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  • The Capture Photo Club Student Exhibition runs through Sunday, April 6, at Naperville’s North Central College.

    Exhibition features photography by North Central studentsMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Works by members of North Central College’s Photo Club will be featured through April 6 in the Capture Photo Club Student Exhibition at the Naperville school. The free exhibit is in the college’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., with an artists’ reception scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 23.

  • Nicolette Quagliata, a North Central College sophomore from Bartlett, chats with Jerry Robbins during a recent visit to Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community. Roughly 20 North Central students have been establishing relationships for sharing advice, gaining historical perspectives and building friendships.

    North Central College students, Monarch Landing retirees find they have much in commonFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    A group of North Central College students recently engaged in a round of “speed dating” conversations. They talked about their interests and majors while making new friends. The twist is they weren’t talking with potential suitors, but rather with senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community.

  • Art images by North Central College students Vanessa Harrison, left, and Marti Rossdahl.

    North Central displays ‘Inner Expressions’ art exhibitFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Inner Expressions,” a free exhibit featuring the art of two North Central College students, runs through March 2 at the school’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville.

  • North Central College’s Voices of Praise gospel choir will be among the groups performing Saturday at the Gospel Extravaganza.

    North Central celebrates 26th annual Gospel ExtravaganzaFeb 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    North Central College’s 26th annual Gospel Extravaganza, celebrating Black History Month, features performances by North Central College’s Voices of Praise gospel choir, the Joliet Central High School Gospel Choir named New Era, and an extended program by the Wheaton College Gospel Choir.

  • Smith gets Wheaton College going Jan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The best thing Wheaton College coach Mike Schauer did Saturday night was put Peter Smith in a position where the junior forward absolutely had to shoot the basketball.

  • Grammy Award-winning artist Common delivered the keynote address titled “Greatness” on Tuesday night as part of North Central College's Martin Luther King Jr. Week.

    Common to North Central audience: 'Greatness is within you'Jan 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    He first paid homage to the “great” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., then challenged his audience to likewise be great. Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common, a Chicago native called the “King of Conscious Hip-Hop,” on Tuesday delivered the keynote address at North Central College's Martin Luther King Jr. Week.

  • Thomas Armstrong, now of Naperville, was arrested on June 23, 1961, in Mississippi after waiting to board a bus in a room reserved for whites. Thomas Armstrong continues to speak at suburban schools. He often reminds students that he was their age when he stood up against repression. “They can work to change the world,” the Naperville man said.

    Naperville man looks back on segregation, Freedom Rides Jan 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    In 1961, Thomas Armstrong was arrested simply for sitting down in a room reserved for whites in a Mississippi bus station. The black college student faced death threats in a time when protesters were brutally beaten or killed. Now living in Naperville, the veteran of the Civil Rights Movement works to inspire students across the suburbs to better the world around them. “They can work to change the world,” he said.

  • Longtime coach Ted Wissen with his daughter, Jo Ann Jennings.

    Northwest suburban coach preached hard work and dedication Jan 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ted Wissen, a legendary coach who helped shape basketball and football programs at four different Northwest suburban high schools, has died. “Ted touched so many young lives in (Northwest Suburban High School) District 214,” said Bob Frisk, who covered high school sports for 50 years for the Daily Herald. “He truly played a huge role in the tremendous growth of high school sports in this area.”

  • Uneven start to season for local teams Jan 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Just one game into the CCIW men’s basketball season and Elmhurst, North Central and Wheaton all have the same overall record, 8-4. However, the three DuPage County schools have taken significantly different routes to get where they are.

  • Rachel Louise Snyder

    Author returning to Naperville with tale of second chance, survivalDec 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Rachel Louise Snyder says she writes about survival. Snyder, whose first novel "What We've Lost is Nothing" comes out Jan. 21, says she owes a great deal of her own survival to a man in Naperville who gave her a second chance. “Everything I write is about how we survive the (stuff) the world throws at us, and the fact that we do survive is the important take-away.”

  • Hip-hop artist Common, left, will be the keynote speaker when Naperville’s North Central College remembers Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in ceremonies next month. His address will be called “Greatness!”

    Hip-hop artist Common to honor King at North Central Dec 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Hip-hop artist Common will be the next speaker to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in same the building where the civil rights leader spoke in 1960 at North Central College in Naperville. Common will deliver a keynote address called “Greatness!” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Pfeiffer Hall at 310 E. Benton Ave. as part of the college’s annual remembrance of King. He will host a question and answer session after the talk.

  • North Central, Wheaton coaches advance to new jobs Dec 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    With success comes a doubled-edged sword for college programs. The more a team wins the more valuable and sought after their coaches become.

  • North Central quarterback Spencer Stanek throws to a receiver against Mount Union Saturday in Ohio. Mount Union won 41-40.

    Naperville's North Central loses 41-40 heartbreakerDec 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    A lot of numbers were staring Mount Union in the face Saturday — 16 trips to the Stagg Bowl, 19 straight Division III semifinal appearances, 28 wins in a row, 77 straight home victories. But the only number with any significance for the Purple Raiders was 41. Mount Union beat Naperville's North Central College 41-40 in D-III playoff semifinals.

  • North Central falls 1 point short in national semifinal Dec 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    North Central coach John Thorne not only left Mount Union Stadium with a 41-40 loss in the Division III football semifinals, but he also will carry a regret with him about one of his calls late in the fourth quarter.

  • Dierking showing North Central the way to semifinals Dec 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    It takes a total team effort to get to be able to keep playing football this deep into the postseason.

  • Semifinal berth warms North Central Dec 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    The North Central College football team walked off the field at Bethel University feeling a numbness comprised of equal parts frostbite and euphoria Saturday, fighting its way past subzero temperatures and a sturdy opponent to post a 41-17 victory over the Royals in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III playoffs at Royal Stadium.

  • Laurie Hamen

    North Central administrator takes Iowa position Dec 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    sA longtime vice president at Naperville’s North Central College, Laurie Hamen, has been named the ninth president of Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hamen, 54, of River Forest, has been an administrator at North Central since 1996 and served as vice president for enrollment management, athletics and student affairs since 2002.

  • Saxophonist Paliga bring his jazz from classroom to stage Dec 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Saxophonist Mitch Paliga, a member of North Central College’s acclaimed jazz faculty, performs next month at the college. Paliga is an active performer, educator and composer based in the Chicago area. Since 2007 he has been touring with actor/musician Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band. As a member of the band, he has performed in Europe, Canada, Afghanistan, South Korea, Japan and throughout the United States.

  • North Central gearing up for cold Dec 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the first time since 2010 the North Central College football team has advanced to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals.

  • Kent, North Central offense put up big numbersNov 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    North Central College junior running back Ryan Kent has opted for the bearded look since the start of football training camp.

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