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Macek discusses media activism, film scholarship and more at conference

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, was a panelist at Seattle’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, attended the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle this spring. He served as a respondent on a panel about Detroit, automobiles and film, and also participated in a roundtable discussion on media activism and film scholarship.

Nine faculty receive tenure, promotions

The North Central College Board of Trustees grants tenure, approves promotions to faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year.

At its May 2014 meeting, the North Central College Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved promotions to several faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year in September. These faculty are:

Diane Anstine, Ph.D., was promoted to professor of economics

Michael de Brauw, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of classics

Shereen Ilahi, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of history

Wendy Koenig, Ph.D., was granted tenure

North Central hosts faculty academic conference April 26

Smith Hall at Old Main
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Spring Conference, hosted by the College April 26.

North Central faculty and staff are invited to attend the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Spring Conference, hosted by the College on Saturday, April 26, in Smith Hall.

Twice each year, the Illinois AAUP sponsors an educational conference at a school with an active AAUP membership. North Central’s AAUP chapter is host for the 2014 spring conference, which will focus on the theme “The Role of Women in Higher Education.”

“4.48 Psychosis” is presented in Meiley-Swallow’s intimate theatre

The adult drama “4.48 Psychosis” by late British playwright Sarah Kane features North Central College student actors April 24-27.

The drama “4.48 Psychosis” by late British playwright Sarah Kane will feature North Central College student actors April 24-27.

Registration is underway for summer school at North Central College

Undergraduate and graduate students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Registration is underway for a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses that often can be applied toward graduation requirements at a student’s home institution. Class sessions are offered in four- and eight-week terms, starting June 16. The second four-week term starts July 14.

Madormo, Stanley and Jackson are judges for community Teen Poetry Contest

Three North Central College faculty members are chosen to serve as judges for the Naperville Public Library’s annual Teen Poetry Contest during April.

Three North Central College faculty members were chosen to judge the Naperville Public Library’s fourth annual Teen Poetry Contest in celebration of National Poetry Month in April.

New award-winning website brings together student writing, photography, video and audio news coverage

Kevin Jackman ’14
North Central College students earn national recognition from College Media Association for ncclinked.com.

The talents of North Central College students again garnered national recognition with a first-place award for a new student-run website, ncclinked.com. The College Media Association held a convention and awards ceremony March 15 in New York City and North Central’s Chronicle staff competed among schools of all sizes in the online award category. In its first time competing there, The Chronicle came away with a David L.

Stanley is named Outstanding Coach Educator in statewide student vote

John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication
John Stanley, North Central College assistant professor of speech communication, recently received the Dennis-Ross Award for Outstanding Coach Educator.

John Stanley—North Central College assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events—was honored recently with the Dennis-Ross Award for Outstanding Coach Educator.

The annual award was presented at the State of Illinois Championship Tournament for both speech and debate, held Feb. 28-March 1. The Dennis-Ross Award is administered by the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association (IIFA), which hosts the tournament.

Students in Group Process class showcase fundraising efforts March 11

North Central College’s Group Process (SPC 214) class will host presentations about their fundraising efforts for local charities.

Students in North Central College’s Group Process (SPC 214) class, taught by Hillary Shulman, assistant professor of speech communication, will give group presentations March 11 about their fundraising efforts for local charities.

The groups will present at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, in Madden Theatre. The campus community is invited to attend this free event, and students from the class have invited contacts from the local organizations and charities to attend, too. A dessert reception will follow the presentations.

Forensics showcase presents student talent, also a fundraiser

North Central's 2013-2014 forensics team
North Central College’s forensics team will showcase its top performers and presentations at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7.

North Central College’s forensics team will showcase this year’s top student performers and presentations at 7 p.m. Friday, March, 7 in Pfeiffer Hall.

Open to the campus community, this event also is a fundraising opportunity to benefit the College’s nationally recognized forensics team. Admission is $5/person with proceeds going to help offset the program’s expenses during the competitive season.  

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