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13 North Central College student broadcasters earn 26 IBS award nominations

North Central student broadcasters are nominated for 26 awards in a national competition—more than any college radio station in nation.

North Central College student broadcasters are nominated for 26 awards in a national competition—more than any other college or university radio station in the nation.

Thirteen North Central College broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, the College’s student-run radio station, earned 26 nominations in the annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) competition. Winners of the Golden Microphone Trophy Awards will be announced March 2 at the 73rd Annual IBS International Radio/Webcast Conference in New York City.

North Central College President Troy D. Hammond meeting alumni during Inaugural Tour

North Central College President Dr. Troy D. Hammond aims to meet at least 1,000 alumni during his first weeks on the job.

North Central College’s 10th president, Troy D. Hammond, is hitting the road on a yearlong inaugural tour to meet with alumni and talk about the importance of alumni engagement in his vision for a brilliant future.

Hammond has set a personal goal to meet 1,000 alumni by the end of February and is eager to continue meeting alumni throughout his first year.

Flamenco Festival showcases Spanish culture during February

Free flamenco dance lessons, Mondays, Jan. 28 through March 4
North Central College hosts its annual Flamenco Festival, featuring rhythmic music, lectures, dance and film from Spanish culture.

North Central College will host its sixth annual Flamenco Festival during the month of February, showcasing the emotive, rhythmic music and dance from Spanish culture. Several events are planned—including dance classes, lectures, a performance and film. All are free and open to the public.

The Flamenco Festival presents the following events:

North Central College community invited to remember alumnus Shaun Wild on Feb. 4

North Central College is setting aside time for the Cardinal community to come together to remember the life of alumnus Shaun Wild ’11.

North Central College is setting aside time for the Cardinal community to come together to remember the life of alumnus Shaun Wild ’11.

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and other members of the Cardinal family may stop by Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St., from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4. Office of Ministry and Service staff and others will be present.

Though there will be no formal program, attendees are welcome to stop by in remembrance of Wild, who died following a violent incident in downtown Naperville on Feb. 4, 2012.

Graduate course offers students chance to study, travel abroad

North Central College graduate students traveled to Greece during D-Term on a study abroad course dedicated exclusively for them.

North Central College graduate students traveled to Greece during D-Term on a study abroad course dedicated exclusively for them. Thirteen students from various graduate programs embarked on a 3-credit course designed to advance their studies, careers and personal exploration outside the classroom. In particular, they gained an understanding of Greek history, economics, politics and culture as they relate to the region.

Jazz pianist Chris White performs March 8 at North Central College’s Madden Theatre

Acclaimed pianist and North Central College jazz faculty member Chris White performs March 8 in the College’s Madden Theatre.

Acclaimed pianist and North Central College jazz faculty member Chris White performs March 8 in the College’s Madden Theatre.

“An Evening with Jazz Pianist Chris White” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College to host March 9 Chords for Kids event for children with autism

North Central College on March 9 will host Chords for Kids, the seventh annual free concert for children with autism and their families.

North Central College on March 9 will host Chords for Kids, the seventh annual free concert for children with autism and their families.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Wheelchair seating is available. Admission is free, though tickets are required; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College to host Women’s Leadership Retreat for students Feb. 15-17

The Leadership, Ethics and Values and Student Life programs are planning North Central’s first Women’s Leadership Retreat for students on Feb. 15-17.

North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values and Student Life programs are planning the College’s first Women’s Leadership Retreat for students on Feb. 15-17.

The three-day workshop will allow 20 female students the opportunity to become stronger, more daring and more thoughtful leaders, says Renee Kosiarek, assistant to the director of the Leadership, Ethics and Values program.

Seniors exhibit their artwork in “Self Reflections”

Robyn Mikyska ’13 and Hallie Hedinger ’13 present “Self Reflections”
North Central College studio art majors Robyn Mikyska and Hallie Hedinger showcase their sculptural art, sketches, drawings, portraits, two-dimensional media.

North Central College senior studio art majors Robyn Mikyska and Hallie Hedinger will showcase their artwork in a monthlong exhibit.

Kirk presents symphony of sounds during installation

Jonathon Kirk, assistant professor of music
Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, presented a sound installation performance at University of North Carolina museum.

Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, co-presented a sound installation performance titled “Cryoacoustic Orb” at the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 20. The four-hour performance complemented the university’s yearlong academic theme “Water in Our World.”