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College to observe Earth Day April 18 with new Sustainability Compact

North Central will observe Earth Day 2011 with the public signing of a new Sustainability Compact at 3 p.m. Monday, April 18, in WAC.

April 14, 2011—North Central College will observe Earth Day 2011 with the public signing of a new Sustainability Compact in which the College will pledge to strive toward achieving significant green initiatives within the next five years.

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.

“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.



North Central College offers summer camps in academics, arts, athletics

Summer camps
Children in elementary, middle and high school can take advantage of summer camps in broadcasting, computers, theatre, athletics, and more.

Cultural Events presents speaker Diane Grams

Cultural Events presents speaker Diane Grams

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North Central welcomes author, professor and artist Diane Grams to give a free lecture titled “A Tale of Two Cities: New Orleans and Chicago” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Her talk will be based on her research and her new book “Producing Local Color: Art Networks in Ethnic Chicago,” an investigation of art producers in Chicago’s Bronzeville, Pilsen and Rogers Park communities.



Oesterle Library showcases "Harry Potter's World" exhibit

Harry Potter's World poster
North Central will host a traveling exhibit, April 10-May 21, about the real-life alchemists and physicians featured in Rowling's popular Harry Potter books.

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

March 7, 2011—North Central College will host a traveling exhibit about the real-life alchemists and physicians featured in J.K. Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter books.

College hosts a comic review of calculus

North Central welcomes two shows April 6 of “Calculus: The Musical!”—a theatrical journey through the concepts of calculus with a comedic approach to learning.

March 14, 2011—North Central College welcomes a return engagement of “Calculus: The Musical!”—a dynamic theatrical journey through the concepts and history of calculus with a unique, comedic approach to learning.

High school math teacher Marc Gutman of Minneapolis found that setting formulas and rules to music helped his students learn and retain tricky information. His classroom exercises became the seed for this show, which will interest middle school, high school and college-aged students and teachers. 

Top high school students can earn college credit

Richard Wilders, Ph.D., program director
Gifted high school-aged students can earn up to two years of college credit while still in high school. Learn more at Lederman Scholars open house April 13.

March 8, 2011—Gifted high school-aged students can earn up to two years of college credit while still in high school through North Central College’s Lederman Scholars Program. Prospective students and their parents are invited to learn more at an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville. Registration starts at 6 p.m.

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