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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2009 Ram’s cross country team headed to Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio to compete in the NCCAA National Competition on Nov. 14. The competition ended the season with victories for both the men and women’s teams. For the first time in its history, North Central, which is Division II, placed eighth overall, beating many other Division I schools, as the Nationals race pits both Division I and II schools against each other.
This year there are plenty of new cross-country runners— 9 to be exact. I had a chance to talk with one of the new runners, Nick Jordan, a freshman youth development major, and got a chance to see how the season’s going and what the season ahead looks like for him and his team.