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North Central participates in NAC&U’s 2010 Summer Institute

North Central participates in NAC&U’s 2010 Summer Institute

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In June 2010, a team of North Central College faculty and administrators joined colleagues from 20 colleges and universities at the 14th annual Summer Institute of the New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U), the consortium of independent and small to mid-sized institutions, of which North Central is a founding member.


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Employee news

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North Central College people in the news

North Central College people in the news

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Naperville Chamber of Commerce: “Member Spotlight” features President Harold Wilde. Chicago Tribune: “Kevin Manno leaving Q101 for MTV.” Manno, a 2005 North Central graduate in broadcast communication, will host MTV’s new show “Live at 5” in New York City.


Help alumna win contest to appear on TV's "Mad Men"

Help alumna win contest to appear on TV's "Mad Men"

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Theatre major and 2007 graduate Shelley Crawford was featured in the Coal City Courant in her efforts to win a walk-on spot in the award-winning AMC TV series “Mad Men.” You can help her win by voting for her in an online contest, which gets her photo in front of the show’s creator and executive producer. One person will be selected out of the top 10 male and female vote-getters to appear during season five. Selection will be based on the contestants’ “Mad Men” style and originality.


Employee news: promotion, new hires

Employee news: promotion, new hires

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Gerald Gems contributes to book on gymnastics

Gerald Gems contributes to book on gymnastics

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, authored a chapter titled “The German Turners and the Taming of Radicalism in Chicago” in a new book by Gertrud Pfister, “Gymnastics, a Transatlantic Movement: From Europe to America.”


John Madormo wins Best Family Screenplay Synopsis

John Madormo wins Best Family Screenplay Synopsis

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John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, won first place for Best Family Screenplay Synopsis at the 2010 Reno Film Festival Synopsis Contest. His winning script is titled “Dream Machine.” The story: A dream research specialist, in an effort to help his patients suffering from recurring nightmares, has created a remarkable device—a machine that can transport them, mind and body, back into their dreams—to relive those nocturnal delights, or into those nightmares, to confront their demons.


Wioleta Polinska attends institute on South Asian studies

Wioleta Polinska attends institute on South Asian studies

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Wioleta Polinska, associate professor of religious studies and chair of philosophy and religious studies, participated in the Institute on Infusing South Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum, July 12-30, at the East-West Center in Honolulu. The institute was directed by Arindam Chakrabarti, professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii.


Steve Macek's op-ed about proposed merger is published

Steve Macek's op-ed about proposed merger is published

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Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, had his syndicated op-ed piece titled “A Merger That Isn’t Comcastic” published online in August. The co-authored article argues against the proposed $28 billion merger between Comcast and NBC/Universal.


North Central welcomes new employees

North Central welcomes new employees

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