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Theatre alum Steve Peebles '07 gets rave reviews in "Secret Garden"

Steve Peebles, a 2007 musical theatre alumnus, is performing as Dicken in Evanston’s Light Opera Works’ production of “The Secret Garden.”

Steve Peebles, a 2007 North Central College graduate who majored in musical theatre, is performing as Dicken in Evanston’s Light Opera Works’ production of “The Secret Garden” through Jan. 1.

Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones mentioned Peebles in a review published Dec. 29.

North Central theatre students present original drama “Under the Circumstances”

Cassie Nelson as Phoebe and Kyle Ryan as Dave
North Central College presents the student-written and directed drama “Under the Circumstances,” a rhetorical look at relationships and their demise Jan. 12-14.

North Central College presents the student-written and –directed drama “Under the Circumstances,” a rhetoric look at relationships and their demise.

Three performances of “Under the Circumstances” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 13 and 14 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Chicago Sinfonietta celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15 at North Central College

Jeri Lynne Johnson
Music Director Mei-Ann Chen leads Chicago Sinfonietta’s annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15 at North Central College.

Music Director Mei-Ann Chen leads Chicago Sinfonietta’s annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15 at North Central College.

Guest conductor Jeri Lynne Johnson, founder and music director of Philadelphia’s Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, joins Chen in leading the Sinfonietta in the performance, “The Journey, The Dream”—a selection of works that celebrate King’s pioneering fight for civil rights and his enduring legacy.

Guest choirs perform Jan. 21 at North Central College’s 24th annual Gospel Extravaganza

A collection of choirs will perform rousing spiritual pieces Jan. 21 when North Central College presents its 24th annual Gospel Extravaganza.

A collection of choirs will perform rousing spiritual pieces Jan. 21 when North Central College presents its 24th annual Gospel Extravaganza.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults, $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Connelly, Illinois House honor North Central College with Sesquicentennial resolution

The Illinois House of Representatives congratulates North Central College on its Sesquicentennial in a resolution sponsored by state Rep. Michael Connelly.

Dec. 19, 2011—The Illinois House of Representatives congratulates North Central College on its Sesquicentennial in a resolution sponsored by Michael Connelly, 48th District state representative.

The resolution commemorating the 150th anniversary of the College’s founding was adopted by the 97th General Assembly. Connelly, R-Naperville, presented a copy of the resolution to Harold R. Wilde, North Central College president, in December.

Naper Settlement exhibits College history

Naper Settlement’s Heritage Gallery continues to host the exhibit “150 Years: A Promising Start,” which echoes the theme of the College’s Sesquicentennial celebration. “It was  fascinating to collaborate with Naper Settlement on the development of this exhibit,” says Kim Butler, College archivist. “It’s a wonderful facility showcasing the College’s history.”

Samantha Nutt to address 2012 Blue Key National Conference at North Central

Humanitarian Samantha Nutt will address honors students from across the nation Jan. 13 when North Central College hosts the 2012 Blue Key National Conference.

Humanitarian Samantha Nutt, an authority on how war impacts civilians, will address honors students from across the nation Jan. 13 when North Central College hosts the 2012 Blue Key National Conference.

The Blue Key Honor Society recognizes college students at senior institutions of higher education for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Nearly 120 students are expected to participate in the three-day national conference Jan. 13-15.

Musical theatre alumna appears in world premiere of new holiday musical

Musical theatre alumna Monica Szaflik appears in the world premiere of a new holiday musical, “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.”

Musical theatre alumna Monica Szaflik ’05 appears in Chicago’s Provision Theater Company's production of the world premiere of Timothy Gregory’s (script) and Michael Mahler’s (music) adaptation of Susan Wojciechowski’s award winning children’s book, “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.”

Tavis Smiley to speak at North Central College during Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Radio and television host Tavis Smiley will be keynote speaker Jan. 19 during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week observance at North Central College.

Dec. 5, 2011—Radio and television host Tavis Smiley will be keynote speaker during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week observance at North Central College.

The talk show host, political commentator and entrepreneur will deliver his presentation, “America I AM,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 7 for $10; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Alumni fare well at annual Naperville Turkey Trot race

North Central College alumni outpaced the field of 7,500 runners Thursday at the annual Turkey Trot 5K sponsored by the Naperville Noon Lions Club.

North Central College alumni outpaced the field of 7,500 runners Thursday at the annual Turkey Trot 5K sponsored by the Naperville Noon Lions Club.

Kyle Brady '10, who won a national championship as a Cardinal, repeated as first-place finisher among all men by completing the course in a time of 14:52. He's won three of the six Thanksgiving Day races in which he's run, he told the Daily Herald.

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