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Navakas attends Comic-Con, explores popular genres

Navakas attends Comic-Con, explores popular genres

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Fran Navakas—Svend and Elizabeth Bramsen Professor in the Humanities, professor of English and director of integrative programs—attended the 42nd annual Comic-Con International in San Diego July 22-25.


North Central was well represented at this year’s National Conference for Undergraduate Research.

The most ever student-researchers from North Central College—32—were accepted to attend the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in April. "This is impressive because we’ve never had this many students apply and it really reflects a changing culture here, a true culture of inquiry,” says Perry Hamalis, director of the Office of Academic Opportunities and assistant professor of religious studies.

Richter grants help students pursue summer research

Richter grants help students pursue summer research

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Six students traveled around the world this summer to research various topics. Each student applied for and received a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant to support costs associated with their research. The students and their summer projects included:
  • Mallory Blanchard ’10, international business major. Traveled to Peru, project title: “Understanding Peruvian Work-Related Values.”
  • Laura Constantine ’11, biology major.


Tim Whitney

Tim Whitney is a Renaissance man. His interests are diverse and far reaching – he’s majoring in studio art and math, minoring in art history and the history of ideas. He expects to add a third minor in business administration as he continues to pursue his passions for social justice, photography and design.

“That’s the beauty of North Central, that you can pursue what you love without boundaries,” he says.

To further explore his options, Tim has made use of North Central’s support for research by presenting at the College’s Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. During 2009, he researched the reciprocal relationship between shutter speed and aperture using a digital camera. At the 2010 Rall Symposium, he presented a business plan for a website that will ultimately catalog and rate not-for-profit social justice organizations from around the world, with the goal of helping potential volunteers and donors make informed decisions. During next December Term, he envisions visiting colleges around the United States to collect recommendations using North Central grant funding that he’s applied for.

Majors Minors and Programs : Art

Artist Chun Arthur Wang featured in Oesterle Library Gallery exhibit

North Central College will host the exhibit, “The Other Side of the Earth,” by artist Chun Arthur Wang Sept. 5 through Oct. 14.

North Central College will host the exhibit, “The Other Side of the Earth,” by artist Chun Arthur Wang Sept. 5 through Oct. 14 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St.

Wang is associate professor of fine arts at Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, where he teaches drawing and watercolor. He has exhibited work in China, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the the United States. His works are held in private and public collections, including the China National Museum of Fine Arts in Beijing, University of Colorado and the Ohio Statehouse.

Trustee, benefactor Judy Stevenson was "one of a kind"

North Central Trustee was a caring mother, sucessful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central.

North Central College Life Trustee Judy Stevenson will be remembered for being a caring mother, a successful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central College and many other causes.

Stevenson died Monday, June 28, 2010, after a long battle with emphysema and related illnesses. She was a fifth-generation Napervillian.

See video highlights of the Senior Art Show

See video highlights of the Senior Art Show

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The Senior Art Show is on display in two campus galleries through Saturday, June 12. Check out the video highlights of the student works on exhibit in the Oesterle Library Gallery and Meiley-Swallow Hall.


Wendy Koenig publishes second book in two years

Wendy Koenig publishes second book in two years

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Wendy Koenig, associate professor of art, acted as co-editor on an interdisciplinary anthology of essays titled Holocaust Persecution: Responses and Consequences. The book includes articles dealing with Arab and Muslim reactions to the Holocaust, collaboration in Bosnia and Ukraine, as well as legal, personal, moral and political consequences of the Holocaust.


Senior's sculpture chosen for juried show

Senior's sculpture chosen for juried show

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Tamarra Love ’10, a studio art major and art history minor, was selected to display some of her ceramic sculptures at the DuPage Invitational Sculpture and 3-D Art show in Lombard. The event takes place Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Lilacia Park, as part of Lombard’s Lilac Time celebration.


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