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Works by elementary, high school art teachers shown in exhibit

Works by 14 art teachers in Indian Prairie School District 204 are featured in an exhibit at North Central College.

Works by elementary, high school art teachers shown in exhibit

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Educators attend North Central workshop on diversity, equality in schools

Public school administrators learned how =to better serve children from diverse populations during a workshop presented at North Central College.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Oct. 12, 2010—Public school administrators learned how to enact strategies to better serve children from diverse populations during a workshop presented at North Central College.

North Central College education faculty earn award for top paper

Three North Central College associate professors of education were recognized at the American Institute of Higher Education’s 5th International Conference.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Oct. 8, 2010—North Central College associate professors of education Maureen Kincaid, Nancy Keiser and Kristine Servais were recognized at the American Institute of Higher Education’s 5th International Conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 29-Oct. 1, for presenting the conference’s top paper.

Skurkis is curator and exhibitor of art show

Skurkis is curator and exhibitor of art show

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Barry Skurkis, associate professor of art, is curator and participant in a Chicago Society of Artists Members Exhibit at the Anderson Art Center in Kenosha, Wis., which runs through Oct. 24. He secured the work of 32 artists and 119 pieces of art, including three new works of his own.



Art exhibit features works of two North Central College students

Art works by two North Central College students will be featured in a free exhibit during October.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu Oct. 1, 2010—Art works by two North Central College students will be featured in a free exhibit during October. The show, “Commonplace” will be exhibited Oct. 1-31 in North Central College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Students Megan Brooks of Aurora and Katie Hannan of Rockford took inspiration from regular encounters to create extraordinary art. The students’ works include painting, drawing, printmaking, digital photography, ceramics and sculpture.

Skurkis exhibits art in one-person show, serves as juror

Skurkis exhibits art in one-person show, serves as juror

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Barry Skurkis, associate professor of art, is the featured artist in a one-person exhibit at Ainsworth Gallery in Joliet. He has 39 block prints and seven stone sculptures on display, Aug. 13 through Sept. 24.



Photographs of Illinois & Michigan Canal displayed at North Central

Photographs by Tom Gill showing modern scenes along the historic Illinois & Michigan Canal will be displayed at North Central’s Oesterle Library Gallery.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Sept. 2, 2010— Photographs by Tom Gill showing modern scenes along the historic Illinois & Michigan Canal will be displayed Oct. 17 through Nov. 18 at North Central College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St.

Gill, of Tinley Park, will greet visitors at an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Tricia O'Donnell

Driven by the belief that creativity is vitally important, Tricia is dedicated to helping students reach their creative potential. Her North Central experience has helped her do just that. Studio art professors have challenged her to develop her own style, which she is eager to share with her future students. The Junior/Senior Scholars program, practicums and student teaching opportunities have helped her cultivate a flexible teaching style. And campus clubs have provided a robust network of friends and colleagues. Now she’s ready to change the world, one student at a time.

Majors Minors and Programs : Art Education

Education majors create, teach summer school program

When a Chicago area elementary school canceled its summer school for low-achieving students, North Central education majors provided an alternative program.

When a Chicago area elementary school canceled its summer school for low-achieving students, North Central College education majors stepped in to provide an alternative program.

Fifth-grade teacher Kate Smith Pereda at Lincoln Elementary School in Addison, Ill., was concerned for her students who would be impacted by the summer school's cancellation. A 2005 graduate of North Central College, Pereda contacted her former education professor Maureen Kincaid at North Central asking for help.

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