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North Central College names Abiodun Goke-Pariola vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty

Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola
North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

Dr. Goke-Pariola will begin his new role at North Central College on July 1 after serving most recently as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

Artist, instructor Matthew Litteken exhibits his artwork at campus gallery

North Central College will showcase a collection of paintings and artwork by Matthew Litteken in the exhibit “And, And & And” Dec. 14-Feb. 5.

North Central College will showcase a collection of artwork by Matthew Litteken in the exhibit titled “And, And & And” Dec. 14 through Feb. 5.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central College showcases work by Chicago artist through Feb. 1

Multimedia artist Carrie Ann Schumacher presents “Build Her a Myth,” an exhibit featuring sculpture-like, intricate dresses constructed from book pages.

North Central College will showcase a collection of couture dresses by Chicago multimedia artist Carrie Ann Schumacher Dec. 12 through Feb. 1.

The exhibit, titled “Build Her a Myth,” 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, Dec. 12; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central College welcomes Syrian writer/director Riad Ismat as visiting scholar-in-residence

Riad Ismat
North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year as visiting professor of arts and letters.

North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ismat will serve as visiting professor of arts and letters. He will teach courses in playwriting, acting and directing, besides lecturing on Syria, Arabic literature and drama.

New North Central College residence hall to feature apartment-style suites

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

The 229-bed residence hall is being built directly south of Ward and Patterson halls and across from Merner Field House and Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The five-story residence hall—the College’s first since the Residence Hall/Recreation Center opened in 2009—is scheduled for completion by August 2015.

Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels showcase their photography

"Integrity" by Jan Wessels
North Central College presents a collaborative photography series titled “Another Light” by Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels through Dec. 11.

North Central College will showcase a collaborative photography series, titled “Another Light,” by Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels Oct. 29-Dec. 11.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. An artist reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Student exhibit features digital illustrations, paintings, drawings, photography and more

“The Dandelion” by Kate Emricson ’15
Students in North Central College’s Digital Media Club will host a group art exhibit, titled “The Movement Exhibition,” Oct. 2-Nov. 2.

Students in North Central College’s Digital Media Club will host a group art exhibit, titled “The Movement Exhibition,” Oct. 2-Nov. 2.

The free exhibit will showcase a variety of media, including digital illustrations, animations, paintings, drawings, photography and more. Open to the public, the exhibit will be on display Oct. 2 through Nov. 2 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Meet the artists during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

Chicago artist Kate Pszotka showcases her collection of sculptures

"Unraveled" and "Vertebrae" by Kate Pszotka
North Central College presents the exhibit “Dual|Duel” by Chicago artist Kate Pszotka, Oct. 3 through Dec. 7, in Schoenherr Gallery.

North Central College will showcase a collection of sculptures by Chicago artist Kate Pszotka in the exhibit titled “Dual|Duel” Oct. 3 through Dec. 7.

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. Saturday, Nov. 1; complimentary refreshments will be served.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a Military Friendly School for 2015

Graduate and Student Veteran Lounge
North Central College has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a 2015 Military Friendly School.

The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the third consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

North Central College begins academic year with near-record number of students

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

Total enrollment is a near-record 2,800 undergraduates and 250 graduate students—3,050 total—eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the third straight year. The College welcomed 860 new full-time undergraduate students, up from 852 a year ago. That includes 580 first-year students, up from 529 a year ago. The 860 new undergraduates would be second only to the record-number 882 welcomed in fall 2010.

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