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The Huddle kicks off 2012-2013 athletic year

The Huddle kicks off 2012-2013 athletic year

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The North Central College Athletics Department hosted the eighth annual Huddle on Sept. 13 at the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, with President Harold Wilde providing an inspirational message to student-athletes.  

The Huddle is North Central College’s annual fall term celebration, bringing together all Cardinal student-athletes, athletics staff members and faculty mentors. It’s also an opportunity for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Student-Athlete Mentors (SAMs) to directly address student-athletes.

Jazz guitarist John McLean performs Sept. 14 at North Central College

Jazz guitarist John McLean
North Central College presents an evening with acclaimed music faculty jazz guitarist John McLean on Sept. 14 in Madden Theatre.

Audience members will enjoy an evening of stellar jazz by a member of North Central College’s acclaimed music faculty when guitarist John McLean performs Sept. 14.

“An Evening With Jazz Guitarist John McLean” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

North Central College professor cited in report on changes in Naperville leadership

North Central College professor Thomas D. Cavenagh spoke with NCTV for a report about changes in leadership at Naperville institutions.

North Central College professor Thomas D. Cavenagh spoke with Naperville Community Television for a report about changes in leadership at Naperville institutions.

Several changes in leadership are occurring around town, including a newly appointed Naperville city manager and police chief. Naper Settlement, the Naperville Public Library, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and North Central College also will experience changes in leadership this year as chief executives retire or step aside.

Sept. 15 concert in the park to showcase Riverwalk Gateway

Sept. 15 concert in the park to showcase Riverwalk Gateway

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North Central College welcomes members of the campus community to view the newly completed Riverwalk Gateway during Sept. 15 memorial concert for Rita Harvard in Fredenhagen Park.

Alumni in ministry inspire youth

The Reverend Lynn Pries ’67, North Central’s chaplain, along with New Visions Summer Company and the Rev. Becky Eberhart of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary hosted a July conference titled “Called to Be.” The three-day event for high school students included workshops, Bible studies, recreation, visits to Chicago for both fun and worship and plenty of time for reflection to help the participants discern whether an aspect of ministry—lay or clergy—is in their futures.

Women's Chorale goes green

Some 36 members of the North Central College Women’s Chorale embarked on the ensemble’s second trip abroad. In June, the women traveled to Dublin, Galway, Killarney and Bray in Ireland and performed in historic cathedrals including St. Patrick’s in Dublin, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church in Galway, St. Mary’s Church of Ireland in Killarney and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Bray. They also enjoyed seeing the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and the Ring of Kerry.

College again earns Chronicle honor

North Central College again ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Results of a study released in August in The Chronicle’s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace are based on a survey of nearly 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. This is the second consecutive year the College has been achieved this status. This year, North Central was recognized in two categories:

Madormo discovers a new audience

Most days during lunch and into the late evening hours, John Madormo likes to hang out with his friend Charlie Collier. A fictional character, Charlie apparently doesn’t have much radio talent but he’s good at solving mysteries—and that’s resulted in Madormo finding success as a published author of middle-grade books. Officially released May 10, “Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire: The Homemade Stuffing Caper” has made a big splash in the bookselling industry for Madormo, North Central’s assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1.

Different degrees of success

Gail Tate ’86 found over several decades of work in business and technology, it pays to stay flexible and find enjoyment in new opportunities. “I’ve enjoyed every job I’ve had and I loved working with and coaching people at all levels,” she says.

Bridging the past, present and future

A long-awaited landscaped connection between North Central College’s south campus and Naperville’s Riverwalk is underway. At the College’s Cornerstone Picnic in May—attended by more than 2,300 people—a groundbreaking ceremony signified the start of construction on the Riverwalk Gateway.