As each school year begins we welcome new undergraduates to our campus at a celebration we call Threshold—a symbolic crossing from one place or time or period of life to another. At our commencement ceremonies in December and May we usher graduates across another threshold, this time leading from their years at North Park toward another season in life, one we expect will be marked by significance and service.
North Park is the 32nd recipient of a Torah, which is the first five books of the Bible. The Larson-North Park Torah is thought to have originated in Poland in the late 18th or early 19th century. It has been decommissioned to permit its use for study and research.
Rachael E. Greco, of Batavia, Ill., and Nicholas A. Collar, of Deerfield, Wis., were named the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Senior Awards.
North Park held its first TEDx event, Shifting Paradigms. Inspired by a lecture in a Principles of Management & Leadership course, Paul Clines, a senior business and economics major, presented the idea of hosting a TEDx to his professor.
Scott Stenmark C’91 majored in accounting at North Park. After working in finance at Kraft Foods and BMO Harris Bank, Stenmark has returned as the University’s Vice President of Finance.
Carl Wistrom has served in Physical Plant since 1981, first as assistant director and then as director. Physical Plant is responsible for all the behind-the-scenes work keeping North Park’s spaces functioning.
Lilly Endowment’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders awarded North Park University a $750,000 grant to provide specialized curriculum and programming geared for pastors and church leaders.
North Park’s baseball team traveled to Detroit, Mich. with one goal in mind: helping a broken city. What the team members quickly realized was that the residents had not lost their determination; there was a fervor for change in the air.
The team’s first CCIW title in 30 years was secured in an 86-71 victory over
Catalyst 606__ is North Park’s innovative Chicago-based curriculum that redesigns the University’s weekly schedule to encourage students to learn outside the classroom—and in the city—at least two Wednesdays per semester.
“Walking side-by-side with our students we must change the world and be changed by the world.”
Guided by mission, faith, and a strong vision, the University begins a presidential search.
The School of Music, Art, and Theatre launches a dynamic collaboration for learning, performance, and creativity.
Graduates of North Park College in 1954, Don and Shirley Diersen cherish memories of their Viking years. “We’re proud to have been at North Park. It’s got a special place in our hearts,” says Shirley. The couple established the Don and Shirley Diersen Scholarship Fund in 2015 because they believe in scholarship support to…
Instead of letting any obstacles deter her along the way, Miller has held steady to being “game to grow at any point.”
Pamela A. Thuswaldner has been named Director of North Park’s Fulbright Program, continuing the legacy of her predecessor, Dr. Linda Parkyn.