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North Park University

Motto Preparing Students for Lives of Significance and Service
Established 1891
Type Private
Endowment $36 million
(June 30, 2005)
President Dr. David L. Parkyn
Faculty 125+ Full-time
Students 2,972
Undergraduates 1,414
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Campus Urban, 30+ acres
Sports teams NCAA Division III
Mascot Viking
Affiliations Evangelical Covenant Church
Website http://www.northpark.edu

North Park University is a four-year university located at 3225 W. Foster Avenue on the north side of Chicago, Illinois in the North Park neighborhood. It was founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church and shares its campus with the denomination's only seminary. The university enrolls close to 3,000 students from around the country and the world, and offers bachelor's and master's degrees. Image File history File links NorthParkLogo. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) is an evangelical Christian denomination of more than 750 congregations in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... North Park is a Chicago neighborhood north of Albany Park and below Sauganash. ... The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) is an evangelical Christian denomination of more than 750 congregations in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. ... North Park Theological Seminary is a seminary located in Chicago, Illinois. ...

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History

In the later part of the 19th century, thousands of Swedish immigrants left Sweden and began to settle in America. As the communities, which were concentrated in the Midwest, with hubs in Chicago and Minneapolis, began to settle and develop, many things began to happen that would pave the way for North Park University. The denomination that is now known as the Covenant began to organize in the 1880s and soon the education of Swedish immigrants, specifically theological education, became an important issue. E. August Skogsbergh, sometimes called the Swedish Moody for his association with the famous Chicago Evangelist D.L. Moody, started a school in Minneapolis in 1884 that would serve as a forerunner to North Park in many ways. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... “Minneapolis” redirects here. ... The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) is an evangelical Christian denomination of more than 750 congregations in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. ... Evangelism is the proclaiming of the Christian Gospel. ... Dwight Lyman Moody (February 5, 1837 - December 22, 1899), also known as D.L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher who founded the Moody Church, Northfield Schools in Massachusetts, the Moody Bible Institute and Moody Press. ...

North Park University's Campus in the late fall.
North Park University's Campus in the late fall.

By 1891, the Covenant was in agreement that they should formally establish a school of their own. Skogsbergh offered his school and his school served as the official Covenant school for three years, from 1891 until 1893. In 1894, the school was moved to Chicago, a move that upset some, including Skogsbergh. It moved to its present location at the corner of Foster and Kedzie, though at this time this was quite remote from the Loop. Old Main, the oldest building on campus, was erected and dedicated on June 16, 1894. It is at this time that the name North Park was first used to describe the school. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1073 KB) Summary North Park Universitys Campus in the late fall. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1073 KB) Summary North Park Universitys Campus in the late fall. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The Loop is what locals call the historical center of downtown Chicago. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... North Park is a Chicago neighborhood north of Albany Park and below Sauganash. ...


The early years of North Park were marked with both struggles and successes. Both enrollment and funding fluctuated greatly in the early years. An interesting source of both money and headache came from P.H. Anderson, who at the time was serving as a Covenant missionary in Alaska. Taking part in the gold rush of the time, Anderson made a massive find on claim No. 9 above. And though he donated a portion of the findings, questionable circumstances surrounded the claim that created tension among the leadership of North Park. Two Mormon missionaries A missionary is traditionally defined as a propagator of religion who works to convert those outside that community; someone who proselytizes. ... Official language(s) English[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... A typical gold mining operation, on Bonanza Creek. ...

The green space at the center of North Park's campus. The building in the distance is Brandel Library.
The green space at the center of North Park's campus. The building in the distance is Brandel Library.

An early leader at that time was David Nyvall. He served as president and teacher in the Seminary for many years. The current seminary building, Nyvall Hall, is named after him. By the turn of the century, North Park could boast of a theological seminary, a prominent and large commercial department, a growing music department, and an academy which was created in 1894 to better prepare students for the seminary. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 559 KB) Summary This photograph was taken on August 30th, 2003. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 559 KB) Summary This photograph was taken on August 30th, 2003. ... David Nyvall (Jan. ... North Park Theological Seminary is a seminary located in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Since the early days, the school has developed and changed in many ways. In 1958, North Park Junior College expanded from a two-year college into a four-year program, becoming North Park College. In 1997, the controversial decision was made to again change the name of the school, and North Park University was born. Though North Park still holds on to its Swedish American past and close ties with the Covenant Church, it is now a multi-cultural institution that is focused on diversity. North Park now proudly describes itself as a Liberal Arts University that is intentionally urban, intentionally diverse, and intentionally Christian. North Park University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Higher Learning Council.[1]. The seminary is additionally accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. [2] Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Swedish Americans are U.S. Americans with Swedish heritage, most often related to the large groups of immigrants from Sweden in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. ... The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) is an evangelical Christian denomination of more than 750 congregations in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Diverse (born Kenny Jenkins) is a Chicago rapper. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      A Christian () is a person who...


