North Central College - Naperville, IL

Take a ride … with speaker, cycling advocate

Take a ride … with speaker, cycling advocate

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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

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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

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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.



Tribune writer to meet with students, give talk

Tribune writer to meet with students, give talk

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Blair Kamin, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune and North Central College adjunct professor of art, will be on campus Thursday, Jan. 20, for informal afternoon conversations with students and faculty and an evening lecture.

His afternoon itinerary includes:
•    2-3 p.m., Koten Chapel. Talk with students in English Style course, taught by Richard Guzman, professor of English and coordinator of master of arts in liberal studies program.



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