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A world of machines, order and systems in North Central College play May 19-22

North Central stages “Machinal,” inspired by the real life case of convicted, executed murderer Ruth Snyder, by American playwright Sophie Treadwell.

North Central College presents “Machinal,” a play inspired by the true story of Ruth Snyder, the first woman to be executed at Sing Sing Prison in 1928. Four performances will be staged May 19-22 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall.

Christopher Corrigan ’16 directs student cast, crew in comedy of manners without manners

Juniors Anne Lorentzen as Annette, John Bihun as Alan
North Central College presents the triple Tony Award-winning comedy “God of Carnage” by playwright Yazmina Reza on May 5-7.

North Central College presents the triple Tony Award-winning comedy “God of Carnage” directed by senior Christopher Corrigan May 5-7.

Three performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. May 5, 6 and 7 in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. This production contains adult language and may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Three-person cast presents humorous, surprising story of self-discovery

Cody Talkie ’17 as Crick, Kellyn Maguire ’18 as Mary
North Central College stages “Late: A Cowboy Song,” a quirky, poetic meditation by beloved contemporary U.S. playwright Sarah Ruhl, on April 21-24.

North Central College presents “Late: A Cowboy Song,” a quirky meditation by beloved contemporary U.S. playwright Sarah Ruhl April 21-24.

Student exhibit showcases ceramics and sculptures through May 1

North Central presents the student exhibit, “Anatomy of the Vessel,” featuring the artwork of Lauren Denler ’16.

North Central College presents a student exhibit, featuring ceramics and sculptures by senior Lauren Denler, of Homer Glen, through May 1.

Titled “Anatomy of the Vessel,” the free exhibit is on display in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist’s reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

North Central College supports first-generation students in transition to higher education

North Central’s Cardinal First program fosters community among first-generation students and faculty.

In any given classroom at North Central College, it’s likely that several students are the first in their immediate families to pursue higher education. About 35 to 40 percent of North Central students are first-generation college students—meaning, their parents do not have four-year degrees. And many of their professors were first-generation college students, too.  

North Central's art faculty exhibit their recent work through May 29

North Central College presents its “Faculty Exhibition,” featuring a collection of recent artwork by 11 members of the College’s acclaimed art faculty.

North Central College presents its “Faculty Exhibition,” featuring a wide variety of recent artwork by 11 members of the College art faculty, through May 29.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The faculty will greet visitors at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8; complimentary refreshments will be served. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.

Campus, local, state, national guests celebrated the Science Center "topping out"

North Central College’s Science Center reached a construction milestone with the placement of a ceremonial final beam in Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

North Central College’s Science Center reached new heights during its construction when the campus community celebrated the hoisting and placement of a ceremonial final steel beam during a Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

Traditional among ironworkers, the ceremony is sometimes called Capping Off, or Topping Off, or Topping Out. Regardless, said President Troy D. Hammond during his remarks, “It’s a significant construction milestone that we’ve reached only because of the dedication and hard work of many, many people.”

Student exhibit showcases paintings, digital prints, drawings through March 31

North Central College presents the two-person exhibit “Embracing Womanhood,” featuring the artwork of Grace Morris ’16 and Etienne Wenk ’17.

North Central College presents the two-person, student exhibit, featuring paintings, digital prints and drawings by senior Grace Morris and junior Etienne Wenk through March 31.

Titled “Embracing Womanhood: Recontextualizing the Pinup as an Icon for the Exploration of Intersectional Femininity,” the free exhibit is on display in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist’s reception will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

Music and motion come together in Chords for Kids concert for children with autism

North Central College will host Chords for Kids, the 10th annual free concert for children with autism and other special needs and their families, on March 5.

North Central College will host Chords for Kids, the 10th annual free concert for children with autism and their families, on March 5.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Wheelchair seating is available. Admission is free, but tickets are required; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Costume designer Brianna Perry ’16 puts new theatrical design & technology major in action

Brianna Perry ’16
Brianna Perry ’16, a double major in musical theatre and technical theatre and design, is costumer designer for the senior musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Brianna “Bri” Perry ’16 loves designing, both inside and outside the classroom. As she prepares for a career in professional theatre, Perry is pairing her academic work with her involvement in the technical crew for the senior production, “Little Shop of Horrors.”

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