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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

North Central College Invites Community to Sample Local Cuisine at Cornerstone Picnic


North Central College invites the community to sample free servings of entrees from several Naperville restaurants during the annual Cornerstone Day Picnic on May 18.

The Cornerstone Picnic will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Riverwalk Gateway north of Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St.

This year’s free event offers guests to sample cuisine provided by Chartwells, the College’s food service provider, and several Naperville restaurants. Participating restaurants include Bangkok Village, Belgio’s Catering, Café Buonaro’s, Catch 35, Eddie Merlot’s, Heaven on Seven, Kernel Fabyan’s Gourmet Popcorn, Kuma’s Asian Bistro, Raffi’s on 5th, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Tasso’s Greek Cuisine, Ted’s Montana Grill and Uncle Pete’s Pizza.

The event will include a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Riverwalk Gateway. The College is partnering with the Naperville Riverwalk Commission and Naperville Riverwalk Foundation on the project, which will improve pedestrian access and beautify the campus for the enjoyment of the community.

The Riverwalk Gateway will include a landscaped pathway along the east bank of the West Branch of the DuPage River next to Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. Brick pillars designating the area as an entrance to North Central College will be installed near Fredenhagen Park as part of the project. Work on the Riverwalk Gateway will begin in June.

Cornerstone Day commemorates the College’s 1870 move to Naperville. The College’s yearlong Sesquicentennial Celebration—marking 150 years since classes were first held on Nov. 11, 1861—concludes with Commencement on June 9. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/150 for more information.


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North Central College provides students with the confidence, instruction and direction they need to exceed their personal best inside and outside of the classroom and throughout their careers. Founded in 1861 and located just 28 miles west of Chicago in the Historic District of Naperville, Ill. — named among the nation’s “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine — North Central is home to more than 2,800 students and offers 82 undergraduate majors, 67 additional undergraduate minors and concentrations, and 22 graduate degree and graduate certificate programs. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to discover why U.S. News & World Report has named North Central a “Best in the Midwest” school for 29 years in a row, and to learn more about the College’s state-of-the-art facilities and distinctive programs, particularly in the sciences and business.