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Jack reaches national audience with new book about shifting rural landscapes

Zachary Michael Jack, associate professor of English
Zachary Michael Jack, North Central College associate professor of English, authored the book, “The Midwest Farmer’s Daughter: In Search of an American Icon.”

Zachary Michael Jack, North Central College associate professor of English, authored “The Midwest Farmer’s Daughter: In Search of an American Icon,” a book about the shifting landscape of rural America.

Madormo’s mystery series for young readers gains wide appeal with educators

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, receives many opportunities to speak about his Charlie Collier book series.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, continues to receive wide acclaim and various opportunities to speak about his “Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire” series of three mystery books for middle-grade readers.

Kimberly Grazulis earns three awards at Honors Convocation

Kimberly Grazulis earns Outstanding Major in Writing, Outstanding Major in French and Outstanding Student in Arts & Letters Division awards at North Central.

Kimberly Grazulis, daughter of Ellen Akerman and John Grazulis, of Lockport, Ill., received three awards—the Outstanding Major in English writing Award, the Outstanding Major in French Award, and the Outstanding Student the Arts and Letters Division Award—during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Kimberly has a double major in English writing and in French at North Central College. She is a graduate of Lockport Township High School.

Andrew Smith earns Outstanding Major in English Award

Andrew Smith was awarded the Outstanding Major in English Award during 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Andrew Smith, son of Meri and David White, of Naperville was awarded the Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Andrew is majoring in English writing at North Central College. He is a graduate of Naperville Central High School.

North Central alumna, English graduate is guest lecturer May 6

Rachel Louise Snyder ’92
North Central College alumna and author Rachel Louise Snyder ’92 will give a talk May 6 on ethical issues in the “post-sweatshop” world.

North Central College alumna Rachel Louise Snyder ’92 will give a talk on ethical issues in the “post-sweatshop” world at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. The free event is part of the College’s yearlong focus on global human rights.

English writing and French major participates in poetry festival

Kimberly Grazulis ’13
North Central College senior Kimberly Grazulis is chosen to read in Chicago’s 14th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival.

North Central College student Kimberly Grazulis ’13 participated in the 14th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival in Chicago.

The festival was held April 4 at Columbia College Chicago and featured the talents of eight poets from Chicago-area colleges and universities who read their own original works. Other participating institutions included DePaul University, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

Students learn how to advocate issues with legislators

North Central College students attend ecumenical advocacy conference, speak with congressional staff in nation’s capital about issues important to them.

Eight North Central College students traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) 2013 National Gathering.

More than 700 people from across the country attended the April 5-8 gathering. The schedule of events included workshops that informed attendees of key issues in the global food system and how to effectively communicate with legislators.

Caroline Kennedy returns to campus to discuss new book of poems

Caroline Kennedy returns to North Central College April 4 for an author talk about her newest children’s poetry collection, “Poems to Learn by Heart.”

Caroline Kennedy returns to North Central College April 4 for an author talk and book signing for her newest children’s poetry collection, “Poems to Learn by Heart,” a companion to her 2005 New York Times No. 1 bestseller “A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children.”

King publishes article about American poet’s Spanish Civil War experiences

Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor of English
Patricia King, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of English, has article about poet Muriel Rukeyser published in international literary journal.

Patricia King, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of English, had her article, titled “‘The World is a Field of the Spanish War’: Traumatic Memory in Muriel Rukeyser’s Spanish Civil War Poetry,” published in “TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics” (Vol. No. 3, 2013).

Jackie Mitchell Nelson '99

Jackie Mitchell Nelson accepted a new position at the American Red Cross as the director of the celebrity and entertainment outreach program. She manages relationships with celebrity ambassadors and promotes accurate and favorable Red Cross placement in television and film. She may be reached at jackie.nelson@redcross.org.

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