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North Central College computer science students excel at competition

Chase Smith '15, Ian Braun '16 and Brett Bush '15
Three teams of computer science students win first, second, third-place trophies at Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area computer programming contest.

Three teams of computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2015 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) computer programming competition held Feb. 21 at Benedictine University in Lisle.

Taking first place in the advanced division were team members Chase Smith, a senior computer science major from Aurora; Ian Braun, a junior biochemistry major from Naperville; and Brett Bush, a senior computer science major from Clarendon Hills.

North Central College students network with other military veterans at state capital

Students James Lynch and Maria Kornfeind and state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
North Central College student veterans participated in Illinois Student Veterans Leadership Day Feb. 25 in Springfield.

North Central College student veterans met with government officials, networked with peers and learned about opportunities for military veterans pursuing college degrees during Illinois Student Veterans Leadership Day Feb. 25 in Springfield.

Attending were students James Lynch of Wheaton, a first-year political science major who served in the U.S. Navy, and Maria Kornfeind ’15 of Downers Grove, an accounting major who served in the U.S. Marines.

North Central College journalists win awards for excellence

Crystal Madrigal ’16 and Daniel Schryer ’15
Student journalists win five awards in sports game stories, headline writing, features, photography and sports design from Illinois College Press Association.

Student journalists from North Central College have earned five awards for excellence from the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA).

The awards were announced at ICPA’s annual conference Feb. 20-21 in Chicago. College newspapers throughout Illinois, ranging from those at small colleges to publications at large state universities, participated in the annual journalism contest. Entries are judged by working journalists and professional editors who are members of the Illinois Press Association. Some 38 schools contributed 1,260 entries, resulting in 270 winners.

Teach First alumni share expertise with first-generation future teachers

Emilio Saraga ’13
North Central College hosts its first annual Teach First Alumni Academy with 55 current Teach First students and eight Teach First Alumni Mentors participating.

North Central College hosted its first annual Teach First Alumni Academy on Feb. 20 with 55 current Teach First students and eight Teach First Alumni Mentors participating. The mentors, who were first-generation college students at North Central and now are full-time teachers, prepared and facilitated interactive professional development workshops.

Registration is open for 2015 summer camps and workshops

North Central College’s summer camps and workshops feature opportunities for children and adults, ranging from athletics to fine arts to academics and more.

Registration is underway for North Central College’s 2015 Summer Camps and Workshops. Among the many opportunities this summer camps for children and adults, ranging from athletics to creative arts to academics.

North Central College political science professors to discuss timely issues at TIP Talk

North Central College political science faculty will discuss timely issues during its winter term Topics in Politics (TIP) Talk March 3.

Faculty from North Central College’s political science department will discuss timely issues during its winter term Topics in Politics (TIP) Talk March 3.

The TIP Talk is free and open to the public and will be held from 12:10 to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

The TIP Talks are modeled on the TED Talk concept and feature short presentations on current political topics. Speakers for the March 3 TIP Talk are:

Seniors direct, stage “Shout! The Mod Musical” Feb. 26-March 1

Allyson Martens, Rachel Rodewald, Tina Naponelli, Ashlyn Seehafer, Colleen DeRos
North Central College seniors present “Shout!” a musical review featuring the culture and songs from the swinging ’60s in England.

North Central College seniors will direct and stage “Shout! The Mod Musical,” a musical review featuring songs from the swinging ’60s.

Four performances of “Shout!” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 27, 28 and at 2 p.m. March 1 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Eight students are chosen to exhibit their work in Aspiring Artists series

"Above the Clouds," by Alicia Laubsted '15
North Central College students have been chosen to showcase their artwork, through March 30, at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora.

Art students at North Central College have been chosen to showcase their work, Feb.6 through March 30, at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora as part of Paramount’s Aspiring Artists series.

Titled “People, Places and Things,” the exhibit will feature a variety of media, including oil and acrylic paintings, drawings and photography by eight North Central students and works of art by Nick Freeman and Scott Harding. An opening reception will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central College named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

Junior/Senior Scholars
North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

North Central College supports electric-vehicle usage with Workplace Charging Challenge

North Central College has joined the Workplace Charging Challenge as part of the institution’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

North Central College has joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge as part of the institution’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

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