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Hill Harper delivers Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote address at North Central College

Actor/author Hill Harper delivered an impassioned Martin Luther King Week keynote address in Wentz Concert Hall.

Actor/author Hill Harper delivered an impassioned Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote address Jan. 21 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall.

Harper spoke about “Being an Active Architect of Your Own Life” and used the analogy of an architect who designs a building to talk about how people could do more to plan their own lives.

Parsons Dance

Parsons Dance, with its exuberant personality and movement, fuses modern dance with the discipline and precision of a classical company.

College, city partner to transform downtown Naperville eyesore into park

North Central College is moving ahead with plans to create a park on land that for years was home to a downtown Naperville eyesore.

North Central College is moving ahead with plans to create a park on land that for years was home to a downtown Naperville eyesore.

Demolition work of the structure at 420 S. Washington St. began on Jan. 19. A backhoe tore down the building that sat vacant for the past decade at the prominent location along Washington Street. Debris was carted away over the following few days.

Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp celebrates 25th aniversary at North Central College

The Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites concert series celebrates its 25th anniversary July 21-27 at North Central College.

The Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites concert series celebrates its 25th anniversary July 21-27 at North Central College.

WAC transformation is underway

WAC transformation is underway

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A transformation is underway in the main level of the Harold and Eva White Activities Center (WAC). The once closed-in and separated areas are now open and accessible to everyone to use.

During D-Term, the walls between Cardinal Lounge, the WAC front desk and center hallway were torn down and the space completely opened. Wood flooring was installed throughout, walls were painted, multiple electric outlets installed for media use, three new large-screen TVs were mounted, and wiring for new lighting, sound system and speakers were installed.



Madormo gives talk to Chicago teacher/librarians

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communications
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, spoke to Chicago Public School librarians about his novel series and more.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was the featured speaker at the Jan. 19 meeting of the Chicago Teacher-Librarian Association (CTLA) in Chicago. Sponsored by Children’s Plus, Inc., the meeting was open to all Chicago Public School librarians.

North Central College alumnus Dr. Karl Brooks speaks at MLK prayer breakfast

Alumnus Karl Brooks ’90, a Joliet Junior College administrator, was keynote speaker at the College’s MLK prayer breakfast.

North Central College alumnus Dr. Karl Brooks ’90 spoke to students, faculty, staff and guests about the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy during the College’s annual MLK prayer breakfast Jan. 21.

Dean of student success at Joliet Junior College, Brooks encouraged audience members to reflect on what inspires them—saying King’s legacy is a source of daily inspiration to him.

“We are all benefactors of Martin Luther King’s legacy,” Brooks said. “He calls us all to a higher moral and ethical ground.”

Shulman’s research findings from field experiment receive attention

Hillary Shulman, assistant professor of speech communication
Hillary Shulman, North Central College assistant professor of speech communication, published joint research in the journal Human Communication Research.

Hillary Shulman, North Central College assistant professor of speech communication, and three other researchers published findings of their work in the January 2013 issue of the journal Human Communication Research and received wide online attention about their findings.

North Central’s 17th annual International Festival is Jan. 27

College's German Club hosts booth about German culture
North Central College welcomes members of the community to its annual International Festival Jan. 27 to experience different cultures from around the world.

For 17 years, North Central College has welcomed members of the community to its annual International Festival to experience different cultures from around the world and around the corner. This year’s International Festival takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the College’s Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St., Naperville.

North Central College forges innovative partnerships with local school districts

North Central College’s partnerships with local schools are creating more collaborative opportunities for future educators.

North Central College’s innovative partnerships with local public schools are creating more opportunities for future educators and collaborative solutions to education challenges.