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Recapping of North Central’s Mr. NCU 2019

Collin Johnson Takes Home The Title of Mr. NCU 2019 By: Kyle Crowell Ten competitors entered North Central University’s Annual Mr. NCU competition this year, and on the evening of April 5th, Collin Johnson stepped away as the victor. Amongst the other musical acts, sketches, and even a motivational speech, his act impressed the judges...

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NCU fashion watch: Becca and Matt

A look into North Central’s fashion scene College years are ones of discovery, experiment and expression. One of the best ways to accomplish this self-discovery is through clothing. Fashion is an art form. Often, individuals use their art to differentiate themselves from the rest. A person’s clothes are no different. Matt and Rebecca are two unique...

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Fall graduate living out NCU’s mission statement

Recent graduate talks about how NCU prepared her for life after college Sixty-two graduates gathered to celebrate and honor their accomplishments of the last years of their North Central journey on Dec. 11. Graduating were 10 students from the College of Missions, 10 from the College of Ministry, 12 from the College of Fine Arts...

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The Interest in Pinterest

“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.

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Scholarships Offset the Rising Cost of Education

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.

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Recycling Resurgence Encourages Sustainable Efforts

“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].”

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The Creation of a Legacy

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.

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Intentional Church in Unusual Places

“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.

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Missions Under the Sun

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.

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From Freshman to Senior

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.