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North Central names 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame honorees

North Central names 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame honorees

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John Novak ’64 and Sheryl Fincher ’84 McGill are two of six individuals who will be inducted into North Central College's Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 26, during the 2013 Homecoming Weekend.



Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon to begin and end at North Central College Nov. 10

The Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon will begin and end at North Central College on Sunday, Nov. 10.

The Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon will begin and end at North Central College on Sunday, Nov. 10.

The start/finish line will be located south of the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St. The race is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m., with 3,500 runners participating. There is a full 26.2 mile course that winds through the Naperville area, as well as a 13.1 half-marathon course.

King Elementary students learn about North Central during school’s College Day

First-graders at Irene King Elementary School in Romeoville learned about North Central during the school’s College Spirit Day Oct. 4.

Students in Carol Kostelny’s first-grade classroom at Irene King Elementary School in Romeoville learned about North Central College during the school’s College Spirit Day Oct. 4.

Classrooms in the Valley View School District school “adopt” a college or university and learn about that institution as a way of encouraging college readiness. Educators are introducing younger children to higher education to get them thinking about college early, so they can plan their studies accordingly and graduate high school prepared to pursue their academic careers.

Chris Matthews of “Hardball” to speak Oct. 20 on campus

Chris Matthews, author, news anchor and political commentator
North Central College welcomes news anchor and political commentator Chris Matthews to discuss his new book, “Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked.”

North Central College welcomes news anchor and political commentator Chris Matthews in an author talk and signing of his new book, “Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked.”

Matthews will begin his talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets that include a signing number are available with the purchase of “Tip and the Gipper” at Anderson’s Bookshops, 123 W. Jefferson St., Naperville. For more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

Campus Initiates Green Dot Training

North Central College has adopted Green Dot training to empower bystanders to intervene in potential personal violence situations.

Green decals started showing up on campus recently, the unveiling of an initiative that encourages a broader awareness about personal violence. Green Dot shifts the focus from potential victims and perpetrators to the importance of bystanders, who are trained to think and act in ways that make the campus environment intolerant of power-based personal violence.

North Central College students perform “Speech and Debate” Oct. 10-12

From left, Rae Lindenberg, Brian Warren and Mark Yacullo
North Central College students stage three performances of the dark and biting contemporary comedy “Speech and Debate” Oct. 10-12.

North Central College students stage three performances of the dark and biting contemporary comedy “Speech and Debate” Oct. 10-12.

The performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday Oct. 10-12 in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. The play contains strong language and mature content.

North Central cohosts “A Magical Chemistry Extravaganza” Oct. 17

Jeff Hepburn, award-winning chemistry teacher
Area teachers, students and budding scientists of all ages are invited to free lecture and chemistry demonstration by award-winning teacher Jeff Hepburn.

North Central College invites area teachers, students and budding scientists of all ages to attend a free lecture and demonstration on Oct. 17 by award-winning chemistry teacher Jeff Hepburn.

Titled “A Magical Chemistry Extravaganza,” the free program will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. It is cohosted by North Central College’s chemistry department and ChemWest, a nonprofit networking group for chemistry teachers.

North Central College hosts documentary about food insecurity in America

“A Place at the Table,” a documentary about hunger in America, will be shown Oct. 8 as part of College’s yearlong human rights focus on poverty reduction.

North Central College will host a free screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Smith Hall at Old Main.

Traffic flow changes to one-way westbound on portion of Van Buren Avenue

Traffic flow changes to one-way westbound on portion of Van Buren Avenue

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A section of Van Buren Avenue near the Van Buren Parking Deck became one-way westbound beginning Monday, Oct. 7, to accommodate work for the Main Street Promenade East development.



New students get jump on college life in Cardinal Camps

Students on wilderness trip, Wisconsin Northwoods
New North Central College students who wanted a head start on college life and a chance to make new friends attended a Cardinal Camp prior to Welcome Week.

New students who wanted a head start on a North Central College experience and to meet new friends could attend a Cardinal Camp prior to their Welcome Week activities.

Multiday excursions to an urban immersion camp in Chicago or a wilderness adventure camp in northern

Wisconsin attracted 36 incoming students. “One of our main goals was to have them build lasting relationships,” says Whitney Roberts ’08, assistant director of ministry and service, who led the wilderness trip. “But it was an interesting experience for everyone because the students were new to us, too.”