North Central College - Naperville, IL

Gramarosso is National Coach of the Year

Gramarosso is National Coach of the Year

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After guiding North Central College to its second straight indoor national title, first year head coach Frank Gramarosso was named the NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year March 18 by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.



Men’s CCIW basketball tourney is this weekend

Men’s CCIW basketball tourney is this weekend

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The men’s basketball team—this year’s CCIW co-champions—will play Illinois Wesleyan University in the semifinal game of the CCIW Men’s Basketball Tournament at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in Gregory Arena. Floor seating for Cardinal fans will be available immediately following the 5 p.m. game between Augustana and Wheaton College. No passes are accepted; tickets are $6/adults, $3/senior citizens and non-CCIW students, and free for CCIW students with ID and children 3 and under. 



Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky is composer-in-residence

Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky is composer-in-residence

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Faculty and students are enjoying the rare chance to collaborate with a composer of international fame. Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, North Central's composer-in-residence, is sharing his vast experience that includes commissions for renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, countless movie scores and other international projects. A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, he most recently has been a composer-in-residence at Harvard University and Dartmouth College.



North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Media sources report recent news about upcoming fine and performing arts events, athletics, films, the International Festival and faith.

UMC Faith in Action: “College rallies against hate group” contributed by Campus Chaplain Lynn Pries

Daily Herald:
Fest brings the world to Naperville” 
North Central launches independent film series



Women’s rights advocate to speak Feb. 1

Women’s rights advocate to speak Feb. 1

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International programs will host a free lecture, titled “Renting a Womb in India: Outsourcing’s New Frontier,” by Madhu Rao at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Rao is an international women’s rights advocate and adjunct instructor at North Central and will explore the topics of globalization, gender rights and human rights in the context of India.



Employee news

Employee news

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Marlene Starzyk, career counselor/internship coordinator, was promoted to assistant director of Career Development and internship coordinator.

Marguerite Degenhardt, half-time pre-professional health program coordinator, and Joan LaCombe, secretary, Office of Athletics and health and physical education, are new employees.



Student show premieres at ChicagoSketch

Student show premieres at ChicagoSketch

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The North Central College student production “An Evening in Revue” will premiere this weekend at the 10th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, called the world’s largest sketch comedy festival.

“An Evening in Revue” will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago, in a double-header with another group. For tickets visit chicagosketchfest.com or call the Stage773 box office at 773-327-5252.



Learn flamenco dance moves Jan. 17

Learn flamenco dance moves Jan. 17

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Returning to campus this winter are flamenco dance classes for beginners, taught by Jelena Sanchez, adjunct instructor of Spanish and an expert performer of this highly expressive Spanish dance form. She will lead classes each Monday during January and February, from noon to 1 p.m. in Heininger Auditorium. Participants will learn the basics of arm and body movements and footwork.

The next class will be held Jan. 17. Classes are free to the North Central community and $5 to the public. For more information contact Sanchez at jsanchez@noctrl.edu.



MLK Prayer Breakfast to feature young alum, coach and teacher

MLK Prayer Breakfast to feature young alum, coach and teacher

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MLK Prayer Breakfast to feature young alum, coach and teacher



Mindfulness Mediation series begins Jan. 11

Mindfulness Mediation series begins Jan. 11

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During winter term, the department of religious studies and Dyson Wellness Center will continue hosting a series of nonreligious Mindfulness Meditation sessions at 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 11, Feb. 1 and 22, in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center. Students, faculty and staff are invited; no reservations are needed. Tatiana Sifri (photo), director of counseling at the Wellness Center, will lead each session. For more information contact Sifri at 630-637-5161 or tsifri@noctrl.edu.



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