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Computer science students take first, third place at programming contest

Computer science students take first, third place at programming contest

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Three students claimed first place and four took third place in the advanced level of competition at the 2010 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) contest Feb. 20 at Trinity Christian College. Competing in a field of 11 teams at the advanced level of the competition, North Central’s team of Andrew McMahon ’10, Philip Viso ’10 and Jeremy Lee ’10 (photo, l. to r.) correctly solved all seven problems in the shortest time to take first place. A second team of  Tucker Graczkowski ’12, Pero Atanasov ’11, Jonathan Rascher ’12 and Kelvin Guilbault ’12 (photo, l.


North Central student journalists earn 17 awards for excellence

North Central student journalists earn 17 awards for excellence

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Twenty-two student journalists from North Central College have earned 17 awards for excellence from the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA). The awards were announced at the ICPA’s annual conference Feb. 19-20 in Chicago. Thirty-six college newspapers and 290 student journalists from throughout Illinois participated in the annual journalism contest, which is co-sponsored by the ICPA and the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. Entries are judged by professional editors who are members of the Illinois Press Association.


Stephen Maynard Caliendo wins grant for study

Stephen Maynard Caliendo wins grant for study

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Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science, and Charlton McIlwain of New York University were awarded a grant of approximately $21,000 from Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) and funded by National Science Foundation for their project, “The Effects of Racial and Racist Appeals on White Voters.” Their study is designed to ascertain how anti-black racial appeals and black candidate appeals to racial authenticity affect white potential voters’ perception of both black and white candidates.


Record 32 students to present at NCUR

Record 32 students to present at NCUR

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A record 32 students from North Central were chosen to participate at the 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 15-17 at the University of Montana.


Nancy Peterson honored with Cleo Tanner Award

Nancy Peterson honored with Cleo Tanner Award

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Professor of Chemistry Nancy Peterson was presented with the Cleo Tanner Award by North Central's athletic department at the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Luncheon Feb. 2. Peterson, a member of North Central's faculty since 1994, has been a faculty mentor for the Cardinals’ softball program and currently serves as the faculty mentor for the women’s basketball program.


U.S. House honors North Central's men's cross country team

U.S. House honors North Central's men's cross country team

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Al Carius named National Coach of the Year

Al Carius named National Coach of the Year

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Men's cross country wins Division III National Championship, crushes competition

Men's cross country wins Division III National Championship, crushes competition

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With all seven competing runners earning All-America status, the Cardinals decimated the field, finishing with just 50 points, the fourth-lowest winning total in the meet's history. Runner-up Williams College finished with 181 points, giving North Central the largest margin of victory ever at the NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country National Championships.


Two staff members receive promotions

Two staff members receive promotions

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Kristi Bonn ’03, admission systems coordinator, was promoted to enrollment information systems specialist. John Holmberg, capital gifts officer, was promoted to assistant director of development, capital gifts.


Diane Anstine is new Ruge Fellow

Diane Anstine is new Ruge Fellow

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During the faculty meeting Nov. 12, R.


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