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North Central College broadcasting alum Ray Odom returns to rock radio on WRXQ

Ray Odom, a 1997 graduate of North Central College, has joined WRXQ-FM 100.7 as host of an evening show on the Coal City-based rock station.

Oct. 12, 2011—Ray Odom, a 1997 graduate of North Central College, has joined WRXQ-FM 100.7 as host of an evening show on the Coal City-based rock station.

Odom, better known as “Crazy Ray,” was featured on Chicagoland Radio and Media, which recounted Odom’s previous tenure as overnight host on “The Loop,” WLUP-FM 97.9.

North Central College alumna recognized for work as a police officer

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Liz Robinson-Chan, an alumna who was an All-American student-athlete at North Central College, is being recognized for her work as an Aurora police officer.

Oct. 12, 2011—Liz Robinson-Chan, an alumna who was an All-American student-athlete at North Central College, is being recognized for her work as an Aurora police officer.

Chicago Sinfonietta premieres intergalactic concert Nov. 5 at North Central College

Music Director Mei-Ann Chen leads Chicago Sinfonietta’s world premiere of “Under the Night Sky” Nov. 5 at North Central College.

Music Director Mei-Ann Chen leads Chicago Sinfonietta’s world premiere of “Under the Night Sky” Nov. 5 at North Central College.

The performance is a multimedia experience that explores our place in the cosmos. The concert is the second event in Chicago Sinfonietta’s 2011-2012 season, its first season to feature North Central College as its new west suburban home.

North Central College alumna’s work at Naper Settlement featured

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Lauren Visher, a 2007 alumna of North Central College, is featured in The Naperville Sun for her work with Naper Settlement.

Oct. 10, 2011—Lauren Visher, a 2007 alumna of North Central College, is featured in The Naperville Sun for her work with Naper Settlement.

Visher spoke about her work as part of The Sun’s “Five Questions” feature. She said as a young girl, she enjoyed volunteering at the Settlement and giving tours. She graduated from Naperville Central High School and majored in musical theatre at North Central.

She enjoys her work as special events coordinator at Naperville’s “living history museum.”

Jazz icon Herbie Hancock to perform Oct. 29 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall

Modern music marvel Herbie Hancock transcends music genres and limitations when he performs Oct. 29 at North Central College.

Herbie Hancock, the iconic jazz pianist and multiple Grammy Award-winner, will perform his eclectic take on modern music Oct. 29 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall as part of the first solo tour of his legendary career.

Hancock is a powerful influence in acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B music. His career spans five decades, his recordings have earned 12 Grammy Awards and he continues to amaze audiences with his energetic live performances.

Latin choir Schola Cantorum de Venezuela to perform Oct. 26 at North Central College

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, the premier touring chorus of Latin America, comes to Wentz Concert Hall Oct. 26.

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, the premier touring chorus of Latin America, will perform Oct. 26 in North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela is one of the most important choral societies to emerge as part of the growing choral movement in Latin America. The choir performs a broad range of works, and its repertoire includes works by Spanish, Italian, French and English Renaissance, contemporary Venezuelan and universal composers.

North Central College honors Peace Corps administrator with Outstanding Alumni Award

North Central College is honoring Esther Benjamin, associate director for global operations for the Peace Corps, with a 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award.

This is the second of five weekly installments profiling individuals who will receive Alumni Awards & Recognition on Nov. 11 during North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Celebration.

Oct. 10, 2011—North Central College is honoring Esther Benjamin of Mitchellville, Md., with a 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award.

North Central College biology alumna making career in avian research

Dana Ripper, a 1998 biology alumna of North Central College, is making a career of avian research, conservation and education.

Dana Ripper, a 1998 biology alumna of North Central College, is making a career of avian research, conservation and education.

The Naperville Sun recently featured Ripper and her work with the Missouri River Bird Observatory, an organization she co-founded.

North Central College alumnus appointed assistant chief of staff to Aurora mayor

Rick Guzman, a 1999 alumnus of North Central College, has been named assistant chief of staff to Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner.

Rick Guzman, a 1999 alumnus of North Central College, has been named assistant chief of staff to Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner.

Guzman’s prior experience includes extensively working to serve low-income Aurora residents through such agencies as the Emmanuel House Community Development Corp., which he founded.

North Central College students stage contemporary comedy “Distracted” Oct. 20-23

North Central College presents “Distracted,” a comedy about parents, children, doctors and their search for a diagnosis of their child’s illness.

North Central College presents “Distracted,” a thought-provoking comedy about parents and the tough choices they face.

Four performances of “Distracted” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 22 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

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