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North Park University Offers Alumni Grant for Graduate Studies Tuition

December 26, 2012
Alumni entering the University for the 2013 fall semester may be eligible for grants of 20 percent of their tuition costs. - Read More...
Jimmie Alford

North Park University Mourns Loss of Jimmie Alford, Nonprofit Leader, Teacher, and Alumnus

December 19, 2012
The North Park University community mourns the loss Jimmie Alford, North Park alumnus, faculty member, leader, and mentor to many in the nonprofit community. - Read More...
New chemistry equipment

North Park University Chemistry Program to Obtain Flash Chromatography System

December 18, 2012
The Chemistry Department continues its progress toward ACS certification with the acquisition of a significant instrument to enhance student laboratory experiences. - Read More...
North Park University Winter Commencement

North Park University Confers Degrees at 2012 Winter Commencement Convocation

December 17, 2012
President Parkyn addressed graduates, their relatives, and friends at the University's 2012 Winter Commencement convocation. - Read More...
Foster Avenue streetscape

Foster Avenue Improvements to Enhance North Park University

November 30, 2012
North Park University's appearance along Foster Avenue is about to be upgraded significantly, with more improvements planned for next spring. - Read More...
Sankta Lucia

North Park University to Host Annual Sankta Lucia Pageant December 8

November 30, 2012
The University hosts its annual Sankta Lucia pageant, a traditional Scandinavian Advent celebration, Saturday, December 8. - Read More...

U.S. Education Representative Visits North Park University

November 29, 2012
A representative of the U.S. Department of Education visited North Park University and hosted a conversation with students about the future of the teaching profession. - Read More...
Festival of Lessons and Carols

'Come to the Manger' Theme of University's December 2 Festival of Lessons and Carols

November 19, 2012
North Park University's popular "Festival of Lessons and Carols," Sunday, December 2, features about 200 musicians. - Read More...
Simulation Lab Dedication

University Dedicates Nursing Simulation Suite in High-Tech Lab Facility

November 15, 2012
Richard Becker provided a suite in his wife's memory for the University's Nursing Simulation Lab Facility. Read about Richard and Janice Becker, and how the suite serves student nurses and patients. - Read More...

North Park University Welcomes New Members of Board of Trustees

November 13, 2012
The University board of trustees met in late October in conjunction with the Johnson Center groundbreaking. Trustees welcomed new members, heard an enrollment update, and considered other matters. - Read More...
Simon Gathercole

University Hosts New Testament Scholar for Annual Kermit Zarley Lectures

November 11, 2012
North Park welcomes a Cambridge University theologian to present the annual Zarley Lecture series. - Read More...
Pastor Corey Brooks

University Student Conference Teaches Diversity, Community, Leadership

November 8, 2012
The annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference drew more than 700 people to the Chicago campus as North Park University continued its mission to educate leaders for the important work of diversity. - Read More...
Student Laureate Teaser

North Park University Senior Nursing Major Named Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

November 5, 2012
Shadae Gatlin, a Chicago native, is North Park University's Student Laureate for this academic year. Shadae was honored in ceremonies in Springfield November 3. - Read More...
Jimmie Alford

University Breakfast Series Focuses on Nonprofit Success in Challenging Economy

November 4, 2012
North Park University's Jimmie Alford offered some valuable advice to leaders of nonprofit organizations at the University's Oct. 30 Breakfast Series event. - Read More...
Dr. Tim Johson interviewed by Phil Ponce, host of WTTW's Chicago Tonight.

North Park Alumnus Dr. G. Timothy Johnson Discusses the Future of Health Care Reform on Chicago Tonight

November 1, 2012
Alumnus Dr. G. Timothy Johnson was interviewed by WTTW's Chicago Tonight host on the subject of health care reform. North Park recently broke ground on a new science and community life center named in honor of Johnson and his wife, Nancy. - Read More...
Groundbreaking at North Park University.

