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John Madormo wins Best Family Screenplay Synopsis

John Madormo wins Best Family Screenplay Synopsis

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John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, won first place for Best Family Screenplay Synopsis at the 2010 Reno Film Festival Synopsis Contest. His winning script is titled “Dream Machine.” The story: A dream research specialist, in an effort to help his patients suffering from recurring nightmares, has created a remarkable device—a machine that can transport them, mind and body, back into their dreams—to relive those nocturnal delights, or into those nightmares, to confront their demons.


Laurel White

The College Scholars program, robust study abroad programs, and variety of research grants attracted Laurel to North Central. Once here, she took advantage of every opportunity. Interested in public policy journalism, she traveled to London to study British impressions of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign. She attended a taping of the “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to research the culture of political satire. And she presented the results of both projects at the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research.

Co-editor-in-chief of North Central’s student newspaper, The Chronicle, Laurel landed a spot at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She also won a highly competitive Dunn Fellowship to work for one year in the Governor of Illinois’ Press Office in Springfield, IL. “The Dunn Fellowship is an excellent learning opportunity, which wouldn't have been possible without the encouragement and support of North Central faculty,” she says. “I am lucky to have had a group of excellent professors to support and encourage me throughout the application process and my entire academic career.”

Majors Minors and Programs : English Studies

Shindler and Larsson give presentations at international conference

Shindler and Larsson give presentations at international conference

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Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, and Kimberly Larsson, assistant to the director of international programs, gave presentations at the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Conference June 1-4, in Kansas City, Mo. Some 7,000 educators attended worldwide. Shindler was chosen from among 11 other presenters nationwide to give his session at the international conference.


Political science major receives award at state conference

Joshua Bailey, a junior at North Central College, received an award for an academic paper he presented at a conference.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

June 7, 2010--Joshua Bailey, a junior at North Central College, received an award for an academic paper he presented at the 18th Annual Conference for Students of Political Science, hosted by the Illinois State University (ISU) Department of Politics and Government on April 28.

Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

North Central College has named Laurel White of Bloomington, Ill., Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the class of 2010.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, Associate Director of Public Relations, 630-637-5306

June 2, 2010--North Central College has named Laurel White of Bloomington, Ill., Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the class of 2010.

White will graduate June 12 with a double major in English writing and interactive media studies and a minor in social change/public advocacy. She is the daughter of William and Kay White of Bloomington and a graduate of University High School.

Faculty tenure, promotions, emeritus announced

Faculty tenure, promotions, emeritus announced

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North Central’s Board of Trustees approved the following faculty for tenure, promotion and emeritus status at the Trustee meeting, May 21-22, 2010: For tenure and promotion to associate professor: Martha Bohrer, associate professor of English Perry Hamalis, associate professor of religious studies For promotion to professor: Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science Lisa Long, professor of English Heidi Matthews, professor of health and physical education Wioleta Polinska

Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

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Laurel White was named the 2010 Outstanding Senior Woman. Earlier during Honors Convocation, she was also recognized as the Outstanding Student in the Arts & Letters Division and Outstanding Student in English and received the Megan Sweeney Award for achieving the highest level of academic excellence. A College Scholar, White will graduate with a double major in English writing and interactive media studies and a minor in social change/public advocacy. She is president of the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, a tutor in the Writing Center, two-time presenter at the National C


Students meet with U.S. Supreme Court justices

Students meet with U.S. Supreme Court justices

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Four students recently met two U.S. Supreme Court justices—Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia M. Sotomayor—in Washington, D.C., as part of the students’ interdisciplinary research about oral arguments presented before the court. All sophomores, Garrett Lutz is a musical theatre major; Erin Martin, an English literature major; Madeline Moton, a philosophy and political science major; and Stewart Charles, an economics and finance major.


North Central College students meet U.S. Supreme Court justices

Four North Central College sophomores recently met two U.S. Supreme Court justices as part of their studies in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

May 11, 2010—Four North Central College sophomores recently met two U.S. Supreme Court justices as part of their studies in Washington, D.C.

The four met justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia M. Sotomayor while they were conducting interdisciplinary research about oral arguments presented before the Supreme Court.

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