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3 sets of twins among record group of 98 Presidential Scholars

(From top and left) Max and Zach, Kayla and Marissa, Nicole and Natalie
North Central College’s record number of 98 Presidential Scholars this year includes three sets of twins.

If you think you’re seeing double in some of the classes this fall at North Central College, it’s not your imagination.

This year’s record crop of 98 Presidential Scholars includes three sets of twins. The Presidential Scholarship is North Central’s largest financial award based on academic merit.

How is it that three pairs of siblings who happen to be among the brightest scholars in their high school classes all ended up choosing to attend North Central together?

Luke Franks joins faculty in history department

Luke Franks, assistant professor of history
North Central College appointed five new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2011-2012 academic year, including Luke Franks, assistant professor of history.

North Central College appointed five new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2011-2012 academic year, which starts Sept. 12. Among the new faculty is Luke Franks, assistant professor of history.

North Central College begins Sesquicentennial year with record enrollment

North Central College begins its Sesquicentennial year with record enrollment of more than 3,000 students.

Sept. 6, 2011—North Central College begins its Sesquicentennial year with a record number of students.

The College—which on Nov. 11 will mark the 150th anniversary of its 1861 founding—anticipates total enrollment to exceed 3,000 as the 2011-2012 academic year begins. The year is expected to begin with more than 2,700 undergraduate students and nearly 300 graduate students.

North Central history grad interns with Humanitarian Service Project

North Central graduate Matt McGahan of Aurora has started a year-long paid internship with Humanitarian Service Project.

Aug. 26, 2011—North Central College graduate Matt McGahan of Aurora has started a year-long paid internship with Humanitarian Service Project.

McGahan graduated in June with a degree in history. He’ll assist the organization in various capacities. Carol Stream-based Humanitarian Service Project helps needy senior citizens, children and families throughout DuPage and Kane counties through its programs.

Naper Settlement exhibit features North Central College's history

Naper Settlement hosts an exhibit that invites visitors to explore the 150-year history of North Central College.

Aug. 25, 2011—A new exhibit at Naper Settlement explores the 150-year history of North Central College.

The exhibit, “150 Years: A Promising Start,” opens Friday, Sept. 2, at Naper Settlement’s Heritage Gallery and echoes the theme of the College’s Sesquicentennial celebration. The exhibit will be on display through June 17, 2012 at Naper Settlement’s Pre-Emption House Visitor Center, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville.

1961 Illinois license plates honored North Central College

In 1961, Illinois license plates were red and white in honor of North Central College's centennial.

Before the state of Illinois began issuing multi-year license plates in 1979, motorists would receive a new set of plates each year. The plates were redesigned each year, and the colors for the letters and numbers and backgrounds would change.

Thanks to a blog post, today we're reminded that in 1961, Illinois motorists drove around with red-and-white license plates in honor of North Central College's Centennial.

Exploring cultures, sharing opportunities

Katlyn Garris works molten glass as Ramson Lomatewama provides feedback.
SIFE students gain an appreciation for Hopi art while exploring new products for campus sales.

Three students who are active in Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) recently visited the Hopi School near the Grand Canyon in Arizona to learn more about Hopi art and build relationships that could result in the sale of products on campus.  Arlinda Bajrami ’12, Katelyn Garris ’12, and Raine Tagare ’12, along with Matt Krystal, assistant professor of anthropology, and Gerald Thalman, associate professor of accounting, also helped dig a trench for electrical cable to power a new glassblowing studio.

Keating is moderator at UIC conference

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, moderated a session on architecture and class at Working Class Studies Association meeting.

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, participated in the 2011 Conference of the Working Class Studies Association June 22-25 at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The multi-day event explored American working class history and culture.

Course on College's archives among fall 2011 Community Education programs

North Central College is offering the opportunity to learn about the College’s extensive archives through a course in the Community Education program.

North Central College is offering the opportunity to learn about the College’s extensive archives. A course about the College’s archives is among the offerings this fall through North Central’s Community Education program.

“With the college celebrating its Sesquicentennial this fall, our on-campus archivist will be running a course on the history of the College and showing many of the artifacts that have been maintained throughout the years,” said Deanna Taylor, the College’s community education program director.

Riverwalk Gateway, Sesquicentennial Walkway to improve pedestrian access

Riverwalk Gateway
North Central College is partnering with the Naperville Riverwalk Commission and Riverwalk Foundation to improve pedestrian access and beautify the campus.

North Central College is pleased to partner with the Naperville Riverwalk Commission and Naperville Riverwalk Foundation on a project to improve pedestrian access and beautify the campus for the enjoyment of the community.

The project will enhance the College’s Riverwalk Gateway by creating a landscaped pathway along the east bank of the West Branch of the DuPage River next to Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. Brick pillars designating the area as an entrance to North Central College will be installed near Fredenhagen Park as part of the project.

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