North Central College - Naperville, IL

Junior heads to Uganda during spring break to research crisis journalism

Ryan Piers chose to travel Uganda, Africa, to conduct research for a project related to his major in broadcast communication and minor in journalism.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

March 16, 2010--North Central College offers its students a variety of service, cultural and academic experiences during its spring break in March. Ryan Piers, a junior from Washington, Ill., chose to travel Uganda, Africa, to conduct research for a project related to his major in broadcast communication and minor in journalism.

North Central student journalists earn 17 awards for excellence

North Central student journalists earn 17 awards for excellence

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Twenty-two student journalists from North Central College have earned 17 awards for excellence from the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA). The awards were announced at the ICPA’s annual conference Feb. 19-20 in Chicago. Thirty-six college newspapers and 290 student journalists from throughout Illinois participated in the annual journalism contest, which is co-sponsored by the ICPA and the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. Entries are judged by professional editors who are members of the Illinois Press Association.


Mock Trial team advances to national tournament

North Central College’s Mock Trial team will compete in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national tournament March 12-14 in Waukegan.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Feb. 22, 2010—Students from North Central College’s Mock Trial team will sharpen their critical thinking and public speaking skills and knowledge of legal practices by competing in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national tournament March 12-14 in Waukegan. Top finishers from the opening round advance to the National Championship Tournament April 16-18 in Memphis, Tenn.

Marathon winner also “runs” Chicago Marathon

Jeremy Borling ’02 likes to run marathons, but come October 11, he’ll be too busy helping run the Chicago Marathon to run in it. As communications manager for Chicago Event Management—which organizes the Chicago Marathon for sponsor Bank of America—Borling oversees print publications for several audiences and the marathon’s website. And for the first time, he will coordinate the participation of elite runners from around the globe.

Journalism research embraces Hippies, Yippies and Flower Power

Teaching a seminar about the Chicago media in 2004 resulted in an unexpected outcome for Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication. Now five years later, he finds himself immersed in researching the history of journalism in Chicago and writing book chapters that already have been published in other formats.

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