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"Out of Order" brings laughter, love to the stage

"Out of Order" brings laughter, love to the stage

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Senior Alyssa Digges will direct Out of Order, a comedic farce by British playwright Ray Cooney, Jan. 7, 8 and 9 as part of North Central’s Student Director Series. It's an adult comedy about a romantic evening that goes terribly awry. The plot line features Richard Willey, the Junior Prime Minister, who plans to spend an evening with Jane, a secretary for the Opposition, in the Westminster Hotel in London. Things go disastrously wrong, beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel room’s unreliable window.


Human Resources to host session on diversity

Human Resources to host session on diversity

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Cardinals ranked 22nd in final fall Directors' Cup standings

Cardinals ranked 22nd in final fall Directors' Cup standings

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North Central College is ranked 22nd among all NCAA Division III programs in the final fall Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup all-sports standings, released by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Dec. 23. North Central is the top-ranked school in the CCIW, with Illinois Wesleyan University at 39th with 103 points and Wheaton College at 53rd (89 points).


New Community Publications Display in library

New Community Publications Display in library

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Oesterle Library will feature the following publications during winter term in its Community Publications Display in the lobby:
  • Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education: “The German Turners and the Taming of Radicalism in Chicago” in International Journal of the History of Sport, October 2009.
  • Tom Gill, instructional media coordinator in Oesterle Library: Photographs in Northern Indiana Lakes, September/October 2009.
  • David Gray, assistant professor of accounting, and Gerald Hamsmith, professor of accounting emeritus: “Patterson


Students, faculty blog about D-Term in Germany

Students, faculty blog about D-Term in Germany

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During D-Term, several students traveled to Germany as part of their course titled Exploring Berlin, Germany: A Cultural, Multicultural and Historical Treasure. Visit their blog to view photos and read about their adventures, along with posts by Gregory Wolf, associate professor of German, and Kevin McCarthy, area hall director and housing coordinator, Schneller Hall, who accompanied students.


Alum visit recalls North Central history

Alum visit recalls North Central history

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[caption id="attachment_1230" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Bill Wolf '56, left, tours Fine Arts Center with Brian Lynch, fine arts director"][/caption] A North Central alumnus with strong family ties to a local Methodist church returned to campus from out of state for a visit on Dec. 30. The Rev. Wilmert (Bill) Wolf Jr., a 1956 graduate of North Central, was particularly interested in seeing Meiley-Swallow Hall—the former Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church at 31 S. Ellsworth St. Bill’s father, the Rev.


Res/Rec Center grand opening set for Jan. 8

Res/Rec Center grand opening set for Jan. 8

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Workers have begun installing the surfaces for the multipurpose courts and track in the 60,000-square-foot arena at the Res/Rec Center. [caption id="attachment_1188" align="alignleft" width="336" caption="Installation work on the Res/Rec Center arena floor is shown on Dec. 20."][/caption] Installation work began on Dec. 18, said Glenn Behnke, project manager for Mustang Construction. The center courts, which can accommodate basketball and volleyball, have been glued to the concrete.


Beloit College science faculty visit campus

Beloit College science faculty visit campus

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Two science faculty from Beloit College in Beloit, WI met with North Central College science faculty on Friday, Dec. 11, to demonstrate the workshop method of teaching and discuss how it was implemented at Beloit. The workshop method engages students more than the traditional lecture/lab structure, said Beloit faculty Yaffa Grossman, professor of biology, and Brock Spencer, Kohnstamn professor of chemistry.


Library homepage has new look

Library homepage has new look

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Check it out! The Oesterle Library homepage has a new look. The redesign has positioned content and links previously located on the lower part of the page to the top where users can see and better access information. “Nothing has been taken away in the redesign,” says Aimee Walker, the library’s coordinator of user experience and developer of the site’s new look.


Holiday fine and performing arts events, special pricing

Holiday fine and performing arts events, special pricing

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You’ll want to check out the many fine and performing arts events on campus during the Christmas holiday season, and especially special ticket prices for faculty and staff for three events. The department of fine and performing arts is hosting Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night, offering free tickets to employees for the Dec. 10 concert featuring fiddler Natalie MacMaster. Tickets for Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (photo) Dec. 10-13 are half price at $15/adults, and tickets for the adult comedy 500 Clown Christmas Dec. 18-19 and 21-23 are also half price at $15/adults.


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