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Robert Lentz '82

Robert Lentz contributed an essay to a new edition of Zane Grey’s “Riders of the Purple Sage.” The centennial edition is published by Zane Grey’s West Society, which reproduced the 1912 first edition text and includes essays regarding the novel’s history, geography and Grey’s mark on American literature. Lentz’s essay describes the five movie adaptations made from Grey’s novel. For more information visit zgws.org.

Tom Johnson '68

Tom Johnson is retired after 40 years as a news editor at The Beacon-News in Aurora, IL. He was responsible for preparing copies and pages for publication and Internet postings. His wife Sally Strosahl ’73 works in private practice in individual, couples and family therapy as a licensed professional counselor. Tom and Sally are the parents of Andy, Kyle and Katharine and have one grandson. They live in Aurora and may be reached at strojon@sbcglobal.net.

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

North Central College alumna Rachel Louise Snyder authors New Yorker article

North Central College alumna Rachel Louise Snyder ’92 authored a New Yorker magazine article about research into new methods of domestic violence intervention.

North Central College alumna Rachel Louise Snyder ’92 authored a New Yorker magazine article about research into new methods of domestic violence intervention.

Snyder’s piece, “A Raised Hand: Can a New Approach Curb Domestic Homicide,” is published in the July 22 issue of The New Yorker. The article may be found on The New Yorker’s website, but is available in its entirety only to subscribers.

Troy Kelleher

It didn’t take long for Troy to realize that a North Central education involves much more than simply attending class. The English studies major started writing for the College’s student newspaper during his freshman year, and additional opportunities poured in from his advisors and professors week after week.

“My email inbox is often crowded with notifications (about internships),” he says. “If you’re looking for opportunities to get real-world experience for a future career, you’ll find them here.”

Troy would like to write for a major newspaper, magazine or website after he graduates. North Central’s emphasis on out-of-the-classroom experiences will serve him well when it’s time to apply for jobs.

“We’re encouraged to participate in a wide variety of study abroad programs, and there are countless clubs and organizations available to students on campus,” he says.

Running on the Cardinals’ cross country and track teams hasn’t slowed Troy down at all when it comes to schoolwork or other activities.

“I never feel like athletics inhibit academics or vice versa,” he says.

New partnerships expand North Central College tradition of teacher-preparation excellence

North Central College builds upon its tradition of excellence in preparing educators by forging new partnerships with two additional school districts.

North Central College is building upon its tradition of excellence in preparing future teachers and principals by forging new partnerships with two additional school districts.

Since its founding in 1861, North Central College has been a leader in preparing generations of future educators who are able to impact student learning. With continuing national attention on the quality of educator-preparation programs, North Central College remains at the forefront of excellence in teacher training by expanding its emphasis on teacher assessment and accountability.

Jack reaches national audience with new book about shifting rural landscapes

Zachary Michael Jack, associate professor of English
Zachary Michael Jack, North Central College associate professor of English, authored the book, “The Midwest Farmer’s Daughter: In Search of an American Icon.”

Zachary Michael Jack, North Central College associate professor of English, authored “The Midwest Farmer’s Daughter: In Search of an American Icon,” a book about the shifting landscape of rural America.

Madormo’s mystery series for young readers gains wide appeal with educators

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, receives many opportunities to speak about his Charlie Collier book series.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, continues to receive wide acclaim and various opportunities to speak about his “Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire” series of three mystery books for middle-grade readers.

Callie Rezin earns Sophomore Scholar-Athlete Award

English major Callie Rezin received the Sophomore Scholar-Athlete Award for highest GPA during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Callie Rezin, daughter of Daniel and Tami Rezin of Rockford, Ill., was awarded the Sophomore Scholar-Athlete Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College. The award recognizes the student-athlete in each class with the highest grade-point average.

A sophomore, Callie competes on the women’s basketball team and is majoring in English literature at North Central College. Her name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List. She is a graduate of Rockford Lutheran High School.

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