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Honors Day celebrates student achievement

North Central College welcomes distinguished visiting scholar May 15 as keynote speaker for the College’s 15th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

North Central College welcomes a distinguished visiting scholar and alumna—Heather Carlson ’91—May 15 as keynote speaker for the College’s 15th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. The Rall Symposium is a forum for North Central College undergraduate students to present their independent scholarly research projects, spanning all academic areas, and is part of a daylong Honors Day event that recognizes top student scholars and their academic achievements.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra returns for May 19 concert in Wentz Concert Hall

Chicago Symphony Orchestra to perform May 19 at North Central College, concluding College’s stellar 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform May 19 at North Central College, marking the CSO’s third appearance in the College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

The performance will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $150 and $125; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central to premiere conclusion of documentary about 150-year history

North Central College on May 16 will premiere of the final part of a documentary produced with NCTV that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

April 26, 2012—North Central College invites the public to the free premiere of the final part of a documentary series produced with Naperville Community Television that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

“Moving Into the 21st Century” is the final segment of the five-part documentary series “A Promising Start,” which commemorates the College’s Sesquicentennial. The segment will premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Snapshots in Time: Global Influences at North Central College

North Central College 150 Years. A Promising Start.
Formation of international connections and the development of the Japanese program are important milestones in the College's history.

Throughout the Sesquicentennial Celebration, there have been efforts to focus on certain aspects of the College’s history. One of the Sesquicentennial Committee’s goals was to encourage the organization of  events to spotlight some of these important stories, such as the College’s international connections, its  relationship with Japanese students and the development of the Japanese program. During Homecoming 2011, a reunion was held of alumni from Japan and those who studied in Japan.

Student is dedicated to making College history accessible

History of North Central College is at your fingertips and accessible from your computer at historypin.com, thanks to the efforts of senior Ray Treonis.

History of North Central College is at your fingertips and accessible from your computer at historypin.com, thanks to the efforts of senior Ray Treonis.

Some 150 photos and their descriptions of campus sites and student life have been posted or pinned to historypin.com, an online community where everyone has the opportunity to view, learn from, add to, share and discuss the history presented on the site. 

Campus Coffee to feature Japan-North Central connection

North Central College Professors Fukumi Matsubara and Jack Shindler
Special Feb. 21 Campus Coffee to showcase North Central’s rich history and longtime connections with Japan, including authentic food, attire.

The College will host a special Campus Coffee on Feb. 21 that will focus on the rich history and longtime connections between Japan and North Central College.

Faculty and staff who attend the Campus Coffee on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Smith Hall, will enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine, interaction with students from Japan and those learning Japanese, and learning about the College’s connection with Japan.

President Wilde announces retirement after 21 years

Harold Wilde, President
North Central College President Harold (Hal) Wilde will retire at the end of the 2012 calendar year.

North Central College President Harold (Hal) Wilde will retire at the end of the 2012 calendar year, after nearly 22 years at the helm of the 3,000-student private comprehensive liberal arts college in Naperville, Illinois. Wilde, only the ninth president in the history of the 150-year-old institution, announced his plans to the College’s Board of Trustees on Friday morning.

North Central hosts 2012 Blue Key National Conference

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More than 100 students from across the country traveled to North Central College for the 2012 Blue Key National Conference, which took place Jan. 13-14.

The students represented 13 different colleges and universities, ranging from the University of Portland in Oregon to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Over the course of the conference, students had the opportunity to participate in a vast array of activities.

May 20 Switchfoot concert will be first in North Central College Res/Rec Center

Alternative rock band Switchfoot performs May 20 at North Central College.

A May 20 performance by the alternative rock band Switchfoot will be the first concert in North Central College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center. The band Bottle of Justus will open.

The Switchfoot performance will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., Naperville. Tickets are $30; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

WFMT to broadcast Rachel Barton Pine concert recorded at North Central College

On April 20, WFMT-FM 98.7 will broadcast a concert by violinist Rachel Barton Pine recorded last year in Wentz Concert Hall.

On April 20, 98.7WFMT—Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station—will broadcast a concert by renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine recorded last year in North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

The concert will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20 and may be heard on the radio in the Chicago area at WFMT-FM 98.7 or online anywhere at wfmt.com/streaming.

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