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Guest speaker to discuss Chicago and its image

Guest speaker to discuss Chicago and its image

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Cultural Events welcomes Larry Bennett, author of “The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, to discuss his book about 21st century Chicago and the ways the second Mayor Daley transformed the city’s image. His free talk will take place in Koten Chapel.

Caliendo gives talks, keynote address at symposium

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, gave recent talks on politics, race, his book “Race Appeal” and keynote address at research symposium.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, has given several recent talks. On March 3, he was a guest on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s syndicated radio show, talking about his new book “Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns.” On March 8, Caliendo moderated a public School Board Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the Wheaton Warrenville PTA Council. On March 24, he gave the keynote address at the 13th annual Black Hills State University Research Symposium.

Model UN students represent Equatorial Guinea at national conference

Students enrolled in winter term’s Model UN class attend National Model UN Conference in New York City, hold briefing with Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea.

Nine students enrolled in the winter term Model UN class attended the five-day National Model United Nations Conference in New York City in April and represented the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. They joined more than 2,500 students from five continents and interacted with delegations representing countries from all over the world in a simulation of what takes place at the United Nations.

International programs hosts symposium with speakers, faculty panels

North Central presents “Contemporary India and the Environment” symposium on April 14 as part of yearlong international focus on India, the environment.

April 6, 2011—As part of its yearlong international focus, North Central College will present a symposium titled “Contemporary India and the Environment” on Thursday, April 14.

Guest speakers and North Central faculty and students will give presentations. An Indian dance performance and Indian supper are also part of the symposium, presented by the College’s Office of International Programs.

Nicole Autry ’11 selected to forensics All-American Team

Three students rank high at AFA National Individual Events Tournament; Nicole Autry ’11 chosen among top 14 nationwide to forensics All-American Team.

April 12, 2011—Following the forensics team’s success at the State Championship Tournament in March, North Central’s team took students to the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) in Kearney, Neb., April 1-5. The students competed against undergraduates from colleges and universities of all sizes across the nation.

Three students had successful outcomes at the national level:

Caliendo to give author talk March 31

Caliendo to give author talk March 31

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Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, will give an author talk and sign copies of his new book, “Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 E. Jefferson Ave. He and co-author Charles McIlwain will share their findings and lead a discussion.

Jacqueline Milbratz '03 Aldrich

Jacqueline Milbratz Aldrich argued before the Illinois Supreme Court on November 10, 2010, in People vs. Skryd, a case that challenged a judge’s exercise of jurisdiction and compliance with two competing Illinois Supreme Court rules. She’s an attorney at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd. in Woodridge, IL. She lives with her husband, Adrian Aldrich ’02, director of alumni relations at North Central College, and their children Caden, 4, and Addison, 2, and may be reached at

Caliendo gives talk, engages in debate

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, gives keynote address at conference and participates in debate.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, gave a keynote address titled “Race, Politics and Elections” on Feb. 3 at the University of Akron’s annual Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond series. He and coauthor of “Race Appeal” Charleton McIlwain, associate professor of media, culture and communication at New York University,  participated in a debate “Who Can Use the N-word” on Feb. 10 at Hofstra University on Long Island in New York.

Mock Trial team wins awards at invitational tourney

Senior Josh Bailey, named Outstanding Attorney
North Central’s Mock Trial team wins civility award and senior Josh Bailey is named Outstanding Attorney at national invitational tournament.

Feb. 4, 2011—North Central’s Mock Trial team competed at the 23rd annual National Invitational Tournament at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 28-29. The tournament is the largest and most challenging contest the team faces all year. Of the 70 participating teams, 50 earned bids to last season’s national competition.

Record number of students to present at national research conference

A record 38 students from various academic areas will represent North Central at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research this spring.


Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2011)—For the second year, a record number of North Central College students have been chosen to participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

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