North Central College - Naperville, IL

Annie Adamski

Annie appreciates that North Central went above and beyond typical student teaching requirements to prepare her for a career as an art teacher. All the extra experience helped her find a job before she completed her degree.

“North Central’s art education program is difficult, but it’s extremely rewarding if you work hard,” says Annie, who is now a high school art teacher at Grant Community High School in Fox Lake, IL. “The education provides students with multiple practicum experiences, which are great ways to apply classroom concepts in a public or private school setting.”

Annie chose to attend North Central because it had “a hometown feel with all the fun of downtown Naperville.” She found it easy to form strong connections with students and teachers alike.

“One of my professors invited me to her house to discuss art education evaluations and lesson plans while I was student teaching,” she says. “There’s something very special about attending a small school like North Central.”

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Local artists exhibit their work at North Central College

“Umbrellas in Venice” by Susan J. Bruce
North Central College will showcase works of art from the artists of Naperville Art League in the exhibit “Façades” Aug. 2-Sept. 2 in Schoenherr Gallery.

North Central College will showcase a variety of artwork by members of the Naperville Art League (NAL) in the exhibit “Façades” Aug. 2 through Sept. 8.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. An artists’ reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2; complimentary refreshments will be served.

New partnerships expand North Central College tradition of teacher-preparation excellence

North Central College builds upon its tradition of excellence in preparing educators by forging new partnerships with two additional school districts.

North Central College is building upon its tradition of excellence in preparing future teachers and principals by forging new partnerships with two additional school districts.

Since its founding in 1861, North Central College has been a leader in preparing generations of future educators who are able to impact student learning. With continuing national attention on the quality of educator-preparation programs, North Central College remains at the forefront of excellence in teacher training by expanding its emphasis on teacher assessment and accountability.

Ian Wright earns Outstanding Major in Global Studies Award

Ian Wright received the Outstanding Major in Global Studies Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Ian Wright, son of Kevin and Deborah Wright of New Lenox, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Global Studies Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A junior, Ian is majoring in studio art and global studies with a focus on Europe at North Central College. He was home-schooled.

Ian visited the Czech Republic during North Central’s winter term 2013 and took a photo that received first place in the Office of International Program’s photo contest. Ian’s name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.

Jeremy Thurlby earns Outstanding Major in Art Award

Jeremy Thurlby was awarded the Outstanding Major in Art Award during North Central College's 2013 Honors Convocation.

Jeremy Thurlby of Oswego, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Art Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

A senior, Jeremy is majoring in studio art at North Central College. Focusing on 3D work, he likes constructing things with his hands. His artwork reflects his background in the trades and his talents in blacksmithing and welding.

Robyn Miskyska earns Diane Duvigneaud Senior Art Award

Robyn Miskyska was awarded the Diane Duvigneaud Senior Art Award for exceptional growth and creativity in art during 2013 Honors Day.

Robyn Miskyska, daughter of Linda and Mark Mikyska of Downers Grove, Ill., was awarded the Diane Duvigneaud Senior Art Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College. This award is presented to a North Central student who demonstrates exceptional growth and creativity in art.

A senior, Robyn has a double major in studio art and psychology at North Central College. She is a graduate of Downers Grove South High School.

North Central College students showcase talent in Senior Art Show

The 2013 Senior Art Show features the diverse body of work by North Central College art seniors, May 10-June 10, in two gallery locations.

Artwork by 10 North Central College art students is featured in the annual Senior Art Show, May 10 through June 10. The 2013 Senior Art Show features the diverse body of work created by North Central College art students, who will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in studio art or art education.

Sculptures by George Lorio featured in Schoenherr Gallery

North Central College will showcase sculptures by artist George Lorio in the Schoenherr Gallery exhibit “Concerns” May 31 through July 28.

North Central College will showcase sculptures by artist George Lorio in the exhibit “Concerns” May 31 through July 28.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Rabenold’s artwork displayed in studio at national conference

Christine Rabenold, assistant professor of art
Christine Rabenold, North Central College assistant professor of art, displayed her ceramic artwork in “Redefined,” an exhibit at a national arts conference.

Christine Rabenold, North Central College assistant professor of art and student art gallery director, displayed four ceramic pieces in an exhibition titled “Redefined” at Spring Street Studios in Houston. Her artwork was part of the Concurrent Independent Exhibitions at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference held March 20-23.

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