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North Central College alumnus Kevin Manno to host show on MTV

North Central College alumnus Kevin Manno is hosting a new show on MTV this fall.

North Central College alumnus Kevin Manno is hosting a new show on MTV this fall.

Manno, who honed his radio and television skills at North Central’s award-winning radio station while majoring in broadcast communication, is set to host MTV’s new daily program “Live at 5” beginning Sept. 20. Manno is set to depart for New York from Chicago, where he has been an on-air personality at WKQX-FM, “Q101,” one of the top-rated stations in the Chicago market.

Time-lapse video of Commencement

Time-lapse video of Commencement

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View a time-lapse video of North Central’s 2010 Commencement ceremonies June 12 in the Res/Rec Center. The video tour takes less than two minutes.


Education students create summer school program

Education students create summer school program

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Six North Central elementary education students took up a challenge from alumna Kate Smith ’05 Pereda, a fifth-grade elementary school teacher in Addison, to create and teach a summer school program at her high-needs school. “Kate contacted me last spring asking for help. Her district had canceled its summer school programs and she needed help with an alternative program,” said Maureen Kincaid, associate professor and chair of education. “Kate came to campus and spoke to our elementary education classes about the need.


"H.M.S. Pinafore" sets sail this weekend in Madden Theatre

"H.M.S. Pinafore" sets sail this weekend in Madden Theatre

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North Central’s second Summer Music Theatre production, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore,” opens Thursday, July 29, for four weekend performances. Director Matt Boresi ’97, lecturer of theatre, brings a new twist to this classic hit, incorporating original dialog that had been dropped. The story of “H.M.S.” takes place aboard a British naval vessel in the 1840s and is a love story between members of different social classes.


North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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The archeological exploits of James Henry Breasted, an 1890 North Central College alumnus cited as inspiration for the Indiana Jones character, will be featured at noon today, Tuesday, July 13, on "Worldview," a global affairs program produced by National Public Radio affiliate WBEZ-FM 91.5 in Chicago. Tune in, or listen live at www.wbez.org. Breasted's works are featured in an exhibit at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago through Aug. 31. The Rev.


Trustee, benefactor Judy Stevenson was "one of a kind"

North Central Trustee was a caring mother, sucessful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central.

North Central College Life Trustee Judy Stevenson will be remembered for being a caring mother, a successful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central College and many other causes.

Stevenson died Monday, June 28, 2010, after a long battle with emphysema and related illnesses. She was a fifth-generation Napervillian.

June 26 benefit fundraiser for alumna Stacy Jurich

June 26 benefit fundraiser for alumna Stacy Jurich

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Friends and North Central classmates of Stacy Jurich ’08 will hold a benefit fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at BlackFinn, 16 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Donation is $10; cash bar and menu. Jurich is one of two victims of a brutal baseball bat attack in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood April 23. Proceeds from a raffle and silent auction will benefit Jurich, who plans to attend the event with family members.


Two life trustees are honored at Commencement

John Case and Clyde Erwin were honored at North Central's Commencement exercises with the Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service.

Two North Central College Life Trustees, John Case of Naperville and Clyde Erwin of Cromwell, Conn., were honored at North Central's Commencement exercises on June 12 with the Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service.

Jim Miller receives White First Citizen of the College Award

Jim Miller was named the 19th recipient of the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises.

Naperville resident and Director of Athletics Jim Miller was named the 19th recipient of the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises on June 12.

The First Citizen of the College Award recognizes a student, faculty or staff member who exemplifies the best of North Central College and honors a "unique spirit and legacy," that of Harold and Eva White, longtime editors and publishers of The Naperville Sun and alumni of the College.

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