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Jessica Brewster receives academic award for her work in art

Jessica Brewster
Jessica Brewster of Sleepy Hollow was awarded the 2012 Diane Duvigneaud Senior Art Award at North Central College.

Jessica Brewster of Sleepy Hollow, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Diane Duvigneaud Senior Art Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College. This award is presented to a North Central student who demonstrates exceptional growth and creativity in art.

Brewster is a senior majoring in studio art with minors in dance and English at North Central College. She is the daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Brewster and a 2008 graduate of St. Edward Central Catholic High School in Elgin.

North Central College alumnus earns Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching

Robert Taylor, Golden Apple Awardee
North Central College alumnus Robert Taylor is one of 10 Chicago-area educators being honored with 2012 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

May 16, 2012—North Central College alumnus Robert Taylor is one of 10 Chicago-area educators being honored as recipients of a prestigious 2012 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Taylor, who earned his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from North Central College in 2000, is a second-grade teacher at Central Road School in Community Consolidated School District 15 in Palatine.

District 15 announced Taylor was presented with the award May 9.

Koenig is guest lecturer in Oregon

Wendy Koenig, associate professor of art
Wendy Koenig, North Central College associate professor of art, was a guest classroom lecturer and presenter at Pacific University.

Wendy Koenig, North Central College associate professor of art, was guest lecturer at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., on April 23. She delivered two classroom lectures, one on Dada and a second on the use of the artist’s body in 20th century art. Koenig also gave a public presentation on her current research into acoustic design at Holocaust museums in the United States.

Koenig has been teaching at North Central since 2008. She earned a B.A. from the University of Louisville, an M.F.A. from Ohio University and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Chicago artists' group profiles art history major headed to grad school

The Chicago Arts Archive profiles art history graduate Marcy Thomas '11, who is pursuing a master of fine arts degree at Northern Illinois University.

The Chicago Arts Archive profiles art history graduate Marcy Thomas '11, who is preparing to pursue a master of fine arts degree at Northern Illinois University.

Thomas was interviewed about her experience at North Central College, where she is one of the first graduates to receive a degree in art history.

Senior Art Show showcases artwork by 11 seniors

Paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture by North Central College students are featured in the 2012 Senior Art Show, May 10-June 12, in two gallery locations.

Artwork by 11 North Central College students is featured in the annual Senior Art Show.

The exhibit is free, open to the public and on display May 10 through June 12 in two locations at the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., and the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. The senior artists will greet visitors during a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in both galleries; complimentary refreshments will be served.

The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculpture. Exhibitors are:

Exhibit features artwork by three North Central College students through April 30

Artwork by three North Central College students is featured in the exhibit “No Common Cense” through April 30.

Artwork by three North Central College students is featured in the exhibit “No Common Cense” through April 30.

The exhibit is free, open to the public and on display in the Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Students Jessica Brewster, Robin Gadient and Giuseppe Pellicano will greet visitors during an artists’ reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 13; complimentary refreshments will be served.
 

Registration open for Verandah walking tour during spring term

North Central College offers Verandah course, Chicago on the Ground: Walking Tour of America’s Architectural Capital, with Tribune critic and art faculty.

A spring Verandah course—Chicago on the Ground: Walking Tour of America’s Architectural Capital—is open for registration. Taught by Wendy Koenig, associate professor of art, and Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune and North Central adjunct professor of art, the course will be held on three Saturdays, April 21 and 28 and May 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The seventh offering of this popular student Verandah course has some new features, including exploring masterworks of Chicago architecture, from the birth of the skyscraper in the 1880s to the present.

North Central College’s Jan Fitzsimmons honored by education professionals

Educator Janis Fitzsimmons is being honored by peers for helping prepare young teachers to pursue careers serving children in high-need schools.

Feb. 21, 2012—North Central College educator Janis Fitzsimmons is being honored by peers for her achievements in helping prepare young teachers to pursue careers serving children in high-need schools.

Fitzsimmons will receive recognition April 16 during the annual Honoring the Profession gala hosted by School of Education at Dominican University. The gala recognizes a select group of educators who continue to serve students and young people in the United States through the education profession.

North Central takes lead in national curriculum research

New national academic standards aim to raise the achievement of K-12 students in the United States to a world-class level. And North Central will play a lead role in helping teachers at high-need schools better prepare students for more rigorous standards in mathematics.

Artwork by North Central College student showcased during February exhibit

Artwork by North Central College senior Jacqueline Roller of Naperville is showcased during a February exhibit.

Feb. 3, 2012—Artwork by North Central College senior Jacqueline Roller of Naperville is showcased during a February exhibit.

The free exhibit, “Personal Definitions,” opened Feb. 1 and is on display through Feb. 29 in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Roller will greet visitors during a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

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