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Men’s volleyball to be added as new Cardinals varsity sport

Men’s volleyball to be added as new Cardinals varsity sport

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North Central College athletic director Jim Miller has announced the College’s plans to add men’s volleyball as the Cardinals’ 23rd varsity sport, to begin competition in the 2016 season.



New York Times best-selling author discusses “After Visiting Friends”

Michael Hainey, author, writer, editor
North Central College hosts a free lecture by New York Times best-selling author Michael Hainey—writer and editor of GQ magazine—on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

North Central College will host a free lecture by Michael Hainey—author, writer and deputy editor of GQ magazine—at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Hainey will discuss his newest book and New York Times Best Seller, “After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story”—a heartrending portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

Scholar explores Iceland for thesis research

Ian Wright ’14 visited Iceland to conduct research on local folklore for his College Scholar Honors Thesis.

As students return to classes and share stories of their summer adventures, Ian Wright ’14 is among those with the best tales to tell.

Wright spent three and a half weeks in Iceland conducting research for his College Scholar Honors Thesis. He explored areas of spectacular scenery while learning more about the connection between the harsh landscape of the country and the popular belief in the “hidden people” who dwell among rocks, cliffs and fields.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a Military Friendly School for 2014

G.I. Jobs magazine has rated North Central College a 2014 Military Friendly School.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a 2014 Military Friendly School.

The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the third consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

Former U.S. senator shares political experiences

North Central College welcomes former U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon on Thursday, Sept. 19, to discuss his four decades of political service in Illinois.

North Central College welcomes former U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon to campus to give a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Dixon’s elected political career spanned 43 years, from 1950 to 1993, serving as a Democrat in the Illinois House of Representatives, the Illinois State Senate, as state treasurer and secretary of state, and finally as a U.S. senator.

Chartwells introduces new meal plans for campus community

Chartwells introduces new meal plans for campus community

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Chartwells begins new meal plans and pricing for faculty and staff starting Monday, Sept. 16, as well as daily outdoor lunch barbecues and a Perka option for all at the Boilerhouse Café.



Kayla Schmidt '13

Kayla Schmidt is working at a pet day care called Paws in Time located in West Chicago, IL.

New faculty members begin academic year at North Central College

North Central College appoints five tenure-track faculty members in the sciences, theatre, economics and mathematics for 2013-2014 academic year.

North Central College has appointed new tenure-track faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year, which begins Sept. 16.

The five new full-time, tenure-track faculty members are:

Hannah Brock '13

Hannah Brock and Kevin Murphy started hiking across the Appalachian Mountains from Maine on June 12. Brock is a Jackson, GA, native and Murphy lives in Glen Ellyn, IL. A daily journal of Brock’s excursion on the Appalachian Trail is posted at trailjournals.com/hannahbrock.

Danielle Fiala '13

Danielle Fiala was named the inaugural head lacrosse coach at Wartburg College, which begins competition in women’s lacrosse in the spring 2015 season. “I immediately became interested due to the Division III atmosphere,” she said. “Being a student first and an athlete second is something I enjoyed and am very comfortable with due to my time at North Central.” Fiala led North Central in scoring during her last three lacrosse seasons and is the program’s all-time career leader in goals, assists, shot attempts and ground controls.