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Local educator, literacy expert to speak Jan. 25 at North Central College

Local elementary school teacher and Illinois’ Reading Educator of the Year Maria Walther will speak at North Central College Jan. 25.

Local elementary school teacher, education expert and literacy consultant Maria Walther will speak at North Central College on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Her talk will take place at 5:30 p.m. in room 20 at the College’s Goldspohn Hall, 31 N. Loomis St., Naperville. The event is free and open to the public.

“Maria Walther is an extremely reliable and interesting speaker and often provides a variety of resources,” says Alyssa Mahoney, a North Central junior majoring in elementary education. “We cannot get enough of what she has to say!”

Popular R&B group Ahmir performs benefit concert Jan. 27 at The Union

Ahmir—billed as “YouTube’s No. 1 most popular R&B group”—will perform at North Central College to benefit students’ spring break service trip.

Ahmir—billed as “YouTube’s No. 1 most popular R&B group”—will perform a benefit concert Jan. 27 at North Central College.

Proceeds from the concert will support the annual Football Fellowship of Christian Athletes Spring Break Service Project with Habitat for Humanity.

North Central College welcomes author Joe Allen Jan. 26

Activist Joe Allen chronicles forgotten family tragedy of racial exploitation in Chicago during the 1940s in his talk and book “People Wasn’t Made to Burn.”

North Central College presents a talk by author and activist Joe Allen about his new book, “People Wasn't Made to Burn: A True Story of Housing, Race, and Murder in Chicago.”

Open to the community, the free event takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in North Central’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. The College’s department of Urban and Suburban Studies and Cultural Events are co-sponsors.

Snow Bowl fundraiser Feb. 3 for Tyson Resource Center at North Central College

Snow Bowl benefit in 2011
Join night of bowling, fundraiser Feb. 3 to support resource center for North Central education students and chapel service Jan. 24 in memory of Lora Tyson.

Community members are invited to join an evening of bowling, networking, fun and fundraising to support a valuable resource for North Central College education students.

Expert on global hunger to give informal talk Jan. 20

North Central College will host a talk by Paul Macek on global hunger as part of the Office of International Program’s global human rights focus this year.

North Central College will host an informal talk and discussion on global hunger Jan. 20 with Paul Macek, senior director of food security and livelihoods at World Vision.

According to World Vision, some 925 million people in the world—or one in seven people—don’t eat enough to be healthy. Hunger is number one on the list of the world’s top 10 health risks in 2012. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

North Central hosts 2012 AMC 10 and 12 math contests

North Central College campus
North Central College will host a testing site for the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10 and AMC 12 exams Feb. 22 for high school students.

North Central College will host a testing site for the American Mathematics Competitions test 10 and 12 (AMC 10 and AMC 12) on Feb. 22. These contests are the premier high school examinations in mathematics.

May 20 Switchfoot concert will be first in North Central College Res/Rec Center

Alternative rock band Switchfoot performs May 20 at North Central College.

A May 20 performance by the alternative rock band Switchfoot will be the first concert in North Central College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center. The band Bottle of Justus will open.

The Switchfoot performance will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., Naperville. Tickets are $30; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Watercolorist Tom Lynch showcases dramatized landscapes in North Central exhibit

Artist Tom Lynch strives for a level of excitement and drama in the exhibit “Dramatic Watercolor” April 1 through May 3 at North Central College.

Artist Tom Lynch strives for a level of excitement and intensity in the exhibit “Dramatic Watercolor” April 1 through May 3 at North Central College.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. An artist reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Guests can meet Lynch and complimentary refreshments will be served.

Theatreworks USA brings family-friendly musical “Nate the Great” to North Central April 21

North Central College welcomes Theatreworks USA for two family-friendly performances of “Nate the Great” on April 21.

North Central College welcomes Theatreworks USA on April 21 for two family-friendly performances of “Nate the Great.”

Photographer Art Sussman showcases world travels in North Central College exhibit

Photographer Art Sussman captures the heart of his travels in the exhibit “Looking for West Africa” March 9 through April 29 at North Central College.

Photographer Art Sussman captures the heart of his travels in the exhibit “Looking for West Africa” March 9 through April 29 at North Central College.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. An artist reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Guests can meet Sussman, and complimentary refreshments will be served.

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