North Central College - Naperville, IL

Football team takes sole possession of CCIW

Football team takes sole possession of CCIW

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A matchup many thought sure to be a down-to-the-wire affair had most of the drama removed by the North Central College football team on Saturday, Oct. 22, as the sixth-ranked Cardinals took control early on and blanked the 13th-ranked Illinois Wesleyan University Titans, 24-0, putting a damper on the Titans' Homecoming festivities and taking sole possession of first place in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin standings.



College installs new bike racks

College installs new bike racks

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A recent bike audit determined that in addition to the 150 red bikes on campus, an additional 191 personal bikes are being used on campus. To increase parking locations for these bikes, staff in the maintenance department recently installed bike racks at the front entrance of Merner Field House, Student Village, Championship Plaza, and Kimmel, Seybert and Schneller residence halls. Soon, racks will be installed near Carnegie Hall. These new locations are in addition to the bike racks installed at Seager and Rall residence halls this summer.  



150 Moments: President Herman J. Kiekhoefer, 1889-1910

150 Moments: President Herman J. Kiekhoefer, 1889-1910

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Herman Julius Kiekhoefer was born in northern Germany and emigrated with his family to the United States as a child, settling in Wisconsin in 1862. He entered Galesville University and graduated in 1872.



150 Moments: President Henry H. Rassweiler, 1883-1888

150 Moments: President Henry H. Rassweiler, 1883-1888

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The second president of North Central College, Henry H. Rassweiler, was born in Orwigsburg, Pa., in 1842. In 1857, his family left Pennsylvania for Illinois, where Rassweiler began his teaching career at age 17.

He enrolled at Plainfield College in 1862 and continued to teach grammar school while pursuing his studies until he graduated in 1868 as the first student with a bachelor of science degree. Immediately after his graduation from North-Western College, he was appointed professor of mathematics and natural science.



Opening night of “Distracted” includes talk-back with actors, faculty

Opening night of “Distracted” includes talk-back with actors, faculty

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Psychology and theatre faculty are hosting a noncredit Verandah opportunity and Q&A after the Thursday, Oct. 20, opening night production of “Distracted.” The play will be staged this weekend at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 20, 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, in Madden Theatre.



150 Moments: President Augustine A. Smith, 1861-1883

150 Moments: President Augustine A. Smith, 1861-1883

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On Nov. 11, 1861, the Evangelical Association opened a new institution—Plainfield College—in Plainfield, Ill., and called upon Augustine A. Smith to be its first president.

Smith was born and raised in Massachusetts and started teaching at age 17. He served at two Evangelical institutions in Ohio, as a principal at the Grand River Institute in Austinburg and as president of Greensburg Seminary.



Be central. Go global. Study abroad.

Be central. Go global. Study abroad.

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Students have an opportunity to check out the many study abroad choices during the College’s Annual Study Abroad Fair, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, on the second floor of the White Activities Center. The Office of International Programs offers more than 50 study abroad programs to students of all majors. Be sure to stop by and learn more.



National Freedom of Speech Week exhibit in Oesterle Gallery

National Freedom of Speech Week exhibit in Oesterle Gallery

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Faculty and students in the speech communication department are hosting a weeklong display in the Oesterle Library Gallery during the 2011 National Freedom of Speech Week Oct. 17-23. The campus community is invited to visit the exhibit and view, read and listen to the various items on display.
 



150 Moments: First Homecoming

150 Moments: First Homecoming

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In this edition of 150 Moments, leading up to North Central College’s 11.11.11 Sesquicentennial Celebration, the College’s first Homecoming is spotlighted.



Cardinal football is a family affair

Cardinal football is a family affair

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A recent segment of “The Red Zone,” a weekly football highlight produced by Naperville Community Television, featured the family aspect of the Cardinals’ football program—its five sets of brothers on the team and its coaching staff that includes a set of brothers, a father-son combo and a father of two recent alumni. The story about family connections starts around the five-minute mark of the 10-minute edition; the first half of the video reviews the Cardinal win against Augustana, 24-3, on Oct. 8.



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