North Central College - Naperville, IL

A record 33 North Central students help citizens with their tax returns

North Central College accounting majors are IRS-certified volunteers, providing free assistance and filing of tax returns for people who need help.

UPDATE April 15, 2014: Accounting majors who served as IRS-certified volunteers this tax season processed 584 returns, plus 25 prior year returns, and secured $850,000 in federal refunds and $90,000 in state refunds for people they helped. This was an increase of 45% over last year’s total returns. Awesome job!


LEV students attend Case Competition

Marie Butnariu ’16, Jon Kingzette ’15, Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16
Distinguished Leaders Marie Butnariu ’16, Jon Kingzette ’15 and Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16 attended the National Collegiate Leadership Conference Case Competition.

Three North Central College students—Marie Butnariu ’16, Jon Kingzette ’15 and Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16—attended the National Collegiate Leadership Conference (NCLC) Case Competition at the University of Arizona Feb. 14-16. The students are Distinguished Leaders in North Central’s Leadership, Ethics & Values (LEV) program and were selected by application to attend.

Forensics showcase presents student talent, also a fundraiser

North Central's 2013-2014 forensics team
North Central College’s forensics team will showcase its top performers and presentations at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7.

North Central College’s forensics team will showcase this year’s top student performers and presentations at 7 p.m. Friday, March, 7 in Pfeiffer Hall.

Open to the campus community, this event also is a fundraising opportunity to benefit the College’s nationally recognized forensics team. Admission is $5/person with proceeds going to help offset the program’s expenses during the competitive season.  

Students earn individual awards during Mock Trial competitions

Adam Sehr ’16, Brandon Sarkauskas ’15, Hugo Gonzalez ’16
North Central College’s Mock Trial team members earn several individual awards during the 2013-2014 season, October through February.

The North Central College Mock Trial team received several individual awards during its 2013-2014 season, October to February.

Team members performed exceptionally well, winning 11 individual awards as they competed against powerhouses such as the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Princeton University. Their season ended with a well-fought Regional Tournament with 24 of the most competitive teams in the area.

Seniors Ariel Hodge and Samantha Johnson showcase their artwork

Work by seniors Samantha Johnson (left), Ariel Hodge
North Central College presents “Fairy Tales and Realities: An Exploration into Social Distortions,” a student art exhibit March 6-31.

North Central College presents “Fairy Tales and Realities: An Exploration into Social Distortions,” featuring the artwork of senior studio art majors Ariel Hodge and Samantha Johnson.  

Their free exhibit will showcase drawings, ceramics, cutouts and sculpture March 6-31 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The public is invited to meet the artists during a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the gallery. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is open for 2014 summer camps and workshops

North Central College’s summer camps and workshops feature 95 opportunities for children and adults, ranging from athletics to fine arts to academics and more.

If you’ve been thinking about ways to enjoy summer this year, North Central College has opened registration for its summer camps and workshops for children and adults. Among the 95 opportunities are nine new camps, ranging from athletics to fine arts to academics and more.

Camps begin in early June and many run through July and early August. Some last several days and include meals and overnight accommodations, while some workshops may last a few hours. Fees vary, of course, depending on the length and type of camp or workshop.

Using art for social justice is focus of North Central’s global human rights event

Artists, feminists Melissa Potter and Miriam Schaer will give a lecture and demonstration on the connections between poverty and women’s rights on Feb. 28.

With poverty reduction as North Central College’s global human rights focus this year, two guest speakers will give a lecture and artistic demonstration on the connections between poverty and women’s rights.

Their free lecture, titled “Using Art for Social Justice,” will take place at noon, Friday, Feb. 28, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall.

Senior production of “Urinetown” celebrates, satirizes American musical theatre

Nik Kmiecik ’15 as Bobby Strong, Jesek West ’15 as Hope Cladwell
North Central College seniors present four performances of the hilarious, irreverent musical satire “Urinetown,” Feb. 27-March 2.

North Central College seniors present the hilarious, irreverent musical satire “Urinetown,” with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis.

Four performances of “Urinetown” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 and at 2 p.m. March 2 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.

North Central students build mentoring relationships and friendships with area seniors

North Central College students are forming mentoring relationships with senior residents of Monarch Landing.

A group of North Central College students recently engaged in a round of “speed dating” conversations. They talked about their interests and majors while making new friends—not with potential suitors but with senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community. Upwards of 20 students have been establishing relationships for sharing advice, gaining historical perspectives and building friendships.

North Central College student Circle K club awarded national grant for service project

Circle K members during a recent fundraiser
North Central College’s Circle K service club has been awarded a national grant to fund a community service project that will benefit children with cancer.

North Central College’s student-run Circle K International service club has been awarded a grant by the global Circle K International organization to finance a community service project that will provide care packages to children with cancer.

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