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North Central College students, alumni impacted by disaster in Japan

Student Ereka Funkhauser photographed this scene near her home in Japan.
Life in Japan is gradually returning to normal for North Central College student Ereka Funkhouser.

Life in Japan is gradually returning to normal for North Central College student Ereka Funkhouser.

Funkhouser—a junior majoring in Japanese and classical civilization—studies at Iwate University in Morioka, a town of about 300,000 located in the Iwate Prefecture. She was shaken by the March 11 earthquake, but her school 40 miles from the coast was not directly impacted by the devastating tsunami.

North Central College among first in state to seek gold under new Sustainability Compact

North Central College is pledging to achieve the state’s highest recognition for energy-saving and environmentally friendly initiatives.

April 20, 2011—North Central College is pledging to achieve the state’s highest recognition for energy-saving and environmentally friendly initiatives by being among the first institutions of higher education in Illinois to seek gold status under a new Sustainability Compact.

College President Harold R. Wilde signed the compact April 18, saying the pledge is a fitting part of North Central’s yearlong celebration of its Sesquicentennial.

NCTV produces video of author talk, campus visit by alumnus

NCTV produces video of author talk, campus visit by alumnus

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Check out the online video about Dr. Myron Wentz ’63 and his recent visit to campus and Wentz Concert Hall to discuss and sign copies of his new book “The Healthy Home,” which he co-wrote with son David. Produced by NCTV, the video can be viewed on the College’s homepage or YouTube.



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.



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