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NCU Jazz Band

With arrangements from jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, the North Central Jazz Band looks to have a memorable year.

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Spiritual Life Days Report

Spiritual Life Days will be held Oct. 5th-9th. Along with chapel services, there will be special events held in the Sanctuary on Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 8 a.m., and Thursday at 7 p.m. Sean Smith is a prophetic evangelist and will be speaking Tuesday and Wednesday. Other speakers from within the school will also take the stage throughout the week.

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NCU Efforts to Can the Spam

Spam is defined as “internet slang that refers to unsolicited email (UCE) or unsolicited bulk email (UBE),” according to Indiana University’s website.
People commonly call spam junk email. Spammers often use bots, automatic programs used to scour the Internet, to collect addresses or buy them from other companies in bulk. Spammers, having nothing to lose, often send thousands or even tens of thousands of messages for just one response.

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NCU Faculty Involved with New Bible Translation

On January 1 2010, the Military Bible Association will publish The Leader’s Bible, which is an update to the King James Version and designed specifically for the military. Features will include the Founding Father’s Statements on Religious Freedom, Moral Leadership in the Founding of America, The Role of Military Chaplains, Military Prayer and Hymns, Military & Church Creeds, The Military Code of Conduct, Nine Leadership Beatitudes, and Six Factors for Ethical Decision-Making.

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New Faculty Profiles

Todd Wold is the new chair of the communication arts department. Wold attended North Central for his first three years of undergraduate study. He also traveled with Chorale on trips throughout Europe during his time at North Central.

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New PSEO students hit the books at NCU

High school students across Minnesota are getting an early jump on the college experience through the PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Option) program. North Central sponsors 61 PSEO participants on campus. Another 68 students attend North Central’s satellite program for PSEO, the Y.E.A.H. (Youth Educated At Home) Academy in Roseville, Minn. The Academy is staffed by North Central adjunct faculty and offers students the opportunity to take North Central PSEO courses at the Roseville location.

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North Central boosts job networking with CareerWire

Job placement is a staple of many colleges and universities, and North Central has recently implemented a new way for students to navigate the job searching process through the use of the NACElink Network. North Central has used NACElink as a foundation to customize another version available from the Student Success Center known as CareerWire. This is a resource for students who are concerned for their future careers and want to begin networking and making themselves available for employment immediately.

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Neighborhood students receive tutoring at Mansion

Every Monday and Tuesday North Central welcomes neighborhood students from varying ethnic backgrounds into its Mansion for tutoring sessions with North Central students. From 4:45-6 p.m., tutored students receive help with homework and emphasis is also placed on sharpening their reading skills. Students who read at least 20 books receive prizes for their achievement. The sessions end with art projects and games.

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WCCO anchor visits communication arts chapel

Mike Binkley, a television news anchor for local CBS affiliate WCCO, was the guest speaker at the communications department chapel on Feb. 18. After speaking of his journey to faith, Binkley explained the importance of being a Christian voice in the news media and that diversity in the newsroom should include race, gender and people of faith.

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The perils of illegal downloading

According to the University of Rochester, 80 percent of Americans view stealing a DVD from a store as a serious crime. At the same time, 40 percent of Americans view downloading movies illegally as a serious crime. But there is no difference between these crimes. Illegally downloading a DVD or a CD from the Internet is the same as snatching the DVD or CD from a store.