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Students and alumni music educators connect at Illinois Music Educators Association conference

A record number 60 North Central College music education majors, 23 music education alumni and faculty attended the annual IMEA All-State Conference.

Each year, North Central College students, faculty and alumni attend the Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) All-State Conference where they host an exhibit and attend workshops, classes, rehearsals and performances.

Some 60 North Central music education majors and 23 music education alumni—the largest turnout ever for the College—attended the 2014 conference, held Jan. 22-25 in Peoria. All the music education alumni, from class years 1996 to 2013, are currently employed as music educators.

Carmen Brodnax ’14 and Cera Rodriguez ’15 inspire others to explore cultural differences

Carmen Brodnax ’14 and Cera Rodriguez ’15, BSA copresidents
Students in North Central College’s Black Student Association look forward to Black History Month, engaging campus community in cultural discussions, BSA club.

As copresidents of the Black Student Association (BSA), North Central College Carmen Brodnax ’14 and Cera Rodriguez ’15 hope to engage the campus community in special activities during Black History Month and inspire students of all backgrounds to participate in BSA throughout the year.

Students invite local owners of sport businesses to campus to share their stories

Sport management majors as interns at the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans
North Central College students host Entrepreneurship in Sport—a panel of four founders, owners, directors of local sport-related organizations—on Feb. 17.

North Central College students in the Introduction to Sport Management II class (HPE 251), Sport Management Association (SMA) and NCC Cycling & Multisport Club are hosting a panel discussion titled Entrepreneurship in Sport on Feb. 17.

The panel features founders, owners and directors of local sports-related organizations who will give short presentations and answer questions.

Drawings by Lindsay Olson support work of everyday heroes in law enforcement

"Running on Empty" by Lindsay Olson
North Central College will showcase the exhibit “Tools of the Trade: A Resident's View of Law Enforcement” by artist Lindsay Olson, March 7-April 20.

North Central College will showcase works by artist Lindsay Olson in the exhibit “Tools of the Trade: A Resident’s View of Law Enforcement” March 7 through April 20.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 7; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central College Math Circle engages undergrads with gifted youngsters

A new program at North Central College is challenging young minds by giving youngsters their first exposure to advanced mathematical concepts.

A new program at North Central College is challenging young minds by giving youngsters their first exposure to advanced mathematical concepts.

The program is called the Expository Engagement (E2) Math Circle, and it’s modeled after similar successful programs held across the country. The American Mathematical Association provided a $6,000 grant to fund the program.

North Central College expands services to address gender-based violence

Cindy Washburn
North Central College is expanding services available to students affected by gender-based violence.

Cindy Washburn wants North Central College students to know about supportive services and intervention options available to those affected by gender-based violence.

As the College’s coordinator of a U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Grant Program, Washburn knows that sexual assaults on college campuses nationwide too often go unreported. Some estimate that only 25 percent of physical assaults, 20 percent of rapes and 50 percent of stalking cases are reported.

North Central College honors Nancy Majewski ’74 Range with Cleo Tanner Award

Nancy Majewski ’74 Range
Alumna Nancy Majewski ’74 Range, a three-sport athlete, was honored with the College’s Cleo Tanner Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Athletics.

Nancy Majewski ’74 Range, a three-sport athlete in tennis, basketball and volleyball, was honored with North Central College’s ninth Cleo Tanner Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Athletics.

Visit North Central College in February

North Central College hosts three programs in February for students interested in learning more about the College’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

North Central College will host three programs in February for prospective students interested in learning more about the College’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Two visit programs will be held Saturday, Feb. 15:

Silkaitis cast in three roles in critically acclaimed tragicomedy

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre
Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, has been cast in Stephen Karam’s “Sons of the Prophet” at the American Theater Company.

Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, chair of art and theatre and theatre program coordinator, has been cast in the critically acclaimed tragicomedy “Sons of the Prophet” by Stephen Karam. It will be staged at the American Theater Company (ATC) in Chicago with performances Jan. 31 through March 9.

Appearing in three of the seven scenes, Silkaitis will play three characters—Doctor Manor, Physician’s Assistant and Board Member 1.

Wade Balsamo ’17 and his father create award-winning video

Leo and Walk On Farm are the focus of winning video
North Central College freshman Wade Balsamo works with his father and wins scholarship by media production firm in video contest featuring nonprofit.

Wade Balsamo, a freshman at North Central College, worked with his father to create an award-winning short film about the philanthropic organization Walk On.

Balsamo, of Barrington, is passionate about production and his efforts to promote Walk On, a nonprofit that provides equine-assisted activities to people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities. Walk On helps inspire people to advance to their highest potential.