Winter Commencement 2014

North Park University Confers 254 Degrees at 2014 Winter Commencement

December 15, 2014
President David Parkyn challenges attendees to follow the example of Dr. Paul Carlson who "set out to find and serve God in every person he met." - Read More...
ACI Forum 2014

Peer-Mentoring Programs Responding to the Needs of Students

December 10, 2014
COMPASS and Lighthouse shared as models for student success to audience of community and higher education leaders at Associated Colleges of Illinois’s annual public forum. - Read More...

North Park University to Present Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 2, 2014
Collaboration between University and neighborhood youth musicians begins at 4:00 pm, December 7, at Our Lady of Mercy in Albany Park. - Read More...

Marisol Martinez to be Honored with 2015 Seminary Alumni Award for Distinguished Service

November 25, 2014
Martinez is the president of the Covenant Church of the Central and South Districts of Mexico. - Read More...

Humanitarian Advisor and '07 Alum Returns to North Park

November 20, 2014
Johan Eldebo, senior humanitarian policy advisor at World Vision, spent a week speaking with students across campus. - Read More...
Joseph Schupbach

Alum Returns to Direct Fall Play, Roustabout

November 12, 2014
Alumnus Joseph Schupbach returns to direct Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck! for the North Park Theatre Company. Performances run through November 15. - Read More...
Short Girls

Common Read Encourages Reading for Pleasure

November 11, 2014
In its second year, North Park's Common Read initiative reminds new students that reading is also for pleasure, and books invite readers into larger conversations about life and relationships. - Read More...
John Swinton Teaser

John Swinton Discusses Caring for People With Mental Illness Ahead of Symposium

November 6, 2014
The keynote, plenary address, and two workshops from the symposium, "Being Present: A Faithful Response to Mental Illness," will be available to watch live on Saturday, November 8. - Read More...
Monica Eng

WBEZ's Monica Eng to Help North Park Explore 'What Is Food?'

October 22, 2014
The host of the "Chewing the Fat" podcast, and former food reporter at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, will share what she's learned through reporting on food culture and food policy since the late 1980s. - Read More...
William Anderson C'68 led North Park's football team from 1978-1985, part of a 42-year coaching career.

Hall of Fame Ceremony Marks Homecoming Week for North Park Athletics

October 22, 2014
There will be four opportunities to cheer for the Vikings this week, with home games on the schedule for women's and men's soccer, volleyball, and football. - Read More...
Brian McCaskey

North Park Alum Shares His Path to Success with the Chicago Bears

October 16, 2014
Brian McCaskey, senior director of business development for the Bears, encouraged students to pursue their dream careers in a lecture on Monday in the Johnson Center. - Read More...
Danish gymnastics team

Danish Gymnastics Team Performs for Hibbard Elementary School

October 15, 2014
Danish Gymnastics Team returns to North Park University for the third time to perform for 1,200 Hibbard Elementary School students. - Read More...
Bobby Broom

Bobby Broom to Present Master Class January 15 at North Park University

October 9, 2014
School of Music jazz guitarist and practitioner faculty Bobby Broom will present a master class in Anderson Chapel on January 15. The performance includes a question and answer session with the artist and his band, and is free and open to the public. - Read More...
Choir Singing

Fall Tour Unites Audiences with "Songs of Love and Loss"

October 3, 2014
University Choir and Chamber Singers will visit churches, a high school, and a retirement home in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan October 17–19. - Read More...
Klyne recieves

Four Decades of Bridge-Building

September 25, 2014
Dr. Klyne Snodgras, Paul W. Brandel Professor of New Testament Studies, will receive a Festschrift written in his honor at North Park Theological Seminary's annual Symposium after more that four decades of scholarship and teaching. - Read More...
Classroom in the Johnson Center

Record Enrollment for Traditional Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

September 24, 2014
This fall, North Park University's traditional undergraduate program, graduate business and nonprofit program, and master's nursing program each recorded their highest enrollments to date. - Read More...
President Parkyn with university faculty

University Convocation Honors North Park Faculty and Staff

September 23, 2014
President David Parkyn presided over the annual University Convocation ceremony, honoring faculty and staff for their accomplishments, including promotion, tenure, and publication. - Read More...
Johnson Center Ribbon cutting

Officially Open for Learning

September 18, 2014
North Park's community of students, alumni, friends, donors, staff, and faculty gathered to celebrate the opening of the Johnson Center for Science and Community Life with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and other festivities. - Read More...
Smart Classroom in the Johnson Center

Johnson Center Provides Best Equipment and State-of-the-Art Technology, Transforms Lab Management Program