Johnson Center Construction Phase Begins at North Park University

October 29, 2012
North Park University celebrated groundbreaking for the new Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life Oct. 26. - Read More...
Dr. James Bruckner

Interdisciplinary Forum on the Bible and Health Set for October 30

October 18, 2012
Dr. James Bruckner, professor of Old Testament at North Park Theological Seminary, will present from his latest book, Health Human Life: A Biblical Witness. - Read More...
Robert Houdek, Joyce Nelson and Alicia (VerHage) Petersen

North Park University Welcomes Alumni to 2012 Homecoming Celebration

October 17, 2012
North Park University welcomed hundreds of alumni for Homecoming 2012 activities Oct. 8-14. - Read More...
G. Timothy and Nancy Johnson

October 26 Groundbreaking Initiates Construction Phase of New University Science and Community Life Center

October 15, 2012
G. Timothy and Nancy Johnson will join the University on October 26 to break ground for the 101,000-square-foot Johnson Center for Science and Community Life, named in their honor. The afternoon will include a community festival as well as a formal groundbreaking ceremony. - Read More...
Dr. Linda Duncan, right, dean of the School of Nursing, explains how students and faculty are using the Nursing Simulation Center.

North Park University Welcomes Special Visitors to Nursing Simulation Lab Facility

October 12, 2012
The University hosted several visitors from a national conference in Chicago who came to tour the Nursing Simulation Lab Facility. - Read More...
North Park University athletic trainers at the Chicago Marathon 2011

North Park University Athletic Trainers, Physicians Staff Chicago Marathon

October 4, 2012
North Park University will have a significant presence at the Oct. 7 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and physicians with the University's Athletic Training Educational Program will be working at the finish line. - Read More...
North Park University Choir

North Park University Choir, Chamber Singers to Tour Northern Illinois

October 4, 2012
Dr. Julia Davids will lead the University Choir and Chamber Singers in "A Choral Celebration," October 19-21, throughout northern Illinois. - Read More...
Jimmie Alford

Chicago Better Government Association Honors University SBNM Faculty Member

October 2, 2012
The Chicago Better Government Association presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Jimmie Alford, SBNM executive-in-residence, and founder and chair of The Alford Group. - Read More...
African drummers at the Cultural Expo

North Park University Hosts First Chicago Cultural Expo

September 25, 2012
The University hosted the first Chicago Cultural Expo September 21, a treat for students, faculty, and staff who learned more about diversity and culture in Chicago. - Read More...
New faculty publications

North Park University Recognizes Faculty Achievements at Convocation

September 21, 2012
North Park University faculty and staff were recognized for outstanding achievements in the past year at the annual University Convocation. - Read More...

North Park Theological Seminary to Host Annual Lectures and Theological Symposium

September 19, 2012
The Seminary is hosting two significant events this month to enrich theological understanding and enhance spiritual life. - Read More...
Rev. David W. Kersten was installed as the Dean of North Park Theological Seminary on Sunday, September 16, 2012.

Dave Kersten Installed as Dean of North Park Theological Seminary

September 18, 2012
North Park Theological Seminary welcomed its new dean, Rev. Dr. Dave Kersten, and new and returning students at it annual Fall Convocation. - Read More...
Eduardo Arnal Palomera, consul general of Mexico

University's Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Begins September 18

September 17, 2012
The University joins in the national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in September. - Read More...

North Park University among Top 50 Midwest Universities in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

September 12, 2012
North Park University moved up in the 2012 rankings to a tie for 49th in the Midwest. - Read More...
David Kersten

North Park Theological Seminary to Install Seminary Dean at Annual Convocation

September 11, 2012
North Park Theological Seminary holds its annual Convocation Sept. 16, which includes the installation ceremony for the Seminary's new dean, Rev. Dr. David W. Kersten. The University will provide a live webcast of the event. - Read More...

North Park University Students to Attend Conference in Sweden September 12-16

August 29, 2012
Four senior North Park University students will join about 60 students from the United States, Canada, and Sweden at a conference in Karlstad, Sweden, Sept. 11-16, focusing on the roles of cultural organizations, entrepreneurship, and future-oriented research. - Read More...
Sir Peter Crane

North Park University Announces Campus Theme Lectures for 2012-2013 Academic Year

August 27, 2012
The University will host four prominent speakers for its annual public Campus Theme Lecture Series for 2012–2013. This year's speakers will address the question, "What is nature?" - Read More...
Dr. David Parkyn

North Park University Welcomes Students, Faculty, Staff for 2012–2013 Academic Year

August 23, 2012
North Park University will open its 121st year when classes begin Aug. 27. University President Dr. David Parkyn delivered his State of the university address to faculty and staff Aug. 21. - Read More...
Old Main

