North Central College - Naperville, IL

Lisa Mueller earns Outstanding Major in History Award

Lisa Mueller
Lisa Mueller was honored with the 2011 James Henry Breasted 1890 Outstanding Major in History Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Lisa Mueller was honored with the 2011 James Henry Breasted 1890 Outstanding Major in History Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Mueller is a graduating senior double-majoring in history and Spanish. She plans to pursue graduate studies in library science at Dominican University.

Brian Failing '14

Brian Failing is pursuing his M.A. in historical administration at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. He recently received the Promising Leadership Award during the 2014 conference of the Association of Midwest Museums.  

Alexis Smith '12

Alexis Smith is continuing her education at Indiana University, earning a Ph.D in Early American and Native American history.

Patrick Pospisek '02

Patrick Pospisek is a visiting assistant professor at Grand Valley State University. He teaches courses in U.S. history. 

Janacek awarded fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington

Bruce Janacek, associate professor of history
Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, has been awarded a three-month fellowship at the library to pursue research for new book.

Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, has been awarded a three-month fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., to pursue research for his book titled “Elias Ashmole: A Study in Virtuosity.”  

Keating recognized by DuPage County Historical Society for contributions in urban history

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History at North Central College, receives award from historical society and delivers presentation.

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History at North Central College, was recognized this spring by the DuPage County Historical Society for her scholarship in the field of urban history.

Keating has published a number of scholarly texts and is highly regarded for her co-editorship of the seminal “Encyclopedia of Chicago,” which contains a vast amount of information on DuPage County and its communities.

Grant Gustafson and Jonathan Rainville ’10

Grant Gustafson and Jonathan Rainville will be performing at the Bonnaroo Music Festival with their band, Blank Range.  Bonnaroo is one of the most prestigious music events in the nation, attracting over 100,000 people each year. It was named one of the 50 events that changed music by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Jason Gerwig '96

Jason Gerwig is vice president of public affairs at FleishmanHillard in Chicago.

Sandy Marchetti ’07

Sandy Marchetti read selections from her original works for an audience of students, alumni and community members at Keikhofer Hall. She graduated from George Mason University in 2010 with an M.F.A. in creative writing (poetry). Her debut full-length collection of poems – titled “Confluence” – will be published in 2014 by Gold Wake Press. An illustrated press edition of her essays and poetry titled “A Detail in the Landscape” is also forthcoming from Eating Dog Press.

Radio interview to preview opening at museum of student-faculty film exhibit

Brian Failing ’14 and Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, discuss their “Banned in Chicago” film censorship exhibit on radio May 18.

Brian Failing ’14 and Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, will be featured on Rick Kogan’s WGN live radio show Sunday, May 18. “After Hours with Rick Kogan” runs 9-11 p.m. on 720 AM; Failing and Macek will be on air 10-10:30 p.m. This program had originally been scheduled for May 11, but was preempted.

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