North Central College - Naperville, IL

Senior musical "Pippin" bursts with show-stopping songs and dance

North Central College students will present "Pippin," a hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale.

North Central College students will present "Pippin," a hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale and winner of 11 Tony Awards by Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Four performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. March 4, 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. March 7 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adult and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469). The story of "Pippin" takes place once upon a time, when a young prince Pippin longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment.

The Union hosts musicians, poets, speakers this winter

An award-winning poet, renowned civil rights leader, touring musicians and more headline at The Union in downtown Naperville this winter.

An award-winning poet, renowned civil rights leader, touring musicians and more headline at The Union in downtown Naperville this winter. Sponsored by North Central College's Christian Life Council, The Union is a venue gathering place that draws regular Friday night college-age crowds for spiritually significant expressions of music, film and art.

Sustaining Excellence: Academics

When U.S. News and World Report this fall placed North Central College among the top 80 institutions in the nation that have a special commitment to undergraduate teaching, it confirmed what students, alumni and the campus community already knew, that effective teaching has always been central to the mission and the performance of the College.

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

North Central welcomes its fifth Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Radha Rajagopalan from Toronto, Canada. Her strong interest in global climate change and water conservation complements the College’s 2009-2010 international and cultural focus on global environmental change.

Trustee directs Global Operations for Peace Corps

 North Central College alumna and Board of Trustee member, Esther Benjamin ’90, has been named associate director for Global Operations for the U.S. Peace Corps. She is responsible for managing all Peace Corps programs worldwide, which are located in more than 70 countries. All Peace Corps offices in those countries report to five regional directors, all of whom report to her. She reports to the U.S. Peace Corps director, Aaron Williams, who reports directly to President Barack Obama.

Judy Brodhead speaks on panel about Naperville/Chicago relationship

Judy Brodhead speaks on panel about Naperville/Chicago relationship

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Judy Brodhead, associate professor of English and coordinator of cultural events, and Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, participated in a panel sponsored by the Urban Communication Foundation at the 95th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association in Chicago on Nov. 13. Brodhead, also a councilman for the City of Naperville, spoke about the historical and ongoing relationship between Naperville and Chicago.


Two College Scholars present research at national conference

Two College Scholars present research at national conference

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[caption id="attachment_758" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Seniors Danielle Cifone and Laurel White"][/caption] Laurel White ’10 and Danielle Cifone ’10 presented their research at the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) 44th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28-31.


Judy Walters and Leah Kind co-present at symposium

Judy Walters and Leah Kind co-present at symposium

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[caption id="attachment_661" align="alignright" width="76" caption="Judy Walters"][/caption] Judy Walters, associate professor of computer science, and Leah Kind, adjunct instructor of English, gave a presentation at the 2009 Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium held at Lewis University on Oct.


Patricia King wins awards for short stories and novella

Patricia King wins awards for short stories and novella

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Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor English, won awards for two of her short stories and for her novella. “A Luck that Will Save Her” won Honorable Mention for Hunger Mountain's 2009 Howard Mosher Short Fiction Prize. “Dogs in Guatemala” was a Finalist in the 2009 Short Story Contest by The Journal, a literary magazine of The Ohio State University. Her novella, “Angels Unawares,” was a Finalist in the 2009 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.


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