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Experience North Central’s 2016 BREAKAWAY service trips on Instagram

Experience North Central’s 2016 BREAKAWAY service trips on Instagram

Update: North Central's BREAKAWAY spring break trips may be over, but you can still view the images captured on Instagram @NorthCentralCollege. Simply search #NCServe16 and enjoy! For background, read the story below.

Students win 14 awards for North Central in international broadcast competition

WONC-FM 89.1 takes home three first-place trophies for Best Station Promo, Best Station Contest/Promotional Event and Best Promotions Director.

Student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, have added 14 new awards to the station’s trophy case. They earned three first-place awards and 11 other finalist titles at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) International Conference held March 5 in New York City.

Student exhibit showcases paintings, digital prints, drawings through March 31

North Central College presents the two-person exhibit “Embracing Womanhood,” featuring the artwork of Grace Morris ’16 and Etienne Wenk ’17.

North Central College presents the two-person, student exhibit, featuring paintings, digital prints and drawings by senior Grace Morris and junior Etienne Wenk through March 31.

Titled “Embracing Womanhood: Recontextualizing the Pinup as an Icon for the Exploration of Intersectional Femininity,” the free exhibit is on display in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist’s reception will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

North Central to hold Topping-Out Celebration for Science Center March 14

Topping-Out Celebration signals milestone in construction of North Central’s new Science Center with placement of a ceremonial final beam on the steel frame.

North Central College has reached an important marker in the construction of its new Science Center: The steel structure is near completion. To commemorate this important milestone, the College has planned a Topping-Out Celebration on March 14. “Topping out” is a term used by ironworkers to signal the final piece of steel is being hoisted into place on a large building under construction.

North Central journalism students mentor middle school newspaper club

A. Vito Martinez Middle School students visit North Central College to experience journalism from a college perspective.

Students in North Central College’s journalism program teamed up with budding middle school journalists to show them the ins and outs of newspaper and online production.

Staff at A. Vito Martinez Middle School reached out to Kay O’Donnell, assistant professor of journalism at North Central, to arrange for students in their newspaper club to spend a day building their reporting and writing skills with North Central students.

‘Out with the old in with the new’ theme earns Chronicle multiple awards

The Chronicle wins multiple awards, including second place for Best Website by Associated Collegiate Press & six awards by Illinois College Press Association.

North Central College’s journalism students have kicked up their skill level a few hundred notches with new print designs for the Chronicle and a user-friendly website called Their hard work in developing a new face for the student news operation hasn’t gone unnoticed in the journalism world.

North Central College helps set record at Feed the Need! MobilePack

In helping pack more than 1 million meals for starving children worldwide, students said, “We want to be involved and know we’re making a difference.”

More than 500 North Central College students, employees, alumni, friends and family members were among the 5,100 community volunteers who gathered on campus Feb. 20-21 for a common goal: to pack nutrient-rich meals as part of the Feed My Starving Children Feed the Need! MobilePack worldwide effort.

“We want to be involved and know we’re making a difference,” said students about why they volunteered. “We’re a service community and like to come together and serve others.” All total, 1,053,216 meals were packed, feeding 2,885 kids for an entire year.  

Music and motion come together in Chords for Kids concert for children with autism

North Central College will host Chords for Kids, the 10th annual free concert for children with autism and other special needs and their families, on March 5.

North Central College will host Chords for Kids, the 10th annual free concert for children with autism and their families, on March 5.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Wheelchair seating is available. Admission is free, but tickets are required; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

Costume designer Brianna Perry ’16 puts new theatrical design & technology major in action

Brianna Perry ’16
Brianna Perry ’16, a double major in musical theatre and technical theatre and design, is costumer designer for the senior musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Brianna “Bri” Perry ’16 loves designing, both inside and outside the classroom. As she prepares for a career in professional theatre, Perry is pairing her academic work with her involvement in the technical crew for the senior production, “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Annual Report 2015

This 2015 Annual Report reflects the outstanding accomplishments of North Central College in the last fiscal year.
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