To celebrate Earth Day, which officially falls on Sunday, April 22, the student club Green Scene will host two “green” events on April 24 and 26. Both campus events are free and open to all students, faculty and staff.
North Central College’s Dissinger Awards provide an annual occasion to honor and reward faculty and staff who distinguish themselves and the College by their excellence in teaching, scholarship and/or their performance of a job “above and beyond the call of duty.”
“The Vagina Monologues” will be performed at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students.
This award-winning play is based on V-Day founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Ensler’s experience performing “The Vagina Monologues” inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.
This Thursday, April 19, students have a special opportunity to win free tickets to see and hear the popular alternative rock band Switchfoot on campus in the Res/Rec Center at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20.
From 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of Old Main, staff from the Office of Student Involvement will raffle off 25 sets of tickets (two tickets per winner) while playing music by Switchfoot and offering free snacks for everyone to enjoy.
The North Central College Harp Ensemble will present its Spring Recital at 7 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Wentz Concert Hall. The ensemble features Tia Johnson ’14, Mary Kizior ’12, Laura Kizior ’12 and Nichole Luchs, instructor of music. The repertoire includes music by Bach, Debussy, Andres and more. The event is free with a reception to follow. For more information contact Luchs at email@example.com.
North Central College’s French program and department of modern and classical languages will host a presentation about the French presidential elections this May at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, by Charles Coulon, president of Alliance Française of DuPage County. Coulon will discuss the candidates, issues and French presidential election process. The talk will take place in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. For more information contact Norval Bard—professor of French, chair of modern and classical languages and director of the Roberta I.
A Student Leadership Conference—open to all students and especially student leaders at any level—will take place on campus Friday evening and Saturday during the day, April 13 and 14, with guest speakers and breakout sessions.
“It’s an opportunity for all students to develop their leadership skills,” says Jeremy Gudauskas, assistant dean of students and co-coordinator of the conference. “There will be special how-to and skills training sessions for both emerging and advanced leaders, as well as inspiring talks from alumni and community guests.”
This week the Presidential Search Committee will begin to define the desired profile for North Central College’s 10th president by conducting a series of input sessions on campus. The input sessions will provide the campus an opportunity to share thoughts about the challenges and opportunities envisioned for the next president to address and the ideal qualities and qualifications he or she should possess.
The sessions will be facilitated by search consultants Dennis Barden and Elizabeth Bohan from Witt/Kieffer and will be attended by search committee members.
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.