“If I’m looking for something creative, I look on Pinterest to see if something will spark an idea,” said Norman. Norman admits to using the site for repins rather than pinning his own pictures. According to the study by Buzz Referrals, 80% of the pins on the website are repins.
Junior social work major Katie Detloff received a scholarship from her church when she first came to North Central. As a result of receiving the Hosanna! Student Leadership Scholarship, Detloff was also eligible for a North Central church match scholarship. The 50 percent match rate increased the original $500 she received from her church to a total of $750.
“If the rest of campus wants to participate [in recycling], they have to empty the recycling bins themselves,” said Peter Hansen, Community Life Coordinator and the head of North Central’s recycling program. “The reason for that is that there was never an easy way to get students keys for that after hours [for security reasons].”
Student organizations are rapidly evolving and paving the way for a legacy. The academic organizations on campus are popular because they provide opportunities to meet new students and interact with others within the same major.
“We’ve always been on the cutting edge of things,” said Pastor Nancy Aleksuk. “There hasn’t ever been anybody we can call up and go, ‘How do we do this?’ We had to get it from God.”
Since moving to their new downtown location last year, pastors Nancy and husband Steve have been focused on integrating the church into the neighborhood, and vice versa.
During free time, the group was able to visit majestic castles, resplendent natural beauty in the countryside, and the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher.
“To think that God could do that with a whisper is just amazing. It was such a holy moment,” said Bonifaz of the landscape surrounding her.
What’s something you’d share with other students?
Don’t let a trait about you, or even what people know you for, define you. Don’t be worried about people accepting you. Have a life outside of North Central; people leave or graduate, things change around you and you want to have something outside of just this. Serve, involve yourself, and make all types of friends. No other experience is like this.