North Central College - Naperville, IL

Internationally known jazz faculty to perform concert March 12

Eight North Central College faculty members, known internationally for their work as jazz performers and recording artists, will perform a concert March 12.

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

Feb. 12, 2010--Eight North Central College faculty members, known internationally for their work as jazz performers and recording artists, will perform a concert March 12. Their performance will feature arrangements, original compositions and various musical configurations, including the duet, trio, quartet and entire ensemble.

Richard M. Eastman, Alumni and friends share four decades of memories, North Central NOW Fall 2009

North Central College lost legendary teacher and academic visionary Richard Morse Eastman (H) ’93, professor of English emeritus, on June 17, 2009. He died at his longtime Naperville home at age 92.

After his 36-year career as a professor and dean and vice president of academic affairs, Eastman’s influence continues to be acknowledged by countless alumni who, under his dedicated tutelage, became better writers, readers, speakers and thespians. Many give him direct credit for their successful careers.

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.

Hall of Fame Induction Honors Matthews

Years of dedication to athletic training education at North Central College and to the profession have resulted in special recognition for Heidi Matthews, associate professor of health and physical education and director of the athletic training education program.

In True Jazz Tradition, It Started with a Good Vibe

A good vibe led to Count Basie Orchestra alumnus, jazz trombonist and composer/ arranger T.S. Galloway joining North Central College's highly acclaimed Jazz Studies Program faculty this year.

Program director and jazz drummer Jack Mouse met Galloway several years ago when Mouse's wife, jazz vocalist and North Central instructor Janice Borla, was rehearsing for a performance with the Jazz Institute of Chicago, where Galloway arranged a song for her.

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