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Student publishes her own book of poetry

Student publishes her own book of poetry

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Sociology and anthropology major Erin Turnquist ’11 has self-published a collection of 52 poems in her book titled Just Singing’ My Song.


Cardinals wrestling team wins CCIW crown

Cardinals wrestling team wins CCIW crown

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Buoyed by a superior team effort that saw all 10 of its competitors advance to the final round, North Central’s wrestling team picked up its third straight CCIW Championship Feb. 11 at Gregory Arena. Also, head coach Kevin Bratland was voted the CCIW's Coach of the Year for the third straight season. Photo of Cowan Brown ’10


Experience international cultures at festival Feb. 14

Experience international cultures at festival Feb. 14

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For the 14th year, the Office of International Programs will host its annual International Festival. On Sunday, Feb. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. in Merner Field House, people of all ages can experience cultures from around the world and in the community, sample authentic international cuisine, enjoy ethnic dancing to live music and join in on games and crafts from around the world. Admission is $5 at the door; children 3 and under are free.


Feb. 12 Education Job Fair connects students, alumni with potential jobs

Feb. 12 Education Job Fair connects students, alumni with potential jobs

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Education students who will receive their certification during the 2009-2010 school year or alumni of North Central’s Teacher Education Program are invited to an Education Job Fair on campus Friday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Interested students must first request permission to attend the job fair from their course instructors or cooperating teacher where they’re student teaching.


Composer in residence gives lecture Feb. 11, premieres work with Women’s Chorale Feb. 13

Composer in residence gives lecture Feb. 11, premieres work with Women’s Chorale Feb. 13

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Chicago composer and former North Central music faculty member James Falzone will perform and host a free lecture, “who if not I: Creativity, Conscience and the Genesis of Ideas,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Koten Chapel. Falzone is in residence at North Central College on Feb. 11-12, visiting classes, speaking with students and attending rehearsals for the world premiere of a classical music piece commissioned to commemorate the College’s three-year focus on global environmental change.



Students create, direct, stage original musical "Tell Me Truly"

Students create, direct, stage original musical "Tell Me Truly"

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Chad Comello ’10 and Taylor Martin ’11 have written and composed Tell Me Truly, an exciting, guitar-driven original musical that will be staged this weekend Feb. 11-13 and presented by The Company, a student club with members who want to explore new theatrical ideas. Under the direction of Comello, Tell Me Truly centers on Adam (played by Martin), a 20-something musician whose wide-eyed ambition drives him to tour America in search of his big break. The night before he leaves, Adam learns his girlfriend Kendra is pregnant with his child.


Karl Kelley and students to present paper at psychology convention

Karl Kelley and students to present paper at psychology convention

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Karl Kelley, professor and chair of psychology, and psychology majors Camille Heneghan ’10 and Lyndsey Pojman ’12 have co-authored a paper, titled “Status and Success: Perceptions of Employees Requesting Family Leave Using Video Vignettes,” which has been accepted for presentation at the 2010 >Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention May 27-30 in Boston.


Log on for Feb. 24 film premiere

Log on for Feb. 24 film premiere

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Bookmark www.missioncoffeecan.com and mark your calendar for Wednesday, Feb. 24, for the viral premiere of the first of 14 weekly episodes, featuring North Central’s Students In Free Enterprise. Follow their stories as they learn about growing and marketing coffee, the coffee community and sustainability, and important lessons about themselves. The videos are produced by Sinnott Productions and sponsored by Bunn-O-Matic Corporation. Photo: Some of the 13 students featured in the video series, on location in Guatemala.


History of women’s sports and athletes at North Central

History of women’s sports and athletes at North Central

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When the College celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day Feb. 2, NCTV17 was there and recorded a comprehensive story, which began in 1921, of women’s sports at North Central. View the video at http://www.nctv17.com/napervillenews17/article.php?id=344.


Men’s track & field remains No. 2 in USTFCCCA rankings

Men’s track & field remains No. 2 in USTFCCCA rankings

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For the third straight week, North Central College is the second ranked squad in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Top 25 Rankings, released Feb. 3. Defending Division III Indoor National Champion University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh remains the No.1 team in the country, garnering 172.26 points with the Cardinals closing the gap, amassing 155.34 points in this week’s rankings. More The men return to action Friday, Feb.


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