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Lindsey Theis '07

Lindsey Theis was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in the Best Feature Reporting category for her work on a two-part series titled, “If These Streets Could Talk.” Theis is a reporter with WPDE-TV, the local ABC affiliate in Myrtle Beach/Florence, S.C. The piece was selected from 36 entries and WPDE-TV is the smallest market station represented within the four nominees in the category.

Oesterle Library showcases select publications, themes

Oesterle Library showcases select publications, themes

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During fall term, North Central’s Oesterle Library will feature publications by faculty members, books on global human rights, and news about Banned Books Week, Constitution Day, National Freedom of Speech Week and more. The displays are showcased in the library’s lobby.

Community Publications
Martha Bohrer, associate professor of English. “John Galt’s ‘Annals of the Parishi’ and the Narrative Strategies of Tales of Locale” in John Galt: Observations and Conjectures on Literature, History, and Society, 2012



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.  

Illinois State Historical Society honors North Central College on Sesquicentennial

The Illinois State Historical Society has honored North Central College, which recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding.

The Illinois State Historical Society has honored North Central College, which recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding.

The state awarded the College a 2012 Centennial Award during a Sept. 8 reception at the Executive Mansion in Springfield. Centennial Awards are presented to organizations, businesses and municipalities that have operated continuously in Illinois for 100 or more years.

Sustainability news: ways to protect and conserve groundwater

Sustainability news: ways to protect and conserve groundwater

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North Central College supports and encourages core sustainability values and actions in all aspects of campus life. Protect Your Groundwater Day on Tuesday, Sept. 11, is an annual recognition day promoted by the National Ground Water Association.

Sustainability Coordinator Brittany Graham says groundwater protection can be broken down into two categories—protection and conservation—and we can each take positive action in both areas.



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.

Students, alums interact with political science professor at national conventions

North Central College political science professor Stephen Maynard Caliendo shared his expertise during the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

North Central College political science professor Stephen Maynard Caliendo shared his expertise with students, alumni and the press during the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

Academic conference showcases scholarly pursuits of North Central College faculty

President Wilde delivers the keynote at the Excellence in Scholarship conference
A conference showcased the scholarly work of North Central professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing and creating artwork.

A North Central College conference showcased the scholarly work of professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing fiction and nonfiction and creating works of art.

“A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship” on Sept. 4 featured panel discussions, poster presentations and sessions during which nearly 40 faculty members shared stories and findings of their independent scholarly work.

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.



Student broadcasters nominated for awards in state, national contests

Several North Central College student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1 have earned nominations in state and national competitions.

Several student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, have earned nominations in state and national competitions.

In a state competition, eight students earned six nominations in five different categories in the annual Student Silver Dome Awards presented each fall by the Illinois Broadcasters Association to the top college and university radio and TV programs in the state. The awards will be presented in a luncheon ceremony Sept. 21 at Illinois State University in Normal.