Oesterle Library News

Archive for May 2012

150th Moments – President Swing

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012


Gael Swing was appointed executive vice president of the College in July 1973 and, in 1975, he succeeded Arlo Schilling to become the eighth President of North Central College. President Swing responded to the financial crisis of the 1970s by expanding the College’s curricular structure to include adult education. The Center for Continuing Education opened in 1976 on the former Seminary campus, and Evening and Weekend College was established to respond to the needs of degree-seeking adults. The introduction of graduate programs in computer science and business administration was also targeted to engage an adult student base. Expansion of these programs to two off-campus sites in St. Charles and Schaumburg allowed more access by non traditional adult students.

A capital campaign was started in 1982 for the 125th anniversary of the College which led to the renovation and renaming of several campus buildings including Oesterle Library, Harold and Eva White Activities Center and the Kroehler Science Center. Long vacant Carnegie Hall was completely overhauled as a new home for computer science and information technology infrastructure.

The North Central College athletics program gained national attention during President Swing’s tenure. In 1983, the women’s basketball team won the NCAA Division III national championships. In 1975, under the guidance of legendary running coach Al Carius, the men’s cross country team won its first team national championship. Since then, the men’s cross country and track and field teams have produced 20 team national champions.

CardinalCat Downtime and Holiday Closings

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Oesterle Library will be closed Monday, May 28th in honor of Memorial Day. We will be open regular hours Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th.

Due to system maintenance, CardinalCat and the I-Share catalog will be unavailable from approximately 10 pm on Friday, May 25th to 5 pm on Sunday, May 27th. During this time you will not be able to search for books in CardinalCat or the I-Share catalog, order books from I-Share, login to your account to renew items, or renew items from Oesterle Library over the phone. In addition, the library is not able to check out items ordered through I-Share that have arrived during this downtime. As this maintenance was not scheduled by the library itself, we cannot guarantee that all systems will be up and running properly at exactly 5 pm on Sunday, May 27th.  Please feel free to contact the library if you have any questions about this downtime or the effected services. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Honors Day 2012

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Congratulations to all the Rall Symposium and Honors Day award recipients! A special congratulations to all the library student assistants that participated in yesterday’s events: Michelle DePasquale, Rachel Garthe, Ryan Mueller, Kayleigh Pryzgoda, Megan Shoemate, Victoria Volckmann, and Becky Wagoner.