North Parker Summer 2013

Summer 2013 North Parker

The First Word

The First Word: Blessed are the Peacemakers

Alumnus Dr. Paul Carlson, a missionary whose death in the Congo made national headlines a half century ago, exemplified a spirit of service that continues to live on in the North Park community. President David L. Parkyn pauses to ponder his legacy and a new generation of North Parkers serving others and yearning for peace in Africa.
Academics News

University Offers New Academic Programs and Majors for 2013

With the introduction of four additional undergraduate majors and a brand new master of arts program this spring, North Park University continues to expand the ways in which we prepare students for lives of significance and service.
Distinguished Seniors

Different Paths, Distinguished Achievement

The University presented 2013 Distinguished Senior awards to Fatima Kukaswadia and Timothy Ahlberg, recognizing their academic achievements in addition to their outstanding character.
News Highlights

Campus News Highlights

Read all about recent developments at North Park University, including a new graduate studies grant for alumni, our three latest Fulbright honorees, a special Bach Week Festival concert hosted on campus, and a Seminary grad named to the TIME 100.
2013 Commencement

May Commencement

412 graduates earned degrees during three ceremonies held on campus May 11. In addition, the University honored Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, with the David Nyvall Medallion for his service to the people of Chicago. View highlights from the weekend as well as a glance back at last winter's December Commencement.
Feature Stories

Creative Collaboration: North Parkers in Africa

Journey with us across the continent of Africa as we connect with a recent graduate covering 7,000 miles on foot to raise funds and awareness for clean water initiatives, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization supporting grassroots efforts in Zambia, and North Parkers working for the empowerment of women living Kenya's Lake Victoria region.
Nnenna Okore

Home Away from Home: My Nigerian Experience

Art professor Nnenna Okore reflects on the gifts and challenges of teaching at a university in her native Nigeria as a Fulbright Scholar this past year.
North Parker Summer 2013, Alumni Profiles

Innovation Unleashed: Alumni in the Technology Field

North Park graduates pursue lives of significance and service in many different ways. Learn how alumni Brenda (Warnberg) Giordano, Tom LaPaze, and Greg Dolezal have each discovered their niche in the field of technology.
Joan and Bruce Bickner

North Park's Servant Leaders

Joan and Bruce Bickner, passionate supporters of University initiatives and members of our Founders' Circle, find great joy in devoting their lives to service and generosity.
Jimmie Alford

Jimmie Alford, 1943–2012

The University community mourned the death of Jimmie R. Alford in December. Executive-in-residence for our School of Business and Nonprofit Management and founder of nonprofit consulting firm The Alford Group, Jimmie dedicated his life to community service and supporting the work of nonprofit organizations.
Homecoming 2013

Homecoming 2013: North Park Through the Years

Join us on October 4-6 for Homecoming 2013. This year's theme—North Park Through the Years—will provide an excellent opportunity to reconnect with friends and reminisce about good times shared on campus.
North Parker Summer 2013

Summer 2013 North Parker Print Edition

View the print edition of the entire magazine online.