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Common, king of conscious hip-hop, keynotes North Central’s MLK Week

Common, keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Week
North Central College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week features keynote address by Grammy-winning artist and actor Common, art, music, panel and more.

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

Called the king of conscious hip-hop, Common will speak on “Greatness!” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Pfeiffer Hall. A Q&A will follow. Admission is free to North Central students, faculty and staff with a College ID. Tickets for the public are $10/person; call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.   

MLK Week features Jan. 23 panel “Music as a Means of Protest”

FM Supreme, hip-hop artist
North Central College hosts panel of faculty and Chicago hip-hop artist FM Supreme in discussion about artists who use music as a means of protest.

North Central College hosts a panel discussion “Music as a Means of Protest,” featuring three North Central faculty members with hip-hop artist FM Supreme, as part of the College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Week celebration.

Stephanie Walsh '98

Stephanie Walsh is development manager for Banner Health in Phoenix, a nonprofit that provides health care services to 23 communities. She may be reached at sawalsh75@yahoo.com.

Tony Thompson '90

Tony Thompson is interim head coach of the women’s basketball program at Fisk University in Nashville, TN.

Jeffrey Huebsch '80

Jeffrey Huebsch was appointed as an arbitrator to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) by Gov. Pat Quinn. Arbitrators enforce the provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act and are responsible for ruling on claims filed by employees who suffer an injury at work. Huebsch holds a juris doctor from Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Michele Tozer Kenaga '73

Michele Tozer Kenaga is vice president of executive compensation for New York Life Insurance Co. She may be reached at michele_kenaga@hotmail.com. Her husband Jack Kenaga ’73 is employed by the U.S. government. He may be contacted at jack.kenaga@ssa.gov.

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.

Keys is interviewed by local media about timely issue

Jennifer Keys, associate professor of sociology
Jennifer Keys, North Central College associate professor of sociology, was interviewed and quoted in a Daily Herald article about Illinois’ gay marriage law.

Jennifer Keys, North Central College associate professor of sociology and chair of political science, sociology and anthropology, was interviewed by a Daily Herald reporter for the paper’s Nov. 21 article, titled “Experts: Gay marriage law will bring change—slowly.”

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.

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