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Mock Trial team takes first place in first tournament of season

Winning team at Riverside Classic Mock Trial Tournament
North Central College’s Mock Trial is off to a winning start, taking first place among 14 teams at the team’s first of seven tournaments this season.

North Central College’s Mock Trial team is off to a winning start, taking first place at Quincy University’s annual Riverside Classic Mock Trial Tournament on Oct. 20—the team’s first of seven contests during fall and winter terms.

Pleas and Rivera give talk at Midwest First-Year Conference

North Central College Premier Scholars, summer 2012
Dorothy Pleas, North Central director of multicultural affairs, and Nicole Rivera, visiting assistant professor of psychology, give talk about Premier Scholars.

Dorothy Pleas, North Central College director of multicultural affairs, and Nicole Rivera, visiting assistant professor of psychology, presented a session titled, “Strengthening the First-Year Experience Through a Summer Bridge Program for At-Risk Students,” at the Midwest First-Year Conference at Northern Illinois University on Sept. 28.

North Central College student Maria Gommel honored as 2012 Lincoln Laureate

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois is honoring North Central College Goldwater Scholar Maria Gommel as a 2012 Lincoln Laureate.

Maria Gommel has been named North Central College’s 2012 Lincoln Laureate.

Gommel is a senior from Malta, Ill., who is double-majoring in actuarial science and mathematics and minoring in economics. She intends to pursue a doctorate in mathematics after graduation.

She is a participant in North Central’s College Scholars Honors Program for high-achieving undergraduates. She spent a year working with two other students and mathematics professor Linda Gao on mathematical modeling research in epidemiology.

North Central College celebrates Homecoming Oct. 25-28

North Central College invites campus community to its 2012 Homecoming Celebration Oct. 25-28, featuring concerts, parade, awards presentations, football game.

North Central College invites community members to join in the celebration of the College’s 2012 Homecoming Oct. 25-28. Public events include performances by Bernadette Peters and Sara Evans, documentary screenings, a reunion party with dancing and entertainment, parade, football game, dedication of the Riverwalk Gateway and more.

Alcohol Awareness Week features giveaways, games, shows

Old Main in the fall
North Central College’s Dyson Wellness Center sponsors Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 15-19 with free theater performance, film screening, games, giveaways, food.

North Central College’s Dyson Wellness Center is sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 15-19 with daily activities, including the free theater performance “Erasing the Distance,” film screening, games, food and multiple giveaways.

Check out these activities; no reservations or tickets are needed to attend any events.

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Erasing the Distance” theatrical performance

“Mind and Body” art exhibit showcases work of three North Central College students

The monthlong "Mind and Body" art exhibit showcases the work of three North Central College students.

A monthlong art exhibit showcases the work of three North Central College students.

The “Mind and Body” exhibit is free, open to the public and on display Oct. 11 through Nov. 11 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The student artists will greet visitors during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19; complimentary refreshments will be served.

New bike racks are everywhere

North Central College’s recent addition of new bike racks at residence halls, academic buildings facilitates campus-wide use of bikes and racks.

Whether you use a Cardinal Red Bike or your own personal bike to get around campus and town, there’s some exciting news. North Central recently added new bike racks at residence halls at Res/Rec, Patterson, Ward, Seybert and Kimmel halls and at academic buildings, including Kaufman Dining Hall, Pfeiffer Hall, Old Main, Harold and Eva White Activities Center, Kroehler Science Center and the Blue House.

Keep a lookout for these racks and make sure you follow the biking rules of the road and do not chain your bike to trees or fences or benches.

North Central’s academic departments, campus offices host documentary Oct. 4

Faculty/student panel discussion and screening of “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” is set for Oct. 4.

North Central College will present the documentary, “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. A faculty and student discussion, with audience participation, will follow the free event.

North Central College students make big presentation to corporate executives

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives.

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives from all over the world.

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

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