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  • Roosevelt move part of 'tectonic shift' in education Sep 1, 2014 7:40 AM
    The market forces prompting Roosevelt University to significantly scale back programming at its Schaumburg campus are being experienced throughout Illinois in higher education, experts say. “We're seeing a tectonic shift in higher education,” said James Applegate, executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. “The collar counties of Chicago are suffering a bit, but Chicago itself is on the upswing.”

  • North Central student studying economic impact of World Cup on Brazil Aug 19, 2014 8:56 AM
    A North Central College student headed to Brazil during the World Cup, but not solely as a soccer fan. Miguel Colell conducted interviews and statistical research to understand the tournament's impact on residents.

  • Does Naperville need its own Freedom Trail? Aug 15, 2014 3:27 PM
    Could Naperville pull off its own version of Boston's famed Freedom Trail? Early ideas for such a historic path include a “brickyard to beach” trail showing Centennial Beach’s progression from an industrial quarry to a swimming hole; a “town and gown” trail highlighting North Centra Collegel‘s presence since 1870; or a trail looking at the history of Naperville before it was settled in 1831.

  • 125,000 square feet too big? College appealing Naperville historic commission rejection. Aug 14, 2014 4:26 PM
    At 125,000 square feet, Naperville’s historic preservation commission decided a proposed science center for North Central College was too big, but college officials are appealing that decision to the Naperville City Council. “We made the decision that it was right to appeal the decision and ask the members of the city council to give serious consideration,” said Jim Godo, North Central’s assistant vice president for external relations.

  • College's park plans progressing in Naperville Aug 13, 2014 6:15 PM
    The first phase of engineering on a future plaza at 430 S. Washington St. intended to highlight North Central College's history in Naperville has gotten under way. “We're all waiting to see how the engineering process goes before we take further steps,” said Jim Godo, the college's assistant vice president for external relations.

  • North Central science center plan too big, panel says Jul 25, 2014 6:19 AM
    Historic preservation commission members in Naperville who denied North Central College's request to demolish six structures to make way for a new science center said Thursday night they were most concerned with the mass of the proposed science building. “I just don't understand the mass,” commissioner Larry Larsen said. "This size is just exponential growth."

  • North Central Summer Musical Theatre to present ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Jul 15, 2014 12:35 PM
    North Central College’s Summer Music Theatre presents the rock ‘n’ roll-era musical “Bye Bye Birdie” in August and features actors from the community.

  • Naperville trainer proposes ‘outdoor fitness center’ Jul 10, 2014 2:06 PM
    Wooden fitness stations that suggest exercises for stretching, balance and upper body strength could be coming to a park in Naperville, but not to the Riverwalk. “I don’t know if it’s the best fit for the Riverwalk, especially on this main section where we have a lot of a people. It’s more of a congregational space” people use to go for a stroll, said Jeff Havel, Riverwalk Commission chairman.

  • North Central College staging two light operas Jul 2, 2014 9:01 AM
    The Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas “Trial by Jury” and “The Sorcerer” will take center stage in July during performances by North Central College’s Summer Light Opera.

  • Airmen of Note to perform at North Central Jul 1, 2014 9:18 AM
    A U.S. Air Force jazz ensemble, The Airmen of Note, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

  • Composting gains steam in suburban schools, homes Jun 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    Across the suburbs, food scrap composting is beginning to take hold at institutions and households that want to go beyond recycling, divert more matter away from landfills and ultimately take another step toward true sustainability. "It's like where recycling was 20 years ago," said Karen Rozmus, who oversees a 2-year-old residential pilot program in Oak Park.

  • Nobel Peace Laureate urges North Central students to make a difference Jun 10, 2014 8:35 AM
    Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, shared her experiences as the female leader of Yemen’s peaceful revolution during a recent visit to Naperville’s North Central College.

  • Therapy dogs ease college students’ stress Jun 5, 2014 6:51 PM
    Eight therapy dogs met Thursday with students at Naperville's North Central College to help ease the stress of studying for finals. Roll your eyes if you will, but roughly 10 percent of the school's population takes advantage of the chance to rub a dog's belly or scratch behind its ears.

  • Nobel Peace Laureate discusses human rights at North Central May 30, 2014 2:30 PM
    Nobel Peace Prize recipient Tawakkol Karman of Yemen will visit North Central College to talk about her experiences as a journalist, politician and human rights activist.Karman is the first Yemeni, first Arab woman and second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize and, at age 32, was the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate. She gives a free public lecture on Tuesday, June 3, at the college.

  • Ten North Central athletes make All-America May 27, 2014 10:30 PM
    The local schools were well-represented in both the men’s and women’s Division III Track and Field National Championships. Wheaton, Elmhurst and North Central all went home with newly named All-Americans.

  • More awards for Wheaton’s Martin May 20, 2014 10:04 PM
    The accolades continue to roll in for Trey Martin. After finishing his senior season at Wheaton College, Martin has been named the Central Region Player of the Year by D3baseball.com.

  • North Central ready for next round May 14, 2014 12:03 AM
    When the regular-season ended, North Central’s softball team was sliding into the CCIW playoffs and promptly lost its first two games to be eliminated. Now, the Cardinals prepare to host an NCAA super-regional series on Friday.

  • North Central to present its Senior Art Show May 5, 2014 1:18 PM
    Artwork by 13 North Central College students will be featured in the annual Senior Art Show May 12 to June 13 on the school’s Naperville campus.

  • Ian Anderson bringing Jethro Tull favorites to North Central College Apr 29, 2014 9:51 AM
    Ian Anderson will perform the best of Jethro Tull and songs from his new album, “Homo Erraticus,” during a concert Oct. 16 at Naperville’s North Central College.

  • North Central hoping to get restarted Apr 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jim Kulawiak has found himself in a familiar, if uncomfortable position. The coach of the North Central softball team is looking for a way to refocus his team for the CCIW Tournament after a slow finish to the regular season.

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