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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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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.


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