CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Park University (North Park), Chicago's urban, intercultural, Christian university, is hosting events centered around the ultimate question of the human experience. As part of the campus theme, What is Beauty?, these diverse events are open to the public and run February 3 through April 5 on North Park's campus in Chicago.
North Park invites the community to experience these expressions of words, songs, and art, while recognizing Black History Month with performances by GRAMMY-nominated gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds and poet Jackie Perry.
Beauty, Identity, and Social Change
Friday, February 10, 10:30am
Isaacsson Chapel, Nyvall Hall
Dr. Reggie Williams, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, McCormick Seminary speaking on how the revolution in conventions of beauty were integral to the social changes that occurred in the Harlem Renaissance.
Beauty in Diversity Concert
Saturday, February 11, 7:30pm
Performance by GRAMMY-nominated gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds headlines this concert sponsored by the Office of Diversity. Poet Jackie Perry will also perform along with other artists and musicians from across Chicago.
Tickets are $20 (discounted for North Park students and faculty).
All proceeds go to North Park's Office of Diversity.
Purchase tickets online.
Origami Artist Robert J. Lang
Friday, March 3, 10:30am
Robert J. Lang, avid student of origami for over 40 years and recognized as one of the world's leading masters of the art, has catalogued and diagrammed over 500 designs. Lang is noted for designs of great detail and realism, and includes in his repertoire some of the most complex origami designs ever created.
Beauties Sacred and Secular: Aretha Franklin and Gospel Music
Wednesday, April 5, 10:30am
Aaron Cohen, author of Amazing Grace, explores the making of Aretha Franklin's double platinum 1972 gospel album Amazing Grace. This event includes a Gospel Choir concert.
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ABOUT NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY
For 125 years, North Park University has focused on the important task of preparing students for lives of significance and service. Located in Chicago and founded by the Evangelical Covenant Church, North Park is a Christian comprehensive university that serves nearly 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from around the country and the world. Within a diverse, close-knit, urban community, North Park offers a values-based education to students through more than 40 undergraduate majors and an adult degree-completion program, as well as graduate and continuing education in business, nonprofit management, nursing, education, music, counseling psychology, and theology.
For more information, visit www.northpark.edu.
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