North Central College - Naperville, IL

Chicago Fire to hold free soccer clinic at North Central

Young soccer players are welcome to a free Chicago Fire soccer clinic.

Young soccer players are invited to meet Chicago Fire soccer players Sean Johnson and Steven Kinney on June 24 at North Central College.

As part of its Community Soccer Series, the Fire—Chicago’s Major League Soccer club—will hold a skills clinic from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at North Central College’s Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St., Naperville.

Jim Miller receives White First Citizen of the College Award

Jim Miller was named the 19th recipient of the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises.

Naperville resident and Director of Athletics Jim Miller was named the 19th recipient of the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises on June 12.

The First Citizen of the College Award recognizes a student, faculty or staff member who exemplifies the best of North Central College and honors a "unique spirit and legacy," that of Harold and Eva White, longtime editors and publishers of The Naperville Sun and alumni of the College.

Red Sox draft North Central's Nick Robinson

Red Sox draft North Central's Nick Robinson

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Senior Nick Robinson, who played shortstop for the conference champion Cardinals this season, has been drafted by the Boston Red Sox, according to a report. Robinson, the son of Red Sox Texas-area scout Jim Robinson, likely will sign with the organization and begin his career with the Lowell Spinners, SoxProspects.com reports. Robinson batted .427 with 56 runs scored and set new North Central records for hits (76) and at-bats (178) this season, finishing among the Cardinals' career top 10 in hits (199), at-bats (560), runs (123), total bases (245) and triples (7).


College hosts Special Olympics Spring Games on April 25

The public is welcome to cheer athletes as they compete in the Special Olympics Illinois Northeastern Area 2 Spring Games April 25 at North Central College.

Families, volunteers and spectators will cheer on runners, shot-putters and other athletes as they compete in the 2010 Special Olympics Illinois Northeastern Area 2 Spring Games from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at North Central College.

Kids enjoy memorable academic, athletic summer camps at North Central

Children in elementary, middle and high school can take advantage of summer camps in broadcasting, computers, theatre and sports at North Central College.

Children in elementary, middle and high school can take advantage of exciting summer camps in broadcasting, computers, theatre and various sports at North Central College.

Registration is underway for academic and athletic camps for ages 5 years and older. Camps begin in June and continue through mid-August. Visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/community-and-visitors/summer-camps-workshops to view a complete catalog or call 630-637-5560 for details.

Brad Spencer to coach Team Stars & Stripes

Brad Spencer to coach Team Stars & Stripes

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Brad Spencer, assistant football coach; coordinator of academic program and coordinator of game/practice management, was selected as one of eight NCAA Division III coaches to take part in Global Football's 2009 Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) on Dec. 19 in Monterrey, Mexico. He will assist with the coaching of Team Stars & Stripes, which will include 50 of the top NCAA Division III players in the nation. More


Gerald Gems publishes book, articles

Gerald Gems publishes book, articles

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, has had a number of recent publications. His book titled Understanding American Sports, which he co-authored with Gertrud Pfister of the University of Copenhagen, was published in July by Routledge. His chapter titled “Sport Historians, the City, and the New Social History” was published in Routledge Companion to Sports History (London) by Steven Pope and John Nauright, eds.


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