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Artwork by North Central College student on display during October

"Metropolitan Chaos" art exhibit
North Central College showcases the artwork of senior student-artist Mark Burns during his monthlong exhibit, “Metropolitan Chaos,” Oct. 3-31.

North Central College will showcase the artwork of senior student-artist Mark Burns during a monthlong exhibit, Oct. 3-31.

Titled “Metropolitan Chaos,” the free exhibit will be on display in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Burns will greet visitors during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central College awarded McCormick Foundation grant for principal preparation

North Central alumna Mavis DeMar, principal of Hermes Elementary School, Aurora.
North Central College is participating in a McCormick Foundation-funded study to help the state determine new requirements for principal preparation programs.

Sept. 15, 2011—North Central College is participating in a McCormick Foundation-funded study to help the state determine new requirements for principal preparation programs at Illinois colleges and universities.

North Central’s inclusion as a recipient of grant funds from the McCormick Foundation is the latest example of how North Central College’s undergraduate and graduate degrees in education are among the most rigorous in the State of Illinois, says Kristine Servais, associate professor of education and coordinator of master of education programs at North Central.

North Central College alumnus named finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year Award

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year finalist
North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is among nine finalists for the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is among nine finalists for the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

“I’m very humbled and grateful,” Stumpenhorst said of his nomination. “We don’t go into this profession to receive recognition.”

Stumpenhorst, a 2003 graduate of North Central College, teaches language arts and social science to sixth graders at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville Community Unit School District 203. He credits his experience at North Central for helping him achieve success as an educator.

Hale Ekinci joins faculty in art department

Hale Ekinci, assistant professor of art
North Central College appointed five new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2011-2012 academic year, including Hale Ekinci, assistant professor of art.

North Central College appointed five new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2011-2012 academic year, which starts Sept. 12. Among the new faculty is Hale Ekinci, assistant professor of art.

North Central College art exhibit showcases black and white photography

A collection of black and white photography by Larry Blackwood will be exhibited in “Opus Corvus” through Oct. 6 at North Central College.

A collection of black and white photography by Larry Blackwood featuring transcendent imagery of crows and ravens will be exhibited in “Opus Corvus” through Oct. 6 at North Central College.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. An artist reception will take place 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, where guests can meet Blackwood and discuss his work. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Seniors showcase their artwork in two galleries

Artwork by 13 North Central College seniors will be featured in an exhibit at two campus galleries, May 14 through June 12, with artists’ reception May 22.

May 6, 2011—Artwork by 13 North Central College seniors will be featured in an exhibit at two campus galleries, May 14 through June 12. The works will include paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics and sculpture.

The Senior Art Show is free and open to the public and will be on display in the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., and the Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., both in Naperville. Students will greet visitors during an artists’ reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in both locations. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Alumna, trustee Maria Wynne named to Chicago Innovation Awards board

Maria Wynne
North Central College alumna and trustee Maria Wynne has been named a founding member of the Chicago Innovation Awards Board of Advisors.

May 5, 2011—North Central College alumna and trustee Maria Wynne has been named a founding member of the Chicago Innovation Awards Board of Advisors.

The Chicago Innovation Awards, which started in 2002 to honor new products and services across the local public, private and non-profit sectors, invited Wynne to join its newly created 40-member advisory board. The board is comprised of business and civic leaders who understand the importance of innovation and what it means to the success of the Chicago region and the growth of its economy.

Alumnus offers advice to art students

Benjamin Buchenot '05
Benjamin Buchenot spent a day at his alma mater sharing tips with art students about creating and marketing their art work.

Feb. 23, 2011—Benjamin Buchenot, Class of 2005, spent a day at his alma mater sharing tips with art students about creating and marketing their art work.

Art students watched Buchenot demonstrate how he works with clay on a wheel and listened to him describe how he throws clay and uses tools to make walls. He also shared tips on how to clean up pieces more easily, and fielded questions from students on such topics as properly pricing and photographing pieces.

Alumnus is visiting artist Feb. 17

Alumnus is visiting artist Feb. 17

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Benjamin Buchenot, Class of 2005, is on campus today, Thursday, Feb. 17, as a visiting artist from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Meiley-Swallow Hall. He was named North Central’s 2005 Outstanding Major in Art and is currently finishing his M.F.A. at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa.



Self Employment in the Arts Conference helps creative students gain a business edge

North Central College hosts the 11th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 25-26.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 26, 2011)—College and high school students, educators and adults who aspire to be self-employed artists will gain valuable information about running their own business Feb. 25-26 when North Central College hosts the 11th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

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