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Macek presents paper on politics of film censorship in mid-1900s Chicago

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, presents paper at Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, presented a paper at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference held March 6-10 in Chicago.

Cultural Events invites campus community for lecture Sept. 26

North Central College welcomes Rutgers University faculty member Deepa Kumar who will give lecture on anti-Muslim racism and its impact on domestic politics.

North Central College’s Cultural Events welcomes Deepa Kumar, associate professor of media studies and Middle East studies at Rutgers University, to give a free talk titled “Constructing the ‘Muslim Enemy’: From the Crusades to the ‘War on Terror.’” She will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Smith Hall at Old Main. Her talk will examine anti-Muslim racism and its impact on domestic politics and is based on her 2012 book, “Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire.”

Macek publishes article and op-ed, gives talk on city planning

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, publishes article, gives talk.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, had an article published in the September issue of Z Magazine about Northeastern Illinois University Associate Professor of Justice Studies Loretta Capeheart and her battle for academic freedom.

Expert on global hunger to give informal talk Jan. 20

North Central College will host a talk by Paul Macek on global hunger as part of the Office of International Program’s global human rights focus this year.

North Central College will host an informal talk and discussion on global hunger Jan. 20 with Paul Macek, senior director of food security and livelihoods at World Vision.

According to World Vision, some 925 million people in the world—or one in seven people—don’t eat enough to be healthy. Hunger is number one on the list of the world’s top 10 health risks in 2012. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

Macek is panelist at Media Democracy Day event

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, relates media events to Chicago’s media history at Media Democracy Day.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, spoke as a panelist at a Media Democracy Day event at the HumanThread Gallery in Chicago Nov. 5. The “2011 Media Democracy Day-Chicago: What we’ve learned and looking ahead” was sponsored by Metro Chicago Progressive Media Network, HumanThread and Chicago Media Action and included panelists from the sponsoring groups and Occupy Chicago. Macek spoke about 2011 media events in the context of Chicago’s media history.

Macek gives talk at SIU’s Global Media Research Center

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, traces 150 years of Chicago’s labor media history in talk at Southern Illinois.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, was invited to give a talk at Southern Illinois University (SIU), hosted by SIU’s Global Media Research Center in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts on Oct. 20. His talk, titled “One Hundred Fifty Years of Chicago Labor Media,” traced 150 years of Chicago’s labor media history against the backdrop of the city’s ever-changing political, social and economic landscape.

Students participate in film festival Verandah course

North Central students, faculty enjoying film festival Verandah course
North Central College students joined Associate Professor of Speech Communication Steve Macek for a Verandah course at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Eight North Central College students joined Associate Professor of Speech Communication Steve Macek during the weekend of Oct. 7-9 for a Verandah course at the annual Chicago International Film Festival.

The festival features contemporary films from countries around the world that often don’t receive mainstream attention or distribution. Macek, who is also coordinator of Urban and Suburban Studies and an instructor for the Chicago Term, developed the film festival Verandah, which was offered for the first time this fall term.

Macek has article published in new anthology

Steve Macek
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, publishes article in an anthology about communication history.

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, had his article titled “The Reporter’s Rebellion: ‘The Chicago Journalism Review’ 1968-1975” published in a new anthology about communication history, “A Moment of Danger: Critical Studies in the History of U.S. Communication Since World War II.” The 2011 anthology is edited by Janice Peck & Inger L. Stole and published by the University of Marquette Press. Macek’s article is Chapter 11 in the book.

Faculty select Steve Oliveri as 2010 Lincoln Laureate

Interactive media studies and broadcast communication major Steve Oliveri named Lincoln Laureate for his excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306, nadunker@noctrl.edu

Nov. 8, 2010—Steve Oliveri of Crystal Lake, Ill., has been named North Central College’s 2010 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central faculty selected Oliveri as the College’s top senior for his excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

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