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Student actors present poetic novel “October Mourning” Jan. 8-11

North Central College students stage Lesléa Newman’s “October Mourning” with original music, based on a novel-in-verse about Matthew Shepard’s 1998 murder.

North Central College presents “October Mourning,” a stage production based on Lesléa Newman’s book, “October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard,” Jan. 8-11.

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 presents Tony Award-winning musical “Parade”

Matt Boresi ’97 to direct award-winning Broadway musical “Parade,” a tragic, true story of a man wrongly accused of murder, Nov. 13-16.

North Central College presents the Broadway musical “Parade,” winner of two Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards, Nov. 13-16. The musical is based on the book by Alfred Uhry with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.

Troy Kelleher ’15 writes feature on successful run by theatre alumnus

Will Allan ’09 in "Animal Farm"
Will Allan ’09, standout theatre major, receives rave reviews for his dual role performance in George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre.

Troy Kelleher ’16, copy editor for The Chronicle and student writer for the Office of Marketing and Communications, penned a story for NCCLinked.com about alumnus Will Allan ’09, who’s playing dual roles in Chicago-based Steppenwolf Theatre’s fall production “Animal Farm.” A standout theatre major while at North Central, Allan stars as a narrative, passive donkey and author George Orwell and is receiving rave reviews by some of Chicago’s biggest critics. The show runs through Nov. 16; visit Steppenwolf.org.  

North Central College student ensembles perform during choral directors conference

Women's Chorale
North Central College student ensembles performed during a fall conference of the Illinois chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (IL-ACDA).

North Central College student ensembles performed in the College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall during a fall conference of the Illinois chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (IL-ACDA).

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.

North Central’s Student Director Series presents “Cynics”

Emma Smith '15, writer and director
North Central College senior Emma Smith stages “Cynics,” an original play that explores representations of depression in theatre, Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1.

North Central College’s Student Director Series features the original play “Cynics” by senior Emma Smith Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

Three performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 in North Central’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. There is strong language in the play and dark subject matter.

Students stage one of Shakespeare’s most popular and fanciful plays

Mark Yacullo ’16 and Taylor Calderone ’15, photo by D.J.
North Central College presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” featuring student actors and guest director Oct. 15-16, 18-19.

North Central College presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” featuring student actors with direction by guest director Kathryn Walsh.

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.

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