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New York Times best-selling author discusses “After Visiting Friends”

Michael Hainey, author, writer, editor
North Central College hosts a free lecture by New York Times best-selling author Michael Hainey—writer and editor of GQ magazine—on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

North Central College will host a free lecture by Michael Hainey—author, writer and deputy editor of GQ magazine—at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Hainey will discuss his newest book and New York Times Best Seller, “After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story”—a heartrending portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

Former U.S. senator shares political experiences

North Central College welcomes former U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon on Thursday, Sept. 19, to discuss his four decades of political service in Illinois.

North Central College welcomes former U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon to campus to give a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Dixon’s elected political career spanned 43 years, from 1950 to 1993, serving as a Democrat in the Illinois House of Representatives, the Illinois State Senate, as state treasurer and secretary of state, and finally as a U.S. senator.

Meet filmmakers, view and discuss documentary “Granito”

On Nov. 8, the campus community is invited to meet the filmmakers and view the 2011 documentary “Granito,” a North Central College Global Human Rights event.

On Nov. 8, the campus community is invited to view the 2011 documentary “Granito,” a North Central College Global Human Rights event, co-sponsored by the Office of International Programs, Cultural Events and the Leadership, Ethics & Values program. The free event takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Smith Hall at Old Main.  

Cultural Events invites campus community for lecture Sept. 26

North Central College welcomes Rutgers University faculty member Deepa Kumar who will give lecture on anti-Muslim racism and its impact on domestic politics.

North Central College’s Cultural Events welcomes Deepa Kumar, associate professor of media studies and Middle East studies at Rutgers University, to give a free talk titled “Constructing the ‘Muslim Enemy’: From the Crusades to the ‘War on Terror.’” She will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Smith Hall at Old Main. Her talk will examine anti-Muslim racism and its impact on domestic politics and is based on her 2012 book, “Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire.”

Learn lessons of calculus with humor and music

North Central College hosts “Calculus: the Musical!”—a comic and memorable review of the concepts and history of calculus—on April 3.

“Calculus: The Musical!”—a comic review of the concepts and history of calculus—returns April 3 to North Central College as part of a national tour.   

Using musical parodies that span genres from light opera to hip-hop, the show is a blend of sketch comedy, musical theatre and classroom lecture. All this makes the learning of calculus fun and entertaining.

Award-winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives talk Feb. 29

Isabel Wilkerson
North Central College welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson to discuss her epic book “The Warmth of Other Suns.”

Author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson will discuss her book “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” on Feb. 29 at North Central College. The New York Times and national bestseller follows the story of African-American families leaving the Jim Crow South during the Great Migration.

Wilkerson will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. This event is free and open to the public.

North Central College welcomes author Joe Allen Jan. 26

Activist Joe Allen chronicles forgotten family tragedy of racial exploitation in Chicago during the 1940s in his talk and book “People Wasn’t Made to Burn.”

North Central College presents a talk by author and activist Joe Allen about his new book, “People Wasn't Made to Burn: A True Story of Housing, Race, and Murder in Chicago.”

Open to the community, the free event takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in North Central’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. The College’s department of Urban and Suburban Studies and Cultural Events are co-sponsors.

Guest speaker to discuss Chicago and its image

Guest speaker to discuss Chicago and its image

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Cultural Events welcomes Larry Bennett, author of “The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, to discuss his book about 21st century Chicago and the ways the second Mayor Daley transformed the city’s image. His free talk will take place in Koten Chapel.



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