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Patricia King wins awards for short stories and novella

Patricia King wins awards for short stories and novella

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Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor English, won awards for two of her short stories and for her novella. “A Luck that Will Save Her” won Honorable Mention for Hunger Mountain's 2009 Howard Mosher Short Fiction Prize. “Dogs in Guatemala” was a Finalist in the 2009 Short Story Contest by The Journal, a literary magazine of The Ohio State University. Her novella, “Angels Unawares,” was a Finalist in the 2009 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

Patricia King's short stories are finalists

Patricia King's short stories are finalists

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[caption id="attachment_100" align="alignleft" width="76" caption="Patricia King"][/caption] Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor of English, received two finalist awards for two of her short stories: “Dogs in Guatemala” for Southwest Review's 2009 David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize and “A Luck that Will Save Her” in the 2009 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program.

Richard M. Eastman, Alumni and friends share four decades of memories, North Central NOW Fall 2009

North Central College lost legendary teacher and academic visionary Richard Morse Eastman (H) ’93, professor of English emeritus, on June 17, 2009. He died at his longtime Naperville home at age 92.

After his 36-year career as a professor and dean and vice president of academic affairs, Eastman’s influence continues to be acknowledged by countless alumni who, under his dedicated tutelage, became better writers, readers, speakers and thespians. Many give him direct credit for their successful careers.

Marathon winner also “runs” Chicago Marathon

Jeremy Borling ’02 likes to run marathons, but come October 11, he’ll be too busy helping run the Chicago Marathon to run in it. As communications manager for Chicago Event Management—which organizes the Chicago Marathon for sponsor Bank of America—Borling oversees print publications for several audiences and the marathon’s website. And for the first time, he will coordinate the participation of elite runners from around the globe.

North Central College Celebrates Inauguration Day

The realities facing the new administration have taken over the media headlines, but for one magical day—Tuesday, January 20—North Central College celebrated the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama along with the rest of the world.

Scientist Honored with Outstanding Alumnus Award

K. Darrell Berlin ’55, a distinguished scientist, inventor and author, was recognized with an Outstanding Alumni Award at the Homecoming awards ceremony. A cancer researcher, Berlin is the first Regents Professor named at Oklahoma State University (OSU). He is also a special consultant to the National Institutes of Health.

Alumnus Highlight: Susan Siman '87


When TV news anchor Susan Siman ’87 Marcou of Madison, WI, got the call from CBS News in New York that she’d be part of a report by Katie Couric on the Wisconsin floods in June, she called upon her forensics training from her days at North Central College. It was exciting and frightening all at once, she admits.

Extraordinary Teaching Distinguishes Ruge Fellows

A former student who recently visited David Fisher, professor of philosophy, told him that his Philosophy of Law course was among the most memorable of her years at North Central College. “She remembered being engaged, her brain was alive,” he says. For Fisher, those conversations are welcome reassurances that his teaching methods reach his students. “I know that I’ve succeeded,” he says.

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