COD President Leaving:
College of DuPage president Dr. Ann Rondeau will be leaving her position at the end of December. She’s heading to Monterey, California to take over as president of the Naval Postgraduate School. Rondeau has served as president of COD since May 2016, taking over after a tumultuous period in the college’s history, which culminated with the firing of the previous president, Robert Breuder. During her tenure she helped restore the college’s accreditation, which had been put on probation. Rondeau is a retired Navy vice admiral, and accepted her new appointment from the Secretary of the Navy, to begin in January 2019.
30 Hours In Coffin for Benet Grad:
A Naperville native will voluntarily be spending 30 hours in a coffin this weekend. 2017 Benet Academy graduate Olivia Crabtree is one of six people chosen for the 30-Hour Coffin Challenge at Six Flags St. Louis. Starting at 1 p.m. this Saturday, she’ll begin her time in the wooden coffin, with 6-minute bathroom breaks allowed each hour, as well as limited cell-phone use and meals in her coffin. If the St. Louis University forensic science student makes it through all 30 hours, she’ll get prizes including two 2019 Gold Season Passes, a Fright Fest package, 300 bucks, and the coffin itself. Olivia was selected out of over 45,000 applicants.
In the wake of recent natural disasters like hurricanes Michael and Florence, Meson Sabika is holding an all day fundraiser on Tuesday, October 23. On that day, 100 percent of all checks from the Naperville tapas restaurant will go to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. The Rotary Club of Naperville will be lending their efforts as well, matching up to $10,000 of what Meson Sabika raises.
Also this weekend – the Rotary Clubs of Naperville will be out at the Garden Plots on West Street collecting donations for Hurricane Florence relief. They are looking for non-perishable items such as baby diapers and wipes, tarps, sanitary products, and canned foods. They ask for no clothing donations please. Drop off is October 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Neuqua Waubonsie Face Off:
It may not be playoff time just yet, but the ending of Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley boys’ soccer on Tuesday sure felt like it. Freshman John Pochyly scored the game winner with less than a second to play as the Wildcats shocked the Warriors 3 to 2. Waubonsie Valley will play Plainfield Central in the regional quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon while Neuqua Valley will play Naperville Central in the regional semi finals on Tuesday night.