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.
Greg Hayton is the new associate professor in the education department. He is also the faculty athletic representative and an active supporter of the North Central cross-country team. Hayton grew up in Illinois and received a bachelor’s degree from Eureka College. His degree was in physical education along with a psychology minor. He received his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in outdoor teaching education and physical science. Greg spent many years as a middle and high school teacher, as well as a coach before coming to North Central. He spoke of seeing many amazing things on the athletic field.
After his first year as Director of Athletic Operations and the men’s basketball coach, Coach High has decided to step up and become the Athletic Director, but will remain the head coach for men’s basketball team. “This is what I enjoy doing. This is my twentieth year working in the athletic administration,” said Coach High.