September 12, 2014
Big-picture thinking helped North Park design the Johnson Center to provide state-of-the-art classroom and lab technology to enhance teaching and learning. - Read More...
Johnson Center

Dedication and Community Open House to Celebrate Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life

September 11, 2014
North Park University, on Chicago’s North Side, announces the opening of the $45 million Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life, and will celebrate with activities Sept. 12-13. - Read More...
Johnson Center Roof

Sustainability a Priority at North Park University Johnson Center for Science and Community Life

September 9, 2014
With sustainability and stewardship at the forefront of the design and construction process, the Johnson Center is on track to achieve LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. - Read More...
Axelson Awards

Application Period Open for Axelson Center’s Annual Nonprofit Management Awards

September 8, 2014
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence and the 2015 Excellent Emerging Organization Award. - Read More...
Johnson Center

Something for All Students at New Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life

August 28, 2014
The Johnson Center for Science and Community Life was designed with the whole student in mind. It is a building where learning, faith, community, and future come together through shared space and inspiring features. - Read More...
Threshold Welcome Week picnic

Opening Week Offers Glimpse of Life at North Park

August 26, 2014
Students arriving at North Park for the fall semester got a look at the camaraderie, enthusiasm, and commitment to learning that are hallmarks of the University community. - Read More...
Kelly Johnson

Johnson C'09 Quit Job, Moved Across Country to Achieve Ultimate Moment

August 22, 2014
Kelly Johnson found Ultimate Frisbee at North Park, and has taken her love of the sport to the world stage. - Read More...
Axelson Center workshops

Registration Now Open for Fall Axelson Programs for Nonprofit Professionals

August 21, 2014
Nonprofit professionals and volunteers can register online for the Axelson Center's fall workshops and webinars. - Read More...
LifeLine Response EDU

North Park Launches New Security Initiatives for Coming Year

August 18, 2014
The LifeLine Response App and Viking Shuttle offer students more ways to stay safe in and around campus. - Read More...
Teaser bookcover

Children Are Not Cute

August 7, 2014
North Park Theological Seminary professor Dr. Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom and alumnus David Bjorlin began a collaborative book project three years ago with a simple motto: Children are not cute. - Read More...
Bootcamp Teasser

Largest Graduating Class Ever at Nonprofit CEO BootCamp

July 18, 2014
A record-breaking number of nonprofit leaders graduated from the Axelson Center’s 2014 BootCamp for New Nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs. - Read More...
Award Story 100x60

North Park University Earns Two National Fundraising Awards

June 26, 2014
North Park University has been recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with two 2014 Educational Fundraising awards. - Read More...
Joel Brand

Students Extend College Experience into Summer With Camping Ministry

June 20, 2014
Summer positions in Covenant camps give students hands-on job skills, lasting friendships, and continue their North Park educations. - Read More...
Waukegan to College

Nonprofit Management Awards Announced at Annual Axelson Center Symposium

June 6, 2014
Chicagoland nonprofit organizations Chicago Community Loan Fund, Literature for All of Us, and Waukegan to College were honored with nonprofit management awards at the Axelson Center's Annual Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers. - Read More...
Nancy Berggren

University Mourns Loss of Beloved Professor

May 30, 2014
A memorial for Assistant Professor of Education Nancy Berggren will take place on June 21 at North Park University. She passed away May 21 after an extended illness. - Read More...
President David Parkyn hugs student at 2014 Commencement ceremony

University Awards Degrees to 458 Students at Spring Commencement Ceremonies

May 13, 2014
Three commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 10, celebrated students from all North Park undergraduate and graduate programs. - Read More...
Shelby Switzer and Nathan Lawler, 2014 Distinguished Seniors

Students Honored as Academic Year Closes

May 9, 2014
Academic year-end student honorees include Shelby Switzer and Nathan Lawler, Distinguished Seniors; Richard Barajas, Golden Apple Pathway Scholar; and Krista Briedis, Kellie Carstensen, and Linnea Anderson, winners of scholarship awards from the Swedish Council of America. - Read More...
Kendra Pearson

North Park University Student, Spanish Professor Selected for 2014 Fulbright Awards

May 7, 2014
This year's Fulbright award winners are graduating senior Kendra Pearson, who will teach English in Mexico, and Professor of Spanish Dr. Dennis Bricault, who will train English teachers in Guatemala. - Read More...
Zeke Dixon at a spring softball game

Student Athletes Build Community and Hope

May 5, 2014
This year, a partnership between the Athletics Department and a Seminary family not only raised money for cancer research, it inspired students and strengthened the community. - Read More...
Wanda Burns

Educating Nurses to Improve Patient Care

May 1, 2014
North Park University offers nursing programs that meet the demands for more education for professional nurses, including a BSN-completion program for registered nurses. - Read More...
Student washes feet in India

