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COD paves new way to earn bachelor's degreeNine students will walk across the stage Sunday at Lewis University's commencement ceremony to receive bachelor's degrees in criminal justice. Yet, these students never took classes at the school's campus in Romeoville. Through a so-called 3+1 program partnership between Lewis and College of DuPage, the students earned their four-year degrees from Lewis by taking all their classes at COD's campus in Glen Ellyn.Last Updated May 20, 2013 4:20 PM
DuPage adjunct professors get contract extension, raisesUpdated May 17, 2013 12:19 AM
Adjunct professors at the College of DuPage are set to receive salary increases as part of a two-year contract extension approved Thursday by the college’s board of trustees. College officials offered the contract extension to adjuncts as a package along with a plan to create a new “lecturer” position that would allow some adjuncts to receive health care benefits under the new federal health care law.
Naperville Central clinches DuPage Valley crownUpdated May 15, 2013 12:24 AM
Naperville Central (21-7, 16-4) rallied from a 6-1 deficit to clinch the outright DuPage Valley Conference championship, defeating West Chicago 10-8 on Tuesday. Jimmy Nashert homered and drove in 2 runs. Jeff Schank, Nicky Lopez and Bobby McMillen had 2 hits apiece. Zach Aranoff won in relief of Schank. A.J. Seidler went 3-for-5 with a home run and 2 RBI for West Chicago (4-23, 1-19).Wheaton North 10, WW South 2:Johnny Peltz doubled, homered and drove in 4 runs for the Falcons (22-7, 14-6) in their DuPage Valley Conference victory. Cody Gregory added 2 hits and 3 RBI. Winning pitcher Lake Bachar went 2-for-4. Chris Amen went 2-for-3 and drove in 2 runs for WW South (16-13, 11-9).Metea Valley 7, Bartlett 6:Gunner Vega’s RBI single in the top of the seventh provided the Mustangs (14-13, 12-12) with the game-winning run in the Upstate Eight Conference. Mike Fitzgerald launched a 3-run homer and Connor Archey added 2 hits. Adam Cielinski was the winning pitcher in relief of Matt Karlins. Glenbard North 7, Naperville North 5:The Panthers (17-10, 14-6) scored a run in fifth and sixth inning to pull out the DuPage Valley Conference victory. Matt Frawley went 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Brett Consitt won on the mound with 4 innings of relief. Ryan Krainz went 2-for-4 and Mark Khoury drove in 2 runs for Naperville North (15-11, 11-9).Glenbard South 7, Ridgewood 5:Tony Tenuta, who drove in 4 runs, blasted a 2-run game-winning home run in the bottom of the seventh as the Raiders (16-8, 12-4) claimed the first game of a three-game Metro Suburban Conference series. Trailing 5-3 after five innings, Glenbard South scored twice in the sixth inning to tie it up. Zach Smith went 2-for-3 and Mike Atkinson had 2 RBI. Will Cornwell was the winning pitcher in relief.Montini 16, Geneva 8:The Broncos (19-6) rallied from a 6-0 deficit after two innings in the nonconference matchup. Austin Kline doubled, homered and drove in 6 runs. Ben Dobosenski and Chris Bartosz had 2 hits apiece while Tyler Tumpane also homered. Reliever Chris Bevis picked up the win. Downers South 8, St. Laurence 3:The Mustangs (27-5) won their 12th straight nonconference game by breaking out to a 4-0 lead after two innings. Joe Becht went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI while winning pitcher Zack Burdi drove in 2 runs. Zach Tayler and Danny Mayer went 2-for-4.West Aurora 9, Glenbard East 4:Danny Ryan and Greg Ludwig homered for the Rams (11-21, 7-13) in their DuPage Valley Conference loss. Nick Vichio went 3-for-3 with a double.Wheaton Academy 15, Plano 4:The Warriors (6-19) exploded for 11 runs in the fourth inning and added 3 more runs in the sixth to help end the nonconference game early. Ryan Bugh went 4-for-5 with a home run, 3 runs scored and 4 RBI. Winning pitcher Sam Perna went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI. Hinsdale South 5, Hinsdale Central 4:Fresh off clinching the outright West Suburban Gold Conference title, the Hornets (22-9) edged their cross-town rivals. Matt Reschke went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI as Mike Rizzo picked up the complete-game victory. Alec Hutcherson went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Hinsdale Central (15-12).Marmion 8, St. Francis 3:Alex Alcantara went 2-for-3 and Chris Smith had 2 RBI but the Spartans (15-11, 10-5) fell in the Suburban Christian Conference.
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