North Parker Magazine Winter 2021

Articles in This Issue

First Word

With our historic fall semester complete, a new class of North Park graduates celebrating their winter Commencement, we give thanks for the joy brought by a blessed Christmas season, and look forward with hope to the new year.

Threshold 2020

Despite restrictions imposed by our “new normal,” the annual event for new and returning students was as warm and welcoming as ever.

NPRESS Program Pairs Students with Faculty Mentors

Now in its fifth year, the summer research project offers students the chance to delve deeply into a topic with professor guidance.

Co-Pastor Laura Kraybill Joins University Ministries

Kraybill, who was hired just before the pandemic hit, is adjusting to the new challenges of pastoring to students remotely.

Chapel Al Fresco

With proper social distancing and mask-wearing, students, faculty, and staff enjoyed outdoor Chapel services.

Catalyst on Campus—Remote Edition

George Floyd’s relatives shared memories of their nephew, along with thoughts on racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Recent Publications from North Park Faculty

Our faculty has published books and articles on a wide variety of topics in the past year.

Dr. Cynthia Hudson to Head North Park University School of Nursing and Health Sciences

A former military nurse, Dr. Hudson brings a wealth of research experience as the new Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Trevor Nicholas C’08 Eases Pandemic Fatigue with Music Video

A choir director at a Chicago high school, Nicholas blended at-home student performances into a moving musical collaboration.

Brianna Santiago Wins Chemistry Scholarship

American Chemical Society grant will allow the senior Biochemistry major to enroll in a research project at Northwestern University.

Winter Events Calendar

Mark your calendars for the following events, and join us when you can. Friends and alumni are always welcome!

Honoring Our Retirees

In September, the campus gathered in a remote celebration of 15 faculty and staff members who led careers of significance and service.

Black Student Union Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Black Student Union hosted a Zoom chat with founding President Cornelius DuBose C’72 during Homecoming week.

Homecoming from Home

This year, everything was a little different, including Homecoming. North Park friends and alumni still celebrated from home, though, with festivities including a Reunion & Awards Brunch, where North Park alumni healthcare workers were honored.

How North Park Adapted to the New Normal

Amidst a global pandemic, North Park successfully reimagined life on campus. Here’s how.

Stories of Giving

Three alumni donors share why they give to North Park.

Show Your Viking Pride with a Custom Illinois License Plate

You can help raise awareness of North Park, and raise money for scholarships, by ordering a specialty North Park University license plate!