Summer 2012 North Parker
President David L. Parkyn challenges us to consider how a North Park education — including experiences like the Sankofa journey and building new facilities like the Johnson Center — is an education for the whole person.
We celebrated spring commencement with 434 graduates completing degrees from undergraduate and graduate programs and honored a number of students and community members with special awards for achievement and service.
Hannah Haugen and Joshua Startup were honored as North Park's 2012 Distinguished Seniors, and have big plans to continue lives of significance and service in the fields of economics and medicine.
Check out some of the great highlights of news from around campus during the 2011–2012 academic year, including nationally-known speakers, news academic programs, favorite traditions, and important milestones.
The Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life is slated to open in 2014, providing state-of-the-art technology and classrooms for our science programs and space for student-focused departments and student activities. By Mary Nowesnick
North Park's Sankofa experience takes students on a literal — as well as emotional — journey through the Civil Rights Movement and the continuing task of racial reconciliation. Hear directly from participants about their emotional journeys and discover resources you can use as you think about how you might be part of this story, as well. By Christine Scheller
Isabel Wilkerson's Pulitzer Prize-winner examines the "Great Migration" of blacks leaving the South from the close perspectives of three individuals making the move in three different decades. Book review by Jon Boyd
"The gaze in our human experience carries and embodies all sorts of possibilities: superiority, disdain, curiosity, shame, mischief, disinterest." Art professor Tim Lowly considers the way we see each other, our community, and our world.
William and Phyllis Bruce found friendships that have lasted a lifetime — and each other — at North Park and continue to support the University in honor of those fond memories and formative experiences. By Elizabeth Lamberti G'2012
Alum Jaime Griesemer has found his niche in an industry he loves — video games — and is grateful for his liberal arts education and physics degree from North Park for the preparation it provided. By Elizabeth Lamberti G'2012
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