North Central College - Naperville, IL

CANCELED: Democratic candidates for governor Jan. 20 town hall meeting on campus

CANCELED: Democratic candidates for governor Jan. 20 town hall meeting on campus

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Female students featured in "The Dixie Swim Club"

Female students featured in "The Dixie Swim Club"

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The Dixie Swim Club, a comedy about five Southern women, opens for five shows, Jan. 14-17. Their friendships began during college and are renewed yearly at a special getaway. The play showcases the College’s many actresses, says director Deborah Palmes, professor of theatre and chair of the Division of Arts and Letters. Originally written for five females, Palmes incorporates 15 student actors in a creative way. Written by three comic playwrights, The Dixie Swim Club will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 15, 16, and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Jan. 17 in Madden Theatre.


Library receives grant to complete book collection on Japan

Library receives grant to complete book collection on Japan

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[caption id="attachment_1353" align="alignright" width="100" caption="Sample book from the collection"][/caption] Oesterle Library was awarded 60 books from the Nippon Foundation's grant, 100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan. The library already owns 40 of the titles on the project list. Acquiring the remaining 60 titles completed this unique core collection on Japan. The 60 new titles are currently shelved in the New Book Display in the Reference Room and available for checkout.


Celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. with Chicago Sinfonietta

Celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. with Chicago Sinfonietta

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Just in: Tickets for faculty and staff to the Saturday, Jan. 16, performance of Chicago Sinfonietta are free. This 8 p.m. concert in Wentz Concert Hall will mark the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an unforgettable performance of “The Dream Lives On: Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”  The Chicago Sinfonietta is the nation’s most diverse symphony and will conclude the concert with audience participation of the spiritual “We Shall Overcome.” Faculty and staff still need to reserve a seat; call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).



Chinese TV visits North Central as part of broadcast in China

Chinese TV visits North Central as part of broadcast in China

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Members of the Central Chinese Television (CCTV) Operas Channel in Beijing were on campus Jan. 11 to meet with and videotape an interview with President Hal Wilde and a classroom in intermediate Chinese taught by Annie Liu, adjunct instructor of Chinese. CCTV plans to use the footage in a program that will air throughout China during the Chinese New Year’s festivities in February.


Campus community: Register online to attend Cornel West address

Campus community: Register online to attend Cornel West address

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The College will host civil rights activist and champion Dr. Cornel West as keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Week on Friday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. Admission for faculty, staff and students is free, but you must register online in advance. Tickets for the public are $10. On the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s visit to North Central, West will speak from the same stage (Pfeiffer hall) and lectern as the great civil rights leader did in 1960.



Video of Grand Opening of Carius Track, Alumni Track Meet

Video of Grand Opening of Carius Track, Alumni Track Meet

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Tribune critic previews Charlie Haden’s concert in Wentz

Tribune critic previews Charlie Haden’s concert in Wentz

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Renowned jazz bassist Charlie Haden will perform Oct. 2 in Wentz Concert Hall. Says Chicago Tribune’s jazz critic Howard Reich about Haden, “It’s difficult to overstate bassist Haden’s stature in jazz, starting with his groundbreaking collaborations with Ornette Coleman in 1959. Haden’s subsequent work leading the Liberation Music Orchestra and partnerships with pianists as far-flung as Keith Jarrett and Gonzalo Rubalcaba barely hint at the breadth of his work.



Recreation Center opens Jan. 11 to campus community

Recreation Center opens Jan. 11 to campus community

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Paintings of Midwest landscapes featured in exhibit

Paintings of Midwest landscapes featured in exhibit

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The exhibit “A Thousand Acres” opens Jan. 10 and features paintings and watercolors by artist Carole Hennessy, who’s been creating Midwest landscapes on canvas for more than 30 years. Her exhibit runs through Feb. 18 in the Gallery of Oesterle Library, with an artist’s reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10.


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