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Alumni filmmakers discuss “Breaking Into the Film Biz”

Emerging filmmakers, alumni Scott Drucker ’06 (left) and R.J. McNichols ’11
North Central alumni Scott Drucker ’06 and R.J. McNichols ’11 visit campus March 5 to discuss the business and art of making of their first films.

Emerging filmmakers and North Central alumni Scott Drucker ’06 and R.J. McNichols ’11 will visit campus March 5 to discuss the business and art of making of their first films.

Titled “Breaking Into the Film Biz,” their presentation is free and will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Their talk and Q&A are open to the campus community and will especially interest young filmmakers, students of interactive media, and fans and aficionados of contemporary documentary film with a community and social conscience.

Seniors Ariel Hodge and Samantha Johnson showcase their artwork

Work by seniors Samantha Johnson (left), Ariel Hodge
North Central College presents “Fairy Tales and Realities: An Exploration into Social Distortions,” a student art exhibit March 6-31.

North Central College presents “Fairy Tales and Realities: An Exploration into Social Distortions,” featuring the artwork of senior studio art majors Ariel Hodge and Samantha Johnson.  

Their free exhibit will showcase drawings, ceramics, cutouts and sculpture March 6-31 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The public is invited to meet the artists during a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the gallery. Light refreshments will be served.

Using art for social justice is focus of North Central’s global human rights event

Artists, feminists Melissa Potter and Miriam Schaer will give a lecture and demonstration on the connections between poverty and women’s rights on Feb. 28.

With poverty reduction as North Central College’s global human rights focus this year, two guest speakers will give a lecture and artistic demonstration on the connections between poverty and women’s rights.

Their free lecture, titled “Using Art for Social Justice,” will take place at noon, Friday, Feb. 28, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall.

Senior production of “Urinetown” celebrates, satirizes American musical theatre

Nik Kmiecik ’15 as Bobby Strong, Jesek West ’15 as Hope Cladwell
North Central College seniors present four performances of the hilarious, irreverent musical satire “Urinetown,” Feb. 27-March 2.

North Central College seniors present the hilarious, irreverent musical satire “Urinetown,” with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis.

Four performances of “Urinetown” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 and at 2 p.m. March 2 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Macek receives media attention about his talk

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, gave a talk that was reported in local labor news media.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, gave a talk Jan. 30 at the monthly meeting of the Naperville Township Democratic Organization. His talk was later reported in the Fox Valley Labor News. Click here to read the article.
 

North Central students build mentoring relationships and friendships with area seniors

North Central College students are forming mentoring relationships with senior residents of Monarch Landing.

A group of North Central College students recently engaged in a round of “speed dating” conversations. They talked about their interests and majors while making new friends—not with potential suitors but with senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community. Upwards of 20 students have been establishing relationships for sharing advice, gaining historical perspectives and building friendships.

Lureau is focus of article in professional newsletter

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting
Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was featured in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners newsletter.

Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was featured in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) December 2013 newsletter. In it she talks about her experience preparing for the four-part CFE credentialing exam.

Pons’ textbook introduces college students to basics of real analysis

Matthew Pons, associate professor of mathematics
Matthew Pons, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, published “Real Analysis for the Undergraduate,” a textbook for undergraduates.

Matthew Pons, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, published his book, titled “Real Analysis for the Undergraduate: With an Invitation to Functional Analysis” (Springer, 2014).

Authors featured at Feb. 25 North Central College Emerging Writers Reading Series

The public is invited to hear two authors featured Feb. 25 at North Central College’s Emerging Authors Reading Series.

The public is invited to hear two authors featured Feb. 25 at North Central College’s Emerging Authors Reading Series.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the College’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St., Naperville. Featured authors are Eric Elshtain, a Chicago-based poet, publisher and educator; and Sandy Marchetti, a Naperville writer and 2007 alumna of North Central College.

The 2014 “Explore the Sound” theme is Of Spirits and Places

North Central College hosts the sixth annual “Explore the Sound” concert series on Feb. 20 and 21 with some 130 choral and instrumental musicians.

North Central College hosts the sixth annual “Explore the Sound” concert series with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20 and 21, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall.

The concert features some 130 choral and instrumental musicians in a seamlessly staged, theatrically lit performance from every part of Wentz Concert Hall. The performers include the Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Chamber Singers, Woodwind Quintet and Chamber String Ensemble with piano, string and jazz solos or small groups.

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