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North Central College presents works by Susan Michod Nov. 15-Jan. 12

North Central College will showcase works by artist Susan Michod in the exhibit “Disaster Painting Series” Nov. 15 through Jan. 12.

North Central College will showcase works by artist Susan Michod in the exhibit “Disaster Painting Series” Nov. 15 through Jan. 12.

Students showcase some 100 photographs from visit to Hopi reservation

North Central College student anthropology majors exhibit their work, titled “The Hopi Way: A Week on the Reservation,” through Oct. 27.

North Central College student anthropology majors Lindsey Pettit, Audrey Weaver, Jessica Pantel and Manuel Holston-Brown will exhibit their work at the College through Oct. 27.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of students

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students. Enrollment this fall includes a record number of international students and increased representation of out-of-state students and veterans.

Scholar explores Iceland for thesis research

Ian Wright ’14 visited Iceland to conduct research on local folklore for his College Scholar Honors Thesis.

As students return to classes and share stories of their summer adventures, Ian Wright ’14 is among those with the best tales to tell.

Wright spent three and a half weeks in Iceland conducting research for his College Scholar Honors Thesis. He explored areas of spectacular scenery while learning more about the connection between the harsh landscape of the country and the popular belief in the “hidden people” who dwell among rocks, cliffs and fields.

Giuseppe Pellicano '12

Giuseppe Pellicano will publish his boot project titled “Left, Left, Left, Right, Left” (funded with a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant while a student) in volume III of The Journal of Military Experience in September. The journal is a collection of short stories, poems and artwork created entirely by student veterans from across the armed services. Stories are from wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Gulf and Bosnia and from other military events.

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 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

William Grahame Wilkin III '07

William Grahame Wilkin III is an art teacher at Aurora Christian High School. He is also recognized nationwide as an artist. Most notably, he created the original design for the POW/MIA flag, which is an American flag designed as a symbol of citizen concern about U.S. military personnel who are either prisoners of war or missing in action.

Wendy Laman-Nadeau '05

Wendy Laman-Nadeau is the Lisle Park District event coordinator and the driving force behind a public art project that features decorated wooden wheelbarrows. Her plan was to encourage area businesses and civic groups to purchase 21 decorative wooden wheelbarrows, find volunteer artists to decorate them, put them on display throughout the community and then auction them off to the community. All proceeds from the auction will go to Partners for Parks in Lisle, IL.

Joe Pinder '87

Joe Pinder opened Pinder Pottery & Gallery at 236 North Main Street in Galena, IL. The gallery features his original stoneware pottery and the artwork of other local artists. To view his work and to learn more about the gallery visit pinderpottery.com.

Jeremy Thurlby

Jeremy often uses his background as a welder and blacksmith to inspire his art. His work has been featured in solo exhibits and he’s also teamed up with his North Central classmates to create shows.

“There’s a community of people who are interested in art and want to test their abilities,” says Jeremy, who recently presented two of his works at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. “Budding artists can put on their own exhibitions in the same gallery space that’s used by the professional artists for their shows.”

Jeremy enjoys many of North Central’s unique opportunities for art students. As part of Chicago Term, for instance, students can take a class that explores the city’s rich history of art and architecture.

“The city became the classroom,” he says. “And all the learning is hands-on.”

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