North Park University Names New Faculty, Staff for 2012–2013 Academic Year

August 22, 2012
North Park University welcomed new full-time faculty and staff to the University as the 2012-2013 academic year began. - Read More...
Anderson Hall Renovations

North Park University Campus Buildings Renovated, Updated this Summer

August 20, 2012
Several notable improvements were made to existing North Park University facilities in preparation for the 2012–2013 academic year. - Read More...
Violet Ricker

North Park Offers Nonprofit Management Degree Online Beginning Fall 2012

August 16, 2012
The University's School of Adult Learning is now offering an undergraduate nonprofit management degree that can be earned entirely online. - Read More...
Illinois Campus Compact

North Park University Awarded Illinois Campus Connect Grant

August 2, 2012
Illinois Campus Compact awarded North Park University a grant to help the University expand existing outreach programs and lay the groundwork for a civic engagement center. - Read More...
Axelson Bootcamp 2012

New Nonprofit Leaders Benefit from North Park University's BootCamp

August 1, 2012
New nonprofit executive leaders participated in BootCamp 2012, a popular continuing education program of North Park University's Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management. - Read More...
Greg Dolezal

2012 London Olympics Venues Use University Graduate's Software Company

July 27, 2012
Images broadcast on video screens at the London Olympics will be powered with software designed by a company co-owned by Greg Dolezal, a North Park University graduate. - Read More...
Rebecca Miller in Indonesia

North Park University Graduate Reflects on Journey since Fulbright Award

July 26, 2012
University graduate Rebecca Miller, who earned a Fulbright scholarship to teach English in Indonesia, reflects on her Fulbright experience and how it has affected her future plans. - Read More...
Mike Holmgren

North Park University Congratulates Mike Holmgren on Packers Hall of Fame Honor

July 25, 2012
The University congratulates Mike Holmgren on his induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Holmgren and his family are longtime supporters and advocates for North Park University. - Read More...
Michelle Wells

North Park University Student Earns Fulbright Award, Heads to Colombia

July 18, 2012
Michelle Wells, a 2012 graduate from Monroe, Wash., joins two other University women as a Fulbright scholarship recipient. - Read More...
Prof. Al Kamienski in China

North Park University Professors Teach Chinese Business Students

July 16, 2012
Two North Park University professors each spent one month in China this summer teaching university business students and professors. - Read More...
Students in the American Studies Summer Program at North Park University.

North Park University Hosts 54 International Students in American Studies Program

July 2, 2012
American Studies students come from all over the world to be immersed in Chicago, getting a taste of U.S. culture, customs, and language. - Read More...
Demolition of campus apartments on Christiana Avenue prepares the way for the new Johnson Center for Science and Community Life.

Site Preparation for North Park University's Johnson Center Underway

June 28, 2012
Preparation for the Johnson Center construction site has included the demolition of campus apartments and the relocation of trees from a temporary nursery area on campus. - Read More...
Students at North Park Theological Seminary

North Park University Graduates Find Value in Dual Seminary, Business Degrees

June 26, 2012
North Park University has improved its six graduate dual-degree programs that combine theological instruction with business and nonprofit education. - Read More...
Happy Father's Day, From North Park University

North Park University School of Adult Learning Helps Busy Dads Finish Degrees

June 12, 2012
The School of Adult Learning offers the flexibility and programs that working fathers are looking for as they complete a bachelor's degree. Hear from three students about their experiences returning to the classroom at North Park University. - Read More...
Axelson Symposium 2012

North Park University's Axelson Symposium Draws 542 Leaders to Learn, Enhance Nonprofits

June 8, 2012
More than 500 nonprofit leaders and volunteers met in Chicago on June 5 to learn new and effective business strategies. - Read More...
A student nurse practices her skills in lab at North Park University.

North Park University Introduces New Graduate-Level Nursing Curriculum

June 6, 2012
The School of Nursing's new master's curriculum will prepare nurses to care for an aging population. - Read More...
The Johnson Center

North Park University Board of Trustees Confirms Decision to Build New Science, Community Life Center

May 15, 2012
The University's board of trustees has confirmed construction of the Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life, with a formal groundbreaking to be held in October. - Read More...

