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The legacy of Paul Warren Allen

The North Central College community remembers music professor, Paul Warren Allen

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Dec. 15, 2010)—Music professor Paul Warren Allen could be moved to tears by the beautiful sounds created by students in his choir at North Central College.

“I remember one Christmas he was conducting the choir singing Handel’s ‘Messiah.’ The truth of the words gripped him and he had crocodile tears running down his cheeks,” recalls his daughter, Paula Billingsley.

Registration underway for North Central’s winter/spring Community Education programs

North Central’s Community Education program offers something for everyone.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

Students stage “The Wedding Singer” March 3-6

North Central seniors who are majoring in theatre will stage, direct, choreograph and present the classic romantic comedy “The Wedding Singer” March 3-6.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Old Main bells ring once again

Just in time for North Central College’s Sesquicentennial, the bells in the iconic Old Main tower are once again sounding chimes

Just in time for North Central College’s Sesquicentennial, the bells in the iconic Old Main tower are once again sounding chimes.

A team of campus workers recently installed a new computer-controlled system to make the bells operational for the first time in three years. The new system debuted in time to play the National Anthem on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a date that also marked the beginning of the College’s 150th year.

Men’s cross country finishes in top 2

The men completed their cross country season at No. 2 among 32 teams at the NCAA Division III National Championships—the team’s third straight top two finish.

The men completed their 2010 cross country season at No. 2 among 32 competitors at the NCAA Division III National Championships Nov. 20. Haverford College (Pa.) captured the team National Title.

“Basically we had two guys from our top 15 returning and how this team developed over the course of the year was a coach’s dream. I couldn’t be prouder how these guys stepped up and filled the gaps in such a short time,” said head coach Al Carius.

Cardinals score big in first playoff round

The football team scored on its first nine possessions, ending with 612 yards in a dominating 57-7 victory over St. Norbert College in its first playoff round.

The football team scored on its first nine possessions, ending with 612 yards in a dominating 57-7 victory over St. Norbert College in the first-round Division III playoff game Nov. 20. The Cardinals meet Ohio Northern at home Saturday, Nov. 27, in their second round.

Photo: quarterback Spencer Stanek '13

See “Spike Heels” Valentine’s weekend

Evan Michalic as Edward and Rebekah Thurston as Georgie
The student-directed production of “Spike Heels” provides a perfect interlude for those who know what it’s like to fall in and out of love.

Jan. 20, 2011—With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, North Central College’s production of “Spike Heels” provides a perfect interlude for those who know what it’s like to fall in and out of love.

Carius and Thorne named coaches of the year

Head cross country coach Al Carius was named Midwest Coach of the Year and head football coach John Thorne was honored as CCIW Football Coach of the Year.

Men’s cross country, football head to nationals

Winning contests on Nov. 13 meant the men’s cross country and football teams head to NCAA Division III National Championships in their sports on Nov. 20.

Winning contests on Nov. 13 meant the men’s cross country and football teams head to NCAA Division III National Championships in their sports on Nov. 20. In cross country, all seven runners finished in the top 25 at regionals, securing the team’s third straight NCAA Division III Midwest Regional title at the Saukie Golf Course and participation in the National Championships in Waverly, Iowa. The squad aims to claim its second straight national title and 14th overall.

North Central College welcomes Howard Mueller to Board of Trustees

Howard Mueller of Oswego, Ill., has joined the North Central College Board of Trustees.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Nov. 15, 2010—Howard Mueller of Oswego, Ill., has joined the North Central College Board of Trustees.

Mueller is serving a two-year term as trustee in his role as president of the North Central College Alumni Association Board of Directors. Mueller succeeds Lloyd Krumlauf, head men’s golf coach at North Central and a 1973 alumnus.

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