Dr. David L. Parkyn was inaugurated as the ninth president of North Park in November, 2006. Dr. Parkyn previously served as provost and senior vice president at Elizabethtown College and taught at Messiah College before that. Elizabethtown College is a small liberal-arts college located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania in Lancaster County. ... Messiah College is a Christian liberal arts college in the rolling hills of south central Pennsylvania. ...


Notable alumni

  • Dr. Paul Carlson, Covenant missionary martyred in the Belgian Congo (1964), after whom the classroom building is named.
  • James R. Thompson, former Illinois Governor (1977-1991), graduated from North Park Academy, the institution's now-defunct high school.
  • Carl Hawkinson, former Illinois state Senator (R-Galesburg), and Illinois Homeland Security chief.
  • Dr. G. Timothy Johnson, ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent. [3]
  • Dr. Kathryn Edin, 1984 B.A., Sociology, North Park College, Chicago, IL. She has published three books and a number of chapters and articles on families, neighborhoods and social welfare in the United States. [4]

Paul Carlson (Mar 32, 1928 - Nov 24, 1965) was a medical missionary of the Evangelical Covenant Church that served in Wasolo, a city in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... Motto: Travail et Progres (Work and Progress) The Belgian Congo Capital Léopoldville/Leopoldstad Political structure Colony Governor  - 1908-1910 Baron Wahis  - 1946-1951 Eugène Jacques Pierre Louis Jungers  - 1958-1960 Henri Arthur Adolf Marie Christopher Cornelis History  - Established 15 November, 1908  - Congolese independence 30 June, 1960 The Belgian... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Carl Hawkinson is a former state legislator, States Attorney, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety in the State of Illinois. ... ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ...

Academic programs

  • Undergraduate College
  • North Park Theological Seminary
  • Adult Bachelor's Degree Completion: GOAL
  • School of Business & Nonprofit Management
  • School of Education
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing
  • Community Development

North Park Theological Seminary is a seminary located in Chicago, Illinois. ...

Athletics

The North Park University athletics department fields 17 NCAA Division III teams: 8 men's teams and 9 women's teams. The teams compete in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Men compete in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, ultimate frisbee and track and field. Women compete in volleyball, basketball, softball, golf, soccer, track and field, cross country, ultimate frisbee and rowing. The athletic director is Dr. Jack Surridge. There is also a healthy Intramural sports program on campus. Image File history File links Northparklogo. ... The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) is a College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Its member teams are located in Illinois and Wisconsin. ... The term intramural is most commonly associated with sports teams organized within a school. ...


Although the football team has failed to win a conference game in the last 4 years, the women's crew team has done slightly better, repeatedly placing in national regattas. The men's soccer team has also fared better; in 2005, it successfully defended its CCIW conference title against rival Wheaton, earning their second title in as many years and North Park's first trip to the national tournament. North Park is also known as having one of the most successful men's basketball programs in all of college athletics. They have won five men's NCAA Division III championships since 1978. A regatta is a boat race or series of boat races. ... The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) is a College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Its member teams are located in Illinois and Wisconsin. ... Wheaton College is a private, independent, evangelical Protestant, coeducational, liberal arts college located in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. Wheaton has an enrollment of approximately 2,400 undergraduate students. ...


Student Association

Old Main and the Chicago Skyline.
Old Main and the Chicago Skyline.

The North Park Student Association sponsors many student organizations on campus. These include the weekly student newspaper the North Park Press, the Cupola yearbook, the North Branch literary magazine, and Java Haus, the student-run coffeeshop in the basement of Burgh Hall. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1920x2560, 1025 KB) Summary a view of Old Main and the chicago skyline Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1920x2560, 1025 KB) Summary a view of Old Main and the chicago skyline Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Alternative meaning: Organisation (band). ... A yearbook, also known as an annual, is a book to record, highlight, and commemorate the past year of a school or a book published annually. ... A literary magazine is a periodical devoted to literature in a broad sense. ... Java coffee is a coffee produced on the island of Java. ... Coffeehouse in Damascus // A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or cafe (also spelled as café from the French, Spanish, and Portuguese or caffè from the Italian) shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. ...


