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State approves North Central College graduate degree in education leadership

Kristine Servais, coordinator of the master of arts in education degree program
The State of Illinois has approved North Central College’s graduate program that prepares candidates to become school leaders.

The State of Illinois has approved North Central College’s graduate program that prepares candidates to become principals and other school leaders.

North Central College for many years has offered a master’s of education (MAEd) degree.

But the state has legislated new and more rigorous requirements for all principal-preparation programs, and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) must approve all newly designed programs by Sept. 1.

Teachers hear literacy education experts present at North Central College symposium

Katie Wood Ray
More than 200 Naperville-area teachers gathered at North Central College June 18-22 to learn from some of the nation’s leading experts on literacy education.

More than 200 Naperville-area teachers gathered at North Central College June 18-22 to learn from some of the nation’s leading experts on literacy education.

The College partnered with Naperville Community Unit School District 203 to present the weeklong symposium, which provided teachers the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and best practices for teaching reading and writing to children in grades kindergarten through high school.

Ekinci shows new installation and video work in two exhibits

Hale Ekinci, assistant professor of art
Hale Ekinci, North Central College assistant professor of art, presents her artwork in two diverse group exhibitions in New York and in Chicago.

Hale Ekinci, North Central College assistant professor of art, has her artwork on display in two group exhibitions.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Giuseppe Pellicano chosen outstanding major in art

Giuseppe Pellicano '12
Giuseppe Pellicano of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Art Award at North Central College.

Giuseppe Pellicano of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Art Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College. He was also inducted to SALUTE, the Veteran’s National Honor Society.

Pellicano is a senior majoring in studio art at North Central College and has been accepted to a graduate program in art at Northern Illinois University where he will work toward a master’s degree in fine arts.

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:

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