Students Embark on Service and Learning Trips Across the Globe

April 24, 2014
This year's Global Partnerships trips are taking students across the country and around the world, learning and serving alongside seasoned ministry partners. - Read More...
Using technology in the nursing simulation lab

North Park Introduces New Programs to Prepare Students for Healthcare Careers

April 10, 2014
North Park is launching new undergraduate programs in health sciences and medical studies, now accepting applications for students to begin in Fall 2014. - Read More...
People Are Not Illegal Hands with Chains

"People Are Not Illegal" Calls for Immigration and Incarceration Reform

April 9, 2014
North Park University and our community partners invite the public to participate in the People Are Not Illegal rally and march, Monday, April 14, in Anderson Chapel, to discuss the place of faith in justice initiatives for immigration and mass incarceration reform. - Read More...
Pamela Bozeman-Evans

Pam Bozeman-Evans is Passionate About Helping Others Discover Their Passions

April 3, 2014
Planning for your career begins long before you graduate from college, says Pam Bozeman-Evans, senior director of career development and internships at North Park University. She and her staff are poised to assist all North Park students in taking the steps they need to be ready for their career journeys. - Read More...
Bach Week Festival conductor Richard Webster

North Park to Host Bach Week Festival Concerts

March 28, 2014
The Bach Week Festival is returning to North Park University for two concerts, May 2 and May 4, featuring North Park students and faculty among its performers. - Read More...
Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management Symposium

Axelson Center's Symposium Propels Nonprofits Forward with 'Next Practices'

March 27, 2014
The 15th Annual Axelson Center Symposium for Nonprofit Professional and Volunteers will be held June 3 in Chicago, with a special pre-conference institute on 'Human Capital' on June 2. - Read More...
Chicago Reload

'Reload' Urban Youth Worker Conference Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

March 6, 2014
The tenth annual Chicago Reload Urban Youth Worker Conference will take place at North Park University on Saturday, April 5, and will celebrate and honor the achievements of youth workers. - Read More...
Katherine Patterson

Biology Major Wins Au Sable Institute Fellowship

March 4, 2014
Katherine Patterson, senior biology major, was awarded a fellowship to study at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies in Michigan this summer. - Read More...
Daniel White Hodge

Journal of Hip Hop Studies ‘Legitimizes Hip Hop and Brings it into a More Serious Conversation’

February 27, 2014
Dr. Daniel White Hodge offers insight into the new Journal of Hip Hop Studies and the development and importance of the field for culture and youth ministry. - Read More...
North Park University Choir

“Sing a New Song” Tour Explores ‘New’ and ‘Old’ from a Musical Perspective

February 25, 2014
More than 50 students form North Park's University Choir and Chamber Singers will tour Minnesota March 7–12. - Read More...
Students in a laboratory classroom

Engineering Degrees Part of North Park’s Commitment to Science

February 21, 2014
Beginning in Fall 2014, undergraduate students can choose from three engineering program options, including an innovative dual-degree program in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago. - Read More...
Dave Olson give tour of Johnson Center

Future Students, University Supporters Tour Interior of Johnson Center

February 13, 2014
Future North Park University students and dedicated University supporters toured the interior of the in-progress Johnson Center with the co-president of the construction firm on the project, Dave Olson. - Read More...
Tony Brown

I Go On Singing: Paul Robeson's Life in His Words & Songs

February 6, 2014
Vocalist Anthony Brown will visit North Park University on Thurs., Feb. 13, for a multimedia production celebrating the contributions of Paul Robeson, the late African American musician who challenged systems of injustice during the Civil Rights Movement. - Read More...
Seminary trip to Greece 2014

The World of Acts Alive

February 4, 2014
Students and professors from North Park Theological Seminary started the year with a study tour to Greece, adding depth to their study of ancient culture and early Christianity. - Read More...
Dr. Willie Jennings

University Commemorates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2014
Rev. Dr. Willie Jennings asserted that living in King's legacy means to unmask and speak truth to power. - Read More...
Axelson Center Workshops

Axelson Center Announces Spring Workshops

January 16, 2014
You can now register for workshops and webinars throughout the spring, offered by the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management. - Read More...
Dr. Anne Vazquez

Chemistry Department Receives $17,000 Grant for Two Instruments with Biomedical and Food Applications

January 3, 2014
North Park Chemistry students will soon benefit from new, state-of-the-art equipment purchased thanks to a generous grant from the Max Goldenberg Foundation. "Our students get hands-on experience and use the instrumentation themselves," said Dr. Anne Vázquez. - Read More...