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Three-part Human Rights Symposium kicks off April 9

Senior laboratory analyst for Clinton Health Access Initiative in Kenya to give talk on “Fighting HIV/AIDS by Bringing New Technologies Closer to Patients.”

North Central’s Office of International Programs and Leadership, Ethics and Values program kicks off the College’s third annual Spring Symposium on global human rights at noon Monday, April 9, with a guest presentation titled “Fighting HIV/AIDS by Bringing New Technologies Closer to Patients.”

Jonathan Lehe, senior laboratory analyst for the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Nairobi, Kenya, will discuss new point-of-care testing that provides diagnosis and therapy for AIDS patients in resource-limited settings.

German leader who lived in divided Germany gives two lectures

Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany
North Central College hosts lectures April 2-3 by Michael Lunberg, who grew up in East Germany under communist state, was involved in peaceful opposition.

North Central College will host two lectures April 2-3 by Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany, about the power of political opposition.

Lunberg grew up in East Germany under a repressive communist state and political party and was active in the opposition movement in the late 1980s leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Award-winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives talk Feb. 29

Isabel Wilkerson
North Central College welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson to discuss her epic book “The Warmth of Other Suns.”

Author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson will discuss her book “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” on Feb. 29 at North Central College. The New York Times and national bestseller follows the story of African-American families leaving the Jim Crow South during the Great Migration.

Wilkerson will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. This event is free and open to the public.

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North Central College welcomes author Joe Allen Jan. 26

Activist Joe Allen chronicles forgotten family tragedy of racial exploitation in Chicago during the 1940s in his talk and book “People Wasn’t Made to Burn.”

North Central College presents a talk by author and activist Joe Allen about his new book, “People Wasn't Made to Burn: A True Story of Housing, Race, and Murder in Chicago.”

Open to the community, the free event takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in North Central’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. The College’s department of Urban and Suburban Studies and Cultural Events are co-sponsors.

North Central hosts 2012 Blue Key National Conference

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More than 100 students from across the country traveled to North Central College for the 2012 Blue Key National Conference, which took place Jan. 13-14.

The students represented 13 different colleges and universities, ranging from the University of Portland in Oregon to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Over the course of the conference, students had the opportunity to participate in a vast array of activities.

Ivana Miljic

For Ivana, the social change leadership minor wasn’t just a program, but a passion. That passion inspired her to engage in service trips and to tutor immigrant families each week in learning the English language. “If I could redo my student years, I’d go on every service trip offered, and there are many to choose from."

“In my classes, I learned lessons that challenged my views and perspective on many things in my life and motivated me to take action and become involved in my community,” She says. “My professors spent countless hours discussing research projects, career and academic plans and life with me. They’re part of a nourishing North Central family community that’s fostered throughout the campus.”

Ivana envisions using the knowledge she gained from her studies and her passion for human rights to work with a nonprofit organization in raising awareness about prevalent issues in communities around the world.

DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “Heroic and Hopeful” at North Central College

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra celebrates all that is America with “Heroic and Hopeful,” Feb. 12 and 13 at North Central College.

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra will perform the multimedia concert “Heroic and Hopeful” Feb. 12 and 13 at North Central College.

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra (DSO) celebrates all that is America with its centerpiece performance of the season, “Heroic and Hopeful.” Audience members will experience the diversity of traditions that have blended together as families and cultures have intertwined over the years. 

1960 Martin Luther King visit inspired students to activism

Throughout its 150-year history North Central College has demonstrated its commitment to the principles of equality and nonviolence.

During January, North Central College celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events and activities. As part of a yearlong celebration of its Sesquicentennial, the College’s 2012 observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Week is particularly significant.

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