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1961 Illinois license plates honored North Central College

In 1961, Illinois license plates were red and white in honor of North Central College's centennial.

Before the state of Illinois began issuing multi-year license plates in 1979, motorists would receive a new set of plates each year. The plates were redesigned each year, and the colors for the letters and numbers and backgrounds would change.

Thanks to a blog post, today we're reminded that in 1961, Illinois motorists drove around with red-and-white license plates in honor of North Central College's Centennial.

Jazz vocalist Janice Borla performs Sept. 23

Acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Janice Borla performs Sept. 23 in the Madden Theatre.

Acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Janice Borla performs an evening of classic and contemporary jazz Sept. 23 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

Chicago Sinfonietta begins 2011-2012 season Sept. 24 at Wentz Concert Hall

The Chicago Sinfonietta opens its 2011-2012 season Sept. 24 at North Central College with a concert blending Eastern and Western musical traditions.

The Chicago Sinfonietta opens its 2011-2012 season Sept. 24 at North Central College with “As Fate Would Have It,” a concert blending Eastern and Western musical traditions. The program features Mei-Ann Chen, the organization’s new music director, along with acclaimed guest harpist Ann Hobson Pilot.

North Central College art exhibit showcases black and white photography

A collection of black and white photography by Larry Blackwood will be exhibited in “Opus Corvus” through Oct. 6 at North Central College.

A collection of black and white photography by Larry Blackwood featuring transcendent imagery of crows and ravens will be exhibited in “Opus Corvus” through Oct. 6 at North Central College.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. An artist reception will take place 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, where guests can meet Blackwood and discuss his work. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Princeton Review rates North Central among Best Midwestern Colleges

The Princeton Review has named North Central College among “The Best Midwestern Colleges.”

Aug. 19, 2011—The Princeton Review has named North Central College among “The Best Midwestern Colleges.”

The recognition is included in The Princeton Review’s 2012 edition of “The Best 376 Colleges.” Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which also includes ranking lists of the top 20 schools in 62 categories based on the Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges.

Cheap Trick posts photos of its 1978 performance at North Central College

The rock band Cheap Trick has posted to its website 10 "recently unearthed vintage" pictures of its September 1978 concert at North Central College.

The rock band Cheap Trick has posted to its official band website 10 "recently unearthed vintage" pictures of its September 1978 concert at North Central College.

Joliet newspaper profiles student-athlete James Hoffman

Student-athlete James Hoffman talks about the upcoming track and field season and his interest in interactive media studies in a profile by his hometown paper.

Student-athlete James Hoffman of Minooka is profiled in a Joliet Herald News article in which he talks about the upcoming 2012 track and field season and his interest in interactive media studies.

Hoffman will be begin his senior year as a Cardinal this fall and told his hometown paper he has a specific athletic goal in mind for his final year at North Central.

“I’d really, really like to qualify for nationals in the 400 hurdles,” he said.

Student-athlete Kevin Gillespie profiled in hometown newspaper

The Geneseo Republic newspaper profiles student-athlete Kevin Gillespie in a piece that highlights his success with North Central's basketball team.

The Geneseo Republic newspaper profiles student-athlete Kevin Gillespie in a piece that highlights his success with North Central's conference championship-winning basketball team.

Gillespie told his hometown newspaper he chose to play at North Central College because of the coaching staff, the quality education and because the College is halfway between his brothers in Chicago and his family in Geneseo.

NCTV reports on exhibit of works by Monarch Landing residents

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) reported on the exhibit of art works created by residents of the Monarch Landing continuing care retirement community.

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) reported on the exhibit of art works created by residents of the Monarch Landing continuing care retirement community in Naperville.

A video of the two-minute report may be viewed on NCTV's YouTube channel.

The exhibit was displayed Aug. 1 through Aug. 7 in the College's Schoenherr Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. More than 20 Monarch Landing residents exhibited their original artwork, including paintings, metal sculpture, fiber arts, photography and Japanese book-binding.

MAEd alumna Regina Leeberg named to administrative post

MAEd alumna Regina Leeberg is director of Pre K-5 Literacy and Social Studies at Valley View School District 365U.

Regina Leeberg, who earned her master’s of education (MAEd) degree in leadership  and administration at North Central College, is director of Pre K-5 Literacy and Social Studies at Valley View School District (VVSD) 365U, which serves Bolingbrook and Romeoville.

Her newly created position with VVSD will place Leeberg in direct contact with teachers and building principals as she serves as a resource to help them help students achieve.

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