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North Central College music ensembles to perform six concerts in May and June

Musical talents of North Central College students will be showcased in Wentz Concert Hall during a series of six performances in May and June.

April 22, 2011—Musical talents of North Central College students will be showcased in the stunning acoustics of Wentz Concert Hall during a series of six performances in May and June.

The concerts feature both choral and instrumental ensembles performing in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets for each event are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Filmmaker Spike Lee to speak during Martin Luther King Week

North Central College presents filmmaker Spike Lee as the keynote speaker during its 2011 Martin Luther King Week celebration.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 4, 2011)—In one of the first major public events during its Sesquicentennial year, North Central College presents filmmaker Spike Lee as the keynote speaker during its 2011 Martin Luther King Week celebration.

Former career back on the 'front burner'

A life of academic curiosity that was nurtured at North Central College continues for Charlotte Roederer '65. A math and music major as an undergraduate, Roederer has shifted from a law career back to research she started more than 30 years ago after earning a doctorate in music history from Yale University. "I have the opportunity to 'front burner' the research I started as an academic and kept warm all these years," she says.

The legacy of Paul Warren Allen

The North Central College community remembers music professor, Paul Warren Allen

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Dec. 15, 2010)—Music professor Paul Warren Allen could be moved to tears by the beautiful sounds created by students in his choir at North Central College.

“I remember one Christmas he was conducting the choir singing Handel’s ‘Messiah.’ The truth of the words gripped him and he had crocodile tears running down his cheeks,” recalls his daughter, Paula Billingsley.

Registration underway for North Central’s winter/spring Community Education programs

North Central’s Community Education program offers something for everyone.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

Students stage “The Wedding Singer” March 3-6

North Central seniors who are majoring in theatre will stage, direct, choreograph and present the classic romantic comedy “The Wedding Singer” March 3-6.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Old Main bells ring once again

Just in time for North Central College’s Sesquicentennial, the bells in the iconic Old Main tower are once again sounding chimes

Just in time for North Central College’s Sesquicentennial, the bells in the iconic Old Main tower are once again sounding chimes.

A team of campus workers recently installed a new computer-controlled system to make the bells operational for the first time in three years. The new system debuted in time to play the National Anthem on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a date that also marked the beginning of the College’s 150th year.

Men’s cross country finishes in top 2

The men completed their cross country season at No. 2 among 32 teams at the NCAA Division III National Championships—the team’s third straight top two finish.

The men completed their 2010 cross country season at No. 2 among 32 competitors at the NCAA Division III National Championships Nov. 20. Haverford College (Pa.) captured the team National Title.

“Basically we had two guys from our top 15 returning and how this team developed over the course of the year was a coach’s dream. I couldn’t be prouder how these guys stepped up and filled the gaps in such a short time,” said head coach Al Carius.

Cardinals score big in first playoff round

The football team scored on its first nine possessions, ending with 612 yards in a dominating 57-7 victory over St. Norbert College in its first playoff round.

The football team scored on its first nine possessions, ending with 612 yards in a dominating 57-7 victory over St. Norbert College in the first-round Division III playoff game Nov. 20. The Cardinals meet Ohio Northern at home Saturday, Nov. 27, in their second round.

Photo: quarterback Spencer Stanek '13

See “Spike Heels” Valentine’s weekend

Evan Michalic as Edward and Rebekah Thurston as Georgie
The student-directed production of “Spike Heels” provides a perfect interlude for those who know what it’s like to fall in and out of love.

Jan. 20, 2011—With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, North Central College’s production of “Spike Heels” provides a perfect interlude for those who know what it’s like to fall in and out of love.

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