North Central College - Naperville, IL

Diane Anstine is new Ruge Fellow

Diane Anstine is new Ruge Fellow

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During the faculty meeting Nov. 12, R.


College to host national math contest

College to host national math contest

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[caption id="attachment_844" align="alignright" width="76" caption="Rich Wilders"][/caption] For the first time, North Central College will be a host testing site for the American Mathematics Contest 8, or AMC 8, on Nov. 17 for students in grades 8 and below. Some 17 junior high school-aged students will participate—“an outstanding showing,” says event coordinator and recruiter Richard Wilders, Marie and Bernice Gantzert Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, professor of mathematics and chair for the Division of Science.


2009 Lincoln Laureate is standout in academics, athletics, student activities

2009 Lincoln Laureate is standout in academics, athletics, student activities

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Stephanie Ryding ’10 was named the College’s 2009 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central faculty selected Ryding as the College’s top senior for her excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities. Ryding was honored during an awards ceremony on Nov. 7 in Springfield, Ill. She carries a triple major in management, international business and Spanish with a near-perfect cumulative GPA.


Campus Safety officer Joshua Mooi honored for Navy Cross

Campus Safety officer Joshua Mooi honored for Navy Cross

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Campus Safety officer Joshua Mooi was honored Nov. 9 during a Veteran’s Assembly program at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora. Mooi was recognized by Naperville Mayor George Pradel for earning a Navy Cross, the highest honor awarded by the Navy and the second-highest military honor after the Congressional Medal of Honor. Lance Corporal Mooi is credited with saving the lives of 10 fellow Marines during Operation Steel Curtain in Iraq. On Nov.


Weekend athletic contests

Weekend athletic contests

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Cast of 25 prowls Pfeiffer Hall stage in “Cats”

Cast of 25 prowls Pfeiffer Hall stage in “Cats”

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Cats, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that won seven Tony Awards and enjoyed nearly 7,500 performances during its Broadway run, will be performed this weekend by students in North Central’s theatre department. Actors will dance, sing and prowl across the Pfeiffer Hall stage for five performances, Nov. 5-8. Cats is directed and choreographed by Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch, who performed in the show’s third national tour during the 1980s. Professor of Music Jeordano Martinez gives musical direction. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.


Celebration of the International Year of Discovery: View new Milky Way images, hear presentations

Celebration of the International Year of Discovery: View new Milky Way images, hear presentations

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The campus community is invited to Oesterle Library from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to celebrate the International Year of Discovery with the unveiling of NASA’s mural-sized images of the core of the Milky Way galaxy and to hear various presentations. This community-wide event is co-sponsored by the College’s mathematics department and Oesterle Library. Following is a schedule of activities: •    12 to 2 p.m.—Viewing of Galileo’s Dialogo.


Two College Scholars present research at national conference

Two College Scholars present research at national conference

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[caption id="attachment_758" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Seniors Danielle Cifone and Laurel White"][/caption] Laurel White ’10 and Danielle Cifone ’10 presented their research at the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) 44th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28-31.


Women's volleyball ranks 4th in Midwest, heads to CCIW tourney

Women's volleyball ranks 4th in Midwest, heads to CCIW tourney

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[caption id="attachment_747" align="alignleft" width="140" caption="Ali Briner '12"][/caption] The Cardinals volleyball team (33-3) continues to sit fourth in the most recent Midwest Region rankings, released this week by the NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Committee. The team has a 28-2 record against in-region opposition this season and is one of three CCIW teams to rank among the Midwest’s top eight squads. North Central travels to Carthage this weekend for the CCIW Tournament. More


Photo gallery from Homecoming on Flickr

Photo gallery from Homecoming on Flickr

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