North Central College - Naperville, IL

Tribune critic names alumnus a rising star in Chicago theater

Will Allan, 2009 graduate in theatre
Chicago Tribune’s theater critic Chris Jones includes 2009 theater graduate Will Allan in his 2011 list of “The Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater.”

July 25, 2011—Chicago Tribune’s theater critic Chris Jones unveiled his 2011 list of “The Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater” and featured 2009 alumnus and theatre major Will Allan among his seven top picks of the year.

Community actors star in “Hello, Dolly!”

Molly Durava as Ermengarde, Alyssa Digges as Dolly, Ian Emerson as Ambrose
The College presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Hello, Dolly!’’ as the final Summer Music Theatre production, July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7.

North Central College presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Hello, Dolly!’’ as its final Summer Music Theatre production of the season. Actors from the community will sing, dance and bring to life the classic music and irresistible story of the meddling matchmaker Dolly Levi.

Summer Light Opera features “The Gondoliers” July 28-31

North Central’s Summer Light Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comic opera “The Gondoliers,” featuring community actors.

North Central College’s Summer Light Opera presents the comic opera “The Gondoliers,” an entertaining story with some of the most musically sophisticated and beautiful scores written by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a “Great College to Work For”

North Central College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

July 25, 2011—North Central College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s fourth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities.

Tyra Banks to kick off Sesquicentennial Author Series Sept. 15 at North Central

Tyra Banks
Supermodel, TV host and entrepreneur Tyra Banks will discuss her first novel Sept. 15 at North Central College.

Supermodel, TV host and entrepreneur Tyra Banks will discuss her first novel, answer questions from the audience and greet fans Sept. 15 at North Central College. For tickets, visits Anderson’s Bookshops at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, online at andersonsbookshop.com or call 630-355-2665.

North Central alumni, students hone skills as they lead and teach at summer camp

Eighth-grade scholars solve math problem during Math Olympics
For the first time, North Central alumnae co-direct the Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp, a college readiness program that partners with high-need schools.

July 21, 2011—For the first time, North Central alumnae served as co-directors of the Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp, a college readiness program that partners with high-need elementary and secondary schools in Aurora and Chicago. Program Coordinator Jan Fitzsimmons recruited Cherrelle Blevins ’09 and Jill Bushman ’10 to serve as co-directors, along with four North Central alumni as coaches and 17 students as interns for the 2011 five-week summer program.

Four directions meet at North Central College art exhibit through Sept. 18

“4 Directions/4 Printmakers,” an exhibit of works by four different artists, will be shown from Aug. 12-Sept. 18 at North Central College.

North Central College will host the exhibit “4 Directions/4 Printmakers,” Aug. 12 through Sept. 18, featuring works by four artists from different regions of the country.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central stages “Annie,” featuring community actors

Some 115 community actors star in “Annie,” North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre, in six performances July 15-17 and July 22-24.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the delightful family musical “Annie” July 15-17 and July 22-24, featuring some 115 actors from the community.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 15, 16, 22 and 23 with two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. July 17 and 24 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Course on College's archives among fall 2011 Community Education programs

North Central College is offering the opportunity to learn about the College’s extensive archives through a course in the Community Education program.

North Central College is offering the opportunity to learn about the College’s extensive archives. A course about the College’s archives is among the offerings this fall through North Central’s Community Education program.

“With the college celebrating its Sesquicentennial this fall, our on-campus archivist will be running a course on the history of the College and showing many of the artifacts that have been maintained throughout the years,” said Deanna Taylor, the College’s community education program director.

Gary Ernst receives emeritus status after long career

Retiring after 25 years on North Central’s faculty, Gary Ernst is named Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus at Commencement.

July 8, 2011—Retiring after 25 years on North Central College’s faculty, Gary Ernst was named Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus during the College’s 2011 Commencement exercises on June 11.

In conferring Ernst’s emeritus status, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty R. Devadoss Pandian said, “(Gary Ernst) … has served this institution with honor and distinction for 25 years. In his retirement, the College will miss an outstanding teacher, committed citizen and a wonderful colleague.”

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