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  • Naperville’s North Central College getting new dorm Oct 22, 2014 7:00 PM
    A new dorm soon will join the landscape at North Central College in downtown Naperville. The five-story dorm with a walkout basement will be the first new residence hall built on the private college’s campus since 2009, and it’s scheduled to open by August 2015. "It's exciting to keep more of our student population on campus, said Mike Hudson, assistant vice president for business operations.

  • CCIW lead on the line Oct 21, 2014 11:29 PM
    Familiarity may breed rivalry, but for Wheaton College and North Central College it has also bred respect. Over roughly a half century the two schools have been playing for The Little Brass Bell trophy, and this year it once again has playoff implications.

  • Naperville updates Riverwalk improvement priorities Oct 14, 2014 5:30 AM
    Stewards of Naperville’s Riverwalk have updated a document of guidelines for future development to reflect top priorities for improvements along the 1.75-mile path. Three locations are the focus: the future Water Street District between Main and Webster streets, a property owned by North Central College north of the Burger King on Washington Street and from the Riverwalk’s southern edge at Hillside Road to Martin Avenue.

  • Change in the air for North Central Sep 30, 2014 10:49 PM
    North Central’s football team has had an emotional week. Days after the team lost its first regular-season game in almost two full years, coach John Thorne announced he will step down at the end of the calendar year.

  • Thorne to succeed Thorne at North Central Sep 29, 2014 5:41 PM
    North Central College football coach John Thorne announced he will step down following the 2014 season.

  • Smaller science center approved for North Central in Naperville Sep 26, 2014 5:30 AM
    The $60 million science center North Central College is building to propel the Naperville institution into the age of education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics shrunk slightly Thursday night. “We want to lower it a little bit, change how it looks a little bit and hopefully make it a little more palatable, even though it’s going to be a big building,” said Paul Loscheider, North Central's vice president for business affairs.

  • North Central College’s dorm plans wins preliminary approval Sep 29, 2014 11:49 AM
    North Central College’s plan to build a five-story dorm with a walkout basement that exceeds the area’s 50-foot height limit by 18 inches has won unanimous support from Naperville’s planning and zoning commission. The college wants to build the dormitory immediately south of two other dorms on Chicago Avenue at Brainard Street. “I don’t see a problem with this; I think it’s completely reasonable,” plan Commissioner Sean Hastings said. “I think it’s a wonderful building.”

  • North Central profs to talk politics Sep 23, 2014 9:43 AM
    North Central College’s political science department will sponsor its first Topics in Politics lecture of the year from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the theater at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

  • High expectations again for North Central College Sep 2, 2014 11:22 PM
    Many of the names may be different, but the results are expected to be more of the same in the CCIW this year.

  • 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.

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