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Keating and Hyett inducted to Naperville's Heritage Hall of Honor

Keating and Hyett inducted to Naperville's Heritage Hall of Honor

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Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, and Mary Kay Hyett, office manager, Office of Community Development, will be inducted to the Naperville Heritage Society’s Heritage Hall of Honor Sunday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. at Naper Settlement. The yearly recognition honors people and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the history of Naperville. Keating will be recognized for her historical contributions.


College faculty, staff inducted to Naperville's Heritage Hall of Honor

Two North Central College employees will be inducted to the Naperville Heritage Society's Heritage Hall of Honor Sunday, Aug. 1, at Naper Settlement.

Two North Central College employees will be inducted to the Naperville Heritage Society's Heritage Hall of Honor Sunday, Aug. 1, at Naper Settlement. The yearly recognition honors people and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the history of Naperville.

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, will be recognized for her historical and academic contributions. Mary Kay Hyett, office manager, Office of Community Development, will be honored for her volunteerism.

Hoffert gives presentations in China & Wheaton, pursues research on Japan

Hoffert gives presentations in China & Wheaton, pursues research on Japan

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Brian Hoffert, associate professor of religious studies and history and coordinator of East Asian studies, presented a paper titled “Beyond Life and Death: The Great Awakening” at the Conference on Daoist Ways of Thought in Zhengzhou, China, on March 25, 2010. He also gave a presentation on “The Daoist Roots of Zen Humor” at the DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference in Wheaton, Ill., on Feb. 26, 2010. Hoffert will be doing research on Japanese religious pilgrimages this fall and will host the Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought at DePaul University in Chicago April 2011.


North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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The archeological exploits of James Henry Breasted, an 1890 North Central College alumnus cited as inspiration for the Indiana Jones character, will be featured at noon today, Tuesday, July 13, on "Worldview," a global affairs program produced by National Public Radio affiliate WBEZ-FM 91.5 in Chicago. Tune in, or listen live at www.wbez.org. Breasted's works are featured in an exhibit at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago through Aug. 31. The Rev.


Senior presents academic work at international convention

Sarah Kurpiel will be presenting her academic work at an international convention in St. Louis.

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

March 16, 2010--During North Central College's spring break, senior Sarah Kurpiel will head a few hours south of her Naperville campus and Downers Grove residence, but not for fun in the sun. She will be presenting her academic work at an international convention in St. Louis.

NCTV video features Cornel West visit and memories of Martin Luther King

NCTV video features Cornel West visit and memories of Martin Luther King

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Interviews with Rev. George St. Angelo '43, Professor of History Ann Durkin Keating, students and President Hal Wilde, including footage of the keynote address by Dr. Cornel West, were among the highlights featured in a program about the College's 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's visit to campus. The program was produced by Naperville Community Television. Visit http://nctv17.com/videos/napernews17/2010-01-22/mlk.html.


Teaching Those Who Teach

“It’s always about the kids and it’s always been about the kids.”

That philosophy is the inspiration for Nick Guido ’09, who spent fall term student-teaching social science and history at Oswego High School. “That was the philosophy of my speech teacher in high school and it inspires me now,” says Guido. “I want to make every effort to make my passion for history come alive for my students, so they can experience what I feel. Since high school I could picture myself in front of my students.”

Inspired Partnership, Inspiring Stories

Eric Knox was a fourth grader growing up on Chicago’s West Side in the late 1980s the day some North Central College students showed up at his school. The students were there to tutor pupils at James Weldon Johnson Elementary School in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

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.

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