North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

Student represents North Central at Chicago poetry festival

Amy Elisabeth Olson
An English literature major will represent the College at the 12th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

March 17, 2011—Amy Elisabeth Olson of Sycamore will represent North Central College at the 12th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival on April 7 at Columbia College Chicago.

North Central offers international students chance to study English during summer

The College’s Summer Language Institute provides an opportunity for students from other countries to learn English in America.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307

March 16, 2011—North Central College’s Summer Language Institute offers international students the opportunity to study English during intensive multi-week programs set in both classroom and informal environments.

College hosts three speakers during April

Diane Grams
Guest speakers give talks in April on comparisons between New Orleans and Chicago, adventures along the Appalachian Trail, and bicycling advocacy.

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

March 15, 2011—North Central College has invited three speakers to campus in April to give talks on various topics. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Concert Choir takes first-ever European tour

The Concert Choir will embark on its first tour in Italy March 16-24 and sing at concerts in Florence, Venice and Siena and masses at the Vatican in Rome.

March 4, 2011—North Central College’s Concert Choir will embark on its first-ever European concert tour March 16-24. Some 36 students of the nearly 60-voice mixed choir have raised their own financial support and will participate in the American Celebration of Music tour to various sites in Italy.

Directed by Professor of Music Jeordano Martínez, the Concert Choir will sing during Catholic masses at St. Peter’s Basilica at Vatican City in Rome and at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, and at concerts in Florence, Venice and Siena.

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