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Campus News Highlights

President Lloyd Ahlem

University Mourns Loss of Former President Lloyd Ahlem

Dr. Lloyd Ahlem C'48 passed away September 29 at age 83. As College and Seminary president from 1970 to 1979, Ahlem provided direction as North Park established a foundation for its four-year undergraduate curriculum, began to admit women to its master of divinity program, and affirmed its urban identity.
Richard Carlson

North Park Community Remembers Richard W. Carlson

Beloved Seminary professor Richard W. Carlson C’62 died July 26 after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Carlson oversaw field education for the Seminary for over 25 years and was instrumental in the founding of the C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction.
Recently Published Faculty Books

Recent Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Congratulations to our faculty and staff on their recent accomplishments in scholarship, publication, exhibition, and performance.
Johnny Imerman at Axelson Center Symposium

Axelson Center Symposium Draws More than 500 Nonprofit Leaders

The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management hosted its fourteenth annual symposium June 3–4, providing valuable resources and networking opportunities to more than 500 nonprofit professionals across Chicagoland.
Professor Nnenna Okore

Professor Nnenna Okore Featured in Sculpture Magazine

The International Sculpture Center highlighted a work by Nnenna Okore, associate professor of art, in its July/August 2013 issue of Sculpture magazine.
North Park University student in classroom

University Continues to Be Counted Among Best Midwest Schools

U.S. News and World Report ranked North Park University 53rd among Midwest regional colleges and universities in its 2014 Best Colleges list published September 10.
University Convocation, September 16, 2013

North Park Begins 2013-2014 Academic Year

President David L. Parkyn presided over our annual fall convocation, recognizing the achievements of faculty during the past year and marking the beginning of a new academic year.
David Nyvall

Nyvall at 150: Founding President’s Enduring Impact Celebrated

Dr. Scott Erickson C'89 S'93 returned to campus to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of founding president David Nyvall with a special lecture hosted by the F.M. Johnson Archives and Special Collections.
Dr. Jodi Koslow Martin

New Faculty and Staff Welcomed

Among those introduced to the campus community this fall was Dr. Jodi Koslow Martin, vice president for student engagement, who will oversee a variety of programs supporting student growth and development.
Vikings Volleyball

Volleyball Player Earns National Rankings

Vikings outside hitter Shelby Switzer enjoyed a phenomenal senior season, ranking in the top 10 in NCAA Division III in three major statistical categories and setting several North Park University records along the way.
Viking Softball

Softball Team Finishes as Top-Ranked Defensive Squad in All of NCAA

The Vikings softball team earned a University-record 24 victories and boasted a .986 team fielding percentage, best among the NCAA's three divisions during the 2013 season.
Aleksandar Hemon

Campus Theme Asks, "What is Peace?"

The 2013-2014 Campus Theme welcomes authors, activists, ministers, and other thought leaders North Park University to address the question, "What is peace?"
Isaac Bauer

Student Awarded Critical Language Grant by U.S. State Department

Sophomore Isaac Bauer received a grant from the U.S. State Department to study Arabic in the North African country of Morocco last summer.
Gwen Munoz-Arroyo

University Hosts CPS Summer Writing Camp

The University's Writing Center partnered with Chicago Public Schools to host a summer writing camp designed to help prepare area students for the college application process.

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