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North Central exhibit showcases landscapes by painter Tom Linden

Paintings by artist and suburban Chicago native Tom Linden will be on display Nov. 21 through Jan. 6 in North Central College’s Oesterle Library Gallery.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Works by elementary, high school art teachers shown in exhibit

Works by 14 art teachers in Indian Prairie School District 204 are featured in an exhibit at North Central College.

Works by elementary, high school art teachers shown in exhibit

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Skurkis is curator and exhibitor of art show

Skurkis is curator and exhibitor of art show

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Barry Skurkis, associate professor of art, is curator and participant in a Chicago Society of Artists Members Exhibit at the Anderson Art Center in Kenosha, Wis., which runs through Oct. 24. He secured the work of 32 artists and 119 pieces of art, including three new works of his own.



Art exhibit features works of two North Central College students

Art works by two North Central College students will be featured in a free exhibit during October.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu Oct. 1, 2010—Art works by two North Central College students will be featured in a free exhibit during October. The show, “Commonplace” will be exhibited Oct. 1-31 in North Central College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Students Megan Brooks of Aurora and Katie Hannan of Rockford took inspiration from regular encounters to create extraordinary art. The students’ works include painting, drawing, printmaking, digital photography, ceramics and sculpture.

Skurkis exhibits art in one-person show, serves as juror

Skurkis exhibits art in one-person show, serves as juror

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Barry Skurkis, associate professor of art, is the featured artist in a one-person exhibit at Ainsworth Gallery in Joliet. He has 39 block prints and seven stone sculptures on display, Aug. 13 through Sept. 24.



Photographs of Illinois & Michigan Canal displayed at North Central

Photographs by Tom Gill showing modern scenes along the historic Illinois & Michigan Canal will be displayed at North Central’s Oesterle Library Gallery.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Sept. 2, 2010— Photographs by Tom Gill showing modern scenes along the historic Illinois & Michigan Canal will be displayed Oct. 17 through Nov. 18 at North Central College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St.

Gill, of Tinley Park, will greet visitors at an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Navakas attends Comic-Con, explores popular genres

Navakas attends Comic-Con, explores popular genres

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Fran Navakas—Svend and Elizabeth Bramsen Professor in the Humanities, professor of English and director of integrative programs—attended the 42nd annual Comic-Con International in San Diego July 22-25.


North Central was well represented at this year’s National Conference for Undergraduate Research.

The most ever student-researchers from North Central College—32—were accepted to attend the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in April. "This is impressive because we’ve never had this many students apply and it really reflects a changing culture here, a true culture of inquiry,” says Perry Hamalis, director of the Office of Academic Opportunities and assistant professor of religious studies.

Richter grants help students pursue summer research

Richter grants help students pursue summer research

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Six students traveled around the world this summer to research various topics. Each student applied for and received a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant to support costs associated with their research. The students and their summer projects included:
  • Mallory Blanchard ’10, international business major. Traveled to Peru, project title: “Understanding Peruvian Work-Related Values.”
  • Laura Constantine ’11, biology major.


Tim Whitney

Tim Whitney is a Renaissance man. His interests are diverse and far reaching – he’s majoring in studio art and math, minoring in art history and the history of ideas. He expects to add a third minor in business administration as he continues to pursue his passions for social justice, photography and design.

“That’s the beauty of North Central, that you can pursue what you love without boundaries,” he says.

To further explore his options, Tim has made use of North Central’s support for research by presenting at the College’s Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. During 2009, he researched the reciprocal relationship between shutter speed and aperture using a digital camera. At the 2010 Rall Symposium, he presented a business plan for a website that will ultimately catalog and rate not-for-profit social justice organizations from around the world, with the goal of helping potential volunteers and donors make informed decisions. During next December Term, he envisions visiting colleges around the United States to collect recommendations using North Central grant funding that he’s applied for.

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