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Trustee Maria Wynne featured in news story

Trustee Maria Wynne featured in news story

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In a recent broadcast, Chicago’s ABC 7 News featured the Girl Scouts with interviews by North Central College trustee Maria Wynne ’77, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northern Indiana. The story is titled “Girl Scouts run mini-city, learn about environment.”


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.


Education majors create, teach summer school program

When a Chicago area elementary school canceled its summer school for low-achieving students, North Central education majors provided an alternative program.

When a Chicago area elementary school canceled its summer school for low-achieving students, North Central College education majors stepped in to provide an alternative program.

Fifth-grade teacher Kate Smith Pereda at Lincoln Elementary School in Addison, Ill., was concerned for her students who would be impacted by the summer school's cancellation. A 2005 graduate of North Central College, Pereda contacted her former education professor Maureen Kincaid at North Central asking for help.

Education students create summer school program

Education students create summer school program

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Six North Central elementary education students took up a challenge from alumna Kate Smith ’05 Pereda, a fifth-grade elementary school teacher in Addison, to create and teach a summer school program at her high-needs school. “Kate contacted me last spring asking for help. Her district had canceled its summer school programs and she needed help with an alternative program,” said Maureen Kincaid, associate professor and chair of education. “Kate came to campus and spoke to our elementary education classes about the need.


Keating and Hyett inducted to Naperville's Heritage Hall of Honor

Keating and Hyett inducted to Naperville's Heritage Hall of Honor

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Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, and Mary Kay Hyett, office manager, Office of Community Development, will be inducted to the Naperville Heritage Society’s Heritage Hall of Honor Sunday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. at Naper Settlement. The yearly recognition honors people and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the history of Naperville. Keating will be recognized for her historical contributions.


College faculty, staff inducted to Naperville's Heritage Hall of Honor

Two North Central College employees will be inducted to the Naperville Heritage Society's Heritage Hall of Honor Sunday, Aug. 1, at Naper Settlement.

Two North Central College employees will be inducted to the Naperville Heritage Society's Heritage Hall of Honor Sunday, Aug. 1, at Naper Settlement. The yearly recognition honors people and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the history of Naperville.

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, will be recognized for her historical and academic contributions. Mary Kay Hyett, office manager, Office of Community Development, will be honored for her volunteerism.

Frank Gramarosso named head men's track & field coach

Frank Gramarosso named head men's track & field coach

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For the first time in more than 40 years, North Central’s men’s track and field program will experience a coaching change, as longtime associate head coach Frank Gramarosso has been promoted to the position of head coach, effective Aug.


Hoffert gives presentations in China & Wheaton, pursues research on Japan

Hoffert gives presentations in China & Wheaton, pursues research on Japan

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Brian Hoffert, associate professor of religious studies and history and coordinator of East Asian studies, presented a paper titled “Beyond Life and Death: The Great Awakening” at the Conference on Daoist Ways of Thought in Zhengzhou, China, on March 25, 2010. He also gave a presentation on “The Daoist Roots of Zen Humor” at the DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference in Wheaton, Ill., on Feb. 26, 2010. Hoffert will be doing research on Japanese religious pilgrimages this fall and will host the Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought at DePaul University in Chicago April 2011.


Polinska, Lehe and student give talks at Asian studies conference

Polinska, Lehe and student give talks at Asian studies conference

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Wioleta Polinska, associate professor of religious studies and chair of philosophy and religious studies; Robert Lehe, professor of philosophy; and Matthew Rogers ’10, who majored in Japanese and philosophy, presented papers at the Asian Studies Development Program 16th Annual National Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 2. Polinska’s paper was titled “Till Death Do Us Part?: Buddhist-Christian Discourse on Marriage”; Lehe’s paper was titled “The Problem of Evil in Christianity and Buddhism”; and Rogers’ paper was titled “Buddhist Interdependence as an Exp


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