North Central College - Naperville, IL

April 1 film features woman's story about starting peace, human rights movement

April 1 film features woman's story about starting peace, human rights movement

Print Email Share

North Central College presents a free screening of the documentary, “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall.



Chinese Movie Night features documentary Tuesday, April 10

Chinese Movie Night features documentary Tuesday, April 10

Print Email Share

The film “Mulberry Child,” the story of the persecution and survival of a family during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Smith Hall at Old Main. After the documentary screening, the story’s main characters, Jian Ping and her daughter Lisa, will speak and answer questions.

North Central’s Cultural Events, Chinese language, and gender and women’s studies programs are event sponsors.



North Central College co-hosts Sesquicentennial Author Series

North Central College co-hosts Sesquicentennial Author Series

Print Email Share

North Central College will host four author talks this fall as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops. A very limited number of free tickets is available to North Central students, faculty and staff.



Guest speaker to discuss Chicago and its image

Guest speaker to discuss Chicago and its image

Print Email Share

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.



Take a ride … with speaker, cycling advocate

Take a ride … with speaker, cycling advocate

Print Email Share

Author and teacher Zack Furness will give a free lecture on the subject of his 2010 book “One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility” April 14. A bicycle transportation advocate, activist and college professor, Furness will talk about the history and cultural meaning of bicycling at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Smith Hall at Old Main. His book explores the cultural and political significance of bike advocacy, everyday cycling, and automobile transportation in the United States from the 1890s through the present day.



Take a hike … with speaker along Appalachian Trail

Take a hike … with speaker along Appalachian Trail

Print Email Share

Following his retirement from 3M where he had worked for 30 years, Glen Ellyn resident Willie DiFabio embarked on a hike of more than 2,100 miles from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Trail. The trip took nearly seven months in 2008. He’ll describe the people and places he encountered and the exceptional challenges of the trail, including the trail’s geology, terrain and cultures along the way. DiFabio will share his adventures in a free talk, sponsored by the College's Cultural Events, at noon Tuesday, April 12, in Meiley-Swallow Hall.



Cultural Events presents speaker Diane Grams

Cultural Events presents speaker Diane Grams

Print Email Share

North Central welcomes author, professor and artist Diane Grams to give a free lecture titled “A Tale of Two Cities: New Orleans and Chicago” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Her talk will be based on her research and her new book “Producing Local Color: Art Networks in Ethnic Chicago,” an investigation of art producers in Chicago’s Bronzeville, Pilsen and Rogers Park communities.



“Salaam Bombay” gives view of urban life in India

“Salaam Bombay” gives view of urban life in India

Print Email Share

Cultural Events and Office of International Programs will present a free screening of the documentary “Salaam Bombay” on Jan. 25 as part of this year’s international focus on India and global environmental change. The 1988 Hindi film by Mira Nair will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Meiley-Swallow Hall.



Syndicate content