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February 2012 Issue

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Greetings!
The month of February is traditionally all about love. And while it's been a month of ups and downs, we've certainly been feeling that love at North Central College. Especially this past weekend when we hosted the CCIW Championships for men's basketball and women's and men's indoor track & field--claiming conference titles in men's basketball and men's indoor track & field. We experienced a different set of emotions earlier this month when we tragically lost a member of the alumni family, Shaun Wild '11. The love and support from the North Central family during this sad time has been overwhelming. And just two weeks ago President Wilde announced his retirement after nearly 22 years at "the School we Love." Again, the well wishes and kind words from the North Central family have been so amazing. Throughout these highs and lows, there's still love. And there's still family. As spring draws near, we look forward to continued love and a time for renewal and celebrations ... all with you, our North Central College family.

     

With Cardinal Pride,

 

Adrian Aldrich
Adrian Aldrich '02
Director of Alumni Relations  
You've Got Mail!   
The Winter 2012 issue of the North Central Now Magazine is on its way to your mailbox!

North Central Now Magazine
President Wilde announces retirement 
North Central College President Harold (Hal) Wilde will retire at the end of the 2012 calendar year, after nearly 22 years at the helm of "the School we Love." Read more.

President Wilde to Retire
Watch Video: President Wilde to retire
Cardinal Athletics News    

It was an exciting weekend for Cardinal Athletics!  

 

Visit northcentralcardinals.com for exciting championship news and updates for Wrestling, Men's Basketball and Women's and Men's Indoor Track & Field!     

GO CARDINALS!

Men's Basketball
North Central College Family    
All of us in the Office of Alumni Relations were devastated by the untimely death of Shaun Wild '11 during an incident in downtown Naperville. But in the weeks following this tragedy, we were also uplifted by the incredible support of the North Central North Central College Familycommunity--alumni, students, faculty and staff--who came together to support Shaun's family and Willie Hayes '12, who was injured in the same incident.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with these North Central families.
North Central takes lead in national curriculum research   

StudentsNew national academic standards are aimed at raising the achievement of K-12 students in the United States to a world-class level. The Winter 2012 issue of the Now Magazine will feature North Central's lead role in helping teachers at high-needs schools better prepare students for more rigorous standards in mathematics. A grant of $140,000 awarded to North Central by the Illinois State Board of Education will fund an in-depth summer professional development experience for 50 teachers from three regions in Illinois.


Building Momentum  
Watch for the upcoming North Central Now and read about how the College is building on the momentum of 11/11/11 to expand the campus, add new scholarships and celebrate new achievements by science alumni!
Science Student
Annual Chicago Cubs Alumni Event   

Chicago Cubs Alumni Event

Friday, May 4

 

The event will kick-off at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at the Cubby Bear (located across the street from Wrigley Field). Then head to Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs take on the Dodgers at 1:20 p.m. The cost is $35/person (includes lunch at the Cubby Bear, one ticket to the game and a $10 donation in your name to the North Central College Fund).

Call the Office of Alumni Relations at 630-637-5200 to purchase your ticket! 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra coming in May! 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m.
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville

 

 Chicago Symphony OrchestraDon't miss this world class performance!  

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra returns to the acoustically acclaimed Wentz Concert Hall. Hailed as one of the world's finest international orchestras, this CSO performance will feature Jaap van Zweden, one of today's most sought-after conductors, and Gene Pokorny on tuba.   

 

Tickets on sale Friday, March 9!
Visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or
call the Box Office at 630-637-SHOW.

  

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies offers exciting new options

Liberal Studies studentThe Graduate Programs at North Central are growing!  

A revamped Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree now offers specialized options in Ethics and Public Service; Writing, Editing and Publishing; and Culture and Society.  

 

Read more about it in the Winter 2012 Now magazine or visit northcentralcollege.edu/admission/liberal-studies.  

Recommend a Future Cardinal!  
Become a part of shaping North Central's future! As the College celebrates its Sesquicentennial year, we invite you to encourage a family member or friend to join our North Central College family. Please note undergraduate alumni may recommend undergraduate students, graduate alumni may recommend graduate students.

To recommend an undergraduate student
, please complete the online form. You must include all student and alumni contact information in order to successfully submit the recommendation. With your recommendation, sRecommend an Undergraduate Student tudents who choose to attend North Central College will receive a $1,000 scholarship valid for up to four years of full-time undergraduate tuition. The deadline to recommend a student for this scholarship is March 1, 2012. Please note individual alumnus/alumna of the undergraduate program may present only ONE scholarship per academic year to a prospective student applying for undergraduate admission to North Central College. Questions or trouble submitting the form? Contact Kristin Arredia '10, Admission Counselor, at 630-637-5833 or  kaarredia@noctrl.edu.

 

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To recommend a graduate student, please complete the online form. You must include all student and alumni contact information in order to successfully submit the recommendation. The scholarship is available Recommend a Graduate Student to new students entering spring, summer or fall 2012. Full-time students will be awarded $1,000 each academic year ($333 each fall, winter, spring term) for a maximum of 9 terms. Part-time students will be awarded $500 each academic year ($166 each fall, winter, spring term) for a maximum of 9 terms. Once a student begins the program, they are required to maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average each term. Please note individual alumnus/alumna of the graduate program may present only ONE scholarship per academic year to a prospective student applying for graduate admission to North Central College. Questions or trouble submitting the form? Contact Wendy Kulpinski, Director of Graduate and Continuing Education Admission, at 630-637-5808 or wekulpinski@noctrl.edu.  

Switchfoot will rock the Res/Rec Center in May! 

Switchfoot

Sunday, May 20, 6 p.m.

Residence Hall/Recreation Center

440 S. Brainard Street 

 

Switchfoot will rock the Res/Rec Center with the first concert to be held in the venue. The alternative rock band will perform tracks from their new release, "Vice Verses," in addition to favorites "Only Hope" and "Dare You to Move" from their double platinum 2002 album "Beautiful Letdown."

Switchfoot 

 

Tickets are only $30 or $15 for students with a North Central College I.D. Call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

 

North Central College Points of Pride  
Be Connected. Be Informed. Be Proud.
The North Central College Points of Pride section is reserved for listing impressive highlights and useful facts and accolades about students, faculty, staff and alumni.

CardinalSixteen North Central College broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, the College's student-run radio station, have earned 12 nominations in an annual national competition sponsored by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS). Read more.

CardinalNorth Central College Director of Athletics Jim Miller '86 has announced the addition of Susan DeNigris '02 Kane to the Cardinals' staff as the new Assistant Director of Athletics. Read more about Sue on the Athletics website and the Winter 2012 Issue of the Now Magazine!

CardinalNorth Central students are once again participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, providing free federal and state income tax assistance for the elderly, non-English speaking individuals, and low income families and individuals earning less than $49,000. Read more.   


CardinalNorth Central College alumna Kristy (Kunert '95) Sandberg has been inducted into the Orion High School Hall of Fame in her hometown. Read more.

 

 

 

CardinalNorth Central College alumnus Eric Ilich '04 has been named football coach at Hoffman Estates High School. Read more.   

Contact the Alumni Relations Team
 
Adrian Aldrich   Mary Reynolds   Bonnie Beetz  Meredith Schauer

Adrian, Mary, Bonnie and Meredith
The Alumni Relations Team
alumni@noctrl.edu
800-611-1861
630-637-5200
Adrian Aldrich '02, Director of Alumni Relations
Mary Reynolds, Associate Director of Alumni Relations
Bonnie Beetz '06 Kniss, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Meredith Schauer, Secretary