North Parker Magazine Winter 2018

Articles in This Issue

First Word: A Year of Transition

In my new role as interim president, I return to the North Parker on another assignment from the Board of Trustees, which is to ensure a strong framework for our University in preparation for new leadership, beginning next July 1.

From Dissecting to Drawing, Cadaver Lab Promotes Unique Learning

It’s just another day in North Park University’s Cadaver Lab, located in the lower level of the Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life.

Chicago Is Our Classroom

Students in new Catalyst 606__ program gain in-depth learning in Chicago.

What is Good? North Parkers Explore Campus Theme Amid Racial Turmoil

More than 100 students and faculty gathered to hear North Park professors discuss this year’s campus theme, “What is Good?” in light of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and the NFL’s national anthem protests.

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

During Homecoming 2017, George Esplin C ’69, Amanda Klufetos-Moran C’05, Brian McCaskey C’82, Lee Sundholm C’64, and Alan Williams C’71 were honored at the Viking Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

New Majors Respond to Emerging Business Trends

This fall, North Park launched a new digital marketing major to address a growing demand in the workplace. Also, beginning in fall 2018, students can choose a major in location intelligence.

North Park Inspired This Alum’s Path as Professor and Dean

Peter C. Nelson C’84 is the Dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Engineering and professor of computer science.


NPU first-year student Alex Bolotin’s cycling career started humbly, with daily rides to his Chicago high school.

CRUX: New Residential Discipleship Program

Launched this fall, CRUX is a residential discipleship program for first-year Christian students at North Park who desire to grow deeper and wider in their personal relationship with Christ.

North Park Faculty Authors

Reflecting the breadth of expertise and areas of interests at North Park, the following University faculty-authored books on a wide range of topics.

New Faculty & Staff Join North Park

North Park University welcomed new full-time faculty and staff as the 2017-2018 academic year began. They were introduced to the community on August 22 at the annual faculty and staff Gathering Day.

Advancing STEM

On October 8, North Park welcomed high school juniors and seniors to campus to learn more about opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Instilling Values — Advancing Care

As nursing at North Park marks its 50th anniversary, Dean Linda Duncan says the School of Nursing and Health Sciences remains committed to preparing competent and compassionate healthcare professionals.

JOHNSON & JOHNSON & JOHNSON: Nursing Bonds Three Brothers

Scott C’13, Neal C’11, and Bryan C’09 Johnson have gotten used to the raised eyebrows and curious looks they get when they tell people what profession they’re in.


North Park welcomed Dr. G. Timothy Johnson C’56 S’63 to discuss the future of American healthcare.


Search Committee leads the process and engages the North Park community.

New Promise Scholarships Focus on Undergraduate Recruitment Priorities

North Park University is expanding opportunities to continue to attract a wide range of students who can benefit from our outstanding education.

North Park Recognizes 2017 Alumni Honorees

“The things I treasure most from North Park are the relationships I formed with people who influenced me in a significant way.” —Paula Lewis Devitt C’77

North Parkers Honored (Again) for World War II Service

Seventy years ago, a bronze plaque was installed on campus to honor the memory of 45 students and alumni who died serving our country during World War II.