North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.”

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

Local artists exhibit their work at North Central College

“Umbrellas in Venice” by Susan J. Bruce
North Central College will showcase works of art from the artists of Naperville Art League in the exhibit “Façades” Aug. 2-Sept. 2 in Schoenherr Gallery.

North Central College will showcase a variety of artwork by members of the Naperville Art League (NAL) in the exhibit “Façades” Aug. 2 through Sept. 8.

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 artists’ reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Big names coming to North Central College for 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season

Blood, Sweat & Tears
North Central College’s 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season offers chances to see many big-name entertainers in intimate settings.

North Central College’s 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season offers chances to see many big-name entertainers in intimate settings.

Ian Wright earns Outstanding Major in Global Studies Award

Ian Wright received the Outstanding Major in Global Studies Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Ian Wright, son of Kevin and Deborah Wright of New Lenox, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Global Studies Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A junior, Ian is majoring in studio art and global studies with a focus on Europe at North Central College. He was home-schooled.

Ian visited the Czech Republic during North Central’s winter term 2013 and took a photo that received first place in the Office of International Program’s photo contest. Ian’s name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.

Jeremy Thurlby earns Outstanding Major in Art Award

Jeremy Thurlby was awarded the Outstanding Major in Art Award during North Central College's 2013 Honors Convocation.

Jeremy Thurlby of Oswego, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Art Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

A senior, Jeremy is majoring in studio art at North Central College. Focusing on 3D work, he likes constructing things with his hands. His artwork reflects his background in the trades and his talents in blacksmithing and welding.

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