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North Central College recalls service of alumnus, trustee Albert Benedetti 1924-2012

Dick Wehrli '56 and Al Benedetti '48 in 2003
North Central College is remembering a longtime stalwart of the College who passed away on May 3.

North Central College is remembering the service of alumnus and Life Trustee Albert Benedetti of Naperville, a longtime stalwart of the College who passed away on May 3. He was 88.
 
He was president of Bruno Benedetti & Sons, a Naperville home building company. A street in Naperville bears the family name, Benedetti Drive.
 

Student from Rwanda Builds schools in the Congo

Three years ago, Etienne Mashuli ’13 was adjusting to the bitter cold, the bounty of Naperville supermarkets and life as a North Central student.

Today, he’s focused on returning the riches of his new life to help children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he lived as a refugee after escaping the violence of Rwanda. He’s helped establish a primary school (pictured) through an organization called Ubuntu Academy, which he co-founded with a University of Chicago student.

North Central hosts annual day of community service

Student volunteers during previous Intersection Day
Volunteers from North Central College and local community join forces to help 12 service agencies during annual Intersection Day of service on May 5.

For the sixth year, North Central College students, faculty and staff will join members of the community in a day of service for different community organizations and nonprofits. Volunteers joining the Intersection day of service on Saturday, May 5, will build, clean, host events, work and play to help others and make a difference in local communities.

2012 Service Awards, RSVP May 4

2012 Service Awards, RSVP May 4

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North Central College’s 2012 Service Awards presentation will take place during Cornerstone Week on Friday, May 18, at the Fine Arts Center. The College’s Board of Trustees and President invite all faculty and staff to attend.



Ruthig publishes paper on research

Gregory Ruthig, assistant professor of biology
Gregory Ruthig, North Central College assistant professor of biology, co-authored article that has been published in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.

Gregory Ruthig, North Central College assistant professor of biology, co-authored an article, titled “Fast quantitative PCR, locked nucleic acid probes and reduced volume reactions are effective tools for detecting Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis DNA,” that was published in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, Vol. 97: 249–253, January 24, 2012.

Senior Art Show showcases artwork by 11 seniors

Paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture by North Central College students are featured in the 2012 Senior Art Show, May 10-June 12, in two gallery locations.

Artwork by 11 North Central College students is featured in the annual Senior Art Show.

The exhibit is free, open to the public and on display May 10 through June 12 in two locations at the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., and the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. The senior artists will greet visitors during a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in both galleries; complimentary refreshments will be served.

The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculpture. Exhibitors are:

Gems presents at conference, publishes chapter

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, presented paper at conference, published chapter in book.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, presented a paper, titled “Downfall of the Turner Movement in the United States,” at the German American Studies Conference at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., on April 13.

Moussetis recognized for outstanding article in journal

Robert Moussetis, associate professor of international business
Robert Moussetis, North Central College associate professor of international business, is named winner of Outstanding Paper Award by Emerald Literati Network.

Robert Moussetis, North Central College associate professor of international business and chair of management and marketing/Bus, had his article, titled “Ansoff Revisited: How Ansoff Interfaces With Both the Planning and Learning Schools of Thought in Strategy,” chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012. The article was published in the Journal of Management History,
 

Ibero-American Film Festival features six films

Scene from "Chico & Rita"
Fusión Española, North Central College’s Spanish Club, will host the Ibero-American Film Festival, featuring cultural enrichment, May 2-3 and 7-10.

Fusión Española, North Central College’s Spanish Club, will host the Ibero-American Film Festival, featuring the screening of six films for cultural enrichment of Spanish studies. Admission is free to all six events, held in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall from May 2 through May 10.

An opening reception with complimentary refreshments and information about the films will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, prior to the first film. The films are spoken in Spanish but have English subtitles. Following is the lineup for the festival:

Hear Chamber Singers tonight in concert

Hear Chamber Singers tonight in concert

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Tonight, North Central College’s 16-voice Chamber Singers presents its spring concert “Metamorphosis” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in Wentz Concert Hall. The concert includes a retrospective of the year’s Chamber Singers music, including Renaissance and contemporary works, pieces by Eric Whitacre and Imogen Heap, songs in English, Portuguese, Xhosa, Latin and French, and an original piece by Brian Mengler ’13.