North Central College - Naperville, IL

Subscribers get first look at North Central College’s new Fine and Performing Arts Season

Yo-Yo Ma
Patrons are getting their first look at North Central College’s 2011-2012 Fine and Performing Arts Sesquicentennial Season.

April 22, 2011—Patrons are getting their first look at North Central College’s 2011-2012 Fine and Performing Arts Sesquicentennial Season.

The stellar lineup includes Yo-Yo Ma, The Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, Bernadette Peters, The Manhattan Transfer, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Canadian Brass, the Charlie Daniels Band, Celtic Woman, the Chicago Sinfonietta, Air Supply and many others.

“We always try to get the best, but this time we’ve kicked it up a notch for our Sesquicentennial,” says Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch.

College kicks off Sesquicentennial Celebration with Cornerstone Week events

A promising start
North Central College invites the community to celebrate its Sesquicentennial kickoff by taking part in Cornerstone Week events

North Central College invites the community to celebrate its Sesquicentennial kickoff by taking part in Cornerstone Week events May 16-21.

Lou Corsino to give Last (First) Lecture

Seniors voted to invite Lou Corsino, professor of sociology, to present the CUAB-hosted Last Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the Wentz. All are welcome.

May 13, 2011—North Central College seniors voted to invite Lou Corsino—professor of sociology and chair, Division of Human Thought and Behavior—to present the CUAB-hosted Last Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Wentz Concert Hall. The entire campus community is invited to hear his talk, titled “Lately, it appears to me …”
 
This year’s Last Lecture has been renamed First Lecture: Of the Next 150 Years, in honor of North Central’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, which kicks off during Cornerstone Week, May 16-21.

A Legacy of Building Friendships Abroad

From as early as 1875, the College had developed ties with Japan and China through the mission work of the Evangelical Church.

From as early as 1875, the College had developed ties with Japan and China through the mission work of the Evangelical Church. The exposure to the Church encouraged students in Japan and China to attend North Central College for their education. Henry Tayama, Class of 1893, became the first student from Japan to graduate. Fumiko Miyagi ’24 returned to Tokyo to become a renowned artist and humanitarian and a professor of art at Japan Women’s University.

Local United Methodist churches to celebrate Lenten service March 23 in Wentz Concert Hall

The public is invited to participate in a Lenten worship service with local Methodist churches as part of North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

March 10, 2011—The public is invited to participate in a Lenten worship service March 23 with members of four Naperville United Methodist congregations as part of North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky composer-in-residence

Faculty and students are enjoying the rare chance to collaborate with a composer of international fame. Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, North Central's composer-in-residence, is sharing his vast experience that includes commissions for renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, countless movie scores and other international projects. A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, he most recently has been a composer-in-residence at Harvard University and Dartmouth College.

Alum cites impact of King's inspirational words

King’s words helped Brian Lee '01, speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, overcome adversity after a season-ending football injury.

Jan. 17, 2011—The keynote speaker at North Central College’s 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast says the civil rights leader’s words inspired him to achieve success in his life.

Brian Lee, a 2001 graduate of North Central, told the gathering of nearly 200 students, community leaders and other guests how King’s words helped him overcome adversity when he sustained a season-ending injury during his football-playing days at North Central.

Kim Butler, College Archivist

Preparing for the College’s Sesquicentennial has meant drawing on a collection of ever-expanding resources.

For archivist Kim Butler, preparing for the College’s Sesquicentennial has meant drawing on a collection of ever-expanding resources to uncover new voices and stories. “We’re always getting more materials for the College’s Archives and your knowledge of certain event or story can change when you find out more information,” she explains. “A new voice can give you a different perspective. We’ve recently been given the personal papers of President Rall by his family and resources like this add new insights.”

New Music Festival features contemporary classical compositions

Brooklyn Rider
North Central celebrates contemporary classical music during its inaugural New Music Festival April 11-12 and features Dal Niente and Brooklyn Rider.

March 9, 2011—North Central College will celebrate contemporary classical music during its inaugural New Music Festival April 11-12.

The two-day festival will feature performances by contemporary music group Dal Niente and string quartet Brooklyn Rider. As part of the festival, acclaimed Russian composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, a member of the Silk Road Project and composer-in-residence at North Central College, will coach members of various area high school ensembles.

It's Time to Celebrate!

North Central College is making plans to celebrate its Sesquicentennial! The academic year 2011-2012 promises to be a memorable milestone for the College, with special events, publications and displays on campus designed to remind alumni, students, faculty, friends and community members of the rich traditions that began with the founding of humble Plainfield College 150 years ago in 1861.

Syndicate content