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Alternative gift fair, Guatemala trip teach students ethics of business practices

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala this December, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

Muck and Mashuli co-author online op-ed

William Muck, assistant professor of political science, and economics major Etienne Mashuli ’13 co-authored an op-ed piece on international NGO website.

William Muck, assistant professor of political science and coordinator of global studies, and Etienne Mashuli ’13, economics major, co-authored an op-ed piece about the Robin Hood Tax campaign that was posted on the website of an international NGO focused on global poverty. Their comments about the proposed Robin Hood Tax, a small fee on all global financial market transactions to raise money to help fight poverty, were made in the context of the recent G20 Summit in Seoul, Korea.

Caliendo publishes book on race and ethnicity

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, has co-edited and published a book, “The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity.”

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, and Charlton D. McIlwain have co-edited and published a book, “The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity.” It’s a comprehensive guide to the increasingly relevant, broad and ever-changing terrain of studies surrounding race and ethnicity.

North Central College offers five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in leadership

North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010)—North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

Students accepted into this program earn both a bachelor’s degree—in any discipline—and the master of leadership studies with the completion of 141 credit hours.

Caliendo gives radio interviews about Chicago mayoral race

Caliendo gives radio interviews about Chicago mayoral race

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Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, can be heard on WDCB-FM 90.9 at 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 18-19, in a two-part interview with assistant news director Gary Zidek ’03 about the role of race in the Chicago mayoral election. Listen live at www.wdcb.org.



Speaker tells stories behind early Chicago machine politics

Speaker tells stories behind early Chicago machine politics

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“If you’re studying politics, you’re in the right place,” author Mark Quinn told students during his talk Sept. 29. He explained how Chicago’s political “Machine” outlasted other cities, but is no longer the force it once was.

Quinn regaled the audience with tales of Chicago’s “mythology” and told facts behind what happened, explaining how race, death and even weather crafted Chicago’s history. “What’s more entertaining? It’s great theatre. Where else can you find this cast of characters?”



Two award-winning films about social causes, Sept. 30 & Oct. 13

The award-winning Bollywood film "Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India" and local documentary "Workers' Republic" will be shown at North Central College.

Two award-winning films about social causes, Sept. 30 & Oct. 13

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

Sept. 24, 2010--Both classics in their own way, the award-winning Bollywood film "Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India" and local documentary "Workers' Republic" will be shown at North Central College.

Meet the College's nine new tenure-track faculty

Meet the College's nine new tenure-track faculty

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Among the many new faculty and coaches this academic year are nine full-time, tenure-track faculty. They are Leila Azarbad, assistant professor of psychology; Suzanne Chod, assistant professor of political science; Kristin Geraty-Bonacci, assistant professor of sociology; Andrei Guruianu, assistant professor of English; Katherine Heller, assistant professor of mathematics; Kelly Howe, assistant professor of theatre; Jonathon J.


Megan Smith

“When I took my first class in political science I fell in love with the field,” recalls Megan, who was named the College’s Outstanding Major in Political Science during her junior year. “I changed my original plans to include political science.”

Megan appreciates the way professors teach at North Central. “You learn both on a research level and a practical application level,” she says. For instance, in one course she and her classmates played the roles of House members and majority and minority leaders trying to pass legislation. And one summer, Megan helped a professor create a database of fundraising statistics for every congressional campaign since the 1960s. “That really broadened my horizons,” she says. “In fact, the experience may change my focus from political campaign management to research. But that’s what’s great about this major. As you define your interests and strengths, professors help you personalize and tailor your studies.”

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