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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.”

North Central College senior wins national leadership award at Blue Key Honor Society conference

Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16/M ’17
A five-year master leadership studies student, Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16 was awarded the Gregory Lee Smith Exemplary Blue Key Member Award and scholarship.

Alyxandria “Lexy” Schwarzwalder ’16/M ’17 recently received a national award and scholarship at the National Blue Key Honor Society conference. On the academic fast track to pursuing leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, Schwarzwalder is pursuing North Central College’s five-year master leadership studies degree as part of the College's Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program. After she completes her B.A.

North Central College students make semifinals in American Marketing Association contest

A team of 22 North Central students created integrated marketing campaign for The Hershey Company, competing against 90 universities and finishing in top 16.

A team of 22 students in North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter made the top 16 as semifinalists in the AMA International Collegiate Case Competition. Students created an integrated marketing campaign for Hershey’s new Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews, competing against some 90 institutions, including schools like the University of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania State University and University of Iowa.

North Central College senior Kevin Driscoll wins top scholarship from Publicity Club of Chicago

Kevin Driscoll ’16
The Publicity Club of Chicago awards Kevin Driscoll ’16 its highest scholarship “to support the next generation of talented public relations professionals.”

The Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC) has awarded North Central College senior Kevin Driscoll its top scholarship award. Only three local public relations-focused students received scholarships from PCC and Driscoll won the highest award at $1,000.

Driscoll, of Lemont, received the award—which represents the PCC’s “commitment to supporting the next generation of talented public relations professionals”—at its December luncheon meeting.

Students display 29 pieces of art at professional exhibit

Fifteen art students were chosen to showcase their artwork at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery through March.

The artwork of 15 students at North Central College will be showcased at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora as part of the 2016 Paramount Grand Gallery. The free exhibit will be on display through March 28.

Students and pieces of artwork were selected by North Central College Associate Professor of Art Barry Skurkis, who works with the curator of the gallery. The diverse collection includes 29 pieces of art created with mixed media, oils, acrylic on canvas, wood, tar, watercolor and more.

Registration is open for North Central’s summer campus, workshops, theatre

North Central College presents summer camps for children and adults, ranging from athletics and performing arts to academics and faith-based.

Registration for North Central College’s 2016 Summer Camps and Workshops opens Monday, Feb. 15. Among the many opportunities are summer camps for children and adults, ranging from athletics and performing arts to academics and faith-based.

SEA Conference connects emerging artists with needed business skills and connections

North Central College hosts the 16th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 26-27 to help aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 16th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 26-27 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs.

Chicago-based artist Monika Wulfers ’68 showcases her light installations

North Central College presents the three-dimensional light artwork of 1968 North Central alumna in her exhibit “Monika Wulfers LINES” through March 27.

North Central College presents the three-dimensional light artwork of Chicago-based artist Monika Wulfers, a 1968 graduate of North Central, in her exhibit “Monika Wulfers LINES,” Feb. 5 through March 27.

The free exhibit will be displayed in North Central’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Wulfers will greet visitors at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central hosts third annual Technologies in Education Conference for education majors

Alumni teachers, administrators present sessions on using technology in the classroom to equip North Central College education majors for careers as teachers.

Education students at North Central College participated in the Technologies in Education Conference (TIEC) Jan. 23 to learn how to use the latest technologies in the classroom.
 

Explore cultures from around the world at Feb. 14 International Festival

North Central College welcomes the local community to celebrate another year of cultural diversity at its 20th annual International Festival Feb. 14.

North Central College welcomes members of the community to attend its 20th annual International Festival on Feb. 14. Hosted by the College’s Office of International Programs, the festival celebrates Naperville’s cultural diversity and offers opportunities for community members to explore cultures from around the world.

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