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North Central to premiere fourth part of documentary about 150-year history

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Gael Swing
Gael Swing

North Central College invites the public to the free premiere Feb. 6 of the fourth part of a documentary series produced with Naperville Community Television that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

“A Student-Centered Community” is the fourth of the five-part documentary series “A Promising Start,” which commemorates the College’s Sesquicentennial. The segment will premiere at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

The documentary series production is led by Naperville Community Television’s Emmy Award-winning Executive Director Elizabeth Braham Spencer, who also is adjunct professor of broadcast communication at the College.

“A Student-Centered Community” spans the period 1975 to 1990, during the administration of Gael D. Swing, the eighth of North Central’s nine presidents.

The documentary brings the story to life through reenactments, video, historical photos, letters and interviews with historical experts such as Ann Durkin Keating, chair of the College's history department and C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History at North Central.

DVD copies of the first four parts of the documentary will be available for sale at the North Central College Bookstore, 100 E. Jefferson Ave. DVDs will be available singly or as a set; call the Bookstore at 630-637-5635 to learn more.

North Central College is planning numerous Sesquicentennial events and projects through Commencement on June 9, 2012. Visit for additional details.