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Naper Settlement exhibit features North Central College's history

Naper Settlement hosts an exhibit that invites visitors to explore the 150-year history of North Central College.

Aug. 25, 2011—A new exhibit at Naper Settlement explores the 150-year history of North Central College.

The exhibit, “150 Years: A Promising Start,” opens Friday, Sept. 2, at Naper Settlement’s Heritage Gallery and echoes the theme of the College’s Sesquicentennial celebration. The exhibit will be on display through June 17, 2012 at Naper Settlement’s Pre-Emption House Visitor Center, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville.

North Central College showcases young talent Oct. 13 at Choral Invitational Festival

Vocal talents of local students are showcased at the annual Choral Invitational Festival at North Central College Oct. 13.

Vocal talents of local junior high and high school students, as well as North Central College’s choral ensembles, will be showcased Oct. 13 during the annual Choral Invitational Festival at North Central College.

Student groups performing during this year’s festival are Naperville’s Lincoln Junior High School Eighth Grade Chorus—under the direction of Ross Berkley—and the Rockford Christian Concert Choir. This is the first time a junior high ensemble has been invited to participate in the festival.

John Stamos to rock with The Beach Boys Oct. 15-16

John Stamos of "Full House" fame will be behind the drums when The Beach Boys rock North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall during two performances.

John Stamos of "Full House" fame will be behind the drums when The Beach Boys rock North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall during two performances Oct. 15-16.

Stamos sits in with the band occasionally and his appearance with the group has been confirmed for these performances.

North Central welcomes Sesquicentennial author Caroline Kennedy Oct. 5

North Central hosts a talk by Caroline Kennedy Oct. 5 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

North Central College will host a talk by Caroline Kennedy Oct. 5 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

Theatrical “Skippyjon Jones” to charm young audiences Oct. 1 at Pfeiffer Hall

Families are sure to be captivated by North Central College’s presentation of “Skippyjon Jones”

Families are sure to enjoy North Central College’s presentation of “Skippyjon Jones,” a musical theatre production based on the award-winning children’s book by Judy Schachner.

Yo-Yo Ma performs Oct. 1 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform a solo program of Bach music Oct. 1 in Wentz Concert Hall.

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma graces the stage of North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall Oct. 1 for a rare solo performance.

The acclaimed classical music envoy will perform selected works by Bach. Ma earned the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance in 1985 for “Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites.” His interpretations of Bach were the subject of a six-part film series, “The Cello Suites Inspired by Bach,” and in 1998 Ma released a second audio recording of Bach works based on the soundtrack of the film series.

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.

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.

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