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Forensics team is off to great start

After a successful finish in national competition last academic year, North Central College’s new forensics team is already off and competing.

North Central College’s forensics team is building on last year’s successful finish in national competition with a strong start this year.

“We’re entering a new season with brand new events, and already the forensic team is continuing to demonstrate a strong record of competitive success,” says John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events.

Colbie Caillat to perform at North Central College Sesquicentennial Homecoming

Vocalist and guitarist Colbie Caillat will perform a solo acoustic show Nov. 10 during North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Weekend.

Vocalist and guitarist Colbie Caillat will perform a solo acoustic show Nov. 10 during North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Weekend.

Caillat performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $100 and $75; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

WONC claims three student Silver Dome Awards

North Central College student broadcasters who run WONC-FM 89.1 earned three awards, including a first-place prize, at the IBA student Silver Dome Awards.

Sept. 20, 2011—North Central College student broadcasters who run WONC-FM 89.1 earned three awards, including a first-place prize, at the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s 2011 student Silver Dome Awards.

North Central to premiere second part of documentary about 150-year history

North Central College on Sept. 28 will premiere of the second part of a documentary produced with NCTV17 that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

North Central College invites the public to the free premiere Sept. 28 of the second part of a documentary series produced with Naperville Community Television that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

“The Growth of a College” is the second of the five-part documentary series “A Promising Start,” which commemorates the College’s Sesquicentennial. “The Growth of a College” will premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Oct. 21 music faculty performance to include piece written by local resident

Victoria VerHoven
An Oct. 21 performance by members of North Central College’s music faculty will include a piece written by a local resident.

Oct. 11, 2011—An Oct. 21 performance by members of North Central College’s music faculty will include a piece written by a local resident.

The free performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in North Central College’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St. No tickets are required.

North Central College awarded McCormick Foundation grant for principal preparation

North Central alumna Mavis DeMar, principal of Hermes Elementary School, Aurora.
North Central College is participating in a McCormick Foundation-funded study to help the state determine new requirements for principal preparation programs.

Sept. 15, 2011—North Central College is participating in a McCormick Foundation-funded study to help the state determine new requirements for principal preparation programs at Illinois colleges and universities.

North Central’s inclusion as a recipient of grant funds from the McCormick Foundation is the latest example of how North Central College’s undergraduate and graduate degrees in education are among the most rigorous in the State of Illinois, says Kristine Servais, associate professor of education and coordinator of master of education programs at North Central.

North Central College Residence Hall/Recreation Center earns design awards

North Central College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center has earned two construction awards for its sustainable design.

Sept. 15, 2011—North Central College’s innovative and environmentally friendly Residence Hall/Recreation Center has earned two construction awards for its sustainable design.

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) awarded the facility the 2011 honor for Best Sustainable Design. The Res/Rec Center also received an honorable mention in the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award category.

3 sets of twins among record group of 98 Presidential Scholars

(From top and left) Max and Zach, Kayla and Marissa, Nicole and Natalie
North Central College’s record number of 98 Presidential Scholars this year includes three sets of twins.

If you think you’re seeing double in some of the classes this fall at North Central College, it’s not your imagination.

This year’s record crop of 98 Presidential Scholars includes three sets of twins. The Presidential Scholarship is North Central’s largest financial award based on academic merit.

How is it that three pairs of siblings who happen to be among the brightest scholars in their high school classes all ended up choosing to attend North Central together?

North Central College alumna fulfills musical wish for students

Cherrelle Blevins secured a donation of more than 300 music instruments for her students at Bronzeville Lighthouse Elementary Charter School in Chicago.

North Central College alumnus named finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year Award

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year finalist
North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is among nine finalists for the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is among nine finalists for the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

“I’m very humbled and grateful,” Stumpenhorst said of his nomination. “We don’t go into this profession to receive recognition.”

Stumpenhorst, a 2003 graduate of North Central College, teaches language arts and social science to sixth graders at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville Community Unit School District 203. He credits his experience at North Central for helping him achieve success as an educator.

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