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Noreen Mysyk organizes and presents at symposium

Noreen Mysyk organizes and presents at symposium

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Noreen Mysyk, adjunct assistant professor of speech communication, gave a presentation titled “The Place of Relationships in Career Development” at a special symposium at Lewis University Oct. 2. Mysyk was the organizer and presenter of the event titled, Today’s Human Resources Professional as Communicator, which included speakers on communication in labor relations and how to conduct an investigation.



Skurkis is curator and exhibitor of art show

Skurkis is curator and exhibitor of art show

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Barry Skurkis, associate professor of art, is curator and participant in a Chicago Society of Artists Members Exhibit at the Anderson Art Center in Kenosha, Wis., which runs through Oct. 24. He secured the work of 32 artists and 119 pieces of art, including three new works of his own.



Guruianu publishes new book of poetry

Guruianu publishes new book of poetry

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Andrei Guruianu, assistant professor of English, released his newest collection of poetry, titled “Anamnesis,” from Finishing Line Press in September. Available online, you can also read selections from “Anamnesis” at his website www.andreiguruianu.com.



An Evening with Jazz Pianist Frank Caruso, Oct. 6

An Evening with Jazz Pianist Frank Caruso, Oct. 6

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Jazz pianist Frank Caruso is the featured performer in tonight’s jazz faculty concert. Accompanying him will be Jack Mouse on drums and Jim Cox on bass; vocalist Janice Borla will perform a song. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Wentz Concert Hall. Tickets are available in advance or at the door; call 630-637-SHOW (7469). To learn more about Caruso, visit www.frankcarusomusic.com.



Education faculty win award for top paper

Education faculty win award for top paper

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Associate professors of education Maureen Kincaid, Nancy Keiser and Kristine Servais were recognized at the American Institute of Higher Education’s 5th International Conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 29-Oct. 1, for presenting the conference’s top paper. 



North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Naperville Sun: “5 questions with Paloma Martinez-Cruz,” assistant professor of Spanish, who’s helping organize the Oct. 15 El Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead” celebrations, with the Naperville Cultural Center.

Illinois Entertainer: “Faces For TV: Chicago’s Fabulous Manno Brothers” features Ryan ’03 and Kevin ’05 , former WONC broadcasters.



Professors in Spanish and art curate Chicago exhibit

Professors in Spanish and art curate Chicago exhibit

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Paloma Martinez-Cruz, assistant professor of Spanish, and Christine Rabenold, assistant professor of art and student art gallery director, have co-curated a multimedia art exhibition titled “Strong and Chata: We Are All Narizona.” The show deals with the concept of immigration and national inclusion and features both celebrated and emerging local artists from around the country. Located at The Beer Run Gallery in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, 1104 W. 18th St., the exhibit runs Sept. 18-Oct. 24 and will be participating in the Pilsen Open Studios art walk Oct. 16-17.



North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Naperville Sun: “Local educators, Obama agree: Kids need more time in class” features comments from Kristine Servais, associate professor of education and coordinator of master of arts program in education.



Congratulations

Congratulations

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Amy Clarke Sievers, director of student involvement, was promoted to director of student involvement/associate director of the First-Year Experience.



Renard Jackson serves as peer reviewer for U.S. Dept. of Education

Renard Jackson serves as peer reviewer for U.S. Dept. of Education

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Renard I. Jackson, assistant professor of education, served as an independent peer reviewer for the Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Review for the U.S. Department of Education, an effort funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.



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