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Presenters to share ideas about social impact Feb. 13 at TEDxNorthCentralCollege

Presenters will share ideas about sustainable social impact Feb. 13 at the first TEDxNorthCentralCollege Conference.

Experts will engage audience members with presentations about sustainable social impact Feb. 13 when North Central College hosts its first TEDx Conference.

Weeklong events celebrate the legacy of Dr. King

Dr. Cornel West, MLK Week keynote speaker
North Central College celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full week of special events, Jan. 17-24.

North Central College celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full week of special events, Jan. 17-24, that honor and remember one of the most important figures of the 20th century. King spoke in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall in 1960.

Events include a keynote address by Dr. Cornel West, service project, prayer breakfast, films, gospel music concert, and community forum featuring panelists from the campus and local communities. This year’s theme for MLK Week is “A Journey Defined.”

Winter term contemplative series begins Jan. 15

North Central’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty, staff to attend events focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience.

North Central College’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty and staff to attend any or all of the series of events this winter focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience. The events take place Jan. 15 and 22 and Feb. 12 and 19.

Short presentations by practitioners from diverse traditions will be followed by contemplative exercises; participation in the exercises is entirely optional. Professors Wioleta Polinska, Perry Hamalis and Brian Hoffert regularly attend these events along with students of diverse majors.

Academics without borders

Heidi Brick
North Central's commitment to interdisciplinary studies has served alumni and students, who combine their interests for professional, personal fulfillment.

Unique combinations of majors, minors, research and travel are among the hallmarks of a North Central College education. A commitment to the philosophy of interdisciplinary studies that began in the 1970s continues to serve our alumni and students, who’ve combined their unique interests and studies for professional and personal fulfillment.

State honors North Central College for its commitment to sustainable practices

North Central College is the first suburban Chicago school to achieve gold status through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices has earned gold-level recognition through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

Tyler Ward ’15 talks faith, fellowship at national conference

Tyler Ward ’15, College Scholar and religious studies major
North Central College senior Tyler Ward presented his concept of fellowship bands to hundreds of United Methodist college students at national conference.

North Central College senior Tyler Ward presented his concept of “fellowship bands” to hundreds of United Methodist college students at the biannual Imagine What’s NEXT conference in Denver, Nov. 7-9. His idea of social faith is growing increasingly popular with North Central College students. Click here to view his presentation.

Cornel West, provocative civil rights activist, keynotes North Central’s MLK Week

North Central College welcomes author, academic, civil rights activist Cornel West Jan. 23 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

North Central College welcomes author, academic and provocative civil rights activist Dr. Cornel West Jan. 23 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

Each year, North Central College honors and remembers King with a keynote presentation, musical tributes, a prayer breakfast and activities. This year’s theme is “A Journey Defined.” King spoke in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall in 1960.

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.

North Central College to establish program in Middle Eastern and North African studies

John Shindler
North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic.

North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic. The new program is partially funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant.

Beginning in fall 2015 the College will offer a minor in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) studies, significantly expand Oesterle Library’s holdings in MENA studies and introduce students to cultural experiences in the Chicago area and abroad.

Coauthors from different backgrounds address the question, “does God exist?”

Thomas McFaul, Ph.D., and Al Brunsting, Ph.D.
Two PhDs, one a professor of ethics and religious studies and one a physicist, discuss their book Nov. 5 and its central topic: the existence of God.

North Central College welcomes coauthors Thomas McFaul ’98, Ph.D., professor of ethics and religion studies emeritus at North Central, and physicist Al Brunsting, Ph.D., to discuss their new book “God Is Here To Stay: Science, Evolution, and Belief in God” Nov. 5.

Sponsored by the College’s Cultural Events program, the free talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. For more information contact Judy Brodhead at 630-637-5276.

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