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North Central College welcomes Sesquicentennial author Philippa Gregory Oct. 23

North Central College will host a talk by Philippa Gregory Oct. 23 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

North Central College will host a talk by Philippa Gregory Oct. 23 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

Sesquicentennial exhibit highlights items from North Central College collections

The Sesquicentennial exhibit includes a letter written by Abraham Lincoln.
As part of its Sesquicentennial Celebration North Central College will host an exhibit to display prized artifacts from its Oesterle Library collections.

Oct. 11, 2011—As part of its Sesquicentennial Celebration North Central College will host an exhibit to display prized artifacts from its Oesterle Library collections, including items signed by U.S. presidents and other historical figures.

North Central to premiere third part of documentary about 150-year history

North Central President Arlo Schilling greets Martin Luther King Jr. in 1960.
North Central College on Nov. 7 will premiere the third part of a documentary series produced with NCTV that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

Oct. 19, 2011—North Central College invites the public to the free premiere of the third part of a documentary series produced with Naperville Community Television that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

“Challenges of the Post-World War II Years” is the third of the five-part documentary series “A Promising Start,” which commemorates the College’s Sesquicentennial. The segment will premiere at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Complimentary refreshments will be served at a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m.

U.S. News & World Report names North Central among America’s Best Colleges

For the 18th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report names North Central College among “America’s Best Colleges.”

Sept. 15, 2011—For the 18th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report names North Central College among “America’s Best Colleges.”

North Central is ranked No. 23 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees.

3 sets of twins among record group of 98 Presidential Scholars

(From top and left) Max and Zach, Kayla and Marissa, Nicole and Natalie
North Central College’s record number of 98 Presidential Scholars this year includes three sets of twins.

If you think you’re seeing double in some of the classes this fall at North Central College, it’s not your imagination.

This year’s record crop of 98 Presidential Scholars includes three sets of twins. The Presidential Scholarship is North Central’s largest financial award based on academic merit.

How is it that three pairs of siblings who happen to be among the brightest scholars in their high school classes all ended up choosing to attend North Central together?

Luke Franks joins faculty in history department

Luke Franks, assistant professor of history
North Central College appointed five new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2011-2012 academic year, including Luke Franks, assistant professor of history.

North Central College appointed five new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2011-2012 academic year, which starts Sept. 12. Among the new faculty is Luke Franks, assistant professor of history.

North Central College begins Sesquicentennial year with record enrollment

North Central College begins its Sesquicentennial year with record enrollment of more than 3,000 students.

Sept. 6, 2011—North Central College begins its Sesquicentennial year with a record number of students.

The College—which on Nov. 11 will mark the 150th anniversary of its 1861 founding—anticipates total enrollment to exceed 3,000 as the 2011-2012 academic year begins. The year is expected to begin with more than 2,700 undergraduate students and nearly 300 graduate students.

North Central history grad interns with Humanitarian Service Project

North Central graduate Matt McGahan of Aurora has started a year-long paid internship with Humanitarian Service Project.

Aug. 26, 2011—North Central College graduate Matt McGahan of Aurora has started a year-long paid internship with Humanitarian Service Project.

McGahan graduated in June with a degree in history. He’ll assist the organization in various capacities. Carol Stream-based Humanitarian Service Project helps needy senior citizens, children and families throughout DuPage and Kane counties through its programs.

Naper Settlement exhibit features North Central College's history

Naper Settlement hosts an exhibit that invites visitors to explore the 150-year history of North Central College.

Aug. 25, 2011—A new exhibit at Naper Settlement explores the 150-year history of North Central College.

The exhibit, “150 Years: A Promising Start,” opens Friday, Sept. 2, at Naper Settlement’s Heritage Gallery and echoes the theme of the College’s Sesquicentennial celebration. The exhibit will be on display through June 17, 2012 at Naper Settlement’s Pre-Emption House Visitor Center, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville.

1961 Illinois license plates honored North Central College

In 1961, Illinois license plates were red and white in honor of North Central College's centennial.

Before the state of Illinois began issuing multi-year license plates in 1979, motorists would receive a new set of plates each year. The plates were redesigned each year, and the colors for the letters and numbers and backgrounds would change.

Thanks to a blog post, today we're reminded that in 1961, Illinois motorists drove around with red-and-white license plates in honor of North Central College's Centennial.

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