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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.

Kersh authors “Leadership & Millennials” article on chamber blog

Renique Kersh, assistant director of leadership programs
Renique Kersh, North Central College assistant director of leadership programs, authored a piece for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business.

Renique Kersh—North Central College assistant director of leadership programs and lecturer of leadership, ethics and values—was invited to author a piece for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business blog. Her article, titled “Leadership & Millennials,” was recently published. Click here to view.

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.

College exhibitions feature art that informs, influences, inspires

"Small Change" by Richard Laurent, "The Arts of  Influence" exhibit
North Central College is host to a variety of art collections in its three galleries, featuring works by renowned and rising professional and student artists.

North Central College is host year-round to a variety of art collections by renowned and rising professional and student artists, featured in its three art galleries. Two current exhibitions showcase more than captivating artwork; they also inform, influence and encourage change in important areas of life and culture. They’re free and open to the public, too.

Senior art major showcases tattoos as art in campus exhibit

North Central College presents the solo exhibition “Potentially Permanent,” featuring the artwork of senior Jenna Szerszen Feb. 5-March 1.

North Central College presents the solo exhibition “Potentially Permanent,” featuring the artwork of senior Jenna Szerszen Feb. 5 through March 1.

A collection of mixed media, drawings and paintings, “Potentially Permanent” showcases the artist’s avid research and interest in the simplistic designs of the traditional tattoo style. The free exhibit is on display in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist’s reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

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.

Schacht talks to grade school parents about the ins and outs of bullying

Patricia Schacht, associate professor of psychology
Patricia Schacht, North Central College associate professor of psychology, gave a presentation to parents at local PTA meeting on bullying and its prevention.

Patricia Schacht, North Central College associate professor of psychology, gave a presentation titled “The Ins and Outs of Bullying: What Is It, Who Does It, and How Should We Handle It?” at the Gombert Elementary School LMC PTA meeting on Jan. 15.

Gill’s photography is recognized nationally and globally

Tom Gill, North Central College instructional media coordinator, has won honors and publication offers of his photos in Huffington Post, weather.com and more.

Tom Gill, North Central College instructional media coordinator, has reached new levels of notoriety as a photographer with many of his photos being recognized and published in major outlets and publications.

Visit North Central College this winter

North Central College hosts visit programs for new and transferring students interested in learning more about undergraduate degree programs.

North Central College will host visit programs in February for prospective new and transferring students interested in learning more about the College’s undergraduate degree programs.

High School Visit Program Feb. 16
High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Program on Monday, Feb. 16.  

Kirk’s composition is featured on CD and radio program

Jonathon Kirk, assistant professor of music
Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, is a featured composer on “Metal Cicadas,” a new CD by the contemporary string group Duo XXI.

Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, is a featured composer on “Metal Cicadas,” a new CD by the contemporary string group Duo XXI. The CD by Albany Records is titled after Kirk’s composition of the same name.

Kirk is one of seven commissioned composers on the CD; his work is performed by Anna Cromwell on violin and Mira Frisch on cello. The group Duo XXI is committed to developing the musical culture of the 21st century through commissioning, performing and recording new music.

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