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North Central’s Lauren Wohlrab ’14 showcases artwork in commercial gallery

Artwork by Lauren Wohlrab ’14 on exhibit
Studio art major Lauren Wohlrab ’14 is chosen by Paramount Theatre as its featured artist in the annual North Central College Aspiring Artist Student Exhibit.

Lauren Wohlrab ’14, a studio art and interactive media studies/graphic arts double major, was chosen by Paramount Theatre as its featured artist in the annual North Central College Aspiring Artist Student Exhibit. Her works will be on display from Feb. 1 through March 25 in the Grand Gallery at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.

An opening reception will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the gallery. Admission is free to the exhibit and reception with a cash bar.

Students may apply by Feb. 20 for Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 14.

North Central College students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, which will take place during Honors Day on Tuesday, May 14.

Information about the symposium and how to submit proposals may be found on the College’s website. A list of frequently asked questions also is available.

Nicholson’s presentation emerges as chapter in book

Neil Nicholson, assistant professor of mathematics
Neil Nicholson, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, was coauthor of a chapter in a book on service learning in higher education.

Neil Nicholson, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, was a coauthor of a chapter in the book titled “Service-Learning in Higher Education: Connecting the Global to the Local.” The book emerged from presentations at the Fourth International Symposium on Service-Learning held in China in September 2011, where Nicholson co-presented with colleagues from the University of Indiana-Bloomington and William Jewell College.

North Central College students perform compelling drama “Float” Jan. 17-19

North Central College students will perform “Float,” a compelling play about women forced to confront life’s big issues.

North Central College students will perform “Float,” a compelling play about women forced to confront life’s big issues.

Three performances of “Float” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17-19 in 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.

Mueller and VanHorn receive award from prestigious teaching institute

Jonathan Mueller (left) and Daniel VanHorn, psychology faculty
North Central College’s Jon Mueller, professor of psychology, and Daniel VanHorn, assistant professor of psychology, receive award for poster presentation.

North Central College’s Jonathan Mueller, professor of psychology, and Daniel VanHorn, assistant professor of psychology, are recipients of the 2013 Doug Bernstein Award from the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP) for their poster presentation titled “Fantasy Researcher League: Engaging Students in Psychological Research.”  

Another banner year for devoted alumna

Bob ’69 and Caroline Smith ’69 Lewis
For some 25 years, Caroline Smith ’69 Lewis has volunteered to construct national championship banners for North Central College's athletic department.

A stream of red and white national championship banners in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center grows steadily, thanks to the talents of North Central’s student-athletes, their coaches and Caroline Smith ’69 Lewis. The Naperville resident donates her time, talent and materials to construct the banners.

“One thing I won’t do is buy any of the materials ahead of time,” she says. “If I were to have it on hand, they might not win. I only buy what I need after Al (Carius) calls me to say they won.”

Hill Harper MLK Week keynote address at North Central changed to 5 p.m. Jan. 21

Hill Harper
Keynote talk by Hill Harper on Jan. 21 has been changed to 5 p.m. as College celebrates the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with week of activities.

The time of the North Central College Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote address by author and actor Hill Harper has been changed to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21.

Harper’s talk was scheduled for 7 p.m., but President Barack Obama has asked him to attend a post-inauguration event that evening in Washington, D.C. In August, Obama appointed Harper to a key administration post on the president’s three-member Cancer Panel, which is responsible for monitoring the development and execution of the activities of the National Cancer Program.

Winter term specials on fine arts shows

Winter term specials on fine arts shows

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The deadline is Friday, Jan. 11, for faculty and staff to take advantage of special pricing during winter term on many fine and performing arts performances. Discounts of 50 percent on 10 different performances are redeemable by visiting the box office in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center or by calling 630-637-7469 during box office business hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This special, limited-time 50 percent discount is for these shows:



North Central College presents work of artist Jan-Ru Wan Jan. 11-March 24

North Central College will showcase works by fiber installation artist Jan-Ru Wan in the exhibit “ReMaterialization/Relive Memory” Jan. 11 through March 24.

North Central College will showcase works by fiber installation artist Jan-Ru Wan in the exhibit “ReMaterialization/Relive Memory” Jan. 11 through March 24.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Wolf gives presentation, coordinates sessions, publishes multiple articles

Gregory H. Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, presented at national meeting for teachers of German and published essays, review, interview, article.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, is chair of the Small Undergraduate German Programs special interest group of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language. In that role, he organized a breakfast and presented “Meaningful Collaboration Between Secondary and Postsecondary German Programs” with Dr.