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North Central participates in NAC&U’s 2010 Summer Institute

North Central participates in NAC&U’s 2010 Summer Institute

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In June 2010, a team of North Central College faculty and administrators joined colleagues from 20 colleges and universities at the 14th annual Summer Institute of the New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U), the consortium of independent and small to mid-sized institutions, of which North Central is a founding member.


Kacy Abeln

Kacy found her life’s work through her passion for speech and forensics. She joined the forensics team, competing in both individual events and debate team. A State of Illinois finalist in impromptu speaking, she qualified to compete at the National Individual Events Championship Tournament in all of her events.

While at North Central, Kacy also found time to research school bullying and the rhetoric of wedding photography. “Academically, North Central offers opportunities to try just about everything,” she says. “The academic challenges, mixed with the vast number of extra-curricular activities, create very well-rounded students.”

Kacy is now working on a master’s in communication at Northern Illinois University. As the recipient of an assistantship, she teaches in the classroom and coaches the university's competitive forensics and debate team. “I hope to become a speech coach and professor one day,” she says.

Majors Minors and Programs : Speech Communication

Steve Macek's op-ed about proposed merger is published

Steve Macek's op-ed about proposed merger is published

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Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, had his syndicated op-ed piece titled “A Merger That Isn’t Comcastic” published online in August. The co-authored article argues against the proposed $28 billion merger between Comcast and NBC/Universal.


John Stanley contributes to textbook on presentations

John Stanley contributes to textbook on presentations

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John Stanley—instructor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events—contributed to a textbook published in July by Kendall Hunt. Titled “THE Presentation Guide Book: From the Classroom to the Boardroom,” the book by Crystal Rae Coel Coleman is a how-to resource for giving presentations. Stanley’s contribution, titled “Enjoy Delivering Your Message,” begins on page 65.


Steve Macek offers critique, testifies about media merger

Steve Macek offers critique, testifies about media merger

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Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, was quoted July 7 and July 13 as an expert in online publications about the pending Comcast/NBC Universal merger, which, he says, would result in reduced local news coverage and job cuts for news employees at those stati


John Stanley appointed to national panel on gender identity

John Stanley appointed to national panel on gender identity

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John Stanley, instructor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events, was appointed by American Association of University Professors (AAUP) president Cary Nelson to a three-year term as a member of the AAUP Committee on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity.


North Central speech professor named to panel on gender identity

North Central speech communication professor has been appointed to a three-year term for a committee on sexual diversity and gender identity.

John Stanley, instructor of speech communication at North Central College, has been appointed to a three-year term on the American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) Committee on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity.

Forensics team places in top 10 at national competition

North Central College's forensics team placed in the top 10 at the 2010 National Forensic Association national tournament at Ohio University.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307

April 28, 2010--North Central College's forensics team placed in the top 10 at the 2010 National Forensic Association (NFA) national tournament April 15-19 at Ohio University, finishing No. 8 in the President's I Team Sweeps.

More than 100 colleges and universities participated in the national championship tournament, which gave awards in 10 individual events and Lincoln-Douglas debate. Team awards are given in several divisions, based on the entry size of each school.

Alum credits many successes to a liberal arts education

 

 

The interests and multi-faceted career of Gene Arnould ’69 reflect the foundation of a liberal arts education at its best. A resident of Marblehead, MA, one of the East Coast’s most picturesque coastal communities, Arnould owns an art gallery, organizes the annual Marblehead Summer Jazz concert series and enjoys delving into the Colonial history of his hometown.

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