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North Central College unveils star-studded fine and performing arts season

The Beach Boys
North Central College is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding with a star-studded 2011-2012 Fine & Performing Arts Sesquicentennial Season.

North Central College is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding with a star-studded 2011-2012 Fine & Performing Arts Sesquicentennial Season that features some of the world’s finest classical, jazz and contemporary artists and offers something for all audiences to enjoy.

Yo-Yo Ma, The Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, Bernadette Peters, Jim Brickman, Charlie Daniels Band, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, The Manhattan Transfer and Celtic Woman are among the world-renowned artists coming to Naperville during North Central College’s most astounding season to date.

Alumnus Ron Smith’s new book chronicles “on this day” in oldies history

Ronald Smith ‘75 has written a book that provides information on events related to oldies music for every day of the year.

Ronald Smith, a 1975 alumnus of North Central College, has written a book that provides an extensive collection of information on events related to oldies music for every day of the year.

Riverwalk Gateway, Sesquicentennial Walkway to improve pedestrian access

Riverwalk Gateway
North Central College is partnering with the Naperville Riverwalk Commission and Riverwalk Foundation to improve pedestrian access and beautify the campus.

North Central College is pleased to partner with the Naperville Riverwalk Commission and Naperville Riverwalk Foundation on a project to improve pedestrian access and beautify the campus for the enjoyment of the community.

The project will enhance the College’s Riverwalk Gateway by creating a landscaped pathway along the east bank of the West Branch of the DuPage River next to Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. Brick pillars designating the area as an entrance to North Central College will be installed near Fredenhagen Park as part of the project.

New edition of book features Chuck Savage photographs of North Central College

Chuck Savage
North Central College is publishing a new, expanded edition of “North Central College: A College in its Community” by photographer Chuck Savage.

North Central College is publishing a new, expanded edition of “North Central College: A College in its Community,” featuring additional photographs of campus by photographer Chuck Savage.

The new edition will be available for sale during Cornerstone Week May 15-21, North Central’s official kick-off to the celebration of its Sesquicentennial marking the 150th anniversary of the first day of classes on Nov. 11, 1861. Savage’s book and other books about the College or written by notable faculty may be purchased at the Bookstore, 100 E. Jefferson Ave.

First part of documentary series about College’s 150-year history debuts May 18

Cornerstone Day: May 17, 1870.
North Central College premieres the first part of a documentary series that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

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

“A College Is Born,” the first of the five-part documentary series “A Promising Start,” will premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The screening takes place during Cornerstone Week, which kicks off the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the College’s 150th anniversary.

Seniors showcase their artwork in two galleries

Artwork by 13 North Central College seniors will be featured in an exhibit at two campus galleries, May 14 through June 12, with artists’ reception May 22.

May 6, 2011—Artwork by 13 North Central College seniors will be featured in an exhibit at two campus galleries, May 14 through June 12. The works will include paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics and sculpture.

The Senior Art Show is free and open to the public and will be on display in the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., and the Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., both in Naperville. Students will greet visitors during an artists’ reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in both locations. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Guest speakers tell graduate students in education about technology use in classrooms

Students in North Central College’s master of arts in education program heard two guest speakers talk about technology use in classrooms.

Students working toward graduate degrees in North Central College’s master of arts in education (MAEd) program recently heard two guest speakers talk about how technology is being used in today’s elementary, middle and high school classrooms.

Susan Mack, visiting instructor of education, hosted the lecture by guest speakers Tony Schlorff, a math teacher in Naperville Community Unit School District 203, and Rodney Mack, executive director of technology for Wheaton Community Unit School District 200.

National Geographic expert to give talk on medical uses for snake venom

Professor and National Geographic expert Zoltan Takacs will give a free talk May 9 about how venom from dangerous snakes can be used for medicinal purposes.

April 13, 2011—Professor and National Geographic expert Zoltan Takacs will give a free talk May 9 at North Central College about how venom from dangerous snakes can be used for medicinal purposes.

Takacs, a professor at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine who studies venoms and reptiles, will deliver the presentation, “Biodiversity is Good for Your Health: Exploring the World’s Most Toxic Yet Lifesaving Creatures.”

College hosts Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought this weekend

College hosts Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought this weekend

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The College’s East Asian studies program will host the seventh annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought, May 6-7. The free, two-day conference seeks to foster dialogue and interaction among scholars and students and will feature Michael Puett, professor of Chinese history at Harvard University, in a keynote address at 4:30 Saturday, May 7. The title of his talk is “Ancestors, Fathers and Sons: Ritual Theory and Philosophy in Early China.”



Students hold events to raise awareness about human slavery

The Earth Program gives benefit concert May 6
Student members of Blue Key Honor Society will host May 6-7 events on campus to raise awareness about the realities of human slavery in the world.

April 29, 2011—North Central College students will host a series of events on May 6-7 to raise awareness about the realities of human slavery in the world. The campus community is invited to participate.

Throughout the school year, students involved in the Blue Key National Honor Society initiated a human rights project called Project Liberation, which focused on human slavery—especially sex trafficking, forced labor and child soldiers. The May 6-7 events, dubbed “One Peace, One Love,” will culminate this campuswide effort.

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