New Director for Spring Play has Long Resume

Norah Long directs ‘Into the Woods’  She has received rave reviews and Artist of the Year awards, her work has won a Regional Emmy, she had over 100 lead roles and performed on stages around the world, but for actress and professional vocalist Norah Long, it took coming back to North Central to launch her into her next act. Now...

Issue of LGBTQ Ordination may Split Methodist Denomination

Issue of LGBTQ Ordination may Split Methodist Denomination

Reverend Judy Zabel’s church, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist, is the easily recognizable church at 511 Groveland Avenue across from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Some Methodist pastors and congregants want to see all an embrace of LGBTQ ordination and marriage, but the issue will likely split the denomination at the general conference meeting in Minneapolis this May. The United Methodist Church,...

Catholic Charities Exodus 2.0: Elliot Park Residents Voice Their Concern

Catholic Charities Exodus 2.0: Elliot Park Residents Voice Their Concern

Augustana Healthcare Center, at the corner of 10th Avenue South and East 14th Street has been sold to Catholic Charities to be remodeled into permanent housing for people who have struggled with homelessness. 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...

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 Woman’s Basketball Hopes for a UMAC Playoff Return

North Central Woman’s Basketball Hopes for a UMAC Playoff Return

Bethany Shield drives the ball during a game against Karli Skog of the St. Scholastica Saints at the Clark-Danielson Gymnasium in Minneapolis Jan. 29. The Rams had a lead through most of the game, but lost it in the fourth, finishing the game 10 points back, 66-77. The North Central University women’s basketball team is seeking a second consecutive playoff...

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

President Scott Hagan comforts Steve Pennington in the F.J. Lindquist Sanctuary at North Central University during Micah Pennington’s funeral service on Jan. 18, 2020. Senior at North Central, Micah Pennington, passed away at his residence in Carlson Hall due to natural causes. A senior interdisciplinary studies major at North Central University who was nine credits from graduating passed away early...

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...