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Patrick Oehlschlager '93

Patrick Oehlschlager is general manager/chief executive officer of Ozark Electric Cooperative in Ozark, MO. Ozark Electric is a rural electric provider to more than 30,000 customers in nine counties throughout southwestern Missouri. Oehlschlager’s 19-year career at Ozark began in dispatch in 1994.

Grammy-winning artist Common to give MLK Week keynote at North Central College

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common Jan. 21 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common Jan. 21 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

Each year, North Central College honors and remembers King with a keynote presentation, musical tributes, a prayer breakfast and activities. King spoke in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall in 1960.

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.

Macek and Brian Failing ’14 present paper at conference

Steve Macek, Daniel Ellsberg, Brian Failing ’14
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, and Brian Failing ’14 present paper on film censorship at national conference.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, and Brian Failing ’14, double major in history and urban and suburban studies, presented a paper at the conference titled The Point is to Change It: Media Democracy and Democratic Media in Action.

Keating presents lecture at The Newberry as invited scholar

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, was a featured speaker for a lecture series at The Newberry.

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, was a featured speaker for a lecture series titled “The Eighteenth Kenneth Nebenzahl Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography: The War of 1812 and American Cartography” held Oct. 24-26 at The Newberry, Chicago’s independent research library.

Anti-Hate Week features courtroom drama “Defamation” on Oct. 28

North Central College welcomes the touring production “Defamation,” where the audience becomes the jury, and other events as part of annual Anti-Hate Week.

Among several events during North Central College’s 2013 Anti-Hate Week, Oct. 28-Nov. 2, is the touring production of “Defamation,” written by Todd Logan and presented on Oct. 28.

A free event, “Defamation” begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall. The play presents a dilemma that leads to a riveting courtroom encounter with audience members as jurors and challenges our preconceived notions about race, color, religion and even the law.

Harr to be honored with Wall of Witness recognition during Homecoming

The Rev. Dr. Wilber C. Harr ’30
The Rev. Dr. Wilber C. Harr ’30 will be honored with a posthumous Wall of Witness recognition during the 2013 Homecoming Convocation Friday, Oct. 25.

North Central College will honor the late Rev. Dr. Wilber C. Harr ’30 during the 2013 Homecoming Convocation on Friday, Oct. 25, by adding his name to the College’s Wall of Witness. The Wall of Witness recognizes alumni of North Central and/or Evangelical Theological Seminary (ETS) for their lives of witness to their faith and service to humanity. Names of honorees are displayed in Kiekhofer Hall.

Students excavate, study artifacts during archeological field experience

North Central College undergraduate students and anthropology faculty joined archaeological dig in rural South, gaining field, lab and processing experience.

For two weeks in June 2013, five North Central College undergraduate students and Marisa Fontana, adjunct assistant professor of sociology, traveled to steamy Alabama to participate in a rural archaeological dig.

Oesterle Library features documentary viewing Oct. 16

“A Prince Among Slaves” documentary
Oesterle Library presents “A Prince Among Slaves,” a featured resource in the library’s Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys collection.

Oesterle Library will present a free screening and discussion of the film “A Prince Among Slaves” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the library’s Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center. The documentary is a true story of Abdul Rahman Sori, an African prince who was enslaved in the American South in the late 1780s.

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