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Student actors present poetic novel “October Mourning” Jan. 8-11

North Central College students stage Lesléa Newman’s “October Mourning” with original music, based on a novel-in-verse about Matthew Shepard’s 1998 murder.

North Central College presents “October Mourning,” a stage production based on Lesléa Newman’s book, “October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard,” Jan. 8-11.

“4.48 Psychosis” is presented in Meiley-Swallow’s intimate theatre

The adult drama “4.48 Psychosis” by late British playwright Sarah Kane features North Central College student actors April 24-27.

The drama “4.48 Psychosis” by late British playwright Sarah Kane will feature North Central College student actors April 24-27.

Silkaitis assumes lead role in “exceedingly funny play” at Chicago’s Theater Wit

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre
Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, steps into lead comedic role in “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England.”

Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, chair of art and theatre and theatre program coordinator, was cast to understudy the lead role in “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Silkaitis knew her contract included at least one performance but had no idea she would need to step in so quickly.

Silkaitis cast in three roles in critically acclaimed tragicomedy

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre
Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, has been cast in Stephen Karam’s “Sons of the Prophet” at the American Theater Company.

Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, chair of art and theatre and theatre program coordinator, has been cast in the critically acclaimed tragicomedy “Sons of the Prophet” by Stephen Karam. It will be staged at the American Theater Company (ATC) in Chicago with performances Jan. 31 through March 9.

Appearing in three of the seven scenes, Silkaitis will play three characters—Doctor Manor, Physician’s Assistant and Board Member 1.

Registration open for 2013 D-Term Verandah experiences

The Field Museum Chicago, Verandah Experience
D-Term Verandahs offer 12 opportunities for students of any major to pursue informal, experiential learning in small groups with faculty members.

Registration is underway for all 12 D-Term Verandah experiences that are open to any major. No special skills or experience are necessary to participate. Students can explore Chicago theatre, film music, different cultures, contemporary drama, a museum exhibit about propaganda, sustainability solutions, square dancing, Spanish culture and more. Some experiences are on campus, some off campus.
 
The D-Term Verandahs and their faculty instructors are:

North Central College students stage Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” April 25-28

North Central College students present five shows of “The Taming of the Shrew,” William Shakespeare’s play about gender differences.

North Central College students stage “The Taming of the Shrew,” William Shakespeare’s play about gender differences, April 25-28.

Faculty and staff recognized for outstanding service, teaching, scholarship

North Central College recognizes faculty and administrative staff members for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service “above and beyond the call of duty.”

North Central College recognized faculty and administrative staff members for their outstanding teaching, scholarship and service “above and beyond the call of duty” for the 2011-2012 academic year. Each was presented with endowed awards established in memory of two North Central College alumni—Clarence F. Dissinger, Class of 1921, and his sister Ruth C. Dissinger Althaus, Class of 1922. With the exception of the scholarship prize, awards were based on student, faculty and staff nominations and announced in May 2012.

The administrative staff award recipients are:

Theatre professor drawing rave reviews for role in Shakespeare's "Richard III"

A North Central professor performs in an outdoor production of Shakespeare's "Richard III" that's catching the attention of Chicago-area critics.

A North Central College theatre professor is performing in an outdoor production of Shakesepeare's "Richard III" that is catching the attention of numerous Chicago-area critics.

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre and chair of North Central College's art and theatre departments, appears as Margaret through Aug. 25 at the Oak Park Festival Theatre.

Test subjects enjoying the experiment

Gregory Wolf, associate professor of German and German film students
Professors and students are test subjects in a Learning Studio Research classroom incorporating the latest in teaching spaces and furniture design.

Nine professors and their students are test subjects in a Learning Studio Research classroom that incorporates the latest thinking in teaching spaces and furniture design. The project is a collaboration with Herman Miller and Widmer Interiors and allows the College to collect needed information.

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