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Crosstown Classic high school football rivalry played at North Central

Naperville Central Redhawks face the Naperville North Huskies Oct. 1 in the 10th annual Wes Spencer Crosstown Classic at North Central College.

Crosstown Classic high school football rivalry played at North Central

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Community invited to celebrate Homecoming Oct. 21-24

North Central College invites community members to celebrate Homecoming 2010 Oct. 21-24.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Sept. 2, 2010—North Central College invites community members to celebrate Homecoming 2010 Oct. 21-24 with public events that include performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, family-friendly theatrical productions, a parade and, of course, a football game.

The public is welcome to participate in the following Homecoming weekend festivities:

Oct. 21-24

Res/Rec Fitness Center is open, ready for action

Res/Rec Fitness Center is open, ready for action

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With all-new, professional equipment by Life Fitness, the Res/Rec Fitness Center opened Sept. 13 to students, faculty and staff. The new treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes and stair-stepper are ready for action. Free weights will be stocked and ready for use Tuesday, Sept. 14. The fitness room is comfortable and cool and features large windows with views to the recreation center and soccer and softball fields. Student workers are available if you have questions about how to use the equipment.



The Huddle brings together Cardinal student-athletes

The Huddle brings together Cardinal student-athletes

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Some 700 student-athletes, coaches and faculty mentors met in the Res/Center Center Sept. 12 for North Central’s annual celebration, The Huddle, to kick off the new year. President Hal Wilde and Director of Athletics Jim Miller were the first to speak and reflected on last year’s successes and how to balance athletic and academic success. After the traditional NC Influence T-shirts were distributed and coaches and faculty mentors were introduced, guest speaker Sue Enquist addressed the enthusiastic crowd.


Men’s cross country No. 2 in initial national rankings

Men’s cross country No. 2 in initial national rankings

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The defending national champion North Central College men’s cross country team heads into the 2010 season as the No. 2-ranked Division III team in the nation, according to the initial rankings released Sept. 1 by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). On Aug. 24, the USTFCCCA ranked the Cardinal team second in the Midwest Region in the preseason regional rankings.


Gems, students participate in summer graduate school in Denmark

Gems, students participate in summer graduate school in Denmark

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, and North Central students Stephanie Salerno, who’s pursuing a master’s in liberal studies, and senior Kelly Lofgren, physical education: K-12 major, traveled to Denmark and participated in the University of Copenhagen Summer School for graduate students. On Aug.


Building Communities Near and Far

Preparing involved, principled students remains at the foundation of academics and student life at North Central College. Dozens of organizations and programs engage students on campus and complement their academic journeys—with everything from pottery and square dance clubs to a roller hockey team to long established activities like student government and the North Central Chronicle.

Sustaining Excellence: Athletics

North Central College’s commitment to student-athletes has helped to build an athletic program that ranks among the best of NCAA Division III schools. Cardinal teams have won more national championships than all other College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin schools combined.

Alumnus in the news, named NCTV sports director

Alumnus in the news, named NCTV sports director

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Sports director Will Armistead ’07/M ’09 is part of the Naperville Community Television (NCTV) sports production team, which kicks off its fourth season of “Naperville Sports Weekly” Aug. 29.


Sean Payton visit to North Central featured in Kenny Chesney video

Scenes of North Central College’s Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium are included in a new video for country star Kenny Chesney’s song “The Boys of Fall."

Scenes of North Central College’s Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium are included in a new video for country star Kenny Chesney’s song “The Boys of Fall” about high school football.

In the eight-minute, extended version of the video Naperville native Sean Payton—head coach of the Super Bowl XLV champion New Orleans Saints—gives a pep talk to Naperville Central High School players before their Sept. 4, 2009, game versus Neuqua Valley High School at North Central.

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