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Musical theatre alumna appears in world premiere of new holiday musical

Musical theatre alumna Monica Szaflik appears in the world premiere of a new holiday musical, “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.”

Musical theatre alumna Monica Szaflik ’05 appears in Chicago’s Provision Theater Company's production of the world premiere of Timothy Gregory’s (script) and Michael Mahler’s (music) adaptation of Susan Wojciechowski’s award winning children’s book, “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.”

Tavis Smiley to speak at North Central College during Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Radio and television host Tavis Smiley will be keynote speaker Jan. 19 during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week observance at North Central College.

Dec. 5, 2011—Radio and television host Tavis Smiley will be keynote speaker during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week observance at North Central College.

The talk show host, political commentator and entrepreneur will deliver his presentation, “America I AM,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 7 for $10; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Alumni fare well at annual Naperville Turkey Trot race

North Central College alumni outpaced the field of 7,500 runners Thursday at the annual Turkey Trot 5K sponsored by the Naperville Noon Lions Club.

North Central College alumni outpaced the field of 7,500 runners Thursday at the annual Turkey Trot 5K sponsored by the Naperville Noon Lions Club.

Kyle Brady '10, who won a national championship as a Cardinal, repeated as first-place finisher among all men by completing the course in a time of 14:52. He's won three of the six Thanksgiving Day races in which he's run, he told the Daily Herald.

ABC7 Chicago report features North Central College

ABC7 Chicago reports on how the North Central College football team is rallying behind head coach John Thorne, whose wife Kathie is battling cancer.

ABC7 Chicago reports on how the North Central College football team is rallying behind head coach John Thorne, whose wife Kathie is battling cancer.

As the Cardinals advance in the NCAA Division III football playoffs, players are showing their support for the Thornes by playing with shaved heads in a show of solidarity with their coach. Kathie Thorne, who has attended games this season in Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable form of blood cancer.

North Central College exhibits black and white photography by alumnus

"Waterfall" by photographer Jon Balke ’69
North Central College presents “In the Absence of Color,” an exhibit of silver-based black and white photography by alumnus Jon Balke Nov. 20-Jan. 5.

Silver-based black and white photographs by artist and North Central College alumnus Jon W. Balke will be on display Nov. 20 through Jan. 5 in an exhibit titled “In the Absence of Color.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. An artist reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, where guests can meet Balke and discuss his work. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Steve Albanese ’07 earns Coach of the Year Award for cross country success

Steve Albanese, a 2007 alumnus of North Central College, has been named Coach of the Year for the San Diego region by the California Interscholastic Federation.

Steve Albanese, a 2007 alumnus of North Central College, has been named Coach of the Year for the San Diego region by the California Interscholastic Federation, which governs interscholastic athletics in the State of California, reports the Sentinel newspaper in Ramona, Calif.

Albanese is boys’ cross country coach at Ramona High School, a position he’s held since 2009. The team won this year’s CIF San Diego Section Division II cross country championship.

Media highlights of College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Celebration

Relive highlights of the College’s unforgettable Sesquicentennial Homecoming Celebration by checking out some of the local media coverage of the events.

Those who want to relive highlights of the College’s unforgettable Sesquicentennial Homecoming Celebration can check out some of the local media coverage of the events.

North Central students posted 150 pictures and stories to the website of the Chronicle student newspaper.

Sesquicentennial Homecoming

Homecoming Parade
North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming reunited classmates from various eras and gave current students plenty to celebrate.

North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming reunited classmates from various eras and gave current students plenty to celebrate.

Alumni traveled from dozens of states to attend reunions during homecoming week. Nineteen members of the class of 1951 gathered for their 60th reunion, with attendees traveling from California, Texas, Florida and other states.

Historic Naperville home dedicated as Abe House for North Central College trustee

North Central College has named a historic Naperville property in honor of William and Mary Abe in appreciation for their generous support of the College.

North Central College has named a historic Naperville property in honor of William and Mary Abe of Naperville in appreciation for their generous support of the College.

The property at 48 E. Jefferson Ave. was named Abe (pronounced ah-bee) House during an unveiling ceremony Nov. 12. Bill Abe, a 1950 alumnus of North Central, and Mary (Bomberger)—a 1952 alumna of the College—attended the surprise unveiling with other family members.
 

Organic Theater Company stages “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” at North Central College

Chicago’s Organic Theater Company brings holiday show “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” to Naperville for five performances at North Central College

Chicago’s Organic Theater Company brings its fan-favorite holiday show “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” to Naperville in December for five performances at North Central College.

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” is a funny and moving work that brings the ghost of Jacob Marley out of the shadows and into the spotlight to tell his version of the Dickens classic. Written by award-winning playwright, actor and director Tom Mula, this fanciful tour of Marley’s afterlife and his assignment to redeem Scrooge and himself is a delightful holiday show.

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