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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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Four wrestlers head to nationals March 5-6

Four wrestlers head to nationals March 5-6

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For the second time in four years, North Central will send a four-man delegation to the NCAA Division III National Wrestling Championships, the most the Cardinals have ever sent to the event in a single year. While the road to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a well-worn path for one member of the group, the other three will make their initial trips after traveling very different routes to this point. One of the most decorated wrestlers in North Central’s history, Gabe Youel ’10 (photo) is making his fourth and final appearance


Computer science students take first, third place at programming contest

Computer science students take first, third place at programming contest

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Three students claimed first place and four took third place in the advanced level of competition at the 2010 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) contest Feb. 20 at Trinity Christian College. Competing in a field of 11 teams at the advanced level of the competition, North Central’s team of Andrew McMahon ’10, Philip Viso ’10 and Jeremy Lee ’10 (photo, l. to r.) correctly solved all seven problems in the shortest time to take first place. A second team of  Tucker Graczkowski ’12, Pero Atanasov ’11, Jonathan Rascher ’12 and Kelvin Guilbault ’12 (photo, l.


Men win, women place second in CCIW indoor track & field championships

Men win, women place second in CCIW indoor track & field championships

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The men’s track and field team won its 10th consecutive College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Indoor Championship meet Feb. 26-27 while hosting the event at Al B. Carius Track. The women took second place. Video coverage is available online, courtesy of Naperville Community Television, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULdGW2o_6_o. It can also be accessed at both the Men’s and Women’s Track & Field pages at northcentralcardinals.com.



Cardinals host CCIW Indoor Track & Field Championships

Cardinals host CCIW Indoor Track & Field Championships

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For the first time, North Central’s Al B. Carius Track, located inside the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, will play host to the 2010 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Indoor Track & Field Championships Feb. 26-27.


Have you visited Flickr lately?

Have you visited Flickr lately?

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Did you know the Office of Marketing and Communications regularly adds videos, as well as photos, to the College’s online Flickr photo gallery? Meet four recent graduates of North Central’s theatre department and hear what they’re up to and how they honed their performance skills while students.


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