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Oesterle Library announces new spring term exhibits

Oesterle Library announces new spring term exhibits

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Three new exhibits are on display in the lobby of Oesterle Library. The theme exhibit, titled “NCC Recycles,” highlights books about recycling and illustrations of recyclable items on campus.


Alumnus signs endorsement deal with running performance company

Alumnus signs endorsement deal with running performance company

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Professional runner Patrick Rizzo ’05 has signed a three-year endorsement deal with Mizuno USA, Inc., a leader in high performance running footwear and apparel. Rizzo ran cross country and track and field for the Cardinals for four years and was a seven-time NCAA Division III All-American and winner of multiple CCIW titles. Recent achievements include a 3rd-place American finish at the 2009 Boston Marathon and a victory at the 2009 Chicago Half Marathon. His best time in the marathon is 2:15.48.



Hear live radio broadcast with Perry Hamalis March 31

Hear live radio broadcast with Perry Hamalis March 31

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Perry Hamalis, assistant professor of religious studies and director of the Office of Academic Opportunities, is among eight speakers who will deliver short meditations to be broadcast live March 31 on WFMT-FM 98.7 during a performance of Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” The performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s composition will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, from St. James Cathedral in Chicago. A pre-concert lecture begins at 7 p.m.


Keith Avery helps schools, leads research in bullying prevention

Keith Avery helps schools, leads research in bullying prevention

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Keith Avery, counselor/educator and licensed clinical psychologist in the Dyson Wellness Center, is conducting research with a Chicago area school district to assess bullying issues, school climate and the social and emotional development of students in grades K-12. Working with administrators at Kenilworth School District 38 in Illinois, he is assessing 400 K-8th grade students and the staff and faculty regarding bullying behavior, school climate issues, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as required by Illinois State Law Public Act 93-0495.  The law requires schools


Gregory Wolf publishes two reviews

Gregory Wolf publishes two reviews

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Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor of German, published a review essay of Thomas Bernhard’s novel Frost in Southern Humanities Review 44.1 (2010): 109-112. Bernhard, one of Austria’s most critically acclaimed and polemical writers, died in 1989. In Frost, he thematizes issues of violence and power while raising questions about how Austria has confronted its history with the Third Reich. Wolf also published a review of Gabi Baier’s text for learners of German, Verschollen in Berlin, at www.aatg.org. 


Four more service trips head east, south, to Colombia and Chicago

Four more service trips head east, south, to Colombia and Chicago

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Four more service trips are planned during spring break, in addition to the Habitat trips. One group heads to Bogota, Colombia; two student trips will work with the Center for Student Missions in Philadelphia and Chicago; and one group will serve with L’Arche assisting mentally disabled adults. Nine students and one staff person are traveling to Colombia, where they'll work alongside a family that runs an outreach ministry through a local church in the capital city.


Stephen Caliendo gives talk on using new media

Stephen Caliendo gives talk on using new media

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Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science, was a co-presenter with co-author Charlton McIlwain of New York University at the Transforming Race Conference sponsored by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University on March 12. They were featured presenters on a panel, “New Media: Unexpected Pathways to Empowerment,” and discussed the ways they use Facebook, Twitter and blogging to encourage meaningful discussion of race and politics through their work at The Project on Race in Political Communication.


Four Habitat for Humanity teams eager to serve during spring break

Four Habitat for Humanity teams eager to serve during spring break

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During North Central’s spring break, nearly 80 students and staff members are traveling across the country and around the world to serve others. Among the eight trips are four Habitat for Humanity projects. The largest Habitat trip includes 19 student-athletes, representing eight sports, and four staff members. They will travel to Starkville, Miss., to build a house for a family of 10 that was displaced by Hurricane Katrina.


Biology major chosen to read his poetry at Chicago festival

Biology major chosen to read his poetry at Chicago festival

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Weien Wang ’11, a biology major, is taking full advantage of North Central’s interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts education. He will represent the College when he reads his poetry at the 11th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival April 1 at Columbia College Chicago. Only one student from each of the 11 participating colleges and universities is invited to read his or her work at the festival.


Ryan Piers ’11 heads to Uganda to research crisis journalism

Ryan Piers ’11 heads to Uganda to research crisis journalism

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Broadcast communication major Ryan Piers ’11 will be traveling to Uganda March 13-27 to conduct research, funded by a Richter grant, for his project titled “Susan D. Moeller’s ‘Compassion Fatigue’ Preventing Journalism Methods and How They Were Applied When Reporting on the LRA.” Piers will be based in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, and staying in a house run by the Catholic Diocese. His research will involve interviewing local and international journalists, asking questions that test whether or not they used the proposed methods of “good crisis journalism” talked about in Susan D.


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