Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The top merit-based scholarship at North Central is awarded to less than 15 percent of incoming class.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A Lemont student is among area residents who have earned Presidential Scholarships, awarded to academically talented and highly motivated students, to North Central College in Naperville. The following students began their studies at North Central this fall: Lemont: Rebecca Rachan, graduate of Lemont Township High School, majoring in mathematics Romeoville: Marlena Pierzchala, graduate of Romeoville High School, majoring in French Elmhurst: Kimberly Smaga, graduate of York Community High School, majoring in elementary education Montgomery: Kevin Emrick was homeschooled Oswego: Mirachelle Anselmo, graduate of Oswego East High School, majoring in biochemistry Kelleigh Kuehl, graduate of Oswego East High School, majoring in physics Palatine: …
Friday, July 13, 2012
U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert is set to hold a Heroin Education and Prevention Forum next week at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall.
U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert will host the Heroin Education and Prevention Forum next week at North Central College. A Drug Enforcement Administration special agent as well as health education and addiction specialists will also join Biggert for the event. The forum will be held at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., on Monday, July 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. and is open to the public. “Heroin use among kids has taken an alarming turn, and for many parents, it’s not a drug we’re used to watching out for,” said Biggert, a senior member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workplace, in a press release. “One drug-related death is one too many. And experts agree that the most important weapon we have in this …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Sebastian Koziel, Arnas Laurinaitis, Andrew Manganiello and kicker Josh Young have committed to playing college football beginning in Fall 2012.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Four Lemont High School seniors—defensive linemen Sebastian Koziel, Arnas Laurinaitis, Andrew Manganiello and kicker Josh Young—have committed to playing college football in Fall 2012. The group, who signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, joins teammates Kyle Krull and Brad Uher as members of Lemont's Class of 2012 that will play college football. Koziel, Laurinaitis, Manganiello and Young all were key contributors to the success of head coach Eric Michaelsen’s program in recent years. During the 2010 and 2011 seasons, the Indians compiled a 23-2 record, posting back-to-back undefeated regular seasons and South Suburban Conference-Blue Division titles. Lemont went 12-0 in SSC Blue play in 2010 and 2011, posted a 5-2 record in the …
Monday, February 6, 2012
A memorial service for Shaun Wild will be held in his hometown of Brown Deer, WI.
Funeral services will be held this week for Shaun Wild, the Spring Brook Elementary School teacher killed early Saturday morning in a bar fight at Frankie's Blue Room. Wild's visitation will be held later this week in his hometown of Brown Deer, WI, and his funeral will be in Milwaukee. Wild was killed early Saturday morning after police said Daniel J. Olaska stabbed him and two other people at a bar in downtown Naperville. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, with a memorial service at 7 p.m. Both the visitation and memorial will be held at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St., Brown Deer, WI, according to a news release from North Central College. A funeral service for close friends and family will be held at 12:30 p.m. …
The North Central College senior was discharged from Edward Hospital on Monday after being stabbed early Saturday morning in a Naperville bar fight that killed his friend and former teammate, Shaun Wild.
UPDATE: Willie Hayes was discharged as of Monday morning and is recovering at home, according to a spokesperson for Edward Hospital. - - - - - - - - - - - The prognosis is positive, but the road to recovery is just beginning for Lemont native Willie Hayes, who was stabbed Saturday in a Naperville bar attack. Hayes, a senior at North Central College, was listed in fair condition Sunday afternoon in Edward Hospital's intensive care unit, according to a nurse on duty. Early Saturday morning, Hayes and two others were stabbed during a fight at Frankie's Blue Room in downtown Naperville. His friend, 24-year-old elementary school teacher Shaun Wild, was killed, while bar bouncer Raphael Castaneda sustained injuries to his arm. Following the …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Community members expressed a mix of emotions Saturday after hearing about the stabbing that left a local teacher dead and two others injured.
The Naperville community was reeling Saturday after a Spring Brook Elementary School teacher was killed and two others injured in an early morning stabbing at a downtown bar. Police reported a stabbing around 1 a.m. Saturday at Frankie’s Blue Room, where they arrested Daniel J. Olaska in connection with the attack that left 24-year-old Shaun Wild dead, Lemont native Willie Hayes in serious condition at Edward Hospital, and a bar bouncer injured. Olaska, 27, of the 1500 block of Fox Hill Drive in Naperville, was charged Saturday afternoon with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. Community members expressed a mixture of shock, anger and grief related about the incident throughout the day. “First and foremost…
Shaun Wild, a teacher at Spring Brook Elementary School, died of injuries sustained during a stabbing Saturday morning. A former Lemont High School student who now attends North Central College was also seriously injured in the incident.
A Naperville man has been charged in the stabbing death of an elementary school teacher and the injury of two others at a local bar Saturday morning, authorities said. Daniel J. Olaska, 27, of the 1500 block of Fox Hill Drive, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in the attack that left 24-year-old Shaun Wild dead and two others seriously injured, said DuPage County State's Attorney's Office Spokesman Paul Darrah. Olaska is scheduled to appear in DuPage County Court for a bond hearing Sunday morning, Darrah said. Further details are expected to be released during a press conference at 9 a.m. Sunday. Wild, a North Central College alumnus and first-year teacher at Spring Brook Elementary in …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo does NOT mark date of Mexican independence.
Thursday marks Cinco de Mayo — a Mexican-rooted celebration that doesn't get nearly as much hype in its native country as it receives in the United States. "It can really go unnoticed, actually," said Paloma Martinez-Cruz, assistant professor of Spanish at North Central College. "It has a limited impact in Mexico because the day itself is not Mexican Independence Day." Mexican Independence Day actually is Sept. 15, said Martinez-Cruz, who comes from a Mexican and Puerto Rican family. She lived in Mexico from 1993 to 1994 while attending school. Cinco de Mayo, or May 5, marks the anniversary of Mexico's "unlikely victory" over the French forces in 1862, she said. The fight, known as the Battle of Puebla, represented a significant morale …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Peggy Moran, owner of Peggy Moran's Dog Improvement, earned the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship for her studies at North Central College.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Lemont author and entrepreneur Peggy Moran knows the exact moment that triggered her decision to resume her education. It was in 2008, when her college-aged daughter was hospitalized with a life-threatening condition. “That changed the way I view the present tense,” Moran says. “Everything suddenly became more meaningful, and time became of the essence in a different way.” A little more than two years later, Moran holds a highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. She began her studies at North Central College in January 2011 and is pursuing a degree in interactive media studies with a minor in anthropology. The award is the nation’s largest private scholarship for students who transfer from two-year …