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150 Moments: Bill Shatzer ’42, Cardinal football great

Bill Shatzer ’42, 1940 Spectrum yearbook
North Central College student-athlete Bill Shatzer ’42 defied the odds as standout four-sport athlete, honored with life-size statue, named to Hall of Fame.

Born in Lewiston, Pa., Bill Shatzer ’42 moved to Mooseheart, Ill., following the death of his father. He enrolled at North Central College in 1938 and proceeded to excel in a variety of sports here at the College.

Shatzer lettered three times each in basketball and baseball and twice in track. However, he may be best remembered for his accomplishments in football.

Jeff Thorne inducted to high school Athletic Hall of Fame

Jeff Thorne, assistant head football coach and offensive coordinator
Jeff Thorne, North Central College’s assistant head football coach, was inducted to Wheaton Warrenville South High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 21.

Jeff Thorne, North Central College assistant head football coach and offensive coordinator, was inducted to the Wheaton Warrenville South High School Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 21. Thorne graduated from then Wheaton Central High School in 1990.

New book celebrates 150-year history of North Central College

North Central College's Sesquicentennial is celebrated and explored in the new book, “North Central College: 150 Years. A Promising Start.”

Oct. 20, 2011—A new book celebrates the 150-year history of North Central College.

The book, “North Central College: 150 Years. A Promising Start.” traces the College’s history from the founders who established the school in 1861 through present day.

NCTV to air live broadcasts of three North Central College football games

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) will air live broadcasts of three upcoming regular-season North Central College football games.

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) will air live broadcasts of three upcoming regular-season North Central College football games.

Viewers can catch the Cardinals in action on NCTV17 when North Central hosts Augustana College at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; Wheaton College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5; and North Park University for its Sesquicentennial Homecoming game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

The live broadcasts of the games will be hosted by Alex Symonds and 2011 North Central College graduate Marc Dahlquist. Five cameras will be used in the broadcasts.

North Central College Residence Hall/Recreation Center earns design awards

North Central College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center has earned two construction awards for its sustainable design.

Sept. 15, 2011—North Central College’s innovative and environmentally friendly Residence Hall/Recreation Center has earned two construction awards for its sustainable design.

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) awarded the facility the 2011 honor for Best Sustainable Design. The Res/Rec Center also received an honorable mention in the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award category.

North Central College’s Res/Rec Center achieves LEED Silver Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council awarded LEED Silver Certification to North Central’s innovative and environmentally friendly Residence Hall/Recreation Center.

Sept. 7, 2011—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded LEED Silver Certification to North Central College’s innovative and environmentally friendly Residence Hall/Recreation Center (Res/Rec).

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Help needy families, donate school supplies through Sept. 30

Help needy families, donate school supplies through Sept. 30

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The athletics department has begun accepting donations of new and used school supplies as part of its Wings at Their Feet Back to School Supply Drive—now in its eighth year. All types of school/classroom supplies are welcome and donations are accepted through Sept. 30 in the College’s Athletics Office at Merner Field House or at these home athletics events:

•    Friday, Sept. 2—women’s soccer vs. Hope College, 7 p.m.



Athletic training internship is “opportunity of a lifetime”

Wright and Logan Tom, who competed in three Olympic games with USA Volleyball
North Central’s Crystal Wright ’12 scored summer internship working alongside athletic trainers and players for USA Volleyball men’s and women’s national teams.

Senior athletic training major Crystal Wright (photo, left) scored an internship this summer working alongside athletic trainers and players for USA Volleyball men’s and women’s national teams.

Joliet newspaper profiles student-athlete James Hoffman

Student-athlete James Hoffman talks about the upcoming track and field season and his interest in interactive media studies in a profile by his hometown paper.

Student-athlete James Hoffman of Minooka is profiled in a Joliet Herald News article in which he talks about the upcoming 2012 track and field season and his interest in interactive media studies.

Hoffman will be begin his senior year as a Cardinal this fall and told his hometown paper he has a specific athletic goal in mind for his final year at North Central.

“I’d really, really like to qualify for nationals in the 400 hurdles,” he said.

Student-athlete Kevin Gillespie profiled in hometown newspaper

The Geneseo Republic newspaper profiles student-athlete Kevin Gillespie in a piece that highlights his success with North Central's basketball team.

The Geneseo Republic newspaper profiles student-athlete Kevin Gillespie in a piece that highlights his success with North Central's conference championship-winning basketball team.

Gillespie told his hometown newspaper he chose to play at North Central College because of the coaching staff, the quality education and because the College is halfway between his brothers in Chicago and his family in Geneseo.

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