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Alumna, trustee Maria Wynne named to Chicago Innovation Awards board

Maria Wynne
North Central College alumna and trustee Maria Wynne has been named a founding member of the Chicago Innovation Awards Board of Advisors.

May 5, 2011—North Central College alumna and trustee Maria Wynne has been named a founding member of the Chicago Innovation Awards Board of Advisors.

The Chicago Innovation Awards, which started in 2002 to honor new products and services across the local public, private and non-profit sectors, invited Wynne to join its newly created 40-member advisory board. The board is comprised of business and civic leaders who understand the importance of innovation and what it means to the success of the Chicago region and the growth of its economy.

Subscribers get first look at North Central College’s new Fine and Performing Arts Season

Yo-Yo Ma
Patrons are getting their first look at North Central College’s 2011-2012 Fine and Performing Arts Sesquicentennial Season.

April 22, 2011—Patrons are getting their first look at North Central College’s 2011-2012 Fine and Performing Arts Sesquicentennial Season.

The stellar lineup includes Yo-Yo Ma, The Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, Bernadette Peters, The Manhattan Transfer, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Canadian Brass, the Charlie Daniels Band, Celtic Woman, the Chicago Sinfonietta, Air Supply and many others.

“We always try to get the best, but this time we’ve kicked it up a notch for our Sesquicentennial,” says Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch.

Connections help students pursue careers in theatre

Students pursuing degrees in theatre at North Central College have opportunities to develop connections that lead to offers of professional roles.

Students pursuing degrees in theatre at North Central College have opportunities to gain much more than a typical education in acting, singing and the technical side of a stage career. As a result,  current and former North Central students are making waves in professional theatre.

College kicks off Sesquicentennial Celebration with Cornerstone Week events

A promising start
North Central College invites the community to celebrate its Sesquicentennial kickoff by taking part in Cornerstone Week events

North Central College invites the community to celebrate its Sesquicentennial kickoff by taking part in Cornerstone Week events May 16-21.

North Central College among first in state to seek gold under new Sustainability Compact

North Central College is pledging to achieve the state’s highest recognition for energy-saving and environmentally friendly initiatives.

April 20, 2011—North Central College is pledging to achieve the state’s highest recognition for energy-saving and environmentally friendly initiatives by being among the first institutions of higher education in Illinois to seek gold status under a new Sustainability Compact.

College President Harold R. Wilde signed the compact April 18, saying the pledge is a fitting part of North Central’s yearlong celebration of its Sesquicentennial.

Dr. Wentz gives author talk on his new book April 15

Dr. Myron Wentz, author, microbiologist and 1963 North Central alumnus
Award-winning microbiologist Dr. Myron Wentz ’63 and founder of USANA Health Sciences returns to his alma mater as part of book tour for “The Healthy Home.”

March 30, 2011—Award-winning microbiologist Dr. Myron Wentz, founder of USANA Health Sciences, returns to his alma mater North Central College as part of a nationwide book tour of “The Healthy Home,” released in March through Vanguard Publishing. Co-authored with his son Dave Wentz, USANA Health Sciences CEO, the new book offers simple solutions for making homes healthier.

Concert Choir immersed in Italian musical history and tradition

A first-ever European tour to Rome, Venice and Florence March 16-24 gave North Central’s Concert Choir an immersion in musical history and tradition. In addition to singing in world-renowned cathedrals, like St. Peter’s Basilica at Vatican City in Rome and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the choir visited Cremona, home of the Stradivarius violin, and Florence. “The whole experience was geared to music students and so it was very special for us,” says Professor of Music Jeordano Martínez, director of the Concert Choir.

A Legacy of Building Friendships Abroad

From as early as 1875, the College had developed ties with Japan and China through the mission work of the Evangelical Church.

From as early as 1875, the College had developed ties with Japan and China through the mission work of the Evangelical Church. The exposure to the Church encouraged students in Japan and China to attend North Central College for their education. Henry Tayama, Class of 1893, became the first student from Japan to graduate. Fumiko Miyagi ’24 returned to Tokyo to become a renowned artist and humanitarian and a professor of art at Japan Women’s University.

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