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North Central College political science professor earns award, analyzes GOP VP pick

North Central College political science professor Stephen Maynard Caliendo has earned an award for a book he coauthored.

Aug. 16, 2012—North Central College political science professor Stephen Maynard Caliendo has earned an award for a book he coauthored and appeared on radio and television this week to analyze the selection of the Republican vice presidential running mate.

Alumnus lands supreme opportunity

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Kenton Skarin ’04 has reached the upper echelon of the legal profession. He was appointed to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas for the 2012-2013 session and began his assignment in July after moving his family from Wheaton, IL, to Alexandria, VA, for the year.

“I really consider this as the opportunity of a lifetime—I’m one of the luckiest guys alive and North Central was the beginning point,” he says.

Alec Phillipp ’14, Kerby Kniss ’15 begin John Marshall Law School internships this fall

Alec Phillipp ’14 and Kerby Kniss ’15
North Central College prelaw students Kerby Kniss and Alec Phillipp are accepted to The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Undergraduate Internship Program.

North Central College prelaw students Kerby Kniss ’15 and Alec Phillipp ’14 will learn about fair housing law firsthand when they begin internships this fall in Chicago. Both have been accepted to The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Undergraduate Internship Program.

Kniss of Lanark, Ill., is majoring in political science with a minor in conflict resolution. Phillipp of Plainfield is majoring in sociology/criminal justice with a minor in political science.

Two women chosen to attend national conference for student leaders

Nora Beswick ’13 and Emily Goodfellow ’14
North Central College students Nora Beswick ’13 and Emily Goodfellow ’14 were selected to attend National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

Two North Central College students—Nora Beswick ’13 (photo, left) and Emily Goodfellow ’14 (right)—were selected to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., May 31-June 2.

Caliendo’s “Race Appeal” selected for presentation at conference

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science
Stephen Maynard Caliendo, North Central College professor of political science, had his book “Race Appeal” chosen as one of the best from university presses.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, North Central College professor of political science, had his book “Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns” chosen as one of 18 titles for a “best of the best” program at an American Library Association (ALA) conference.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

David DePino earns 2012 Outstanding Student in Forensics Award

David DePino
David DePino of Wheaton was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Student in Forensics Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

David DePino of Wheaton was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Student in Forensics Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

DePino is a senior with majors in history and political science at North Central College. He is the son of Mark and Davida DePino and is a 2009 graduate of Wheaton North High School.

Meghan Steinbeiss earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Political Science Award

Meghan Steinbeiss
Meghan Steinbeiss of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Political Science Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Meghan Steinbeiss of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Political Science Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Steinbeiss is a junior majoring in political science and global studies. She is the daughter of James and Isabel Steinbeiss and a graduate of Naperville North High School. When she completes her studies at North Central Steinbeiss plans to pursue graduate studies in political science, earn a doctorate and teach the subject at a college or university.

Student wins top honors and tuition prize to law school

Jennifer Rieger ’13, political science major
North Central College political science major Jennifer Rieger ’13 won second-place honors at contest and tuition waiver to attend John Marshall Law School.

North Central College political science major and junior Jennifer Rieger earned second-place honors and a tuition waiver to attend John Marshall Law School after competing at the law school’s annual National Undergraduate Diversity Mock Trial Competition April 13-14.

Some 60 top students from colleges and universities across the country met at Marshall’s Chicago campus to compete for the chance to win law school tuition waivers. Rieger’s second-place finish in the individual best advocate award netted her a $9,000 prize in tuition waivers to John Marshall.

Students attend Midwest Political Science Association annual conference

Rima Gungor ’12 gave poster presentation at conference
Forty North Central College students attend and senior presents at annual Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago.

Forty North Central College students studying political science saw their area of study in action when they attended the annual Midwest Political Science Association national conference, which took place April 11-14 in Chicago. Senior Rima Gungor was among a select group of students to present.

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