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Frank Gramarosso named head men's track & field coach

Frank Gramarosso named head men's track & field coach

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For the first time in more than 40 years, North Central’s men’s track and field program will experience a coaching change, as longtime associate head coach Frank Gramarosso has been promoted to the position of head coach, effective Aug.


Purdue names Caliendo recipient of Emerging Voice Award

Purdue names Caliendo recipient of Emerging Voice Award

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Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science, was named a recipient of the Emerging Voice Award from the Purdue University College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association. Each year, three alumni, ages 40 or younger, are honored with the award. It recognizes outstanding young alumni from the College of Liberal Arts who are rising stars in their industries or fields of study.


Students present their summer research to the campus

Students present their summer research to the campus

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For the past six weeks, 37 students and 15 faculty have participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC) conducting research that spans many majors and topics. Students presented their research to the campus community July 21 in a poster format in Kroehler Science Center. Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry, noted research can be lonely and slow-going at times, so students and faculty involved in SURC meet weekly to collaborate and discuss their work.


New College staff assignments

New College staff assignments

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Alex Knobloch named CCIW Man of the Year

Alex Knobloch named CCIW Man of the Year

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Alex Knobloch ’10 was named the 2010 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Man of the Year. Recognized as the conference’s top male student-athlete, he was chosen through a voting process conducted by the CCIW Senior Woman Administrators and Faculty Athletics Representatives. There were five other nominees. Knobloch, a biology major who graduated with a 4.0 GPA, was a member of the travel squad as an alternate for North Central’s national championship-winning cross country team this past season.


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.


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.


College recognizes promoted employees, new hires

College recognizes promoted employees, new hires

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Music chair Ramona Wis presents paper at conference

Music chair Ramona Wis presents paper at conference

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Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and chair of North Central's music department, is presenting her paper “Reframing Leadership” today at Northwestern University as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience (CSEME). CSEME brings together music education faculty, doctoral students and center fellows to examine contemporary issues and foster collaborative research on music teaching and learning.


Red Sox draft North Central's Nick Robinson

Red Sox draft North Central's Nick Robinson

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Senior Nick Robinson, who played shortstop for the conference champion Cardinals this season, has been drafted by the Boston Red Sox, according to a report. Robinson, the son of Red Sox Texas-area scout Jim Robinson, likely will sign with the organization and begin his career with the Lowell Spinners, SoxProspects.com reports. Robinson batted .427 with 56 runs scored and set new North Central records for hits (76) and at-bats (178) this season, finishing among the Cardinals' career top 10 in hits (199), at-bats (560), runs (123), total bases (245) and triples (7).


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