North Central College - Naperville, IL

Gateway Construction Underway

Construction of Riverwalk Gateway progressing.

The Riverwalk Gateway project is on track to be completed by early fall, according to Mike Hudson, assistant vice president for business operations. “Our target is the end of September,” he says.

The Riverwalk Gateway includes a landscaped pathway along the east bank of the West Branch of the DuPage River next to Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. Brick pillars designating the area as an entrance to North Central College will be installed near Fredenhagen Park as part of the project.

Recycling, collection results from Move Out 2012

The North Central College campus did a great job during June's Move Out in helping reduce waste, electronics and more from going to a landfill.

The North Central College campus did a great job during Move Out in June 2012 in helping reduce waste, electronics, used carpet and more from going to a landfill.

College announces Dean’s List during spring term

Goldspohn Hall, Old Main, Carnegie Hall
North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2012 spring term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2012 spring term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0=A) for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for spring term:

Kevin Adams
Annie Adamski
Jesse Adamson
Jaclyn Agnew
Salvador Alatriste
Joshua Albright
Sarah Allen
Alyssa Allgood
Michael Allison
Nathan Allumi
Klariza Alvaran
Thomas Ambrose

North Central College Summer Musical Theatre presents “Princess Ida” July 10-15

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the rarely performed Gilbert and Sullivan farcical operetta “Princess Ida.”

June 21, 2012—North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the rarely performed Gilbert and Sullivan farcical operetta “Princess Ida” July 10-15.

Five performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 10-14 and at 2 p.m. July 15 in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert to host community forum July 16 on heroin use in suburbs

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Hinsdale, will host a Heroin Education and Prevention Forum to address the growing problem of teen heroin use in suburban Chicago.

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Hinsdale, will host a Heroin Education and Prevention Forum to address the growing problem of teen heroin use in suburban Chicago.

Biggert will host the forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 16 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

Fitzsimmons administering professional development program for math teachers

Jan Fitzsimmons
North Central College's Jan Fitzsimmons is administering a professional development program to help math teachers better serve children in high-need schools.

North Central College educator Janis Fitzsimmons is administering a professional development program to help math teachers better serve children in high-need schools.

Music Shaped with Technology

North Central College today is fertile ground for collaborations across disciplines and experiments with curriculum, facilities design and technology. It adds up to better opportunities for student learning and liberal arts education relevant to the 21st century.

692 students receive degrees at North Central’s 2012 Commencement

Old Main
North Central College celebrated its 147th Commencement on June 9 by conferring bachelor and master degrees on 692 students.

North Central College celebrated its 147th Commencement on June 9 by conferring degrees on 692 students. The following list of students completed requirements for their bachelor or master degrees during the academic year that includes the December 2011, April 2012, June 2012 and September 2012 terms.

North Central College presents “South Pacific” July 27-29, Aug. 3-5

From left, Dennis Ortman, Abe Vences, Liam Burnes, Brian Lynch, Richard Laidman.
North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “South Pacific” July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “South Pacific” July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 27-28 and Aug. 3-4 and at 2 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 5 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Gems is recognized for professional work

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, gives talk, is chosen for project, recognized for his work in history of sport.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, gave a presentation titled “The Globalization of Boxing” at the 40th conference of the North American Society for Sport History in Berkeley, Calif., on May 21. An editor from Scarecrow Press, who attended the session, offered Gems a book contract on the subject.