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...

Augustana Nursing Home Sold to Catholic Charities; New Homeless Shelter Planned

Non-profit Catholic organization plans to convert Augustana nursing home into a clinic and shelter for more than 200 homeless. The Augustana Health Care Center is closing its doors. Catholic Charities bought the Augustana nursing home building on 1007 E 14th St., and they plan to do a $65 million renovation for a homeless housing project. This housing project entails a...

Question & Answer with New Full-Time Music Professor Joshua Tompkins

Previously part time, Joshua Tompkins is now a full-time associate professor of music in the college of fine arts Associate professor Joshua Tompkins was made a full-time professor of music in Fall 2019, but students at North Central already knew him from his deep involvement in in the college of fine arts: teaching music theory courses, accompanying on the piano...

Question & Answer with New Music Professor Dan Musselman

The college of fine arts hired assistant professor Dan Musselman before the start of the fall 2019 semester North Central University’s college of fine arts hired two full-time professors in the fall of 2019. Assistant professor of music Dan Musselman is one of them. Students might know him from his popular YouTube channel featuring piano music, which now has more...

Question & Answer with New Marketing Professor Mark Skeba

The professor in the college of business and technology shares about his life journey and details how he found a path to classrooms at North Central University. Mark Skeba poses for a moment between classes outside his office in Liechty Hall. Skeba became an assistant marketing professor at North Central University in the fall of 2019. Assistant marketing professor Mark...

Kurdish People Pushed Off Syrian Border after President Trump Orders US Troop Withdrawal

North Central students recently visited refugee camps filled with those who fled ISIS advances; Professor Bob Brenneman has spent many years living, working in Kurdish communities A crowd pelted stones and potatoes at U.S. convoys as they traveled from northern Syria to Iraq. One man shouted in Arabic, “Like rats, America is running away,” the Associated Press reported. Several Kurdish...