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North Central alumna Karen Popovich named 2012 Illinois Art Educator of the Year

The Illinois Art Education Association has named North Central College alumna Karen Popovich the 2012 Illinois Art Educator of the Year.

The Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) has named North Central College alumna Karen Popovich the 2012 Illinois Art Educator of the Year.

Popovich, of Aurora, teaches at Indian Prairie School District 204’s Metea Valley High School in Aurora. She earned her bachelor’s degree in studio art from North Central College in 1996.

The annual award recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of an outstanding IAEA member. The award will be presented at the IAEA conference in Lisle on Nov. 2.
 

Register now for North Central's D-Term Verandah experiences

All 11 D-Term Verandah experiences are open to any major. Explore Chicago theatre, new cultures, community action, square dancing, dramatic inquiry and more.

Registration is underway for North Central College’s 2012 D-Term Verandah experiences, taking place both on and off campus.

Artists present papermaking workshop to connect veterans, civilians

North Central College’s art department will host the Combat Paper Project, a daylong artistic workshop involving veterans and artists, on Oct. 30.

North Central College’s art department will host the Combat Paper Project, an artistic collaboration initiated and presented by artists Drew Cameron and Drew Matott that involves veterans, artists and academic institutions.

Based out of art studios throughout the country, the Combat Paper Project comes to North Central’s studios and campus on Tuesday, Oct. 30. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in room 17 at Meiley-Swallow Hall, Cameron and Matott will demonstrate their project utilizing papermaking workshops to help veterans reconcile and share their personal experiences.

“Mind and Body” art exhibit showcases work of three North Central College students

The monthlong "Mind and Body" art exhibit showcases the work of three North Central College students.

A monthlong art exhibit showcases the work of three North Central College students.

The “Mind and Body” exhibit is free, open to the public and on display Oct. 11 through Nov. 11 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The student artists will greet visitors during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central honors William D. Soper '68 with Outstanding Alumni Award

William D. Soper '68 with Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor William D. Soper '68 with Outstanding Alumni Award, with a 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award.

North Central College is honoringWilliam D. Soper '68 with Outstanding Alumni Award with a 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award.

William D. Soper, M.D. ’68  is a board-certified general surgeon with more than twenty five years of experience in the practice of general surgery. He received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and completed his surgical residency at the University of Illinois Medical Center. 

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

Jessica Berger

“I knew I wanted a degree with a focus in art history and to stay in the Chicago area. North Central College had a unique program and opportunities not offered anywhere else. I wanted small class sizes with professors who were passionate about what they taught. It was easy to see that at North Central.”

Several experiences have been key for Jessica. “Traveling on two D-Term trips to Rome and London gave me opportunities to see numerous works of art—a dream come true for any art history student. My travels also sparked an interest in art arrangement in public and private museums, which led to a museum studies project funded by a Richter grant. The college’s grant gave me the opportunity to travel to museums in five states. My project was later accepted into a national conference.”

Her experiences inspired big plans after graduation, including an internship at the Frank Lloyd Wright Unity Temple Restoration Foundation and enrollment in a museum studies concentration through the Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies. She plans to attend graduate school in art history. 

Artist Domingo Parada to discuss work during Sept. 26 reception in Oesterle Library Gallery

Artist Domingo Parada will discuss his work during a reception at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery.

Artist Domingo Parada will discuss his work during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in North Central College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St.

The public is invited to the free reception, and complimentary refrehments will be served. Parada will give two talks about his work during the reception, one in English at 6:30 p.m. and one in Spanish at 7:30 p.m.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

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