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Film and panel highlight Education Under Fire in Iran

Iran and right to education are focus of Jan. 31 panel and film “Education Under Fire” as part of the College’s emphasis on human rights.

Iran will be the focus of the North Central College event, “Education Under Fire,” on Jan. 31 as part of the College’s emphasis on global human rights.

At the request of North Central senior psychology major Mozhdeh Khodarahmi, the Office of International Programs is presenting the film “Education Under Fire” and panel discussion from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Smith Hall at Old Main.

Local educator, literacy expert to speak Jan. 25 at North Central College

Local elementary school teacher and Illinois’ Reading Educator of the Year Maria Walther will speak at North Central College Jan. 25.

Local elementary school teacher, education expert and literacy consultant Maria Walther will speak at North Central College on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Her talk will take place at 5:30 p.m. in room 20 at the College’s Goldspohn Hall, 31 N. Loomis St., Naperville. The event is free and open to the public.

“Maria Walther is an extremely reliable and interesting speaker and often provides a variety of resources,” says Alyssa Mahoney, a North Central junior majoring in elementary education. “We cannot get enough of what she has to say!”

North Central College welcomes author Joe Allen Jan. 26

Activist Joe Allen chronicles forgotten family tragedy of racial exploitation in Chicago during the 1940s in his talk and book “People Wasn’t Made to Burn.”

North Central College presents a talk by author and activist Joe Allen about his new book, “People Wasn't Made to Burn: A True Story of Housing, Race, and Murder in Chicago.”

Open to the community, the free event takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in North Central’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. The College’s department of Urban and Suburban Studies and Cultural Events are co-sponsors.

North Central hosts 2012 Blue Key National Conference

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More than 100 students from across the country traveled to North Central College for the 2012 Blue Key National Conference, which took place Jan. 13-14.

The students represented 13 different colleges and universities, ranging from the University of Portland in Oregon to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Over the course of the conference, students had the opportunity to participate in a vast array of activities.

Snow Bowl fundraiser Feb. 3 for Tyson Resource Center at North Central College

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Join night of bowling, fundraiser Feb. 3 to support resource center for North Central education students and chapel service Jan. 24 in memory of Lora Tyson.

Community members are invited to join an evening of bowling, networking, fun and fundraising to support a valuable resource for North Central College education students.

Expert on global hunger to give informal talk Jan. 20

North Central College will host a talk by Paul Macek on global hunger as part of the Office of International Program’s global human rights focus this year.

North Central College will host an informal talk and discussion on global hunger Jan. 20 with Paul Macek, senior director of food security and livelihoods at World Vision.

According to World Vision, some 925 million people in the world—or one in seven people—don’t eat enough to be healthy. Hunger is number one on the list of the world’s top 10 health risks in 2012. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

North Central hosts 2012 AMC 10 and 12 math contests

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North Central College will host a testing site for the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10 and AMC 12 exams Feb. 22 for high school students.

North Central College will host a testing site for the American Mathematics Competitions test 10 and 12 (AMC 10 and AMC 12) on Feb. 22. These contests are the premier high school examinations in mathematics.

Winter term contemplative series begins Jan. 12

The department of religious studies invites the campus community to join its contemplative events, including Catholic, Jewish and mindfulness meditations.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the department of religious studies for its winter series of events that focus on the contemplative dimension of human experience.

The mindfulness meditations take place Thursdays, Jan. 12, 26 and Feb. 9. The Catholic meditation is set for Tuesday, Jan. 31, and the Jewish meditation will meet Thursday, Feb. 23. All events take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center. Short presentations by practitioners from diverse traditions will be following by optional contemplative exercises.

Wolf gives talks, organizes sessions as chair of undergraduate German program

Gregory Wolf, professor of German
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, gave presentations, organized sessions at American Association for Teachers of German annual meeting.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, is chair of the Small Undergraduate German Programs special interest group of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). He organized a breakfast and presented “Keeping German Programs Visible” and co-organized two sessions with six presentations addressing language pedagogy, instructional technology and curricular development at the national meeting of the American Association for Teachers of German in Denver, Colo.

Jazz guitarist John McLean performs March 30 at North Central College

Acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member John McLean performs March 30 in the Madden Theatre.

Audience members will enjoy an evening of stellar jazz by a member of North Central College’s acclaimed music faculty when guitarist John McLean performs March 30.

“An Evening with Jazz Guitarist John McLean” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/students and seniors; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

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