North Central College - Naperville, IL

Mark Vander Kooi '95

Mark Vander Kooi was named the Chicago Bears High School Coach of the Week for week five 2010. Vander Kooi is in his second season as head coach of the Lincoln-Way West High School football program in New Lenox, IL. As part of the honor, the Bears are donating $1,500 to Lincoln-Way West’s program, and Vander Kooi will be invited to the Bears-Patriots game on December 12 where he’ll be recognized during an on-field ceremony.

Carius and Thorne named coaches of the year

Head cross country coach Al Carius was named Midwest Coach of the Year and head football coach John Thorne was honored as CCIW Football Coach of the Year.

North Central College offers five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in leadership

North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010)—North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

Students accepted into this program earn both a bachelor’s degree—in any discipline—and the master of leadership studies with the completion of 141 credit hours.

North Central education majors expand studies in high-need schools

Education majors at North Central College are broadening their experience working with children in high-need schools.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Gems' book review published in Journal of Sport History

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, had his book review of “Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City” published in Journal of Sport History.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, had his book review of Liam T.A. Ford's “Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City” published in the Journal of Sport History by the North American Society for Sport History, 37:2 (Summer 2010), 301-302.

Gems' book review published in Journal of Sport History

Gems' book review published in Journal of Sport History

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, had his book review of Liam T.A. Ford's Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City” published in the Journal of Sport History by the North American Society for Sport History, 37:2 (Summer 2010), 301-302.



Football wins Little Brass Bell and more

In a dominating win against Wheaton College, 28-6, the Cardinal football team wins third straight Little Brass Bell, bid to nationals and share of CCIW crown.

In Saturday’s dominating 28-6 win against Wheaton College, the Cardinals won the Little Brass Bell for the third straight year, a bid to the NCAA championships, and clinched at least a share of the CCIW crown (the team has a final conference game Nov. 13). Also, head coach John Thorne achieved the College’s all-time record of most wins, 75-21. More

Jerry Gems gives talk at conference in France

Jerry Gems gives talk at conference in France

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Res/Rec Fitness Center is open, ready for action

Res/Rec Fitness Center is open, ready for action

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With all-new, professional equipment by Life Fitness, the Res/Rec Fitness Center opened Sept. 13 to students, faculty and staff. The new treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes and stair-stepper are ready for action. Free weights will be stocked and ready for use Tuesday, Sept. 14. The fitness room is comfortable and cool and features large windows with views to the recreation center and soccer and softball fields. Student workers are available if you have questions about how to use the equipment.



The Huddle brings together Cardinal student-athletes

The Huddle brings together Cardinal student-athletes

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Some 700 student-athletes, coaches and faculty mentors met in the Res/Center Center Sept. 12 for North Central’s annual celebration, The Huddle, to kick off the new year. President Hal Wilde and Director of Athletics Jim Miller were the first to speak and reflected on last year’s successes and how to balance athletic and academic success. After the traditional NC Influence T-shirts were distributed and coaches and faculty mentors were introduced, guest speaker Sue Enquist addressed the enthusiastic crowd.


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