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North Central College community invited to remember alumnus Shaun Wild on Feb. 4

North Central College is setting aside time for the Cardinal community to come together to remember the life of alumnus Shaun Wild ’11.

North Central College is setting aside time for the Cardinal community to come together to remember the life of alumnus Shaun Wild ’11.

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and other members of the Cardinal family may stop by Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St., from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4. Office of Ministry and Service staff and others will be present.

Though there will be no formal program, attendees are welcome to stop by in remembrance of Wild, who died following a violent incident in downtown Naperville on Feb. 4, 2012.

Graduate course offers students chance to study, travel abroad

North Central College graduate students traveled to Greece during D-Term on a study abroad course dedicated exclusively for them.

North Central College graduate students traveled to Greece during D-Term on a study abroad course dedicated exclusively for them. Thirteen students from various graduate programs embarked on a 3-credit course designed to advance their studies, careers and personal exploration outside the classroom. In particular, they gained an understanding of Greek history, economics, politics and culture as they relate to the region.

North Central College alumnus Dr. Karl Brooks speaks at MLK prayer breakfast

Alumnus Karl Brooks ’90, a Joliet Junior College administrator, was keynote speaker at the College’s MLK prayer breakfast.

North Central College alumnus Dr. Karl Brooks ’90 spoke to students, faculty, staff and guests about the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy during the College’s annual MLK prayer breakfast Jan. 21.

Dean of student success at Joliet Junior College, Brooks encouraged audience members to reflect on what inspires them—saying King’s legacy is a source of daily inspiration to him.

“We are all benefactors of Martin Luther King’s legacy,” Brooks said. “He calls us all to a higher moral and ethical ground.”

North Central College forges innovative partnerships with local school districts

North Central College’s partnerships with local schools are creating more collaborative opportunities for future educators.

North Central College’s innovative partnerships with local public schools are creating more opportunities for future educators and collaborative solutions to education challenges.

Another banner year for devoted alumna

Bob ’69 and Caroline Smith ’69 Lewis
For some 25 years, Caroline Smith ’69 Lewis has volunteered to construct national championship banners for North Central College's athletic department.

A stream of red and white national championship banners in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center grows steadily, thanks to the talents of North Central’s student-athletes, their coaches and Caroline Smith ’69 Lewis. The Naperville resident donates her time, talent and materials to construct the banners.

“One thing I won’t do is buy any of the materials ahead of time,” she says. “If I were to have it on hand, they might not win. I only buy what I need after Al (Carius) calls me to say they won.”

Hill Harper MLK Week keynote address at North Central changed to 5 p.m. Jan. 21

Hill Harper
Keynote talk by Hill Harper on Jan. 21 has been changed to 5 p.m. as College celebrates the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with week of activities.

The time of the North Central College Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote address by author and actor Hill Harper has been changed to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21.

Harper’s talk was scheduled for 7 p.m., but President Barack Obama has asked him to attend a post-inauguration event that evening in Washington, D.C. In August, Obama appointed Harper to a key administration post on the president’s three-member Cancer Panel, which is responsible for monitoring the development and execution of the activities of the National Cancer Program.

North Central alumnus is guest speaker at annual MLK Week Prayer Breakfast

Dr. Karl Brooks ’90
Dr. Karl Brooks ’90 will be keynote speaker Monday, Jan. 21, at North Central College’s annual MLK Week Prayer Breakfast.

North Central College hosts its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week Prayer Breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the Fireside Lounge and Banquet Hall on the second floor of the Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave.

Dr. Karl Brooks ’90, former North Central College associate dean of students and current dean of student success at Joliet Junior College, will be the keynote speaker.

North Central’s SEA Conference teaches entrepreneurs the business of arts

Tom Sharpe
North Central College’s 13th annual Self Employment in the Arts Conference Feb. 22-23 helps aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 13th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 22-23 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs.

The SEA Conference provides educational resources to help aspiring artists gain entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain careers as independent artists. The conference features performances, workshops, panel discussions and other activities tailored to actors, filmmakers, musicians, painters, sculptors, writers and other artists.

North Central College, City of Naperville partner to turn eyesore into park

Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel and President Hal Wilde "break ground."
North Central College and the City of Naperville are partnering to convert a downtown eyesore into a public park.

North Central College and the City of Naperville are partnering to convert a downtown eyesore into a public park.

The College is purchasing the property at 420 S. Washington Street, a vacant one-story commercial building adjacent to the Naperville Riverwalk. The city will demolish the building, and the College intends to develop the property as a park and additional entryway to campus.

North Central College opens Sesquicentennial Walkway, new pedestrian thoroughfare

North Central College’s new Sesquicentennial Walkway is open to foot traffic and will serve as a new pedestrian thoroughfare through campus.

North Central College’s new Sesquicentennial Walkway is open to foot traffic and will serve as a new pedestrian thoroughfare through the heart of campus.

The Sesquicentennial Walkway is a 16-foot-wide path extending between Jefferson and Benton avenues and located in a former alleyway between Brainard and Loomis streets.

“The walkway was widened and rebuilt so it becomes the main north-south thoroughfare through campus,” says Mike Hudson, North Central College’s assistant vice president for business operations.

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