North Park University Presents Degrees to 434 Graduates at Spring 2012 Commencements

May 14, 2012
North Park University concluded the 2011–2012 academic year by awarding degrees May 12 to 434 graduates at the University's Spring Commencement ceremonies. - Read More...
North Park Moms

With Help, North Park University Moms Persevere, Balance School, Home Lives

May 11, 2012
Adina Kaplan and Felicia Patton are mothers of young children, experiencing the challenges of balancing family and student responsibilities. Focusing on their goals has kept them going. - Read More...
Reignite your vision

'Reignite Your Vision' Theme of University's Axelson Symposium June 4-5

May 4, 2012
More than 500 nonprofit leaders are expected to attend the 13th Annual Axelson Center Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers, June 4-5 in Chicago. - Read More...
Multicultural Awards Banquet

North Park University Presents 2012 Multicultural Awards

May 1, 2012
North Park presented its 2012 Multicultural Awards to students, faculty, staff, and community partners in recognition of their commitments to diversity, cultural advocacy, and justice. - Read More...
Fulbright Awardees

North Park University Student, Art Professor Selected for 2012 Fulbright Awards

April 30, 2012
The U.S. Fulbright Program awarded overseas teaching opportunities to two women from the North Park University community this spring. - Read More...
Literacy Degree

University Unveils New Master's Degree in Literacy, Language, and Culture

April 23, 2012
North Park University will become the second university in Illinois to offer a multifaceted Master of Arts degree in Literacy, Language, and Culture beginning with the fall semester, 2012. - Read More...
Admitted Student Day

Admitted Students, Families Learn about University, Prepare for Next Academic Year

April 23, 2012
About 100 future North Park students and their families attended a day-long event to learn about academic programs and meet faculty and staff. - Read More...
Honors Convocation 2012

Students, Faculty, Staff Recognized at Annual University Honors Convocation

April 19, 2012
North Park honored outstanding seniors for excellence in academic achievement, service, and leadership at the University's annual Honors Convocation. - Read More...
Spring Theatre Production

North Park University Spring Theatre Production Set for Chicago Storefront Space

April 13, 2012
North Park theatre students will take their skills off campus starting in late April to perform an original adaptation of Swedish playwright August Strindberg's To Damascus in a Chicago storefront space. - Read More...

North Park University Student Honored by 'Good Morning America'

April 11, 2012
North Park freshman, Marcus Crone, was named a winner of the Disney Memory Maker contest on 'Good Morning America' April 9. - Read More...
Mcknight with Obama

North Park University Professor Attends Easter Prayer Breakfast at White House

April 5, 2012
Dr. Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies, was a guest at President Obama's annual Easter breakfast. - Read More...
SBNM China Tour

North Park University Group Visits China, Meets Business and Education Leaders

March 30, 2012
A group representing North Park University's School of Business and Nonprofit Management visited China this month to observe its rapidly growing economy. - Read More...
Honor Roll Service Award

North Park University Honored for Community Service

March 28, 2012
North Park University is among 642 U.S. colleges and universities named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which highlights the value of community service. - Read More...
Cornel West

North Park Justice Summit and Chicago Reload Motivates, Encourages Attendees

March 26, 2012
Over 900 people attended North Park Justice Summit and Chicago Reload this past weekend, a conference where attendees learned about Christian faith and justice. - Read More...
North Park Seminary

North Park Theological Seminary Announces New Financial Aid Program for Students

March 23, 2012
This month, North Park Theological Seminary announced a new financial aid program for students that will provide aid to even more students, as well as a more flexible framework. - Read More...
zipcar photo

Zipcar Comes to North Park University

March 21, 2012
Zipcar, a national company that makes it possible for qualified drivers to rent cars for short-term use, now has a car located on the North Park's campus available to Zipcar members. - Read More...
Alum Suzanne Thorin

North Park Graduate Nominated by President Obama to National Library Board

March 16, 2012
Suzanne Thorin, 1963 North Park graduate, has been nominated to the National Museum and Library Services Board. Thorin is dean of libraries and university librarian at Syracuse University. - Read More...
Justice Reload webcast

North Park Justice Summit and Chicago Reload to Provide Live Webcasts

March 14, 2012
Viewers throughout the U.S. and beyond will be able to watch well-known speakers such as Cornel West and Jim Wallis live as they present at the North Park Justice Summit and Chicago Reload, March 23-24. - Read More...
Dr. Isabel Larraza

