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Hamalis is part of lecture series on global citizenship

Perry Hamalis, associate professor of religious studies and director of academic opportunities, gave lecture as part of Fairfield University lecture series.

Perry Hamalis, associate professor of religious studies and director of academic opportunities, was invited to give a lecture March 16 at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., as part of the school’s lecture series on Global Citizenship. Titled “The Politics of Personhood: An Orthodox Perspective on Global Citizenship,” his lecture “… described some of the ways in which an Eastern Orthodox understanding of human beings as ‘persons’ carries implications for notions of global citizenship and diversity within community.

Lou Corsino to give Last (First) Lecture

Seniors voted to invite Lou Corsino, professor of sociology, to present the CUAB-hosted Last Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the Wentz. All are welcome.

May 13, 2011—North Central College seniors voted to invite Lou Corsino—professor of sociology and chair, Division of Human Thought and Behavior—to present the CUAB-hosted Last Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Wentz Concert Hall. The entire campus community is invited to hear his talk, titled “Lately, it appears to me …”
 
This year’s Last Lecture has been renamed First Lecture: Of the Next 150 Years, in honor of North Central’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, which kicks off during Cornerstone Week, May 16-21.

Cultural Events presents speaker Diane Grams

Cultural Events presents speaker Diane Grams

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North Central welcomes author, professor and artist Diane Grams to give a free lecture titled “A Tale of Two Cities: New Orleans and Chicago” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Her talk will be based on her research and her new book “Producing Local Color: Art Networks in Ethnic Chicago,” an investigation of art producers in Chicago’s Bronzeville, Pilsen and Rogers Park communities.



Blanchet performs at Chicago’s Symphony Center

George Blanchet, percussionist and lecturer in music, was part of a St. Patrick’s Day event “Make Them Hear You” at Chicago’s Symphony Center.

George Blanchet, percussionist and lecturer in music, was part of a St. Patrick’s Day event, “Make Them Hear You,” at Chicago’s Symphony Center March 16. The celebration included Celtic entertainment with a narration by actor Martin Sheen and performances by Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, Old St. Patrick’s Concert Choir and Trinity Irish Dancers & Vocalists. Blanchet is the timpanist and principal percussionist with the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra.

Wis is guest clinician at choral classic

Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Distinguished Professor in the Fine Arts and professor of music, was guest clinician for the Wheaton Warrenville South Choral Classic.

Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Distinguished Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music, was a guest clinician for the Wheaton Warrenville South Choral Classic on March 12. The event featured a high school competition with 18 show choirs and concert choirs and brought together hundreds of singers throughout the Midwest for performances, adjudications and clinics in the choral and show choir genres.

Wolf conducts workshop to teachers of German

Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor in German, conducted a workshop and seminar for the Arkansas chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German.

Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor in German, conducted a statewide workshop and seminar, “German Program Building through Articulation, Advocacy, and Outreach,” for the Arkansas chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, held March 11-13 in Arkansas. The three-day immersion event concentrated on modeling best practices to build and strengthen German language programs on the K-16 level through effective advocacy of the discipline, productive vertical and horizontal curricular articulation, and innovative outreach programs and community building.

Warfel performs in recital and choral festival

Jon Warfel, pianist and lecturer in music, maintains an active concert schedule, including recent performances in a recital series and a choral festival.

Jon Warfel, pianist and lecturer in music, maintains an active concert schedule, including his recent performance at the Choral Festival With Jon Warfel at Christ United Methodist Church in Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 26-27. His repertoire included five selections. He also performed as part of the Naperville Chamber Players with flutist Marie Bennett, lecturer in music, at the 2011 Jane Hampton-Chipman Memorial Recital Series at First Congregational Church in Elgin March 18.

Oesterle Library showcases "Harry Potter's World" exhibit

Harry Potter's World poster
North Central will host a traveling exhibit, April 10-May 21, about the real-life alchemists and physicians featured in Rowling's popular Harry Potter books.

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

March 7, 2011—North Central College will host a traveling exhibit about the real-life alchemists and physicians featured in J.K. Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter books.

College hosts a comic review of calculus

North Central welcomes two shows April 6 of “Calculus: The Musical!”—a theatrical journey through the concepts of calculus with a comedic approach to learning.

March 14, 2011—North Central College welcomes a return engagement of “Calculus: The Musical!”—a dynamic theatrical journey through the concepts and history of calculus with a unique, comedic approach to learning.

High school math teacher Marc Gutman of Minneapolis found that setting formulas and rules to music helped his students learn and retain tricky information. His classroom exercises became the seed for this show, which will interest middle school, high school and college-aged students and teachers. 

Top high school students can earn college credit

Richard Wilders, Ph.D., program director
Gifted high school-aged students can earn up to two years of college credit while still in high school. Learn more at Lederman Scholars open house April 13.

March 8, 2011—Gifted high school-aged students can earn up to two years of college credit while still in high school through North Central College’s Lederman Scholars Program. Prospective students and their parents are invited to learn more at an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville. Registration starts at 6 p.m.

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