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10 reasons to come back for Homecoming

Alumni, come home this weekend! Reconnect with your Cardinal family and enjoy a host of fun activities planned just for you.

North Central College alumni: Our 2015 Homecoming Celebration is here! Come home this Thursday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 25, to reconnect with your Cardinal family. We have a long list of events in store to entertain everyone, from the football fanatic to the music buff. Read the full schedule here or check out some of our highlights below:

All are invited to come home for North Central’s Homecoming celebration

North Central College’s 2015 Homecoming Celebration is just around the corner, Oct. 22-25! The tradition continues with reunion festivities and more.

North Central College’s 2015 Homecoming Celebration is just around the corner! Reconnect with classmates and faculty, meet new alumni and friends and celebrate North Central College with your Cardinal family Oct. 22-25.

Homecoming festivities feature mainstage music and theatre performances, reunion gatherings, 50-Year Club banquet, Athletic Hall of Fame and outstanding alumni presentations, a parade through campus, pep rally, football game vs. Wheaton, Reunion Celebration and much more!

Robert Wegley earns Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award

Robert Wegley ’15
Robert Wegley ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Robert Wegley, son of Brian and Kathy Wegley of Glenview, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Robert graduated from North Central in June and majored in English literature and secondary education at North Central College. He is a graduate of Glenbrook South High School.

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

North Central hosts Intersection day of service Oct. 3

Members of the campus and local community are invited to join North Central College students in serving various people and neighborhood organizations Oct. 3.

North Central College students will help families in need, spend time with children and the elderly and perform other acts of service on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Intersection, the College’s annual day of service in the community, is among many reasons North Central has earned recognition from the White House on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of first-year students

First-years cheer at a pep rally Sept. 9
North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

“The Class of 2019 is truly an impressive result in a competitive recruiting marketplace,” says North Central College President Troy Hammond.

North Central College welcomes near record number of tenure-track faculty

Abiodun Goke-Pariola, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty
North Central’s hire of 14 tenure-track faculty for the 2015-2016 academic year is the highest in 27 years and rivals the largest class ever.

Fourteen new tenure-track faculty members—representing all academic divisions, including arts and letters, business and economics, human thought and behavior, and science—started the 2015-2016 academic year at North Central College.

Student residents describe New Hall as “super spacious, fancy”

New Hall suite-mates Jacob Perry ’17 and Anthony Ashner ’17
New North Central College residence hall offers a dynamic new housing option—fully furnished, suite-style living for upperclass students.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s Naperville campus offers a dynamic, modern housing option for students.

As students moved into their digs on Sept. 11, they described New Hall as “grown up and mature … really roomy … spacious everywhere you look” with “fancy furnishings and fancy materials … beautiful views.” Located at 451 S. Brainard St., between Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium and the Ward Residence Hall, the five-story hall for 229 students offers suite-style housing for upperclass students.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central among America’s Best Colleges for 22nd year

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to U.S. News & World Report.

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2015 Great College To Work For

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education  has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

North Central College is among just 86 institutions nationwide recognized in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace. The recognition is based on results of surveys of more than 44,000 employees at 281 colleges and universities.

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