Microwave System to Enhance North Park University's Chemistry Program

March 14, 2012
North Park is adding a microwave synthesis system to its chemistry curriculum that will allow students to heat chemical compounds more efficiently, and shorten the time required for laboratory experiments. - Read More...
Shanna O’Hea '94

North Park University Alumna to Appear March 13 on Food Network Show

March 12, 2012
Shanna Horner O'Hea will appear on a popular Food Network show, Chopped. O'Hea is a 1994 graduate of the University and owns the Kennebunk (Maine) Inn and Academe, with her husband, Brian. - Read More...
Crystal Buffington

University Student Promotes Intercultural Learning through Her Own Nonprofit

March 5, 2012
North Park University senior, Crystal Buffington, started her own nonprofit organization to promote intercultural learning opportunities for school-age children. - Read More...
King Jesus Gospel

University Professor's Book Named a 'Resource of the Year' by Outreach Magazine

March 2, 2012
Outreach magazine named Dr. Scot McKnight’s book, The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited as "Resource of the Year" in the evangelism category. - Read More...
Cornel West

Cornel West, Jim Wallis Highlight North Park Justice Summit and Chicago Reload

February 23, 2012
Prominent speakers such as Dr. Cornel West and the Rev. Jim Wallis, a variety of workshops, and networking are featured components of North Park's justice conference next month. - Read More...
Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Hears Update on Campaign North Park, New Building Plans

February 21, 2012
Significant progress has been made toward the goal of initiating construction on a new $42 million Science and Community Life Building at North Park University. Fundraising continues to be a "top priority." - Read More...
Choir Tour

North Park University Choir Tours, Performs in New England March 10–12

February 20, 2012
The 45-member North Park University Choir will tour and perform in New England locations March 10-12 with the theme "Towards a Peaceable Kingdom: Songs of Faith, Inspiration, and Community." - Read More...
Chicago Skyline

Chicago Prepares for High-Profile NATO/G8 Summits in May 2012

February 14, 2012
Faculty with North Park's School of Business and Nonprofit Management say Chicago will experience both advantages and disadvantages of the NATO/G8 summits, which Chicago will host in May. - Read More...
David Kersten

Board of Trustees Nominates David Kersten to Lead North Park Theological Seminary

February 13, 2012
The North Park board of trustees nominated the Rev. Dr. David W. Kersten as dean of North Park Theological Seminary. Following approval of the Evangelical Covenant Church, he will begin Aug. 1. - Read More...
Brown Line Train

North Park Theological Seminary Announces Urban Ministry Certificate

February 9, 2012
The Seminary is accepting applications for a new graduate certificate program in Urban Ministry designed for Christian ministers and lay leaders who want to learn more about effective urban ministry. - Read More...
Summit and Reload Teaser image

North Park University to Host 'Justice Summit and Chicago Reload' March 23-24

February 1, 2012
The Justice Summit and Chicago Reload will feature speakers addressing how to engage in ministries of justice, compassion and mercy from varied perspectives and contexts. - Read More...
North Parker Winter 2012

North Park University President Elected to Independent Colleges Leadership Board

February 1, 2012
President Dr. David L. Parkyn this week began a three-year term as one of 48 members of the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). - Read More...
Daniel White Hodge

North Park University Names Director for Center for Youth Ministry Studies

January 27, 2012
North Park welcomes Dr. Daniel White Hodge as director of the Center for Youth Ministry Studies. Dr. Hodges brings 18 years of urban youth experience to his new role. - Read More...
Dr. Reginald Blount

University Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Legacy

January 19, 2012
North Park University remembered the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16 with a special worship and service day event which challenged students to 'find the strength to love.' - Read More...
Johnny Lin

University Scientist Chairs National Meeting on Computer Programming Language

January 17, 2012
North Park physicist Dr. Johnny Lin is chairing a national meeting devoted to Python, a computer programming language he uses in his teaching and research work. - Read More...
Amy Russell

North Park University Graduate to Begin Two-Year Journey Across Africa

January 12, 2012
Amy Russell, a 2010 North Park graduate, will start a two-year, 7,000-mile journey across Africa to raise funds for clean water projects to help reduce extreme poverty, with a fundraising goal of $8 million. - Read More...
Students in class

University School of Business and Nonprofit Management Earns Reaccreditation

January 4, 2012
The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) has reaffirmed its accreditation of degree programs in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management. - Read More...