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Alana Shuma earns Outstanding Major in History Award

Alana Shuma
Alana Shuma was awarded the James Henry Breasted 1890 Outstanding Major in History Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Alana Shuma of Aurora was awarded the James Henry Breasted 1890 Outstanding Major in History Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Alana is majoring in history with a minor in art history at North Central College. She is a graduate of Warren T. White High School.

Samuel Cahill earns Outstanding Major in Classical Civilization Award

Samuel Cahill
Samuel Cahill was awarded the Outstanding Major in Classical Civilization Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Samuel Cahill, son of Robert and Carole Cahill of Chicago, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Classical Civilization Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Samuel is majoring in history and in classical civilization at North Central College. He is a graduate of Brother Rice High School.

North Central College’s Macek and Failing ’14 are featured radio guests

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, Brian Failing ’14
Exhibit cocurators Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, and history major Brian Failing ’14 are interviewed on two Chicago radio programs.

The voices of Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, and Brian Failing ’14, majoring in history and urban and suburban studies, have been heard recently on two radio programs.

They were featured guests as cocurators of their exhibit, “Banned in Chicago: Eight Decades of Film Censorship in the Windy City,” on display through Aug. 16 at the Museums at Lisle Station Park in Lisle.

Janacek awarded fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington

Bruce Janacek, associate professor of history
Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, has been awarded a three-month fellowship at the library to pursue research for new book.

Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, has been awarded a three-month fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., to pursue research for his book titled “Elias Ashmole: A Study in Virtuosity.”  

Keating recognized by DuPage County Historical Society for contributions in urban history

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History at North Central College, receives award from historical society and delivers presentation.

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History at North Central College, was recognized this spring by the DuPage County Historical Society for her scholarship in the field of urban history.

Keating has published a number of scholarly texts and is highly regarded for her co-editorship of the seminal “Encyclopedia of Chicago,” which contains a vast amount of information on DuPage County and its communities.

Nine faculty receive tenure, promotions

The North Central College Board of Trustees grants tenure, approves promotions to faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year.

At its May 2014 meeting, the North Central College Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved promotions to several faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year in September. These faculty are:

Diane Anstine, Ph.D., was promoted to professor of economics

Michael de Brauw, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of classics

Shereen Ilahi, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of history

Wendy Koenig, Ph.D., was granted tenure

Radio interview to preview opening at museum of student-faculty film exhibit

Brian Failing ’14 and Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, discuss their “Banned in Chicago” film censorship exhibit on radio May 18.

Brian Failing ’14 and Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, will be featured on Rick Kogan’s WGN live radio show Sunday, May 18. “After Hours with Rick Kogan” runs 9-11 p.m. on 720 AM; Failing and Macek will be on air 10-10:30 p.m. This program had originally been scheduled for May 11, but was preempted.

Author and professor Elliott Gorn to speak on “The Ghost of Emmett Till”

Eliott Gorn
North Central College welcomes Elliott Gorn, one of the nation’s foremost scholars of American urban, cultural and social history, to speak April 23.

North Central College welcomes author Elliott Gorn as guest lecturer on the subject “The Ghost of Emmett Till” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the College’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center.

Film, speakers, exhibit focus on 20th century opposition to suppression in Germany

Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg
North Central College hosts a two-day symposium, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, colloquium and exhibition of historical posters.

North Central College hosts a distinctive two-day symposium, titled “Religious Opposition to Suppression: German Traditions,” on Monday and Tuesday, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, exhibition of historical posters and colloquium.

North Central students build mentoring relationships and friendships with area seniors

North Central College students are forming mentoring relationships with senior residents of Monarch Landing.

A group of North Central College students recently engaged in a round of “speed dating” conversations. They talked about their interests and majors while making new friends—not with potential suitors but with senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community. Upwards of 20 students have been establishing relationships for sharing advice, gaining historical perspectives and building friendships.

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