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North Central's annual Anti-Hate Week is Oct. 1-5

Anti-Hate Week, a student-led campaign to educate and raise awareness about various forms of oppression and discrimination, features speaker, daily activities.

North Central College observes its annual Anti-Hate Week, Oct. 1-5. Started by students in 1998, Anti-Hate Week is a week-long campaign designed to educate and raise awareness about various forms of oppression and discrimination.

CUAB presents artists Andy Grammer and Josh Damigo in concert

Andy Grammer
North Central's CUAB to host popular singer/songwriter Andy Grammer in concert with opening indie artist Josh Damigo Saturday Oct. 6.

North Central College’s College Union Activities Board (CUAB) will host popular singer/songwriter Andy Grammer in concert with indie artist Josh Damigo opening on Oct. 6.

North Central College student broadcasters earn three first-place IBA awards

Oliver Hall, home to WONC-FM 89.1
North Central College WONC student broadcasters win six Silver Dome Awards in state contest. Nine staffers earn nominations in national contest.

Student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, earned six awards, including three first-place prizes, at the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s (IBA) 2012 student Silver Dome Awards on Sept. 21.

In this state contest, WONC first-place winners topped nominees from Eastern Illinois University, Loyola University, Illinois State University and the Illinois Center for Broadcasting.

Cardinal athletics continues tradition of raising funds for cancer cure

Mike Ream ’13, offensive lineman
North Central College athletics department to raise funds to cure cancer during Sept. 29 football game, as one player presses on despite family cancer story.

A recent tradition by the North Central College athletics department of raising funds for the American Cancer Society will continue Saturday, Sept. 29, during the Cardinals’ football game against Elmhurst College.

As is the case with many across the country, members of the Cardinal football program have been impacted by cancer in recent years. One team member’s experiences of watching several members of his family fight a battle, which has claimed so many casualties, have served as his own rallying cry to press forward and pursue his dreams.

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.”

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.

Time to join RecSports fitness classes, intramurals

Time to join RecSports fitness classes, intramurals

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The fall lineup of RecSports fitness classes has started and intramural registration has begun. Check out northcentralcardinals.com/recsports for details. Current students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in all RecSports activities.



Students, alumni and staff involved in seventh service trip to Kenya

North Central College students, new graduates and staff members return from three-week nontraditional service trip to the Republic of Kenya in East Africa.

North Central College students, new graduates and staff members recently returned from a three-week-long nontraditional service trip to the Republic of Kenya in East Africa. It was the seventh trip to Kenya organized by the College’s Office of Ministry and Service.  

North Central College anticipates another year of record enrollment

International students from 29 countries enrolled fall term
For the seventh straight year, North Central College anticipates record enrollment as the 2012-2013 academic year begins Sept. 10.

For the seventh straight year, North Central College anticipates record enrollment as the 2012-2013 academic year begins Sept. 10. Total enrollment is expected to top 3,000 for the first time.

The College anticipates 850 new full-time undergraduate students, with first-year enrollment at 560 students and 290 transfer students. Fall-term graduate student enrollment is the highest in years, with an anticipated 126 new students, helping boost the College’s overall record count.

Local paper features North Central's move-in day

Local paper features North Central's move-in day

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Titled “Move-in day for new students filled with hopes, tradition at North Central College,” the Naperville Sun front-page feature highlights the experiences of new students and parents, as well as quotes from staff and President Harold Wilde in its Friday Sept. 7 edition.



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