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North Central to premiere second part of documentary about 150-year history

North Central College on Sept. 28 will premiere of the second part of a documentary produced with NCTV17 that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

North Central College invites the public to the free premiere Sept. 28 of the second part of a documentary series produced with Naperville Community Television that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

“The Growth of a College” is the second of the five-part documentary series “A Promising Start,” which commemorates the College’s Sesquicentennial. “The Growth of a College” will premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

U.S. News & World Report names North Central among America’s Best Colleges

For the 18th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report names North Central College among “America’s Best Colleges.”

Sept. 15, 2011—For the 18th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report names North Central College among “America’s Best Colleges.”

North Central is ranked No. 23 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees.

3 sets of twins among record group of 98 Presidential Scholars

(From top and left) Max and Zach, Kayla and Marissa, Nicole and Natalie
North Central College’s record number of 98 Presidential Scholars this year includes three sets of twins.

If you think you’re seeing double in some of the classes this fall at North Central College, it’s not your imagination.

This year’s record crop of 98 Presidential Scholars includes three sets of twins. The Presidential Scholarship is North Central’s largest financial award based on academic merit.

How is it that three pairs of siblings who happen to be among the brightest scholars in their high school classes all ended up choosing to attend North Central together?

North Central College welcomes Sesquicentennial author Bill Bryson Oct. 26

North Central College will host a talk by Bill Bryson Oct. 26 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

Oct. 7, 2011—North Central College will host a talk by Bill Bryson Oct. 26 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

Bryson’s talk begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The cost is $22 and includes a copy of a new paperback edition of his book “At Home: A Short History of Private Life,” and admission to the author event, question-and-answer session and signing line.

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.

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 showcases young talent Oct. 13 at Choral Invitational Festival

Vocal talents of local students are showcased at the annual Choral Invitational Festival at North Central College Oct. 13.

Vocal talents of local junior high and high school students, as well as North Central College’s choral ensembles, will be showcased Oct. 13 during the annual Choral Invitational Festival at North Central College.

Student groups performing during this year’s festival are Naperville’s Lincoln Junior High School Eighth Grade Chorus—under the direction of Ross Berkley—and the Rockford Christian Concert Choir. This is the first time a junior high ensemble has been invited to participate in the festival.

John Stamos to rock with The Beach Boys Oct. 15-16

John Stamos of "Full House" fame will be behind the drums when The Beach Boys rock North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall during two performances.

John Stamos of "Full House" fame will be behind the drums when The Beach Boys rock North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall during two performances Oct. 15-16.

Stamos sits in with the band occasionally and his appearance with the group has been confirmed for these performances.

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