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"Out of Order" brings laughter, love to the stage

"Out of Order" brings laughter, love to the stage

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Senior Alyssa Digges will direct Out of Order, a comedic farce by British playwright Ray Cooney, Jan. 7, 8 and 9 as part of North Central’s Student Director Series. It's an adult comedy about a romantic evening that goes terribly awry. The plot line features Richard Willey, the Junior Prime Minister, who plans to spend an evening with Jane, a secretary for the Opposition, in the Westminster Hotel in London. Things go disastrously wrong, beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel room’s unreliable window.


Barry Skurkis showcases artwork

Barry Skurkis showcases artwork

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Barry Skurkis, associate professor of art and chair of art and theatre, will showcase three artworks in the Chicago Society of Artist exhibition “Reality and Beyond,” which runs Nov. 7 through Dec. 18 and is sponsored by the Bloomingdale Park District Museum at 108 S. Bloomingdale Road in Bloomingdale. Inspired by his trip to Alaska last summer, his works include “Humpback Salmon,” a pastel; “Halibut,” a pastel; and “Arctic Grayling,” a hand-colored artist proof. An artist’s reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov.


Ramona Wis addresses leadership in workshops

Ramona Wis addresses leadership in workshops

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Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music, was a featured presenter at the GALA Choruses Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 4, presenting all-day, in-depth institutes on leadership to artistic directors and conductors from around the country. On Sept. 2, she also presented an in-service workshop on leadership to District 125 K-12 music educators in Lincolnshire, IL.


Alumnus Highlight: Susan Siman '87

 

When TV news anchor Susan Siman ’87 Marcou of Madison, WI, got the call from CBS News in New York that she’d be part of a report by Katie Couric on the Wisconsin floods in June, she called upon her forensics training from her days at North Central College. It was exciting and frightening all at once, she admits.

Theatre Training on a Worldwide Stage

When Will Allan ’09 learned last April that he had an opportunity to study in Moscow at the Moscow Art Theater School, he knew he’d hit the study abroad jackpot.

A Great Place in the Middle of Somewhere

North Central College is a great place in the middle of somewhere. The vibrant campus atmosphere, an enviable location in a great Midwestern city and connections to one of the world’s great cities—Chicago—are characteristics that transform the lives of the students every day and serve as a foundation for the College’s identity. While “location” offers different benefits to different people, students understand that it’s those transformations that are key to their four years at North Central College.

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