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Year-end cultural events feature music, history, film

Hewar Trio
North Central College hosts cultural events on May 19, 20 and 27 featuring Syrian music with the Hewar Trio, a lecture on Chicago history and a film screening.

North Central College will host three cultural events on May 19, 20 and 27 that feature a musical performance, lecture and film screening. All events are free and open to the campus community.

Rescheduled: Jack Shindler to give annual Last Lecture June 3

Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs
North Central College students select Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, to speak at the Last Lecture.

North Central College students voted to invite Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, to speak at the annual Last Lecture.

Visiting lecturers host forums about Morocco after the Arab Spring

Visiting lecturers Meriem El Haitami and Sidi Hamza Tayebi, of Morocco
North Central College’s Office of International Programs invites campus community to two forums May 6-7 on Morocco after the Arab Spring.

North Central College’s Office of International Programs is hosting two free “Forums on Morocco after the Arab Spring” on May 6-7 with visiting lecturers addressing different topics at each event.

Scholar-in-residence Riad Ismat discusses the arts and statesmanship

Riad Ismat, visiting scholar-in-residence
North Central College will host a free lecture Feb. 18 by Riad Ismat, Syria’s former ambassador to Pakistan and minister of culture.

North Central College will host a free lecture Feb. 18 by Riad Ismat, Syria’s former ambassador to Pakistan and minister of culture.

Currently a visiting scholar-in-residence at North Central College for the 2014-2015 academic year, Ismat will speak on “Theatre and Diplomacy” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St.

Explore world cultures at International Festival and support international study

Come indoors where it’s warm and have fun exploring world cultures at North Central College’s family-friendly International Festival Sunday, Feb. 8.

Come indoors where it’s warm and have fun exploring various world cultures at North Central College’s family-friendly International Festival Feb. 8.

New documentary by North Central faculty promotes cross-cultural understanding

Years in the making, “The Rays of the Sun” documentary by North Central students and faculty Matthew Krystal and Hale Ekinci will premiere on campus Feb. 4.

North Central College faculty members Matthew Krystal, associate professor of anthropology, and Hale Ekinci, assistant professor of art, will present their new documentary film, “The Rays of the Sun,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall.

Four North Central College faculty serve as panelists in discussions about globalization

Faculty panelists representing different areas of study discuss globalization and its effects on their academic disciplines Oct. 7.

North Central College will present a panel discussion, featuring four North Central faculty members from different areas of study who will discuss the effects of globalization on their academic disciplines. The issue of globalization is a yearlong, campus-wide area of focus.

Free and open to the public, the panel begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the College’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave.

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman to speak tonight in Wentz Concert Hall

Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient
North Central College welcomes Yemen’s Tawakkol Karman, the first Arab and second Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, to give a talk June 3.

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Tawakkol Karman of Yemen will give a talk about her experiences as a journalist, politician and human rights activist June 3 at North Central College.

Award-winning film is focus of global human rights discussion April 21

North Central presents “Stuck,” a documentary about four orphans looking for homes in the U.S., and discussion by children’s rights activist Dawn Stark.

North Central College welcomes Dawn Stark, a global children’s rights activist, as part of the College’s annual global human rights focus. Stark will introduce and discuss the new human rights film “Stuck” on April 21.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Stark will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the showing. Admission is free.

Global human rights filmmakers show their film, lead workshop April 16

North Central College hosts documentary screening of “Disruption” and workshop by renowned documentary filmmakers Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates.

North Central College hosts renowned documentary filmmakers Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates as part of the College’s annual global human rights focus. The pair returns to show and discuss their new human rights film “Disruption” on April 16.

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