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Skurkis coordinates exhibit, showcases his artwork in three exhibits

Barry Skurkis, associate professor of art
Barry Skurkis, North Central College associate professor of art, arranged two Chicago Society of Artists exhibits, presented his own work in three exhibits.

Barry Skurkis, North Central College associate professor of art, is vice president of the Chicago Society of Artists and arranged the society’s Members’ Exhibit, sponsored by the Anderson Art Center in Kenosha, Wis. Skurkis selected the artists, artwork and prepared the prospectus. Some 37 artists participated and displayed more than 120 pieces of art, which included oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, monoprints, photographs and sculptures. In addition, the Chicago Society of Artists 2012 Traveling Calendar Exhibit will also be on display at the center. Both exhibits run Aug.

North Central College education students sharpen skills at Addison summer school

North Central College education students gain valuable experience teaching summer school to high-need students in Addison.

North Central College education students are gaining valuable experience teaching high-need students in a unique summer school program in Addison.  Launched in 2010, the enrichment program serves students identified as needing help in literacy and math.

North Central College features work of artist Michelle Lindblom Aug. 17-Sept. 29

Expressive artwork by Michelle Lindblom is featured in the solo exhibit “The Journey Continues” Aug. 17 through Sept. 29 at North Central College.

Expressive artwork by Michelle Lindblom is featured in the solo exhibit “The Journey Continues” Aug. 17 through Sept. 29 at North Central College.

The exhibit 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 from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Lindblom is a North Dakota-based artist and educator who says “The Journey Continues” exhibit features works through which she visually responds to the environment where she lives.

Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp celebrates 25 successful years

Elementary education major Erica Pang '12 teaching second grade
North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp has provided quality learning experiences for students in under-resourced neighborhoods for 25 years.

For 25 years, North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars Pipeline to College program has provided a summer camp experience with hours of high-quality learning experiences to help school-aged students in under-resourced neighborhoods advance in their achievement levels.

State approves North Central College graduate degree in education leadership

Kristine Servais, coordinator of the master of arts in education degree program
The State of Illinois has approved North Central College’s graduate program that prepares candidates to become school leaders.

The State of Illinois has approved North Central College’s graduate program that prepares candidates to become principals and other school leaders.

North Central College for many years has offered a master’s of education (MAEd) degree.

But the state has legislated new and more rigorous requirements for all principal-preparation programs, and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) must approve all newly designed programs by Sept. 1.

Teachers hear literacy education experts present at North Central College symposium

Katie Wood Ray
More than 200 Naperville-area teachers gathered at North Central College June 18-22 to learn from some of the nation’s leading experts on literacy education.

More than 200 Naperville-area teachers gathered at North Central College June 18-22 to learn from some of the nation’s leading experts on literacy education.

The College partnered with Naperville Community Unit School District 203 to present the weeklong symposium, which provided teachers the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and best practices for teaching reading and writing to children in grades kindergarten through high school.

Ekinci shows new installation and video work in two exhibits

Hale Ekinci, assistant professor of art
Hale Ekinci, North Central College assistant professor of art, presents her artwork in two diverse group exhibitions in New York and in Chicago.

Hale Ekinci, North Central College assistant professor of art, has her artwork on display in two group exhibitions.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Giuseppe Pellicano chosen outstanding major in art

Giuseppe Pellicano '12
Giuseppe Pellicano of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Art Award at North Central College.

Giuseppe Pellicano of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Art Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College. He was also inducted to SALUTE, the Veteran’s National Honor Society.

Pellicano is a senior majoring in studio art at North Central College and has been accepted to a graduate program in art at Northern Illinois University where he will work toward a master’s degree in fine arts.

Jessica Brewster receives academic award for her work in art

Jessica Brewster
Jessica Brewster of Sleepy Hollow was awarded the 2012 Diane Duvigneaud Senior Art Award at North Central College.

Jessica Brewster of Sleepy Hollow, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Diane Duvigneaud Senior Art Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College. This award is presented to a North Central student who demonstrates exceptional growth and creativity in art.

Brewster is a senior majoring in studio art with minors in dance and English at North Central College. She is the daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Brewster and a 2008 graduate of St. Edward Central Catholic High School in Elgin.

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