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King's short stories in national competitions

Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor of English, recently placed two of her short stories as finalists in two different national competitions.

Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor of English, recently placed two of her short stories as finalists in two different national competitions. “A Luck that Will Save Her” was a 2010 finalist in the New Letters’ Alexander Patterson Cappon Prize for Fiction. “The Death of Carrie Bradshaw” was a finalist for the 2010 Indiana Review Fiction prize. As a finalist, her short stories may be published in New Letters and Indiana Review.

Andrei Guruianu gives reading, talks from his memoir

Andrei Guruianu, assistant professor of English, gave a reading and talk from his memoir “Metal and Plum."

Andrei Guruianu gives reading, talks from his memoir

Tom Gill's photographs find wide appeal

Tom Gill has had a number of his photographs published and/or used for webpages, magazines, newspapers and calendars.

Tom Gill's photographs find wide appeal

Tribune's Blair Kamin to give talk at North Central College

Kamin will discuss his newest book, “Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age.”

Contact:  Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306, nadunker@noctrl.edu. A high-res image is available.

Alexis Ledbetter '12: Nurturing Diversity

Away from classroom lessons in English, biology and history, Alexis Ledbetter '12 sees the need to teach young women about some other topics that will serve them well over their lifetimes. Ledbetter focuses on helping them understand the importance of acceptance and encourages their respect for others' backgrounds and personal situations. As a second-year Resident Assistant (RA) in Peter and Paul Hall and one of 47 RAs on campus, Ledbetter exemplifies the role of residence life staff in the crucial adjustment of first-year students.

Keith Feiler '66

Keith Feiler is adjunct instructor of economics and finance at North Central College. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from DePaul University.

Mike Koon '93

Mike Koon served as lead clinician on behalf of the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers at Bloomington High School. The clinic addresses the P.A. announcer’s role, the Do’s and Don’ts of announcing football, how to handle emergency situations, scriptwriting and working with a spotter. Koon is assistant sports information director and the voice of University of Illinois football.

Kevin Stahr '99

Kevin Stahr is the public information coordinator for the City of Aurora, IL. He’s responsible for writing news releases, fielding media inquiries, coordinating special events and helping develop various media strategies. Stahr had spent the last 11 years with Suburban Life Newspapers as a reporter and news editor. He lives in Aurora with his wife Toni Drost ’99 Stahr.

André Buchenot '02

André Buchenot earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His dissertation explored applications of literacy theory in an online writing course. This fall, he accepted a position as assistant professor of English with an emphasis on digital literacy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is presenting again at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta in April 2011 and at other conferences in the coming months. He may be reached at buchenot@iupui.edu.

Mock Trial team members recognized

North Central's Mock Trial team of new members competes in Midwest tournament. Two students earn awards for Outstanding Attorney and Outstanding Witnesses.

Two members of North Central’s Mock Trial team were recognized at the University of St. Francis Mock Trial Midwest Challenge Part V Tournament Dec. 4-5. Joshua Bailey ’11, majoring in political science and English writing, earned awards for Outstanding Attorney and Outstanding Witness—a notable achievement because students are rarely recognized for exceptional performance in both roles.

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