North Central College - Naperville, IL

Local United Methodist churches to celebrate Lenten service March 23 in Wentz Concert Hall

The public is invited to participate in a Lenten worship service with local Methodist churches as part of North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

March 10, 2011—The public is invited to participate in a Lenten worship service March 23 with members of four Naperville United Methodist congregations as part of North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Students volunteer during spring break

Football players with Habitat for Humanity in S.C.
More than 60 students traveled across the country to work as volunteers on six different service projects during spring break, March 17-26.

March 8, 2011—During North Central College’s spring break, March 17-26, more than 60 students will travel across the country to work as volunteers on six different service projects.

Education alumni share advice with current students

Shane Gillespie, Class of 2004, English teacher
Four alumni of North Central College's undergraduate and graduate education programs share their expertise and advice with students.

March 7, 2011—Students majoring in education at North Central College get to learn from excellent faculty members on a daily basis and from highly respected teachers in the field. Recently, four alumni of North Central’s undergraduate and graduate education programs returned to campus to share their expertise and advice with students in the 242 Classroom Management Techniques in Secondary Education class taught by Kristine Servais, associate professor of education.

Distinguished alumni, cancer researchers are Rall keynote speakers

Dr. Doris Mangiaracina Benbrook, Class of 1981
Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research welcomes two noted scholars, cancer researchers, professors and North Central alumni as keynote speakers.

May 5, 2011—Each spring, North Central College celebrates and recognizes top student scholars and their academic achievements with a daylong event called Honors Day. The 2011 Honors Day takes place Tuesday, May 17, and includes the 14th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research in the morning and the 35th annual Honors Convocation in the afternoon.

Chicago Sinfonietta to make new west suburban home at Wentz Concert Hall

North Central and the Chicago Sinfonietta announce a partnership to make the College’s Wentz Concert Hall the Sinfonietta’s new west suburban home.

April 7, 2011—North Central College and the Chicago Sinfonietta are pleased to announce a partnership to make the College’s Wentz Concert Hall the Sinfonietta’s new west suburban home.

The Chicago Sinfonietta—the nation’s most diverse symphony orchestra—will take residency at North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center beginning with the 2011-2012 performing arts season.

Neuroscientist discusses gender and the brain Feb. 22

Lise Eliot discusses gender and the brain.
Author of “Pink Brain, Blue Brain” and neuroscientist Lise Eliot will give a talk about gender differences and the brain on Feb. 22.

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

Feb. 8, 2011—North Central College welcomes neuroscientist Lise Eliot, author of “Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps and What We Can Do About It,” to speak about gender and the brain.

Eliot will give a free talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville.

Students from other colleges may enroll in summer courses at North Central

Summer research student
Enrollment is underway for summer school at North Central College. Courses are open to students from other colleges.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307

Feb. 19, 2011—Enrollment is underway for summer school at North Central College. Courses are open to students from other colleges and to all North Central undergraduate and graduate students.

Kidd-Brown featured in local magazine

Tami Kidd-Brown, secretary to the fine arts, was featured in an article in Glancer Magazine for her service to artists at the College.

Tami Kidd-Brown, secretary to the fine arts, was featured in an article “Wonderful Woman: Tami Kidd Brown of Naperville” in the February 2011 issue of Glancer Magazine. The article describes her role as Glambassador for Glamour Magazine and as the fine arts secretary and right-hand woman to the many artists who perform at the College.

Student volunteers train to help with taxes

Two North Central female students, from left, Emilie Sauer and Meghan Gash
A record 25 accounting majors are in training and working to pass an IRS exam and become certified to help low-income people with income tax returns.

Feb. 11, 2011—North Central students are participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, providing free federal and state income tax assistance for the elderly, non-English speaking individuals, and low-income families and individuals earning less than $49,000.

International Festival is Feb. 13

Dancers with the Nartan Indian Academy of Dance
The 15th Annual International Festival offers the campus community an opportunity to become immersed in a variety of cultures from across the globe.

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

Jan. 20, 2011—North Central College will host its 15th Annual International Festival on Feb. 13, offering the community an opportunity to become immersed in a variety of cultures from across the globe. During the festival, visitors can sample authentic international cuisine, enjoy ethnic dancing and live music, experience a language immersion room and take part in games and crafts from around the world.

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