North Central College - Naperville, IL

Silkaitis assumes lead role in “exceedingly funny play” at Chicago’s Theater Wit

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre
Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, steps into lead comedic role in “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England.”

Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, chair of art and theatre and theatre program coordinator, was cast to understudy the lead role in “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Silkaitis knew her contract included at least one performance but had no idea she would need to step in so quickly.

North Central College students exhibit their drawings, sculpture, photography

Graduate student Christine Badowski-Koenig and juniors Drew French and Ian Hilton present their art exhibit “Channels of Perception” April 10-May 4.

North Central College presents a student art exhibit April 10-May 4, featuring the work of North Central graduate student Christine Badowski-Koenig and juniors Drew French and Ian Hilton.

Film, speakers, exhibit focus on 20th century opposition to suppression in Germany

Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg
North Central College hosts a two-day symposium, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, colloquium and exhibition of historical posters.

North Central College hosts a distinctive two-day symposium, titled “Religious Opposition to Suppression: German Traditions,” on Monday and Tuesday, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, exhibition of historical posters and colloquium.

Spring term contemplative series begins April 9

North Central’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty, staff to events focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience.

North Central College’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty and staff to attend any or all of the series of events during spring term focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience. Short presentations by practitioners from diverse traditions will be followed by contemplative exercises; participation in the exercises is entirely optional.  

The following events will take place in Smith Hall, Old Main:

Student presents sculpture, video art, photography and more through May 4

Landmannalaugar frá Bláhnjúki-The People’s Pools from the Blue Peak
North Central College features the artwork of senior Ian Wright in “Kynjamyndir-Strange Pictures: Responding to Icelandic Landscape and Culture.”

North Central College presents the creative artwork of senior Ian Wright in a solo exhibit, April 8-May 4.

Titled “Kynjamyndir-Strange Pictures: Responding to Icelandic Landscape and Culture,” Wright’s exhibit will showcase charcoal on wood panel drawings, video art, sculpture and photography that capture the essence and beauty of Iceland’s volcanic environment.

Four North Central College choral ensembles present concert April 10

April 10 choral concert venue, Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian Church
North Central’s Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Chamber Singers, Cardinal Chorus present concert at Fourth Presbyterian Church on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

North Central College’s choral ensembles will perform a special concert at the Fourth Presbyterian Church at 126 E. Chestnut St. and North Michigan Avenue at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10. The event is free, but a free-will offering will be taken.

Computer science students win first and fourth place at programming competition

Chase Smith ’15, Godfrey Muganda, Bryan Cardwell ’14
Computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2014 ACCA computer programming contest.

Two teams of computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2014 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) computer programming competition held Feb. 22 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais.

North Central College math major earns Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention

Rebecca Heinen ’15 is awarded Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention, the highest national award for students pursuing careers in science, math research.

Rebecca Heinen ’15 of Sparta, Ill., a mathematics major, has been awarded a prestigious national honor as a 2014 Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention. The Goldwater Scholar program is highly competitive and represents the highest national award given to undergraduates who plan to pursue careers in science and math research. 

Students present their research, travel experiences to retirement community residents

Emily Labedz ’15, Hannah Kramer ’14
North Central College German majors Emily Labedz ’15 and Hannah Kramer ’14 are invited to speak to local residents about German culture.

North Central College German majors Hannah Kramer ’14 and Emily Labedz ’15 gave formal presentations to senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community, on March 12. Their presentations focused on their research and travels in Germany.

Kramer, who’s pursuing state certification to teach German in high schools, studied in Heidelberg, Germany, in fall 2013 and participated in a D-Term study trip to Germany in 2012 led by Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German.

North Central College presents The Awakenings Project

"Interpreter" by Mandy Rakow
Works by talented artists of The Awakenings Project will be showcased at North Central College April 25-June 22 as part of Mental Health Awareness Month.

North Central College will showcase works by members of The Awakenings Project April 25-June 22.

Begun in 1997, The Awakenings Project is a group of talented artists in DuPage County and surrounding areas, all of whom have a psychiatric illness. Shown art represents the broad range of work these artists create, from casual paintings, sculptures and photographs by amateurs to seasoned works by professional artists.

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