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North Central College ensembles ‘Explore the Sound’ Feb. 24

North Central College invites listeners to hear several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles in “Explore the Sound IV: Untraveled Worlds.”

North Central College presents “Explore the Sound IV: Untraveled Worlds” in identical Feb. 22 and 24 concerts that invite listeners to hear several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles and discover the stunning acoustics of Wentz Concert Hall.

North Central College welcomes two notable authors during Naperville Reads 2012

Luis Alberto Urrea
A pair of notable authors will speak and sign books at North Central College in February as part of the 11th annual Naperville Reads celebration.

Jan. 30, 2012—A pair of notable authors will speak and sign books at North Central College in February as part of the 11th annual Naperville Reads celebration.

Anderson’s Bookshops present appearances by authors Antonio Sacre on Thursday, Feb. 9, and Luis Alberto Urrea on Thursday, Feb. 23. Both events begin at 7 p.m. in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Contact Anderson’s at 630-355-2665, visit andersonsbookshop.com or Naperville Public Library branches for free tickets.

Ana Žanić showcases multiple art forms in North Central College exhibit

Multimedia artist Ana Žanić presents “Small Worlds,” an exhibit featuring watercolor paintings and ceramic artwork Jan. 8 - Feb. 16.

Watercolor paintings and ceramic artwork by contemporary visual artist Ana Žanić are featured in “Small Worlds” exhibit Jan. 8 through Feb. 16 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 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, where guests can meet Žanić. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Oesterle Library displays faculty publications, history of library

Oesterle Library displays faculty publications, history of library

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During winter term, North Central’s Oesterle Library will feature publications by 10 faculty members and the history of Oesterle Library. The displays are showcased in the library’s lobby.

Community Publications
•    Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education. “Polish Americans” and “Progressive Era, 1900-1920” in Sports in America: from Colonial Times to the Twenty-first Century: an Encyclopedia, 2011.



North Central to host free panel discussion Jan. 19 on making a living in the arts

Janet Bloch
North Central College invites aspiring artists and entrepreneurs to a free panel discussion Jan. 19 on “Making it in the Arts.”

Please note, the location of the panel discussion has changed to Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

North Central to premiere fourth part of documentary about 150-year history

Gael Swing
North Central College invites the public to the free premiere Feb. 6 of the fourth part of a documentary series that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

North Central College invites the public to the free premiere Feb. 6 of the fourth part of a documentary series produced with Naperville Community Television that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

“A Student-Centered Community” is the fourth of the five-part documentary series “A Promising Start,” which commemorates the College’s Sesquicentennial. The segment will premiere at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “Heroic and Hopeful” at North Central College

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra celebrates all that is America with “Heroic and Hopeful,” Feb. 12 and 13 at North Central College.

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra will perform the multimedia concert “Heroic and Hopeful” Feb. 12 and 13 at North Central College.

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra (DSO) celebrates all that is America with its centerpiece performance of the season, “Heroic and Hopeful.” Audience members will experience the diversity of traditions that have blended together as families and cultures have intertwined over the years. 

Contemporary singer Steven Curtis Chapman performs Feb. 9 at North Central College

Popular recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman performs along with Andrew Peterson and Josh Wilson Feb. 9 at North Central College

Popular recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman performs his “Songs and Stories” tour Feb. 9 at North Central College.

The Steven Curtis Chapman performance, featuring special guests Andrew Peterson and Josh Wilson, begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $45, $35 and $25; call 800-965-9324 or visit itickets.com. For an additional $25, patrons may also purchase a pass to “Sound Check & Stories,” a pre-show event taking place at 5 p.m. the day of the performance.

MLK Week celebrates College’s history of building bridges among cultures

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
North Central College’s Martin Luther King Week, Jan. 15-21, features musical tributes, prayer breakfast, keynote presentation by Tavis Smiley and more.

North Central College invites members of the community to join its annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a weeklong lineup of events Jan. 15-21, 2012.

This year’s theme “Where do we go from here?” will honor and remember King with musical tributes, a prayer breakfast, activities and keynote presentation by talk show host, political commentator and entrepreneur Tavis Smiley Jan. 19.

1960 Martin Luther King visit inspired students to activism

Throughout its 150-year history North Central College has demonstrated its commitment to the principles of equality and nonviolence.

During January, North Central College celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events and activities. As part of a yearlong celebration of its Sesquicentennial, the College’s 2012 observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Week is particularly significant.

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