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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.


Explore the sounds of music with choral and instrumental ensembles

Explore the sounds of music with choral and instrumental ensembles

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The Feb. 23 concert brings together several of the College’s ensembles, performing in every possible location—from the side balconies, aisles, sound chambers, side stairways, loft, stage and more—in Wentz Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The lineup includes the new Cardinal Chorus, conducted by Jacqueline Schutt; Concert Choir, led by visiting conductor Jon Warfel; String Ensemble directed by Mara Gallagher; Flute Choir directed by Marie Bennett; and solo saxophonist Lawrence Van Oyen and percussionist Benjamin Wahlund.



Fulbright scholar addresses climate change is our cities

Fulbright scholar addresses climate change is our cities

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Meet and hear from North Central’s fifth Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Radha Rajagopalan Tuesday, Feb. 23. She will give a talk titled “It’s Not Just Hot Air: Facing Climate Change in North American Cities,” drawing on her experience and expertise as senior research analyst in Toronto’s Environment Office. Rajagopalan’s free talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Her strong interest in global climate change and water conservation complements the College's 2009-2010 international and cultural focus on global environmental change.


Mock Trial team heads to national round

Mock Trial team heads to national round

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Students from North Central’s Mock Trial team advanced to national competition by finishing tied for the third-best record (5-1-2) in the 20-team field at the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Joliet Regional competition Feb. 20-21 at Lewis University.


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