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Elizabeth Bracken joins North Central’s theatre faculty in fall 2013

Elizabeth Bracken, assistant professor of theatre
North Central College welcomes Assistant Professor of Theatre Elizabeth Bracken as new tenure-track faculty member for 2013-2014 academic year.

North Central College has appointed five new tenure-track faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year, which begins Sept. 16. Among those new faculty are Assistant Professor of Theatre Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bracken.  

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

Emma Van Ommeren

Emma loves to perform. Since North Central presents three shows each term, the fun never stops.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute here,” she says. “My advice is to try everything in the theatre department so you know what you’re good at and what you can get better at. And don’t be picky—audition for everything! If you love to perform, why waste an opportunity to do so?”

The College’s off-campus opportunities are another reason Emma is happy she chose North Central. Through connections with theatre faculty, she’s been able to audition for some of the largest casting agencies in Chicago. And as a junior, she participated in Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

“It was considered an internship, but I really was a part of the cast. The professional actors made sure to make me feel that way, too,” she says. “I took away a lot of useful information for my professional life.”

Emma was selected to perform in North Central’s annual Senior Showcase and—as a result—was booked by a professional casting agency.

“At North Central I’ve learned that if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, the faculty will do everything they can to help you succeed,” she says.

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.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

“Peter Pan” features youth, adult actors from the community

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the family-friendly, classic musical “Peter Pan” July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the time-honored, family-friendly musical “Peter Pan” July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 26-27 and Aug. 2-3 and at 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central stages the witty, fanciful opera “Iolanthe”

North Central College’s Summer Light Opera presents the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera “Iolanthe” July 12-14, 18-20 with actors from the community.

North Central College’s Summer Light Opera presents the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera “Iolanthe” in July and features actors from the community.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 12, 13 and 18-20 and at 2 p.m. July 14 in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Summer musicals feature students, alumni, community members

Casts feature students, alumni, community members

When North Central College presents its three musicals this summer, hundreds of children and adults from the community and College will take the stage as pirates and Indians, fairy princesses, disciples of Jesus, soldiers, lost boys, villains and more. Many in the cast have North Central connections as students, faculty, alumni and staff.

North Central College Summer Musical Theatre presents “Jesus Christ Superstar”

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents “Jesus Christ Superstar” June 28-30 and July 5-7 and features actors from the community.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents “Jesus Christ Superstar” June 28-30 and July 5-7 and features actors from the community.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. June 28-29 and July 5-6 and at 2 p.m. June 30 and July 7 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Big names coming to North Central College for 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season

Blood, Sweat & Tears
North Central College’s 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season offers chances to see many big-name entertainers in intimate settings.

North Central College’s 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season offers chances to see many big-name entertainers in intimate settings.

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