North Central College - Naperville, IL

Paul Puckorius '53

Paul Puckorius was presented with the Merit Award at the International Water Conference. As president of Puckorius & Associates Inc., he specializes in water and wastewater management for industrial plants, targeting problems with cooling water systems. Puckorius has published more than 150 articles, is past president of the Cooling Technology Institute and is affiliated with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). In his spare time he enjoys hiking and travel.

Men’s basketball advances to the Elite Eight toward national championship

Men’s basketball advances to the Elite Eight toward national championship

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The third-ranked North Central men’s basketball team (27-3, with 16-0 at home) will compete in its first-ever national quarterfinal game on Friday, March 22, against Middlebury College (Vt.) in Salem, Va. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. CDT.

The semifinal round will be played on Saturday, March 23, also in Salem. The 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship game takes place Sunday, April 7, in Atlanta.



Cardinals March on to Salem, Elite Eight

North Central College men's basketball team qualify for the Cardinals' first-ever national quarterfinal.

Third Coast Percussion headlines Sounds of New Music Festival at North Central College

Third Coast Percussion headlines the third annual Sounds of New Music Festival April 6 at North Central College.

Third Coast Percussion headlines the third annual Sounds of New Music Festival April 6 at North Central College.

Third Coast Percussion performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $15; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Men’s basketball competes Saturday in round three of playoff tournament

Men’s basketball competes Saturday in round three of playoff tournament

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North Central College’s third-ranked men’s basketball team (26-3) will compete at home in Gregory Arena Saturday, March 16, in round three of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship game against 10th-ranked Illinois Wesleyan University (23-5). This is the second straight season the men have advanced in the tournament to the Sweet 16.



Blackhawks blood drive is Saturday in Res/Rec Center

North Central College, the Chicago Blackhawks and LifeSource are cosponsoring a blood drive March 23 at the College.

North Central College, the Chicago Blackhawks and LifeSource are cosponsoring a blood drive March 23 at the College.

The College’s Pre-Health Organization (PHO) hosts the event as part of the LifeSource Spring Blood Drive and Marrow Registry from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

Two students are featured artists in March 13-April 4 exhibit

From left, work by Ariel Hodge ’14 and Kate Pauley ’13
“Altered Words” includes paintings, ink drawings, mixed media created by North Central College senior Kate Pauley and junior Ariel Hodge.

Artwork of two North Central College students is featured in a spring exhibit titled “Altered Words.”  

“Altered Words” includes paintings, ink drawings, ceramics and mixed media artwork created by senior Kate Pauley and junior Ariel Hodge. The free exhibit runs March 13 through April 4 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. An artist reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 28; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Medical mission inspires North Central pre-health majors

Four North Central College pre-health majors journey to Honduras for a medical mission.

Morgan Wichman ’14 always wanted to travel to Honduras with an optometrist from her hometown of Freeport, IL, for a medical mission. She decided this was the year to take a week in February for the mission—if she could find friends to travel with. It didn’t take long for three North Central friends to say “I’m in” and make plans for the World Gospel Outreach-sponsored trip.

Spring break opens opportunities for service, travel, learning

When North Central College takes its break between winter and spring terms, students will travel nationwide on nine different service and academic trips.

When North Central College takes its weeklong break between winter and spring terms, some 70 students plus faculty and staff members will leave campus and travel nationwide on nine different service and academic trips. In addition, the men’s baseball and women’s softball teams head south for competition.

Among the construction service trips are five Habitat for Humanity trips. The Office of Ministry and Service is coordinating three trips to Alabama, Michigan and Tennessee, and student-athletes have organized two trips to South Carolina and Florida.

North Central College earns White House recognition for community service

North Central College has earned a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Volunteer efforts by North Central College students, faculty and staff have earned the College a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.