North Central College - Naperville, IL

Tribune critic praises new show starring North Central theatre alum Peter Sipla

North Central College theatre alumnus Peter Sipla ’07 is starring in a production of “Maple and Vine” through Dec. 4 at Next Theatre in Evanston.

North Central College theatre alumnus Peter Sipla ’07 is starring in a production of “Maple and Vine” through Dec. 4 at Next Theatre in Evanston.

Tribune critic names alumnus a rising star in Chicago theater

Will Allan, 2009 graduate in theatre
Chicago Tribune’s theater critic Chris Jones includes 2009 theater graduate Will Allan in his 2011 list of “The Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater.”

July 25, 2011—Chicago Tribune’s theater critic Chris Jones unveiled his 2011 list of “The Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater” and featured 2009 alumnus and theatre major Will Allan among his seven top picks of the year.

Angie Snodgrass chosen Outstanding Senior Woman

Theatre major Angie Snodgrass is named the College’s Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a female member of the Class of 2011.

June 3, 2011—Angie Snodgrass, a North Central College senior majoring in theatre, was named the College’s Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the Class of 2011.

A Naperville resident and formerly of Byron, Ill., she is the daughter of Jeffery and Cathy Huber of Naperville and a graduate of Byron High School.

The Outstanding Senior Woman award was presented in May at North Central’s Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that recognizes student excellence in academics and co-curricular activities.

Mock Trial team wins awards at invitational tourney

Senior Josh Bailey, named Outstanding Attorney
North Central’s Mock Trial team wins civility award and senior Josh Bailey is named Outstanding Attorney at national invitational tournament.

Feb. 4, 2011—North Central’s Mock Trial team competed at the 23rd annual National Invitational Tournament at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 28-29. The tournament is the largest and most challenging contest the team faces all year. Of the 70 participating teams, 50 earned bids to last season’s national competition.

Students stage lighthearted musical comedy “Forever Plaid”

From left: Max DeTogne ’13, Tanner Smale ’12, Garrett Lutz ’12, Bryan Renaud ’13
North Central College students stage and direct “Forever Plaid,” a toe-tapping musical homage to the harmonic guy groups from the 1950s on May 26-29.

May 2, 2011—North Central College will stage “Forever Plaid,” an affectionate, toe-tapping musical homage to the harmonic guy groups from the 1950s. Senior theatre major Angie Snodgrass of Naperville will direct this Stuart Ross musical comedy on May 26-29 as part of the College’s Student Director Series.  

The circus comes to the stage in “Elephant’s Graveyard”

Relive the sights and sounds of a turn-of-the-century circus and discover a true and tragic tale when North Central stages “Elephant’s Graveyard” May 12-15.

April 12, 2011—Relive the sights and sounds of a turn-of-the-century circus when North Central College presents “Elephant’s Graveyard,” written by playwright George Brant and directed by Kelly Howe, assistant professor of theatre at North Central.

Jeff Schaetzke '92

Jeff Schaetzke was the music director of a musical “Dames at Sea” at Skylight Opera Theatre in the Cabot Theatre in Wisconsin, which ran September 17 to October 3. Called “the most ingenious show on or off Broadway” by Time Magazine, “Dames at Sea” is a musical parody of the grand and glorious Busby Berkeley movie musicals of the 1930s. He lives in Grafton, WI, with his wife Sheila.

Mike Koon '93

Mike Koon served as lead clinician on behalf of the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers at Bloomington High School. The clinic addresses the P.A. announcer’s role, the Do’s and Don’ts of announcing football, how to handle emergency situations, scriptwriting and working with a spotter. Koon is assistant sports information director and the voice of University of Illinois football.

Nora Manca '06

Nora Manca is president and artistic director of Storefront Shakespeare, a mobile theater company that incorporates nontraditional staging of Shakespeare’s classic plays with a modern, urban touch. Its first shows were produced in a vacant storefront in Geneva, IL, and a yoga studio in Naperville. The cast of 25 actors performed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” using Promenade, a nontraditional form of theatre in which the entire space becomes the stage and the cast engages the audience in an interactive theatre experience.

Michael D. Oldenettel '88

Michael D. Oldenettel was named the 2011 Treasurer for the Illinois Association of Realtors. He’ll serve as chair of the finance committee and vice chair of the strategic planning committee. Active in real estate for 21 years, he’s the managing broker/owner of RE/MAX Results Plus, Inc. in Jacksonville, IL. He’s a two-term past president of the Jacksonville Area Association of Realtors and led the association in 1995 and again in 2005. He’s served as president of the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation in 2007 and 2008 and served twice as dean of the Realtors Institute Working Group.

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