North Central College - Naperville, IL

Artists showcase their work to raise awareness of human rights issues

"Anticipation" by Paula Kloczkowski Luberda
North Central College presents exhibition Feb. 9-April 4, featuring fine art by 18 artists nationwide to raise awareness, dialogue of human rights issues.

North Central College will showcase an exhibition Feb. 9 through April 4, featuring high-quality fine art by 18 artists nationwide to raise awareness of human rights issues.

The exhibit, titled “The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions,” 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 be held in the gallery from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13; complimentary refreshments will be served.

New documentary by North Central faculty promotes cross-cultural understanding

Years in the making, “The Rays of the Sun” documentary by North Central students and faculty Matthew Krystal and Hale Ekinci will premiere on campus Feb. 4.

North Central College faculty members Matthew Krystal, associate professor of anthropology, and Hale Ekinci, assistant professor of art, will present their new documentary film, “The Rays of the Sun,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall.

Academics without borders

Heidi Brick
North Central's commitment to interdisciplinary studies has served alumni and students, who combine their interests for professional, personal fulfillment.

Unique combinations of majors, minors, research and travel are among the hallmarks of a North Central College education. A commitment to the philosophy of interdisciplinary studies that began in the 1970s continues to serve our alumni and students, who’ve combined their unique interests and studies for professional and personal fulfillment.

State honors North Central College for its commitment to sustainable practices

North Central College is the first suburban Chicago school to achieve gold status through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices has earned gold-level recognition through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College names Abiodun Goke-Pariola vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty

Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola
North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

Dr. Goke-Pariola will begin his new role at North Central College on July 1 after serving most recently as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

Artist, instructor Matthew Litteken exhibits his artwork at campus gallery

North Central College will showcase a collection of paintings and artwork by Matthew Litteken in the exhibit “And, And & And” Dec. 14-Feb. 5.

North Central College will showcase a collection of artwork by Matthew Litteken in the exhibit titled “And, And & And” Dec. 14 through Feb. 5.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central College showcases work by Chicago artist through Feb. 1

Multimedia artist Carrie Ann Schumacher presents “Build Her a Myth,” an exhibit featuring sculpture-like, intricate dresses constructed from book pages.

North Central College will showcase a collection of couture dresses by Chicago multimedia artist Carrie Ann Schumacher Dec. 12 through Feb. 1.

The exhibit, titled “Build Her a Myth,” is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central College welcomes Syrian writer/director Riad Ismat as visiting scholar-in-residence

Riad Ismat
North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year as visiting professor of arts and letters.

North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ismat will serve as visiting professor of arts and letters. He will teach courses in playwriting, acting and directing, besides lecturing on Syria, Arabic literature and drama.

New North Central College residence hall to feature apartment-style suites

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

The 229-bed residence hall is being built directly south of Ward and Patterson halls and across from Merner Field House and Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The five-story residence hall—the College’s first since the Residence Hall/Recreation Center opened in 2009—is scheduled for completion by August 2015.

Kayla Rubel

Kayla has always immersed herself in art—drawing, painting and building—since she was a child. With a degree in art education, she’ll be able to share her passion with others.

“Teaching art gets me excited about a future career. It’s the only thing I see myself truly enjoying.”

Kayla worked closely with her professors to learn the skills she needs. Professors met with Kayla outside of class to teach her how to operate kilns and other machinery used in art classrooms. For Kayla, North Central’s faculty are the key to her future as an educator.

“They’re here to make sure you’re on the right path—not just in their class, but also in your curriculum as a whole.”

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