North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central College's Res/Rec Center built to withstand tornado

A report by Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) illustrates how North Central's Residence Hall/Recreation Center is built to withstand tornado-force winds.

North Central College students initiate standout service trips

Student team helping with hurricane relief efforts in Staten Island
Students bypass trips to the beach, engage in humanitarian projects to help with hurricane relief efforts on the East Coast and build a home in Florida.

Some 70 North Central College students bypassed trips to the beach and instead spent their spring break on humanitarian service projects. Two of those projects especially stand out for the initiative of the student participants.

“Long Road” exhibit showcases artwork of two North Central College students April 8-May 3

Artwork of two North Central College students is featured in the monthlong exhibit “The Long Road.”

Artwork of two North Central College students is featured in the monthlong exhibit “The Long Road.”

“The Long Road” features wood sculptures, ceramics and mixed media artwork by seniors Jesse Barr of Oswego and Jeremy Thurlby of Montgomery. The exhibit runs April 8 through May 3 in the Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 19; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central College exhibits artwork of four students April 6 through May 3

Artwork of four North Central College students is featured in the monthlong exhibit “Digital Design.”

Artwork of four North Central College students is featured in the monthlong exhibit “Digital Design.”

All pieces displayed in “Digital Design” are computer-generated and include print posters, motion graphics and animation created by seniors Amber Dvorak of Schiller Park; Tanya Fetzer of Richmond, Ill.; Samantha Suarez of Romeoville; and Sarah Wilm of Westmont. The exhibit runs April 6 through May 3 in the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central College hosts “Lead for a Change” conference April 5-6

All students—especially those interested in leadership—are invited to the Student Leadership Conference featuring workshops, panels and more.

All students—including paraprofessionals, student workers, student organization leaders and anyone interested in leadership—are invited to attend a two-day Student Leadership Conference held on campus Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

Admission is free; advance registration is online.

Civil rights panel on April 5 opens Student Leadership Conference

North Central College presents panelists who reminisce about historic, personal events in 1963 during the modern civil rights movement.

North Central College presents a panel discussion Friday, April 5, that reminisces of historic, personal events in 1963 during the modern civil rights movement. The free event begins at 6 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall and is the opening session for the two-day Student Leadership Conference.

North Central College student wins technical theatre mentorship

Theatre major Katherine Fecht was selected for a mentoring opportunity with a United States Institute for Theatre Technology Fellow.

When North Central College sophomore Katherine Fecht signed up for a recent United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Conference in Milwaukee, she was expecting to take in professional workshops and exhibits to prepare for a career behind the scenes in theatre.

Those expectations were exceeded when she went home with a two-day, all-expenses-paid mentoring session with a USITT Fellow.

Volunteers meet community needs at Intersection day of service April 20

Volunteers prepare used household items for needy families
North Central College hosts Intersection, an annual day of service in the community. Volunteers can choose among 22 different service projects.

Intersection, an annual day of service in the community, is one of many reasons North Central College earned a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Caroline Kennedy returns to campus to discuss new book of poems

Caroline Kennedy returns to North Central College April 4 for an author talk about her newest children’s poetry collection, “Poems to Learn by Heart.”

Caroline Kennedy returns to North Central College April 4 for an author talk and book signing for her newest children’s poetry collection, “Poems to Learn by Heart,” a companion to her 2005 New York Times No. 1 bestseller “A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children.”

Medical mission inspires North Central pre-health majors

Four North Central College pre-health majors journey to Honduras for a medical mission.

Morgan Wichman ’14 always wanted to travel to Honduras with an optometrist from her hometown of Freeport, IL, for a medical mission. She decided this was the year to take a week in February for the mission—if she could find friends to travel with. It didn’t take long for three North Central friends to say “I’m in” and make plans for the World Gospel Outreach-sponsored trip.

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