North Central College - Naperville, IL

Registration open for 2013 D-Term Verandah experiences

The Field Museum Chicago, Verandah Experience
D-Term Verandahs offer 12 opportunities for students of any major to pursue informal, experiential learning in small groups with faculty members.

Registration is underway for all 12 D-Term Verandah experiences that are open to any major. No special skills or experience are necessary to participate. Students can explore Chicago theatre, film music, different cultures, contemporary drama, a museum exhibit about propaganda, sustainability solutions, square dancing, Spanish culture and more. Some experiences are on campus, some off campus.
 
The D-Term Verandahs and their faculty instructors are:

North Central College students stage Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” April 25-28

North Central College students present five shows of “The Taming of the Shrew,” William Shakespeare’s play about gender differences.

North Central College students stage “The Taming of the Shrew,” William Shakespeare’s play about gender differences, April 25-28.

Faculty and staff recognized for outstanding service, teaching, scholarship

North Central College recognizes faculty and administrative staff members for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service “above and beyond the call of duty.”

North Central College recognized faculty and administrative staff members for their outstanding teaching, scholarship and service “above and beyond the call of duty” for the 2011-2012 academic year. Each was presented with endowed awards established in memory of two North Central College alumni—Clarence F. Dissinger, Class of 1921, and his sister Ruth C. Dissinger Althaus, Class of 1922. With the exception of the scholarship prize, awards were based on student, faculty and staff nominations and announced in May 2012.

The administrative staff award recipients are:

Theatre professor drawing rave reviews for role in Shakespeare's "Richard III"

A North Central professor performs in an outdoor production of Shakespeare's "Richard III" that's catching the attention of Chicago-area critics.

A North Central College theatre professor is performing in an outdoor production of Shakesepeare's "Richard III" that is catching the attention of numerous Chicago-area critics.

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre and chair of North Central College's art and theatre departments, appears as Margaret through Aug. 25 at the Oak Park Festival Theatre.

Hear faculty present stories of emigrants through Ellis Island

Hear faculty present stories of emigrants through Ellis Island

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North Central’s theatre faculty and an alumna and student will be part of the Feb. 11-12 multimedia program “Heroic and Hopeful” presented by the DuPage Symphony Orchestra in Wentz Concert Hall.

The second part of the DSO program features Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: The Dream of America,” an original composition with historical imagery and spoken word from the Ellis Island Oral History Project.



Opening night of “Distracted” includes talk-back with actors, faculty

Opening night of “Distracted” includes talk-back with actors, faculty

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Psychology and theatre faculty are hosting a noncredit Verandah opportunity and Q&A after the Thursday, Oct. 20, opening night production of “Distracted.” The play will be staged this weekend at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 20, 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, in Madden Theatre.



Test subjects enjoying the experiment

Gregory Wolf, associate professor of German and German film students
Professors and students are test subjects in a Learning Studio Research classroom incorporating the latest in teaching spaces and furniture design.

Nine professors and their students are test subjects in a Learning Studio Research classroom that incorporates the latest thinking in teaching spaces and furniture design. The project is a collaboration with Herman Miller and Widmer Interiors and allows the College to collect needed information.

Carin Silkaitis' theatre company featured at Steppenwolf

Carin Silkaitis' theatre company featured at Steppenwolf

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Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre and theatre program coordinator, is board president of her own theatre company, XIII Pocket Productions. In its second season, XIII Pocket was chosen to participate in Steppenwolf’s Visiting Company Initiative, which invites young and innovative companies to produce a show in Steppenwolf’s spaces. XIII Pocket and two other theaters will present their own productions in a rotating repertory for a 10-week run, from Feb. 18 to April 25, in the Merle Reskin Garage in Chicago.


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