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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.


Big city jazz and theatre performance groups this weekend

Big city jazz and theatre performance groups this weekend

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Two special performance groups, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra and New York City’s Aquila Theater Company, will be featured in campus venues this weekend, Feb. 26 to 28. Chicago Jazz Orchestra is the city’s oldest professional jazz orchestra in continuous operation and will take the Wentz Concert Hall stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. To receive special CardinalTix pricing for this show, starting noon Friday, call the box office at 630-637-SHOW. All four performances of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” by New York City’s Aquila Theater Company on Feb.



Author Neil Gaiman visits with North Central students

Author Neil Gaiman visits with North Central students

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A few dozen North Central College students took advantage of a rare opportunity to hear "rock star" author Neil Gaiman ("Coraline," "Stardust") read from his book "American Gods" and answer questions about his Sandman comic series, having his works made into Hollywood movies and collaborating with other artists. Gaiman spoke at the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) store at 100 E. Jefferson Ave. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, as part of his two-day Naperville Reads series of talks around town.


Log on to missioncoffeecan.com for Feb. 24 premiere

Log on to missioncoffeecan.com for Feb. 24 premiere

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The viral premiere of the Mission Coffee Can series is finally here. Visit www.missioncoffeecan.com on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and view episode one of a video series about North Central Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) who traveled to Guatemala and various U.S. cities to learn about growing and marketing coffee. New five- to 10-minute episodes will be available weekly for 14 weeks. As the students learned about coffee, they learned important lessons about themselves, the coffee community and sustainability.


Stevie Baker-Watson assumes two new leadership roles

Stevie Baker-Watson assumes two new leadership roles

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Stevie Baker-Watson, assistant athletic director, was appointed to the NCAA Division III Membership Committee, which guides institutions through the reclassifying and provisional member process in addition to monitoring membership requirements. She was also elected vice chair of the newly created Student-Athlete Affairs Advisory Committee at the NCAA.


Record number of study abroad courses during 2010 D-Term

Record number of study abroad courses during 2010 D-Term

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Students can choose from a record number of 10 programs that will visit 13 different countries during the College’s D-Term in December 2010. If you missed today's information session, the next one will be held Tuesday, April 13, in Goldspohn classrooms. The courses are available to all undergraduates, even first-year students in fall 2010 are eligible to enroll in some. New D-Term courses this year include studies in India, Turkey, Spain, Northern Ireland, Peru and Rome. Repeat offerings include Brazil, London and France.


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