A&E

The division of the Student Association that is responsible for the Academic life of students is known as Academics and Education. Academics and Education represents the student's voice at faculty meetings, plans fun and educational events, and hosts the now infamous Geek Week. It also oversees North Park's academic clubs, which include:

  • Society of Physics Students
  • Philosophy Club
  • Student Arts Organisation
  • Psychology Club
  • Student Nursing Association
  • Music Club
  • Tri-Beta
  • History Club
  • Non-profit Student Association
  • Gender Studies Organisation
  • Model UN Club
  • Business Club

ARC

The Student Association also sponsors the Associations Representative Council, which is the umbrella organization for each of North Park University's cultural associations. These include: An umbrella organization is an association of (often related, industry-specific) institutions, who work together formally to coordinate activities or pool resources. ...

  • Black Student Association (BSA)
  • Commuter Student Association (CSA)
  • Korean Student Association (KSA)
  • Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
  • Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA)
  • Scandinavian Student Association (SSA)

The North Park Press

The primary function of the North Park Press is to serve as a medium in which general campus news, and other relevant information to the university community, is communicated to the study body, staff and alumni. An online version of the NP Press is available online, at http://www.northpark.edu/sa.


The Press has six sections: Campus (general campus related news), Viewpoints (a section for opinionated articles by students and staff), Outside the Bubble (relevant news of the world at large), Pulse (entertainment and media resources) and Sports (updates on sports news for NP and national teams.) While the newspaper is published under the guidance of a Faculty Advisor and the Dean of students, it is designed and edited by a small team of student journalists. The Press is owned and operated by the Student Association of North Park University.


All students are welcome to submit timely articles pertinent to the issues and discourse revolving around the North Park community. The North Park Press does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation or creed.

A view of downtown Chicago from Carlson Tower.
A view of downtown Chicago from Carlson Tower.

Image File history File links Roof_of_Carlson_020. ... Image File history File links Roof_of_Carlson_020. ...

Other traditions

North Park's Swedish-American identity is evident in many different ways. One annual tradition is the Santa Lucia Festival, held each December in Anderson Chapel. The service follows many Swedish traditions and is one of the few Santa Lucia Festivals held in the Chicago area. There is also an exchange program with Södra Vätterbygdens Folkhögskola in Jönköping, Sweden. Swedish Americans are U.S. Americans with Swedish heritage, most often related to the large groups of immigrants from Sweden in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. ... Saint Lucy of Syracuse, also known as Saint Lucia, Santa Lucia, or Saint Lukia, (traditional dates 283-304) was a rich young Christian martyr who is venerated as a Saint by Catholic and Orthodox Christians. ... Södra Vätterbygdens Folkhögskola or SVF is a fok high school located in sweden that that has an exchange program with North Park University inwhich many students go from the US to Sweden for the fall and Swedish students come back with them in the Spring to Chicago. ... Location in Sweden Jönköping is a town in the province of SmÃ¥land in southern Sweden with 81,000 inhabitants, located at . ...


A small group of North Park basketball fans known as the "Carlson Crazies" dress up in unusual clothing at each home game to cheer, often in a bizarre manner, for the men's basketball team. Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ...


References

  • A History of North Park College by Leland Carlson (a good overview of the first 50 years, 1891-1941)

External links

  • Official website
  • Campus Map
  • Evangelical Covenant Church

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North Park University - Evangelical Covenant Church (228 words)
North Park University prepares students for lives of significance and service as an intentionally Christian university.
The educational experience is rooted in and reflects the values of the Evangelical Covenant Church and the relationship with the Covenant church is strong and lively.
North Park students develop into men and women with passion to contribute to the common good of the planet in wide ranging careers in business, health care, government, education and the non-profit sector, including Christian ministries and the church.
North Park University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1199 words)
North Park University is a four-year university located at 3225 W. Foster Avenue on the north side of Chicago, Illinois in the North Park neighborhood.
Though North Park still holds on to its Swedish American past and close ties with the Covenant Church, it is now a multi-cultural institution that is focused on diversity.
North Park now proudly describes itself as a Liberal Arts University that is intentionally urban, intentionally diverse, and intentionally Christian.
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