North Central College - Naperville, IL

Kristi Prins '02

Kristi Prins is assistant editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy. Her responsibilities include preproduction checks, design and technical editing, copyediting and preparing author queries, as well as participating in a final proofreading of each issue. Prins is also writing her dissertation, “Materiality, Craft, Identity, and Embodiment: Reworking Digital Writing,” at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Glen Krisch '97

Glen Krisch is set to publish a trilogy called “The Brother’s Keeper” with book one, “Arkadium Rising,” to be published December 2014. The book is about a malicious cult that seeks to bring down modern civilization and turn back time. Though written word is banned, a pair of brothers seeks to record the history that unfolds in the book’s post-apocalyptic world. Krisch’s other work has appeared in publications on three different continents over the last decade.

Keith Carlson '95

Keith Carlson is a journalism teacher at Naperville Central High School. The Journalism Education Association (JEA) awarded him its Rising Star Award, given annually to five high school journalism advisers from around the United States. The award came only a few months after the publication he advises, Central Times, won a record 11th Pacemaker Award. This was the third Pacemaker Award won by his students since he took over as adviser. He may be contacted at kcarlson@naperville203.org or via Facebook. His wife, Robyn Bendeich ’95 Carlson, is senior accountant for Edward Hospital.

Michael Patierno '76

Michael Patierno is athletic director and transportation director for Colonel Beach Public Schools in Colonel Beach, VA. Patierno served for 20 years as a U.S. Army Military Police officer. He then worked as athletic director of Skyline High School in Front Royal, VA, and was assistant principal of Warren High School.

Brenda Miller Hungerford '73

Brenda Miller Hungerford is the special education consultant for Area Education Agency 267 in Cedar Falls, IA. She may be reached at bkmiller@myomnitel.com.

North Central College is among top colleges in shaping the next generation

Emily Padilla, a 2010 graduate in elementary education, minor in Spanish
North Central College is recognized as a top college for teacher education in Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college data.

North Central College has been recognized as a top college for teacher education in the state of Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data.

The Online College Database’s new ranking, “Top Colleges in Illinois Shaping the Next Generation,” honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals during the 2012 school year.

Study abroad, Verandah courses and service trips change lives during D-Term

D-Term study abroad course to Germany in 2012
Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad and engage in other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad, participate in service trips, enroll in Verandah courses and take advantage of other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

D-Term is a three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas that offers students possibilities to engage in life-enriching experiences.

This year’s study abroad destinations include France, China, London, Argentina and Uruguay, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Italy and Greece, Germany and Costa Rica.

Sigma Tau Delta students, faculty host Victorian Feast

English majors, minors and faculty gathered in the A.A. Smith House for their annual Victorian Feast, hosted by the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society.

English majors, minors and faculty gathered Nov. 8 in the A.A. Smith House for a Victorian Feast, sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society. This annual tradition offers those in the department a chance to gather and celebrate Thanksgiving and the holiday season while dressed as their favorite literary character (photo, left). It is an opportunity for the department to form a community outside the classroom and enjoy a delicious meal.

North Central College names Colin Loeffler its 2013 Lincoln Laureate

Colin Loeffler
Senior Colin Loeffler, a theatre and English literature double major and a leader in many campus programs, is North Central College’s Lincoln Laureate.

Colin Loeffler has been named North Central College’s 2013 Lincoln Laureate. A senior from Sun Prairie, Wis., Loeffler is double majoring in theatre and English literature and active in the music department and many campus programs.

“Colin is a formidable scholar, whose work in classes is often graduate level. He excels as an artist and student leader and is an extraordinary role model in all his endeavors,” says Lisa Long, professor of English at North Central College.

Language professors Bard and Wolf give presentations

Norval Bard, professor of French; Gregory Wolf, professor of German
North Central College Professor of French Norval Bard and Professor of German Gregory Wolf presented at a state conference about foreign language pedagogy.

Norval Bard, North Central College professor of French, and Gregory Wolf, professor of German, gave presentations at a conference focusing on pedagogy in the foreign language classroom. The conference was the annual meeting of the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL), which took place in Tinley Park Oct. 17-19.

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