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North Central College is a private, 4-year comprehensive liberal arts college located in Naperville, Illinois. Founded in 1861, it is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Comprehensive fees for the 2006-7 academic year total $30,150. Incorporated City in 1890. ... This article is about the current denomination africa. ...

North Central College


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Motto:
President Harold R. Wilde
School type Private
Religious affiliation United Methodist Church
Founded 1861
Location Naperville, Illinois
Enrollment 2,000 full-time undergraduates
Faculty 125 full-time
Endowment $61.6 million (2007)
Campus surroundings Suburban
Campus size 59 acres (227,000 m²)
Sports teams Competes in NCAA Division III
Mascot Cardinals

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Academics

North Central College is a private, four-year college featuring bachelors and masters degrees. At its core, it is a liberal-arts institution with a nearly 150-year tradition of education. Today, however, it is a comprehensive college offering more than 50 undergraduate majors leading to a bachelor's degree, as well as master's degrees in business administration, computer science, education, leadership studies, liberal studies and management information systems.


The academic calendar of North Central College is a trimester consisting of three 10-week terms.


North Central College is home to WONC-FM, one of the nation's premier college radio stations. At a count of 20, no other college radio station has garnered more Marconi College Radio Awards than WONC. WONC (89. ...


Athletics

North Central College's mascot is the Cardinal, in tradition of the bird's habitance in Illinois. The school competes in NCAA Division III and the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW). It sponsors 19 sports and has won 22 national championships. Genera Periporphyrus Saltator Caryothraustes Parkerthraustes Rhodothraupis Cardinalis Pheucticus Cyanocompsa Guiraca Passerina Spiza The Cardinals or Cardinalidae are a family of passerine birds living in North and South America. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) is a College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Its member teams are located in Illinois and Wisconsin. ...


The college is best known for its Women's Soccer team. The campus has also hosted past NCAA Division III national events. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


Fine Arts

Pfeiffer Hall is North Central College's Fine Art's Building. It was built in 1926. Only six months after it opened, the Naperville Women's Club performed "Little Women" in Pfeiffer Hall. This structure was also used by the College to show movies. The first "talkie" was shown in 1930. Today Pfeiffer Hall is the main auditorium and home to the speech communication/theater and music departments as well as to the instrumental and choral performing groups and North Central's nationally ranked forensics team.


North Central College is moving forward with its plan to construct a $29 million Fine Arts Center and Concert Hall. Designed by the internationally acclaimed Chicago architectural firm of Loebl, Schlossman and Hackl, Inc., the 57,000-square-foot facility has been planned and sited with the needs of both the College and the Naperville community in mind. Plans have evolved over a 15-year period, driven by explosive growth in the College’s music, theatre and art programs, but also a parallel transformation of the City’s downtown, which has brought more than 50 restaurants, numerous national stores and the first four- and five-story buildings to within a few blocks of the North Central campus.


The Concert Hall will be named in honor of Dr. Myron Wentz, Class of 1963. Nearly $10 million in gifts from Wentz — a scientist, and entrepreneur and music lover — over the past two years have brought the facility to center stage. (Plans for a new Fine Arts Center were put on hold a decade ago when a devastating flood in Naperville forced the College to turn its attention to its damaged athletic complex instead.)


In addition to Wentz Concert Hall, the Fine Arts Center will house a spacious lobby, a kitchen facility and an art gallery (all supportive of major civic gatherings) as well as a 150-seat “black box” experimental theatre (that can double as a dance studio), and much needed music rehearsal space, practice rooms and offices.


North Central College has a very strong theatre program. Their 2000 production of "The Pirates of Penzance" was selected to perform at Kennedy Center American College Theatre's Region III Festival. Their productions of Ken Ludwig's "Moon Over Buffalo" and Schmidt and Jone's musical "Philemon" were both selected to perform at the festival's "Evening of Scenes" in 2004 and 2005. Both performances were very well received at the festival.


History

North Central College was first founded in 1861 as Plainfield College in Plainfield, Illinois. Classes were first held on November 11 of that year. On February 15, 1864, the Board of Trustees changed the name of the school to North-Western College. The college moved to Naperville in 1870. The name was again changed in 1926 to North Central College. 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar) // January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by... The Village of Plainfield is a municipality located in Will County, Illinois. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Location

The North Central College campus is embedded in the Historic District of downtown Naperville. Located blocks away from the Naperville Train station, Naperville Riverwalk and many restaurants and shops.


Notable Alumni

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External links

  • NCC website
  • History of NCC
  • NCC Computer Science Department
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