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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.

A Night to Remember

Hal and Benna Wilde, first dance
North Central College celebrates 150 years.

North Central College celebrated its Sesquicentennial in grand style Friday night, Nov. 11. More than 2,200 guests that included students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members gathered in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center for an evening of dining, dancing and entertainment.

The occasion marked the 150th anniversary of the first day of classes on Nov. 11, 1861.

Local historian publishes column about College’s origins in Plainfield

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Local historian Michael Lambert writes in Plainfield Patch about 19th century people and events that preceded the College’s origins in Plainfield.

Local historian Michael Lambert writes in Plainfield Patch about 19th century people and events that preceded the College’s origins in Plainfield.

“Although North Central College is officially 150 years old this week, the school has been a Naperville institution for a mere 141 years,” Lambert writes.

Political science professor cited in report on Tea Party, Occupy movements

Occupy Naperville
Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science, is cited in a Daily Herald article about the Tea Party and Occupy movements.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, North Central College associate professor of political science, is cited in a Sunday, Nov. 6 Daily Herald article about how the Tea Party and Occupy movements are spurring citizen involvement in America's political process.

Caliendo told the newspaper his North Central students are watching both the Tea Party and the Occupy movements with great interest.

WONC hosts John Drury High School Radio Awards Nov. 19

John Garcia, ABC 7 News reporter
Chicago ABC 7 News anchor/reporter John Garcia to present John Drury High School Radio Awards, hosted by North Central College’s acclaimed WONC-FM 89.1.

Nov. 7, 2011—Chicago ABC 7 News anchor/reporter John Garcia will join John Madormo, general manager of North Central College’s nationally acclaimed WONC-FM 89.1, on Nov. 19 to honor the best of high school radio broadcasters for 2011.

Garcia will address nominees and announce winners for the ninth annual John Drury High School Radio Awards at a ceremony beginning at noon on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The event is hosted by North Central College and WONC radio.

Mayor declares Nov. 11 "North Central College Day" in City of Naperville

Robert Fieseler, from left, Harold R. Wilde and A. George Pradel.
Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel has declared Nov. 11 North Central College Day in the City of Naperville.

Nov. 7, 2011—Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel has declared Friday, Nov. 11 "North Central College Day" in the City of Naperville.

A resolution commemorating the College’s Sesquicentennial was read at the Nov. 1 meeting of the Naperville City Council and presented to College President Harold R. Wilde by council member Robert Fieseler.

Artwork by local teachers on exhibit in Meiley-Swallow Hall

Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.
North Central College exhibits artwork by 20 art teachers in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 in campus gallery Nov. 4-Jan. 5.

Nov. 4, 2011—Works by 20 art teachers in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 are featured in an exhibit at North Central College.

The “District 203 Faculty Art Show” opens Nov. 4 and runs through Jan. 5 in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Alum earns state's highest education honor

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 wins Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 gets to go to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. He’ll also get to meet President Obama and the first lady at a White House dinner in the spring. He may even be invited to throw out the first pitch at a Cubs game.

Those are some of the perks that come with being named the Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012. The Illinois State Board of Education announced the award Oct. 22 during the Those Who Excel banquet in Normal.

Pianist Phil Fortenberry performs cabaret show Jan. 22 at North Central College

Piano soloist and improv artist Philip Fortenberry showcases a wide range of musical genres Jan. 22 at North Central College.

Pianist Philip Fortenberry will perform a cabaret-style show, titled “Give My Regards,” Jan. 22 at North Central College.

As a versatile piano soloist and improvisational artist, Fortenberry encompasses a wide range of musical genres, bringing a distinctive style of playing to his music. His entertaining interpretations of classical and popular favorites, along with new music created specifically for the audience in attendance, have garnered him critical acclaim as a must-see, must-hear and must-experience showman.

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