Issue of LGBTQ Ordination may Split Methodist Denomination

Issue of LGBTQ Ordination may Split Methodist Denomination

The United Methodist Church, the third largest denomination in the U.S., recently announced a proposal to split the denomination because of the conflict within the church over same-sex marriage.  The proposal will be decided at the national United Methodist Church General conference, which will take place in Minneapolis this May. Reverend Judy Zabel is a lead pastor in Minneapolis at...

Catholic Charities Exodus 2.0: Elliot Park Residents Voice Their Concern

Catholic Charities Exodus 2.0: Elliot Park Residents Voice Their Concern

The voices of Elliot Park residents and business owners showed a mixture of anger, praise, and concern during the Building, Land Use, & Housing (BLUH) meeting, hosted by Elliot Park Neighborhood Incorporated (EPNI). The primary issue of concern: Catholic Charities buying and renovating what is currently Augustana Healthcare Center into housing units for residents who were previously homeless or had...

In Perspective: Dealing with Grief and the Loss of Micah Pennington

In Perspective: Dealing with Grief and the Loss of Micah Pennington

Early this semester, North Central University experienced the loss of beloved student Micah Pennington, a 22-year-old senior on the brink of graduating and earning his undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and Church Leadership. Micah was—and is—adored by many students here on campus, and thus his passing has left behind a lot of grieving hearts. I have also been grieving, and...

North Central student passes away on campus; funeral held in F.J. Lindquist Sanctuary

North Central student passes away on campus; funeral held in F.J. Lindquist Sanctuary

A senior interdisciplinary studies major at North Central University who was nine credits from graduating passed away early January in his residence hall due to natural causes. Parents Steve and Trina Pennington traveled from Alabama to North Central after hearing the news that their son Micah Pennington, 22, passed away. North Central hosted Micah Pennington’s funeral service in the F.J....

Dean of graduate studies leaves North Central; Interim dean appointed

As the spring of 2020 semester begins at North Central, the students, staff, and faculty have to say goodbye to Renea Brathwaite, dean of the college of graduate and professional education. Brathwaite was instrumental in growing the graduate degree program and planning an online curriculum. For the time being, LaToya Burrell, the current dean of academic assessment and accreditation, will...

Wi-Fi Outages Continue

NCU continues to experience Wi-Fi outages, keeping students struggling to turn in homework Throughout the semester, students and faculty have noticed a continuing problem with Wi-Fi outages. Multiple times this semester, the Wi-Fi has gone out, leaving people frustrated as they are unable to finish their work.  Although Wi-Fi outages have happened on campus in the past, this semester seems...

English Professor Leslie Evens Retires

After 38 years of teaching poetry, grammar, literature, and writing classes, Professor Evens is retiring from North Central Professor Leslie Evens announced her retirement this December. The long-serving English professor has taught at North Central for 38 years. She will not return full-time in the spring semester, but said she may still adjunct various English classes online. Evens said she...

Momentum Week 2019 Begins

The Student Success Center is holding events to help students through the last week of the semester Friday the 6th kicks off the start of Momentum Week as well as Finals period with early morning prayer at 6:30 in the Anderson Chapel. With so many students the Student Services has many avenues of help for them. This last week during...

Four New Policies Have Been Approved For North Central University

North Central’s Policy Advisor Committee put forward new polices that affect employees and prospective students of the University The Policy Advisor Committee at North Central University announced four new issue  policies that were approved by the President’s Council on November 11, 2019.  These new policies are Admission for Undergraduates; established admission criteria for potential students, Executive Compensation and Separation; established...