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Black Lives Still Matter

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017


Black History Month may be drawing to a close, but that does not make our current display on Black Lives Matter any less relevant. We actively celebrate the value and achievements of the black community both on campus and around the country. Student members of the NCC Black Student Association contributed to guide on the art, poetry, music, and film that celebrates the Black Lives Matter Movement. Enjoy what they’ve put together here.


Here is a preview:


Image of Black Lives Matter Guide




Election 2016

Friday, September 30th, 2016

This year’s presidential election is one of the most contentious in recent memory, and we are all watching it play out day-by-day across all forms of media – whether we want to or not! I’m sorry to say that we can’t just stick our heads in the sand and wait for it all to be over. So if you’re looking for a bit more information about the candidates, wondering what news sources to trust, or still need to register to vote, we’ve got you covered.


Check out our Election Research Guide for all of this and more!


We want to prepare our Cardinals to be informed, involved, principled, and productive citizens and lifelong learners.

Spring 2010 Community Publications

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Visit the library’s Community Publications display in the library lobby, next to the copy room entrance, to see this term’s featured publications from members of the North Central College community.  This term’s publications are:

de Brauw, Michael. “Aeschines,” “Figures of Speech in Classical Rhetoric,”  “Greek Funeral Orations,”  “Greek Oratory,” “Lysias,” “Panegyric,”  and “Speechwriting in Ancient Greece.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, 2010.

Gems, Gerald. “The City” Routledge Companion to Sports History, 2010.

Jack, Zachary. Iowa: The Definitive Collection, 2009.

Koenig, Wendy. “The Heroic Generation: Fictional Socialist Realist Painter in the Work of Ilya Kabakov.” Southeastern College Art Conference Review, 2009.

Schacht, Patricia M. with Cummings, E. Mark; Davies, Patrick T. “Fathering in Family Context and Child Adjustment: A Longitudinal Analysis.” Journal of Family Psychology, December, 2009.

Turnquist ‘11, Erin E. Just Singin’ My Song. 2009.

Toes at the Oesterle Library Gallery

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The latest exhibit at the Oesterle Library Gallery features photographs by North Central College student Timothy Whitney. Whitney’s solo exhibit titled “Toes”  showcases a series of digital photographs exploring the insecurities and peculiarities of peoples’ toes.

The exhibit opens on Monday, April 5th and will be on display through May 6th. Whitney will be available to meet with visitors during a reception at the Gallery on Wednesday, April 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular Library hours.

Native American Art Exhibit

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

The upcoming Art Exhibit at the Oesterle Library Gallery will feature a career retrospective of the works of Native American artist Ramson Lomatewama. Lomatewama is a Hopi elder with a deep knowledge of Hopi and Native American culture.

The artist has won praise and fellowships for his art. He has taught and lectured at many schools and is currently teaching courses at North Central College as an adjunct professor of humanities.

The public is welcome to attend a reception on Tuesday, October 13th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gallery located in the upper level of the library.  The artist will be available to discuss his art which includes the use of carving, stained glass, painting and glass blowing, and jewelry making.

Lomatewama’s art will be on display from October 11th through November 12th.  The Gallery is open during normal library hours.

Alumni Borrowers Card

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Graduating students can continue to utilize the Oesterle Library collection by requesting an Alumni Courtesy Borrowers Card. To obtain a free Alumni Card simply stop by the Information Services Desk and complete an application.  Once the application has been processed, and Alumni status has been confirmed, a card will be issued to the applicant.

With a Courtesy Borrowers Card alumni can check- out 3 books at a time for a 3 week time period. The non-circulating reference and periodicals collections are available for in-house use.

Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Oesterle Library is pleased to be participating in the North Central College Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 22nd. Those who stop by the Library exhibit at the Earth Day Event can view a powerpoint show highlighting the Library and it’s many resources. The exhibit will include a display of books from the sustainability grant and materials will be available for you to create your own “book snake” to hold open your books.  Also make sure to check out our Earth Day resource guide available online.

The “Keep it Green Exhibition” is taking place at the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Following the event, the first 100 people that come to the Library to check out a book will receive a free reusable NCC backpack bag.

Oesterle Gallery hosts third exhibit of the 2008-2009 year

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Collectively named “Sacred Ecology,” the nature-inspired watercolor paintings of local artist Nancy Reid will be featured on the upper level of Oesterle Library from November 16 until December 19.

An artists’ reception will be held in the gallery on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. The community is invited.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided.

Oesterle Library Student Coordinator Named Lincoln Laureate

Friday, November 14th, 2008

The staff of Oesterle Library congratulate Student Coordinator, Alyssa Vincent, who has been named North Central College’s 2008 Senior Lincoln Laureate. Alyssa began working at the library in September 2005, when she was a First-Year Student. She became an Assistant Student Coordinator in Fall 2007 and was promoted to Student Coordinator this past summer.

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois honors “senior students at each of the four-year, degree-granting institutions in Illinois for overall excellence, in both curricular and extra-curricular programs. ” You may learn more about the Lincoln Academy of Illinois at http://www.thelincolnacademyofillinois.org.

Oesterle Gallery Hosts Nancy Rosen Exhibit

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The Oesterle Gallery displays an exhibit from artist Nancy Rosen from October 12 through November 14. “Collected Works” features painted artwork full of color and depictions of women that demonstrate her attraction to fabric and texture.

As always, the gallery is open to the public during library hours and admission is free.