North Central College - Naperville, IL

150 Moments: Meiley-Swallow Hall has faith beginnings

Meiley-Swallow Hall, today
Built in 1909 with connections to founders of North Central College, the red brick church was acquired by the College and renamed Meiley-Swallow Hall in 2007.

Dedicated in 2007 as an academic and fine arts building, North Central College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall has connections to founders of the College.

The Evangelical Association was the founding church of North Central College. When the College relocated to Naperville in 1870, the Zion “Old Brick Church” Congregation (now Community United Methodist Church) was instrumental in funding the College’s relocation expenses and became the religious home of many of the professors and their families.

Artwork by local teachers on exhibit in Meiley-Swallow Hall

Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.
North Central College exhibits artwork by 20 art teachers in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 in campus gallery Nov. 4-Jan. 5.

Nov. 4, 2011—Works by 20 art teachers in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 are featured in an exhibit at North Central College.

The “District 203 Faculty Art Show” opens Nov. 4 and runs through Jan. 5 in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

North Central unveils star-studded 2010-2011 fine arts season

A star-studded lineup of classical, jazz and contemporary artists fills the 2010-2011 Fine & Performing Arts Season at North Central College.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

June, 2010—A star-studded lineup of classical, jazz and contemporary artists fills the 2010-2011 Fine & Performing Arts Season at North Central College.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frankie Valli, Blues Traveler, Ramsey Lewis, Rachel Barton Pine, the Vienna Boys Choir, David Sanborn and Del McCourey with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are just a few highlights of North Central College’s most sensational season to date.

Seniors direct original comic sketches May 27-29

North Central College seniors Jake Dewar and Bruce Reif will present their original plays as part of the College's Student Director Series.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

May 25, 2010--North Central College seniors Jake Dewar and Bruce Reif will present their original plays as part of the College's Student Director Series. Dewar's "On the Line: A Series of Random Transmissions" is a compilation of original comedic sketches. Reif's "An Evening in Revue" is a short comedic sketch written entirely by the cast using improvisation.

One-man show showcases the wit and humor of French writer Molière

North Central College welcomes back Timothy Mooney and his one-man play "Molière Than Thou," featuring a dazzling performance of some of Molière's plays.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

March 16, 2010--North Central College welcomes back Timothy Mooney and his one-man play "Molière Than Thou" on March 31, featuring a dazzling performance of some of Molière's most beloved plays.

Expert on climate change and water conservation to give talk Feb. 23

Radha Rajagopalan, North Central College's fifth Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, will give a talk on global climate change.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, Associate Director of Public Relations, 630-637-5306

Feb. 1, 2010--Radha Rajagopalan, North Central College's fifth Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, will give a talk titled "It's Not Just Hot Air: Facing Climate Change in North American Cities" on Feb. 23. She will draw on her own experience and expertise as senior research analyst in Toronto's Environment Office.

Rajagopalan's free talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in North Central's Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville.

Students write, compose, direct musical "Tell Me Truly"

North Central College students will present a four-performance run of "Tell Me Truly," an exciting, guitar-driven original musical.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Jan. 22, 2010--North Central College students will present a four-performance run of "Tell Me Truly," an exciting, guitar-driven original musical written by senior Chad Comello and junior Taylor Martin. The play is presented by The Company, a student club with members who are passionate about theatre and want to explore new theatrical ideas.

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