North Central College - Naperville, IL

Cardinals 25th in Final Directors’ Cup Standings

Cardinals 25th in Final Directors’ Cup Standings

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North Central finished 25th among all NCAA Division III athletics programs in the final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup all-sports standings for the 2009-2010 academic year, released June 23 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. The College’s 25th-place finish is its third highest Directors’ Cup placing ever and is its highest since finishing 22nd in the final standings in 1998-99. North Central finished 30th last year.


Chicago Fire to hold free soccer clinic at North Central

Young soccer players are welcome to a free Chicago Fire soccer clinic.

Young soccer players are invited to meet Chicago Fire soccer players Sean Johnson and Steven Kinney on June 24 at North Central College.

As part of its Community Soccer Series, the Fire—Chicago’s Major League Soccer club—will hold a skills clinic from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at North Central College’s Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St., Naperville.

Gems is teaching history of sport in China

Gems is teaching history of sport in China

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, is serving as a visiting professor at Beijing Sport University in China from June 8 to 22.


Jim Miller receives First Citizen of the College Award

Jim Miller receives First Citizen of the College Award

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Director of Athletics Jim Miller received the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during the College’s Commencement exercises June 12. In presenting the award to Miller, President Harold R. Wilde said, “Jim has helped shape this institution in many important ways. … His energy and passion for North Central have helped inspire our recent successes in football, baseball and wrestling and our national championships in cross country and track and field.


Jim Miller receives White First Citizen of the College Award

Jim Miller was named the 19th recipient of the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises.

Naperville resident and Director of Athletics Jim Miller was named the 19th recipient of the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises on June 12.

The First Citizen of the College Award recognizes a student, faculty or staff member who exemplifies the best of North Central College and honors a "unique spirit and legacy," that of Harold and Eva White, longtime editors and publishers of The Naperville Sun and alumni of the College.

Gems gives presentations in Orlando and Israel

Gems gives presentations in Orlando and Israel

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, gave a presentation titled “Running with the Bulls: An Autoethnographic Account of Reliving the Past” at the North American Society for Sport History Convention in Orlando, Fla., on May 29. He also gave a presentation titled “Sport, Education, and American Manifest Destiny” at the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport in Netanya, Israel, on June 4.


Cardinal men claim third national title! Congratulations!

Cardinal men claim third national title! Congratulations!

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The Cardinal men’s track and field team claimed the final jewel of a rare triple crown May 29 as the team protected a huge early lead and won the program’s 20th national title at the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships. The victory makes North Central just the second team in Division III history to sweep the national cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field championships in one academic year.


Faculty tenure, promotions, emeritus announced

Faculty tenure, promotions, emeritus announced

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North Central’s Board of Trustees approved the following faculty for tenure, promotion and emeritus status at the Trustee meeting, May 21-22, 2010: For tenure and promotion to associate professor: Martha Bohrer, associate professor of English Perry Hamalis, associate professor of religious studies For promotion to professor: Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science Lisa Long, professor of English Heidi Matthews, professor of health and physical education Wioleta Polinska

College hosts Special Olympics Spring Games on April 25

The public is welcome to cheer athletes as they compete in the Special Olympics Illinois Northeastern Area 2 Spring Games April 25 at North Central College.

Families, volunteers and spectators will cheer on runners, shot-putters and other athletes as they compete in the 2010 Special Olympics Illinois Northeastern Area 2 Spring Games from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at North Central College.

North Central exceeds new requirements for graduate degrees in education

North Central College exceeds state requirements for teachers and administrators pursuing graduate studies in educational leadership, College officials say.

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

March 17, 2010—North Central College exceeds new, more strict state requirements for teachers and administrators pursuing master’s degrees and certification in educational leadership, College officials say.

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