North Central College - Naperville, IL

Ramona Wis is guest conductor, speaker

Ramona Wis is guest conductor, speaker

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Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor of music, was the Guest Conductor for the Illinois Music Educators Association District I Festival on Nov. 21 at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox, Ill. Wis worked with more than 300 singers during the day in preparation for a public concert held that afternoon, featuring more than 700 students in the district honors ensembles. In addition, Wis was a guest speaker at Roosevelt University on Nov.


Al Carius named National Coach of the Year

Al Carius named National Coach of the Year

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Judy Brodhead speaks on panel about Naperville/Chicago relationship

Judy Brodhead speaks on panel about Naperville/Chicago relationship

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Judy Brodhead, associate professor of English and coordinator of cultural events, and Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, participated in a panel sponsored by the Urban Communication Foundation at the 95th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association in Chicago on Nov. 13. Brodhead, also a councilman for the City of Naperville, spoke about the historical and ongoing relationship between Naperville and Chicago.


Steve Macek is panelist and presenter at multiple events

Steve Macek is panelist and presenter at multiple events

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Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence leads discussion on climate change and water conservation

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence leads discussion on climate change and water conservation

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Stephen Caliendo gives presentation at East Coast college

Stephen Caliendo gives presentation at East Coast college

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Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science, and Charlton McIlwain, co-directors of The Project on Race in Political Communication (RaceProject.org), presented “Talking about Race in the Obama Era” at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY, on Nov. 9. The multimedia presentation focused on how to recognize and understand the ways that latent fears and resentments can be manifested and perpetuated by language and images.



Two staff members receive promotions

Two staff members receive promotions

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Kristi Bonn ’03, admission systems coordinator, was promoted to enrollment information systems specialist. John Holmberg, capital gifts officer, was promoted to assistant director of development, capital gifts.


Diane Anstine is new Ruge Fellow

Diane Anstine is new Ruge Fellow

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During the faculty meeting Nov. 12, R.


College to host national math contest

College to host national math contest

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[caption id="attachment_844" align="alignright" width="76" caption="Rich Wilders"][/caption] For the first time, North Central College will be a host testing site for the American Mathematics Contest 8, or AMC 8, on Nov. 17 for students in grades 8 and below. Some 17 junior high school-aged students will participate—“an outstanding showing,” says event coordinator and recruiter Richard Wilders, Marie and Bernice Gantzert Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, professor of mathematics and chair for the Division of Science.


Barry Skurkis showcases artwork

Barry Skurkis showcases artwork

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Barry Skurkis, associate professor of art and chair of art and theatre, will showcase three artworks in the Chicago Society of Artist exhibition “Reality and Beyond,” which runs Nov. 7 through Dec. 18 and is sponsored by the Bloomingdale Park District Museum at 108 S. Bloomingdale Road in Bloomingdale. Inspired by his trip to Alaska last summer, his works include “Humpback Salmon,” a pastel; “Halibut,” a pastel; and “Arctic Grayling,” a hand-colored artist proof. An artist’s reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov.


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