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Championship Week, intramural style

Championship Week, intramural style

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Heading into the last week of classes and finals, students are letting off some steam playing in the Winter Intramural Championship games. After six weeks of regular season play, teams competing in basketball, speedball, soccer and volleyball moved on to single-elimination playoffs for their respective sport. Those teams that advanced on to the finals are competing this week for campus bragging rights. Held in Merner Field House, four tournaments are yet to play, March 9-11.


NAC&U delegation visits campus, evaluates programs

NAC&U delegation visits campus, evaluates programs

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A delegation from The New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U) will be on campus Wednesday and Thursday, March 10-11, to assess North Central’s student affairs programs. The evaluators are administrators from various NAC&U schools who are in Chicago this week for a Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) conference.


Cardinals No. 1 in new track & field national rankings

Cardinals No. 1 in new track & field national rankings

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Heading into NCAA Division III Indoor Championships this weekend March 12-13, North Central's men’s track and field took over as the nation’s No. 1 team for the first time. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) made the announcement March 8 in its latest indoor track & field national team rankings for NCAA Division III. The Cardinals led the national field with 12 entries.


Spring Break Sankofa experience heads to San Antonio March 17-27

Spring Break Sankofa experience heads to San Antonio March 17-27

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This year’s Sankofa service trip, titled “Remember the Alamo,” will take seven students to San Antonio, Texas, where they'll explore a part of American history to better understand current day situations, various cultural groups that live there, and society's responsibilities to those groups. The Office of Multicultural Affairs, led by director Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson, is sponsoring this service trip March 17-27. Students will visit the sites of the Alamo (photo), the Mexican-American War, San Jose missions, museums and the original borders of Mexico.


Learn about free trade today March 8 at film screening

Learn about free trade today March 8 at film screening

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Ever wonder what the terms fair trade, free trade and alternative trade really mean and how they differ, if at all? The documentary film “A Culture of Coffee” will help explain and be shown at 4 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the SIFE Alternative Trade Store, 100 E. Jefferson Ave.


View new Mission Coffee Can episode online

View new Mission Coffee Can episode online

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Each Wednesday through May 19, a new episode of the Web series Mission Coffee Can is posted online. This week’s film (episode 2) sees the team of North Central SIFE students arriving in the small community of San Lucas in Guatemala where they're introduced to coffee for the first time and begin to learn about the important mission projects.


Seniors present “Pippin” with show-stopping songs, dance

Seniors present “Pippin” with show-stopping songs, dance

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“Pippin” is directed, choreographed, staged and coordinated entirely by senior students majoring in musical theatre. Staged March 4-7, the play is a hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale and winner of 11 Tony Awards by Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Seniors Mandy Nousain and Maggie Wimp Scott will do-direct four performances at 7:30 p.m. March 4, 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. March 7 in Pfeiffer Hall. 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.


Princeton Review names North Central among tops for video game design

Princeton Review names North Central among tops for video game design

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The Princeton Review has named North Central College’s interactive media studies program among the top 50 video game design programs in North America. GamePro magazine and The Princeton Review selected the best institutions in the United States and Canada that offer video game design studies. The 50 programs chosen in the first-ever ranking were based on a 2009-2010 survey of administrators at nearly 500 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees.


WIN event features recreation news, networking opportunities

WIN event features recreation news, networking opportunities

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When the Women’s Interaction Network (WIN) held its winter gathering March 3, the agenda included lunch and hearing about recreational sports from Corey Bitzer (photo), coordinator of recreation and wellness programs, and comments from Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry and recipient of this year’s Cleo Tanner Award for outstanding contributions. Since assuming the new coordinator position in fall 2009, Bitzer has initiated myriad recreational sports for students, faculty and staff, utilizing all athletic facilities.


Finance Club hosts March 4 session on job search strategies

Finance Club hosts March 4 session on job search strategies

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