Myron Wentz, author, microbiologist and 1963 North Central alumnus
Award-winning microbiologist Dr. Myron Wentz ’63 and founder of USANA Health Sciences returns to his alma mater as part of book tour for “The Healthy Home.”

March 30, 2011—Award-winning microbiologist Dr. Myron Wentz, founder of USANA Health Sciences, returns to his alma mater North Central College as part of a nationwide book tour of “The Healthy Home,” released in March through Vanguard Publishing. Co-authored with his son Dave Wentz, USANA Health Sciences CEO, the new book offers simple solutions for making homes healthier.

International programs hosts symposium with speakers, faculty panels

North Central presents “Contemporary India and the Environment” symposium on April 14 as part of yearlong international focus on India, the environment.

April 6, 2011—As part of its yearlong international focus, North Central College will present a symposium titled “Contemporary India and the Environment” on Thursday, April 14.

Guest speakers and North Central faculty and students will give presentations. An Indian dance performance and Indian supper are also part of the symposium, presented by the College’s Office of International Programs.

WONC wins two first-place awards at national competition

Seniors Lucas Mitzel and Ryan Piers
WONC-FM 89.1, North Central’s student-run radio station, won two first-place awards in national competition for Best Sports Play-by-Play and Best Documentary.

April 29, 2011—WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, brought home two first-place awards in national competition from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS).  

The first-place Golden Microphone Trophy Awards were in two categories: Best Sports Play-by-Play and Best Documentary.

Legal expert on collective bargaining advises Higher Education Leadership course

Chicago attorney Larry Poltrock shared his expertise about collective bargaining issues with students in a Higher Education Leadership graduate program.

April 7, 2011—A Chicago attorney shared his expertise about collective bargaining issues while guest lecturing a course in North Central College’s Higher Education Leadership graduate program.

Larry Poltrock of the Chicago-based firm Poltrock & Poltrock told students in the master’s degree course on legal aspects of higher education they shouldn’t think of unions as just functions of blue-collar laborers. Collective bargaining issues affect teachers and other professionals represented by unions, he explained.

“I relay for …” video, pizza fundraiser and more

“I relay for …” video, pizza fundraiser and more

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This year’s Relay for Life is April 29-30. To kick things off, view “I relay for …” featuring many North Central folk sharing their reasons why they relay.



Alumnus Daniel Newman named CEO of United Visual

Daniel Newman, Chief Executive Officer of United Visual, Inc
Daniel Newman, who earned his M.B.A. and taught a course in international marketing at North Central, is named CEO of United Visual, Inc.

March 29, 2011—Daniel Newman, who earned his M.B.A. from North Central College, has been named Chief Executive Officer of United Visual, Inc.

College hosts reunion of ETS alumni

College hosts reunion of ETS alumni

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As part the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1861, North Central College is hosting a three-day reunion of Evangelical Theological Seminary (ETS) alumni March 23-25. Many North Central College graduates went on to study at ETS and prepare for careers in the ministry.



A Legacy of Building Friendships Abroad

From as early as 1875, the College had developed ties with Japan and China through the mission work of the Evangelical Church.

From as early as 1875, the College had developed ties with Japan and China through the mission work of the Evangelical Church. The exposure to the Church encouraged students in Japan and China to attend North Central College for their education. Henry Tayama, Class of 1893, became the first student from Japan to graduate. Fumiko Miyagi ’24 returned to Tokyo to become a renowned artist and humanitarian and a professor of art at Japan Women’s University.

College hosts three speakers during April

Diane Grams
Guest speakers give talks in April on comparisons between New Orleans and Chicago, adventures along the Appalachian Trail, and bicycling advocacy.

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

March 15, 2011—North Central College has invited three speakers to campus in April to give talks on various topics. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Sesquicentennial and College legacy website

Sesquicentennial and College legacy website

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North Central College is proud to kick off its yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration with special activities starting this May during Cornerstone week and the launch of dedicated pages on the College’s website. From the College’s homepage, select the red button and Sesquicentennial logo, 150 Years: A Promising Start. It’s your window to North Central’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial celebration.



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