North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central named to President's Community Service Honor Roll

Volunteer efforts by North Central College students, faculty and staff are being recognized by a federal agency.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Feb. 25, 2010—Volunteer efforts by North Central College students, faculty and staff are being recognized by a federal agency that leads President Barack Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

North Central has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

Senior musical "Pippin" bursts with show-stopping songs and dance

North Central College students will present "Pippin," a hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale.

North Central College students will present "Pippin," a hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale and winner of 11 Tony Awards by Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Four performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. March 4, 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. March 7 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adult and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469). The story of "Pippin" takes place once upon a time, when a young prince Pippin longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment.

College presents British rock band tribute One Night of Queen March 20

Fans of the British rock group Queen can relive the band’s powerful live performances at the concert tribute One Night of Queen.

Fans of the British rock group Queen can relive the band’s powerful live performances March 20 when North Central College presents the concert tribute One Night of Queen. One Night of Queen will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $40, $30 and $25; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469). One Night of Queen recreates and celebrates the music of the British rock band Queen. The show is performed by Gary Mullen and his band The Works with fantastic staging, lighting and effects.

Exhibit features works by winners of Naperville's Riverwalk Fine Art Fair

A group show featuring works by three contest winners will be featured March 5 through April 9 at North Central College’s Schoenherr Art Gallery.

A group show featuring works by three winners of the Naperville Art League’s annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair will be featured March 5 through April 9 at North Central College’s Schoenherr Art Gallery. “Vibrant Moods: Visions from Riverwalk Fine Art Fair Award-Winning Artists” features paintings by Pamela Hart of Naperville, Bob Koch of Naperville and Michael McKee of Wheaton. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Schoenherr Art Gallery at the Fine Arts Center is located at 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The exhibit will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m.

Political science professor awarded grant to research race issues

The National Science Fondation awarded Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of at North Central College, and his partner a grant for a study on race.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science at North Central College, and Charlton McIlwain of New York University have been awarded a $21,000 grant by Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) and funded by National Science Foundation for their project, “The Effects of Racial and Racist Appeals on White Voters.”

Shakespeare's "As You Like It" is a little bit classic, modern

A production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" is faithful to the English playwright as well as relevant and accessible to a modern audience.

Known for its unique blend of fun and entertaining theatricality, Aquila Theatre Company will present four performances of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at North Central College. The production is faithful to the English playwright as well as relevant and accessible to a modern audience.

North Central students featured in new video series about coffee trade

A group of North Central College students are featured in a new video series about the coffee trade and ethical business practices.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu Jan. 20, 2010—A group of North Central College students are featured in a new video series about the coffee trade and ethical business practices. The Mission Coffee Can series chronicles how North Central College students work with Guatemalan growers to sell their coffee in the United States. The premiere episode of Mission Coffee Can debuted on Feb. 24 at www.missioncoffeecan.com. New five- to 10-minute episodes will be available every Wednesday for 14 weeks through May 19.

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