North Central College - Naperville, IL

Cardinals Run over Pioneers, into Quarterfinals

In a game that featured nearly 600 passing yards, it was the running game which turned the tide for the North Central College football team

North Central College hosts football playoff vs. UW-Platteville on Saturday, Nov. 30

North Central College hosts the University of Wisconsin-Platteville at noon Saturday, Nov. 30, in second-round playoff action.

The excitement of NCAA playoff football hits Naperville on Saturday, Nov. 30, when North Central College hosts the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in second-round action.

The 11-0 Cardinals face the 10-1 Pioneers at noon Saturday in Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St., Naperville. Admission is $8 adults and $4 for senior citizens, students and children ages 3 and older.

Only 16 teams remain in the hunt for the NCAA Division III National Championship, with the winner to be determined at Stagg Bowl XLI Dec. 20 in Salem, Va.

Enactus holds its annual holiday shopping event after Thanksgiving

Enactus will feature many fair- and direct-trade products during its holiday shopping event, Nov. 29-30, at the 116 S. Brainard House.

Enactus will hold a holiday shopping event, featuring a variety of fair- and direct-trade products, after Thanksgiving on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30, at the 116 S. Brainard House. The store will be open noon to 4 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Among the items for purchase are:
•    Conscious Bean Coffee, whole bean and ground, from Guatemala
•    Coffee spoons and other related coffee-making materials from Guatemala
•    Handmade baskets from Kenya

Bracarense presents twice at conference, awarded travel grant

Natália Bracarense, assistant professor of economics
Natália Bracarense, North Central College assistant professor of economics, presented at European Society of the History of Economic Thought conference.

Natália Bracarense, North Central College assistant professor of economics, presented two papers at the European Society of the History of Economic Thought conference held Nov. 20-22 in Medellin, Colombia. She was awarded a travel grant to present one of her papers, titled “Raúl Prebisch’s Core and Periphery Analysis: An Evolution Away from a Dichotomous View.”

Men's cross country nudged for national title, crain runner-up

The North Central College men's cross country team's bid at a third-consecutive NCAA Division III National Championship ended with a runner-up finish.

Update: Collection drive for supplies is over; donations and gift cards still welcome

Donated supplies are  loaded into cars, transported to central Illinois
Some North Central College students and their families were affected by the Nov. 17 storms. Thank you to all who gave donations.

11/22 update: Many donated items have been collected for those in central Illinois affected by the tornadoes. Thank you! No new items will be accepted at this time. However, donations of cash, checks or gift cards are still being accepted. Gifts cards to Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Ace Hardware, McDonalds and Meijer are requested. Donations of money and gift cards may be sent via campus to Patricia Schacht (CM 455) or contact her at 630-637-5331 or pmschacht@noctrl.edu.

Martinez presented his research about religious culture and immigration

Juan Martinez, visiting assistant professor of sociology
Juan Martinez, North Central College visiting assistant professor of sociology, presented at annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Juan Martinez, North Central College visiting assistant professor of sociology, presented a paper titled “Joseph and Mary Participated in The Census: Religion and Undocumented Immigrant Substantive Citizenship” as part of a panel, Progressive Religion in the United States: Remapping the Political Landscape, at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion held Nov. 8-10 in Boston.

Study abroad, Verandah courses and service trips change lives during D-Term

D-Term study abroad course to Germany in 2012
Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad and engage in other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad, participate in service trips, enroll in Verandah courses and take advantage of other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

D-Term is a three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas that offers students possibilities to engage in life-enriching experiences.

This year’s study abroad destinations include France, China, London, Argentina and Uruguay, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Italy and Greece, Germany and Costa Rica.

Hamalis participates in World Council of Churches assembly in Republic of Korea

Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, was a delegate, facilitator, panelist at World Council of Churches event.

Perry Hamalis—North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of the College Honors Program—served as a delegate of the Eastern Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate for the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC). He also served as a facilitator and panelist during the meetings.

Mueller publishes article in Teaching of Psychology journal

Jonathan Mueller, professor of psychology
Jonathan Mueller, North Central College professor of psychology, coauthored article on scientific thinking of first-year students in introductory psychology.

Jonathan Mueller, North Central College professor of psychology, coauthored an article, titled “Undergraduates’ ability to recognize correlational and causal language before and after explicit instruction,” that was published in the October 2013 journal Teaching of Psychology. The journal offers research-tested strategies to enhance student learning. His coauthor is Heather Coon, former North Central College professor of psychology.