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Seniors showcase their artwork in two galleries

Artwork by 13 North Central College seniors will be featured in an exhibit at two campus galleries, May 14 through June 12, with artists’ reception May 22.

May 6, 2011—Artwork by 13 North Central College seniors will be featured in an exhibit at two campus galleries, May 14 through June 12. The works will include paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics and sculpture.

The Senior Art Show is free and open to the public and will be on display in the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., and the Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., both in Naperville. Students will greet visitors during an artists’ reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in both locations. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Guest speakers tell graduate students in education about technology use in classrooms

Students in North Central College’s master of arts in education program heard two guest speakers talk about technology use in classrooms.

Students working toward graduate degrees in North Central College’s master of arts in education (MAEd) program recently heard two guest speakers talk about how technology is being used in today’s elementary, middle and high school classrooms.

Susan Mack, visiting instructor of education, hosted the lecture by guest speakers Tony Schlorff, a math teacher in Naperville Community Unit School District 203, and Rodney Mack, executive director of technology for Wheaton Community Unit School District 200.

National Geographic expert to give talk on medical uses for snake venom

Professor and National Geographic expert Zoltan Takacs will give a free talk May 9 about how venom from dangerous snakes can be used for medicinal purposes.

April 13, 2011—Professor and National Geographic expert Zoltan Takacs will give a free talk May 9 at North Central College about how venom from dangerous snakes can be used for medicinal purposes.

Takacs, a professor at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine who studies venoms and reptiles, will deliver the presentation, “Biodiversity is Good for Your Health: Exploring the World’s Most Toxic Yet Lifesaving Creatures.”

College hosts Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought this weekend

College hosts Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought this weekend

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The College’s East Asian studies program will host the seventh annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought, May 6-7. The free, two-day conference seeks to foster dialogue and interaction among scholars and students and will feature Michael Puett, professor of Chinese history at Harvard University, in a keynote address at 4:30 Saturday, May 7. The title of his talk is “Ancestors, Fathers and Sons: Ritual Theory and Philosophy in Early China.”



Students hold events to raise awareness about human slavery

The Earth Program gives benefit concert May 6
Student members of Blue Key Honor Society will host May 6-7 events on campus to raise awareness about the realities of human slavery in the world.

April 29, 2011—North Central College students will host a series of events on May 6-7 to raise awareness about the realities of human slavery in the world. The campus community is invited to participate.

Throughout the school year, students involved in the Blue Key National Honor Society initiated a human rights project called Project Liberation, which focused on human slavery—especially sex trafficking, forced labor and child soldiers. The May 6-7 events, dubbed “One Peace, One Love,” will culminate this campuswide effort.

Alumna, trustee Maria Wynne named to Chicago Innovation Awards board

Maria Wynne
North Central College alumna and trustee Maria Wynne has been named a founding member of the Chicago Innovation Awards Board of Advisors.

May 5, 2011—North Central College alumna and trustee Maria Wynne has been named a founding member of the Chicago Innovation Awards Board of Advisors.

The Chicago Innovation Awards, which started in 2002 to honor new products and services across the local public, private and non-profit sectors, invited Wynne to join its newly created 40-member advisory board. The board is comprised of business and civic leaders who understand the importance of innovation and what it means to the success of the Chicago region and the growth of its economy.

King’s short story wins contest and publication

Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor English, won the Kore Press 2011 Short Fiction Award for her short story “The Death of Carrie Bradshaw.”

Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor English, won the Kore Press 2011 Short Fiction Award for her short story “The Death of Carrie Bradshaw.” Kore Press, a publishing company geared toward works by women of diversity, will publish her story as a chapbook in fall 2011.

North Central College students, professor to present paper at psychology conference

Karl Kelley
Two North Central College students and a professor will present a paper at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Psychology.

May 2, 2011—A paper authored by two North Central College students and a professor has been selected for presentation at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Psychology.

The paper, “Short Term Positive Emotions: Building Resources and Unravelling Negativity” is authored by psychology professor Karl Kelley and students Brandi Balensiefen and Jessica VandenBerg. The conference will be held May 30 through June 2 in Athens, Greece.

Experience Japanese culture at annual spring festival

North Central’s Japanese program and Japan Club will host a Japanese Spring Festival May 3. The family-friendly event is free and celebrates Japanese culture.

April 29, 2011—North Central College’s Japanese program and Japan Club will host their annual Japanese Spring Festival May 3. The family-friendly festival is free and open to the public and celebrates Japanese culture at the start of a new school year in Japan.

The festival will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in North Central’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave.

Chicago Term includes new residential option fall term

Living space inside a Tailor Loft Apartment in Chicago
North Central College students who want to learn about and experience Chicago Term firsthand can now live in Tailor Loft Apartments fall or spring terms.

For the first time, in fall 2011 and spring 2012, North Central College students have the option to live in Chicago while they study as part of the Chicago Term academic program. Students who have a taste for Chicago and want to learn about and experience the nation’s third largest city firsthand, should consider signing up for a Chicago Term.

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