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Faculty gives lecture, leads discussion on India Nov. 11

Assistant Professor of History Shereen Ilahi will give a timely talk and lead a discussion related to India and global environmental change on Nov. 11.

One of North Central’s own faculty members, Assistant Professor of History Shereen Ilahi, will give a talk and lead a discussion related to India and global environmental change at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Titled “The 1947 Partition of Punjab,” her timely lecture will focus on the creation of the sovereign states of Pakistan, Bangladesh and India and how the British drew the line in 1947 that partitioned the region of Punjab that borders India and Pakistan. The event is free.

Forensics team is on a roll!

Forensics team is on a roll!

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During the last weekend in October, the forensics team traveled to Lee’s Summit, Mo., near Kansas City, to compete at the Central States Swing Forensics Tournament, which included two different tournaments on Oct. 30-31. North Central’s team took first place both days and six students placed in the finals—“an incredible feat,” says John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events.



Faculty gives lecture, leads discussion on India Nov. 11

Faculty gives lecture, leads discussion on India Nov. 11

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One of North Central’s own faculty members, Assistant Professor of History Shereen Ilahi, will give a talk and lead a discussion related to India and global environmental change at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Titled “The 1947 Partition of Punjab,” her timely lecture will focus on the creation of the sovereign states of Pakistan, Bangladesh and India and how the British drew the line in 1947 that partitioned the region of Punjab that borders India and Pakistan. The event is free.



History and education faculty work with area teachers

History and education faculty work with area teachers

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This past June, North Central faculty members Ann Durkin Keating, Will Barnett and Nancy Keiser served as resident scholars to some 42 teachers from five local school districts.



Brittany Goudie

When Brittany arrived on campus, she knew she wanted to major in history, but she hadn't given much thought to conducting research. That changed during her first year, when she landed a job in the College's Archives (a section of Oesterle Library dedicated to preserving North Central's permanent records). "That’s when I learned that I loved research," she recalls.

Brittany’s natural affinity for research helped transform her campus job into a three-year internship. One piece of College history caught her eye: a ban on dancing that was lifted in the 1950s. This became the focus of her monograph, "Sinful Strides: The Dancing Ban at North Central College as an Example of Tension Between Religion and War Culture." Brittany presented her piece at the College's 2010 Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, and today the monograph is on permanent display in the Archives.

Majors Minors and Programs : History

Keating and Hyett inducted to Naperville's Heritage Hall of Honor

Keating and Hyett inducted to Naperville's Heritage Hall of Honor

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Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, and Mary Kay Hyett, office manager, Office of Community Development, will be inducted to the Naperville Heritage Society’s Heritage Hall of Honor Sunday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. at Naper Settlement. The yearly recognition honors people and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the history of Naperville. Keating will be recognized for her historical contributions.


College faculty, staff inducted to Naperville's Heritage Hall of Honor

Two North Central College employees will be inducted to the Naperville Heritage Society's Heritage Hall of Honor Sunday, Aug. 1, at Naper Settlement.

Two North Central College employees will be inducted to the Naperville Heritage Society's Heritage Hall of Honor Sunday, Aug. 1, at Naper Settlement. The yearly recognition honors people and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the history of Naperville.

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, will be recognized for her historical and academic contributions. Mary Kay Hyett, office manager, Office of Community Development, will be honored for her volunteerism.

Hoffert gives presentations in China & Wheaton, pursues research on Japan

Hoffert gives presentations in China & Wheaton, pursues research on Japan

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Brian Hoffert, associate professor of religious studies and history and coordinator of East Asian studies, presented a paper titled “Beyond Life and Death: The Great Awakening” at the Conference on Daoist Ways of Thought in Zhengzhou, China, on March 25, 2010. He also gave a presentation on “The Daoist Roots of Zen Humor” at the DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference in Wheaton, Ill., on Feb. 26, 2010. Hoffert will be doing research on Japanese religious pilgrimages this fall and will host the Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought at DePaul University in Chicago April 2011.


North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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The archeological exploits of James Henry Breasted, an 1890 North Central College alumnus cited as inspiration for the Indiana Jones character, will be featured at noon today, Tuesday, July 13, on "Worldview," a global affairs program produced by National Public Radio affiliate WBEZ-FM 91.5 in Chicago. Tune in, or listen live at www.wbez.org. Breasted's works are featured in an exhibit at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago through Aug. 31. The Rev.


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