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Paul Simon Award recognizes North Central’s comprehensive international programs

National award brings prestigious recognition to North Central’s internationalization of campus over 20 years.

North Central College is one of five institutions nationwide to receive a 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

North Central College student Alex Moerer speaks at TEDx about value of improvisation

North Central College student Alex Moerer ’17 spoke at a TEDx event on “Improvisation: Overcoming the Stage Fear of Life.”

North Central College student Alex Moerer ’17 spoke at a TEDx event about how improvisation can be applied to improve life’s daily interactions.

Moerer was one of six student speakers selected to make three-minute presentations Feb. 13 at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event. Topics were inspired by the theme “Changing the World for Good.” His talk was titled “Improvisation: Overcoming the Stage Fear of Life.”

North Central College expands investment in energy-saving LED lighting

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

The most recent upgrades to lighting in the College’s geothermal-controlled, LEED-certified Residence Hall/Recreation Center and in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center are estimated to save the College an additional $35,000 annually in electricity costs. The projects are supported by a $67,989 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation's Energy Efficiency Lighting Upgrade Program.

Seniors direct, stage “Shout! The Mod Musical” Feb. 26-March 1

Allyson Martens, Rachel Rodewald, Tina Naponelli, Ashlyn Seehafer, Colleen DeRos
North Central College seniors present “Shout!” a musical review featuring the culture and songs from the swinging ’60s in England.

North Central College seniors will direct and stage “Shout! The Mod Musical,” a musical review featuring songs from the swinging ’60s.

Four performances of “Shout!” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 27, 28 and at 2 p.m. March 1 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Scholar-in-residence Riad Ismat discusses the arts and statesmanship

Riad Ismat, visiting scholar-in-residence
North Central College will host a free lecture Feb. 18 by Riad Ismat, Syria’s former ambassador to Pakistan and minister of culture.

North Central College will host a free lecture Feb. 18 by Riad Ismat, Syria’s former ambassador to Pakistan and minister of culture.

Currently a visiting scholar-in-residence at North Central College for the 2014-2015 academic year, Ismat will speak on “Theatre and Diplomacy” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St.

Silkaitis’ new theatre company premieres “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992”

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre
Carin Silkaitis, North Central College assistant professor of theatre, is artistic director/founder of a new theatre company and has premiered its first show.

Carin Silkaitis—North Central College assistant professor of theatre, chair of art and theatre, and theatre program coordinator—is artistic director and founder of The Other Theatre Company. Her new company is a collective of artists who love theatre and are dedicated to telling the stories of individuals or groups that are “othered” or marginalized in society. The company staff includes many North Central alumni, students and faculty.

World-class vocalist works with North Central College music students in master class

Lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson instructs a student
North Central College voice students experienced hands-on instruction from lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson during a master class in Wentz Concert Hall.

Music students appreciate having a fresh pair of ears critique their performances, especially when they are the ears of a world-class artist.

North Central College voice students experienced hands-on instruction from lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson during a master class on the stage of the College’s acoustically magnificent Wentz Concert Hall. The 90-minute session Feb. 5 covered topics ranging from physical techniques that improve sound to using facial expressions to advance narratives created by composers.

North Central College sets record in number of students, proposals at national conference

Abigail Van Hook '15
With a record number of students and accepted presentations to NCUR, North Central College has the most accepted proposals of any college in Illinois.

North Central College will send a record 59 students to the 29th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) to be held April 16-18 at the Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.

NCUR is an interdisciplinary conference where students representing universities and colleges from around the world share their research and creative works in oral, poster and performance/visual arts presentations. Some 391 academic institutions will participate in this year’s NCUR gathering of young scholars.

North Central College named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

Junior/Senior Scholars
North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

Presenters to share ideas about social impact Feb. 13 at TEDxNorthCentralCollege

Presenters will share ideas about sustainable social impact Feb. 13 at the first TEDxNorthCentralCollege Conference.

Experts will engage audience members with presentations about sustainable social impact Feb. 13 when North Central College hosts its first TEDx Conference.

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