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Campaign North Park



Pivotal moments in Campaign North Park were also captured on video, including the ongoing construction of the Johnson Center which could be viewed online through a continuous live-stream video feed from North Park’s Chicago campus.

It Will Take All of Us

May 2011

President David Parkyn and Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Mary Surridge are joined by voices from across campus to give an overview of Campaign North Park and why the community is excited about the new science and community life building which is at the center of the campaign’s goals.

Design for Success

November 2011

Carl Balsam is the executive vice president and chief financial officer at North Park University. During his more than twenty years of service, the University has made major strides in how the physical campus is able to meet the needs of students and the whole community. Listen in as he reflects on how the new Science and Community Life Building will make the learning environment richer as well as create a more engaging social atmosphere. North Park University is designing for community — and for success.

Central Campus Site Preparation

June 2012

As we cleared the site for the new Johnson Center for Science and Community Life, one of the more dramatic phases was the demolition of the apartment buildings on Christiana Avenue. Here are time-lapse videos showing the progress of the work over five days, sped up approximately 40 times.

Johnson Center Groundbreaking

October 26, 2012

A cool, dry autumn day was perfect for hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and supporters of the University to celebrate the groundbreaking with music and food near the construction site. President Parkyn commented that like the festival, the Johnson Center will be a central gathering place for the entire University community. A brief ceremony concluded with the Campaign Executive Committee turning shovels at the construction site.

Johnson Center Naming

November 2012

Take a closer look at the exciting plans and hopes for how a new building can transform science education and community life at North Park University, as well as the decision to name the building for Dr. G. Timothy and Mrs. Nancy Johnson, whose lives demonstrate what it means to live with significance and in service and who have remained life-long members of the North Park family.

Words of Thanks

Over the course of Campaign North Park, the University community expressed its deep appreciation for the gifts, support, and prayers for our students and the continuing momentum of the campaign and vital mission of the institution.