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Kirk gives presentation at TED-like talk about The Argus Project

Jonathon Kirk, assistant professor of music
Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, copresented “Subaquatic Sound Art” about innovative, electronic music.

Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, copresented at a TEDx talk in February at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Kirk presented alongside Dr. Lee Weisert, assistant professor of music at UNC-Chapel Hill.

New dean envisions expansion and growth in graduate programs

Pamela Monaco, dean of graduate and continuing studies
Pamela Monaco, Ph.D., North Central College’s new dean of graduate and continuing studies, sees growth potential in programs.

North Central College has named Pamela Monaco, Ph.D., as dean of graduate and continuing studies. In this role, she will oversee the admission, marketing and further development of current and new graduate programs, including applications of technology for instruction.

“North Central has great potential for growth in graduate programs and this was very exciting to me,” says Monaco. “I see a great opportunity to build on the programs that are already in place and taught by faculty with strong credentials and experience.”

One graduate, two undergraduate students present at international business conference

Cameron Bechard ’15 and Nicole Jakobsze ’15
North Central College students present at the Academy of International Business conference with Robert Moussetis, professor of international business.

Three North Central College students presented at the Academy of International Business Midwest chapter conference, held March 26-28 in Chicago. They presented along with their North Central faculty supervisor Robert Moussetis, professor of international business, chair of management and marketing and coordinator of graduate business programs.

Silkaitis assumes lead role in “exceedingly funny play” at Chicago’s Theater Wit

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre
Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, steps into lead comedic role in “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England.”

Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, chair of art and theatre and theatre program coordinator, was cast to understudy the lead role in “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Silkaitis knew her contract included at least one performance but had no idea she would need to step in so quickly.

North Central College students exhibit their drawings, sculpture, photography

Graduate student Christine Badowski-Koenig and juniors Drew French and Ian Hilton present their art exhibit “Channels of Perception” April 10-May 4.

North Central College presents a student art exhibit April 10-May 4, featuring the work of North Central graduate student Christine Badowski-Koenig and juniors Drew French and Ian Hilton.

Film, speakers, exhibit focus on 20th century opposition to suppression in Germany

Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg
North Central College hosts a two-day symposium, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, colloquium and exhibition of historical posters.

North Central College hosts a distinctive two-day symposium, titled “Religious Opposition to Suppression: German Traditions,” on Monday and Tuesday, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, exhibition of historical posters and colloquium.

Spring term contemplative series begins April 9

North Central’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty, staff to events focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience.

North Central College’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty and staff to attend any or all of the series of events during spring term focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience. Short presentations by practitioners from diverse traditions will be followed by contemplative exercises; participation in the exercises is entirely optional.  

The following events will take place in Smith Hall, Old Main:

Student presents sculpture, video art, photography and more through May 4

Landmannalaugar frá Bláhnjúki-The People’s Pools from the Blue Peak
North Central College features the artwork of senior Ian Wright in “Kynjamyndir-Strange Pictures: Responding to Icelandic Landscape and Culture.”

North Central College presents the creative artwork of senior Ian Wright in a solo exhibit, April 8-May 4.

Titled “Kynjamyndir-Strange Pictures: Responding to Icelandic Landscape and Culture,” Wright’s exhibit will showcase charcoal on wood panel drawings, video art, sculpture and photography that capture the essence and beauty of Iceland’s volcanic environment.

Four North Central College choral ensembles present concert April 10

April 10 choral concert venue, Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian Church
North Central’s Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Chamber Singers, Cardinal Chorus present concert at Fourth Presbyterian Church on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

North Central College’s choral ensembles will perform a special concert at the Fourth Presbyterian Church at 126 E. Chestnut St. and North Michigan Avenue at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10. The event is free, but a free-will offering will be taken.

Computer science students win first and fourth place at programming competition

Chase Smith ’15, Godfrey Muganda, Bryan Cardwell ’14
Computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2014 ACCA computer programming contest.

Two teams of computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2014 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) computer programming competition held Feb. 22 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais.

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