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Jodi Picoult gives talk, signs copies of her new young adult novel June 30

Co-authors Jodi Picoult and daughter Samantha
North Central College hosts talk by best-selling author Jodi Picoult as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

North Central College will host a talk by best-selling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer June 30 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

Bohrer contributes essay to published work about Scottish writer

Martha Bohrer, associate professor of English
Martha Bohrer, North Central College associate professor of English, contributed an essay to anthology of criticism on the work of Scottish author John Galt.

Martha Bohrer, North Central College associate professor and chair of English, contributed an essay, titled “John Galt’s ‘Annals of the Parishi’ and the Narrative Strategies of Tales of Locale,” to an anthology of criticism on the work of the 19th century Scottish author John Galt.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Amy Olson earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Writing Award

Amy Olson
Amy Olson of Sycamore was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Writing Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Amy Olson of Sycamore was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Writing Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Olson is a senior majoring in English writing and English literature with a minor in secondary education at North Central College. She is the daughter of Jane Olson and is a 2008 graduate of Sycamore High School.

Elizabeth Burrow earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Literature Award

Elizabeth Burrow
Elizabeth Burrow of Westmont was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Literature Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Elizabeth Burrow of Westmont was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Literature Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Burrow is a senior majoring in English literature with a minor in secondary education at North Central College. A nontraditional student, she transferred to North Central from the College of DuPage. Her name has regularly appeared on the College’s Dean’s List, which recognizes students with high academic achievement.

Jenna Markowski earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Journalism Award

Jenna Markowski
Jenna Markowski of Lombard was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Jenna Markowski of Lombard was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Markowski is a senior majoring in print journalism and interactive media studies/convergent media at North Central College. After she graduates in June she will work full-time in content development with Quality Logo Products in Aurora. She is the daughter of Michael and Anne Marie Markowski and is a 2008 graduate of Glenbard East High School.

Emily Schmidt earns 2012 Outstanding Major in English Award

Emily Schmidt
Emily Schmidt of Mascoutah, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Emily Schmidt of Mascoutah, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Schmidt is a senior majoring in theatre and English writing at North Central College. She is the daughter of Bradley and Mary Schmidt and is a 2008 graduate of Mascoutah High School.

Douglas Engelman earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award

Douglas Engelman
Douglas Engelman of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award during Honors Day May 15.

May 21, 2012—Douglas Engelman of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Ereka Funkhouser receives academic awards in Japanese, division

Ereka Funkhouser '12
Ereka Funkhouser was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Japanese Award and the outstanding student in her academic division at North Central College.

Ereka Funkhouser of York, Pa., was recognized with two academic awards—the Outstanding Major in Japanese and the Outstanding Student in the Arts and Letters Division—during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Funkhouser is a senior majoring in Japanese and classical civilization with a minor in English at North Central College. She is the daughter of John Funkhouser and a graduate of York Suburban Senior High School.

Film Central presents national premiere of “Littlest Nomads” May 10

Film Central, North Central’s indie/social-change film series, features national premiere screening of “Littlest Nomads,” giving voice to homeless children.

Film Central, North Central College’s indie/social-change film series, presents guest speaker Diane Nilan and the national premiere screening of the short film “Littlest Nomads” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. The film is the second in the Film Central series during spring term and is sponsored by the College’s English department, fine & performing arts, Office of International Programs and Leadership, Ethics and Values.

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