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Cornerstone Week: Monday and Tuesday activities

Cornerstone Week: Monday and Tuesday activities

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The May 17 inauguration of Troy D. Hammond as North Central College’s 10th president takes place during Cornerstone Week, May 13-19, an annual celebration that commemorates the College’s 1870 move to Naperville from Plainfield and the laying of the cornerstone for Old Main.

The inauguration is also part of a week that includes the Last Lecture, honors ceremonies, research presentations, panel discussions, concerts, fireworks display, service project and more. Some events will be webcast live.

Activities on Monday and Tuesday are free and include:



Carius tapped to Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame

Carius tapped to Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame

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North Central College head men’s cross country coach and associate head track and field coach Al Carius has been selected for induction into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Carius was selected on the strength of his many accomplishments as an athlete, which include five individual Big Ten Conference championships at the University of Illinois, as well as the numerous accolades achieved in a 48-year coaching career at North Central. Read more



Men’s cross country team wins 39th consecutive CCIW Championship

Men’s cross country team wins 39th consecutive CCIW Championship

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North Central College's men’s cross country team has claimed its 39th consecutive team title at the Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Championships.

Head coach Al Carius and his cross country program have one of the longest-running traditions of excellence in collegiate athletics.



Al Carius named national coach of the year

Al Carius named national coach of the year

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For the second time in three years North Central College men’s cross country head coach Al Carius was honored Nov. 23 by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA), winning the 2011 NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year Award.



Carius cross country teams among best in Illinois history

Carius cross country teams among best in Illinois history

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In the ESPN Rise story, titled “50 Years of College Cross Country in the State of Illinois: The 25 Best Men’s College/University Teams (1960-2010),” Head Men’s Cross Country Coach Al Carius and his teams rank five times among the top 25.



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.


North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Illinihq.com: “Know who Allen Carius is?” features Al and his many coaching achievements on his 68th birthday The Journal-Standard: “Rough road back” highlights senior Matt Wenger and his recovery from last year’s football injury Sun-Times Media: “Sax man Sanborn aims beyond the expected” previews July 31 concert in Wentz Concert Hall


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.


Al Carius named National Coach of the Year

Al Carius named National Coach of the Year

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North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Naperville Sun: “The Carius coaching tree” [caption id="attachment_426" align="alignleft" width="260" caption="Naperville Sun photo"][/caption] Longtime North Central College coach Al Carius doesn't create great athletes, he molds complete human beings. Current Neuqua Valley girls cross-country coach Tim McCoskey was one of Carius' pupils during North Central's three-year run (1997-99) as national cross-country champions for Division III. McCoskey got more out of that experience than just the national titles and a 2006 induction into North Central's Hall of Fame.


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