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Cardinal safety joins pro ranks after graduation

Josh McLeod ’12 suited up with Germany's Frankfurt Universe
Josh McLeod’s dream of playing pro football became reality after signing and playing with Germany’s Frankfurt Universe pro team after North Central graduation.

Growing up in nearby Lisle, Ill., former North Central College safety Josh McLeod ’12 dreamed of playing professional football. Unlike many of his peers, McLeod achieved his dreams this summer, taking an unconventional route to the pro ranks by signing a contract with the Frankfurt Universe of the German Football League (GFL).  

“My dream and goal since I was in junior high was to play pro football,” said McLeod. “I never thought it would be overseas, though.”

Jazz vibraphonist Brad Stirtz performs Nov. 2 in Madden Theatre

Vibraphonist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Brad Stirtz performs Nov. 2 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

Vibraphonist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Brad Stirtz performs Nov. 2 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

“An Evening with Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

Broadcasting student paired with alum to cohost radio morning show

Anna Kopsky '14 has joined the staff of WSSR-FM/Star 96.7 as news and traffic reporter and co-host of the "Cooper In The Morning Show."

Many North Central College alumni have successful careers in radio, largely thanks to the strength of the College's broadcast communication program and student-run radio station, WONC-FM 89.1.

But sometimes broadcasters begin their professional careers while they're still students. That's the case of Anna Kopsky '14, who has joined the staff of WSSR-FM/Star 96.7. She can be heard from 5 to 9 a.m. weekdays delivering news and traffic reports and serving as co-host of the "Cooper In The Morning Show."

Wolf publishes histories of baseball legends

Gregory H. Wolf, professor of German
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, published essays, an interview and article as a member of Society of American Baseball Research.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) and published the feature article, “No-hitters from unlikely pitchers,” on Sept. 13 in The Hardball Times, an Internet site focusing on the history of Major League Baseball and advanced sabermetric analysis.   

North Central College's exercise science program earns national recognition

North Central College’s exercise science program receives recognition by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

North Central College’s exercise science program was recently recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and received acceptance to the association’s Education Recognition Program (ERP). The ERP recognizes colleges and universities that offer at least a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in strength and conditioning or related field.

Academic building fire drills set for Tuesday, Sept. 18

Academic building fire drills set for Tuesday, Sept. 18

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Each fall, through the coordinated efforts of the College’s Crisis Task Force, Campus Safety, Building Drill Leaders and Naperville Fire Department, North Central College conducts academic building fire drills. This is an ongoing safety best practice.

Between 2 and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, there will be fire drills in campus academic buildings. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to look at the emergency information cards posted in all offices and classrooms as a reminder of what to do in the event of an emergency. The anticipated schedule is listed below.



Keating to discuss new book on Milt Rosenberg’s radio program

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, is a guest on WGN Radio’s “Extension 720” show Sept. 18.

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College’s Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, will be the featured guest on Milt Rosenberg’s “Extension 720” show on WGN Radio from 10 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, Sept. 18.
 

Chemistry demo featuring Bob Becker, open to campus and community

North Central College co-presents a free chemistry demonstration by award-winning high school chemistry teacher and Yale graduate Bob Becker Sept. 18.

North Central College and ChemWest co-present a free chemistry demonstration by award-winning high school chemistry teacher Bob Becker at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Pfeiffer Hall.