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A College in Its Community: Naperville honors North Central at parade

The City of Naperville helped celebrate North Central College’s Sesquicentennial during the annual Last Fling Labor Day Parade.

The City of Naperville helped celebrate North Central College’s Sesquicentennial during the annual Last Fling Labor Day Parade.

Grand marshal was Harold R. “Hal” Wilde, North Central College president since 1991. Wilde rode in a convertible with his wife, Benna, near the front of the parade.

North Central College begins Sesquicentennial year with record enrollment

North Central College begins its Sesquicentennial year with record enrollment of more than 3,000 students.

Sept. 6, 2011—North Central College begins its Sesquicentennial year with a record number of students.

The College—which on Nov. 11 will mark the 150th anniversary of its 1861 founding—anticipates total enrollment to exceed 3,000 as the 2011-2012 academic year begins. The year is expected to begin with more than 2,700 undergraduate students and nearly 300 graduate students.

Naperville, Jaycees celebrate College during Last Fling Labor Day Parade

The City of Naperville and the Naperville Jaycees will help celebrate North Central College’s Sesquicentennial during this year’s Last Fling Labor Day Parade.

The City of Naperville and the Naperville Jaycees are honoring North Central College and helping celebrate the College’s Sesquicentennial during this year’s Last Fling Labor Day Parade.

The theme of this year’s parade on Monday, Sept. 5, is “A College in Its Community.” Grand marshal is Harold R. Wilde, North Central College’s president since 1991.

North Central graduate nominated for national broadcasting award

North Central College student broadcaster Lucas Mitzel of Aurora has been nominated for a national award.

Aug. 26, 2011—North Central College student broadcaster Lucas Mitzel of Aurora has been nominated for a national award.

Mitzel is nominated in the Best Radio Podcast category of the annual Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards.
 

Naper Settlement exhibit features North Central College's history

Naper Settlement hosts an exhibit that invites visitors to explore the 150-year history of North Central College.

Aug. 25, 2011—A new exhibit at Naper Settlement explores the 150-year history of North Central College.

The exhibit, “150 Years: A Promising Start,” opens Friday, Sept. 2, at Naper Settlement’s Heritage Gallery and echoes the theme of the College’s Sesquicentennial celebration. The exhibit will be on display through June 17, 2012 at Naper Settlement’s Pre-Emption House Visitor Center, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville.

North Central College to host Naperville community event commemorating 9/11

The Commander Dan Shanower Memorial. (Photo courtesy City of Naperville)
Community members are invited to North Central College on Sunday, Sept. 11, for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony.

Community members are invited to North Central College on Sunday, Sept. 11, for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony.

Naperville’s “9/11 Community Event: Remember, Release, Renew” invites people to come together to remember and honor those lost on 9/11/2001, to continue to release the pain and hurt, and to renew personal and community commitment to treat each other with respect, regardless of race, sex or religion—to build a “community of compassion.”

North Central anthropology student, Field Museum intern earns scholarship

Gloria Levitt and Amanda Marolf
North Central College anthropology student Amanda Marolf has been awarded the 2011 Gloria Levitt Scholarship for Anthropology.

Aug. 23, 2011—North Central College anthropology student Amanda Marolf of Naperville, who interns at The Field Museum in Chicago, has been awarded the College’s 2011 Gloria Levitt Scholarship for Anthropology.

Marolf, a junior, was awarded the $1,000 scholarship for her work in The Field Museum’s Anthropology Collections during the summer. She’ll continue her internship in the fall.
 

North Central, Hooke College of Applied Sciences first to offer degree in chemical microscopy

North Central College and Hooke College of Applied Sciences are partnering to offer the nation’s first four-year degree in chemical microscopy.

Aug. 22, 2011—North Central College in Naperville and Hooke College of Applied Sciences in Westmont are partnering to offer the nation’s first four-year degree in chemical microscopy.

The Jack Mouse Group performs Oct. 14 at North Central College

The Jack Mouse Group performs an evening of jazz Oct. 14 at North Central College.

The Jack Mouse Group performs an evening of jazz Oct. 14 at North Central College.

The Jack Mouse Group performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Forbes magazine rates North Central College among America’s Top Colleges

In its 2011 "America's Top Colleges" survey, Forbes says North Central College is among the best undergraduate institutions in the nation.

Aug. 18, 2011—Forbes magazine rates North Central College among “America’s Top Colleges.”

“Our annual list of America's best undergraduate institutions focuses on educational outcomes, not reputations,” Forbes writer Michael Noer says in the piece. “Our annual ranking of the 650 best undergraduate institutions focuses on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.”

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