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Nicole Autry ’11 selected to forensics All-American Team

Three students rank high at AFA National Individual Events Tournament; Nicole Autry ’11 chosen among top 14 nationwide to forensics All-American Team.

April 12, 2011—Following the forensics team’s success at the State Championship Tournament in March, North Central’s team took students to the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) in Kearney, Neb., April 1-5. The students competed against undergraduates from colleges and universities of all sizes across the nation.

Three students had successful outcomes at the national level:

Caliendo to give author talk March 31

Caliendo to give author talk March 31

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Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, will give an author talk and sign copies of his new book, “Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 E. Jefferson Ave. He and co-author Charles McIlwain will share their findings and lead a discussion.

Jacqueline Milbratz '03 Aldrich

Jacqueline Milbratz Aldrich argued before the Illinois Supreme Court on November 10, 2010, in People vs. Skryd, a case that challenged a judge’s exercise of jurisdiction and compliance with two competing Illinois Supreme Court rules. She’s an attorney at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd. in Woodridge, IL. She lives with her husband, Adrian Aldrich ’02, director of alumni relations at North Central College, and their children Caden, 4, and Addison, 2, and may be reached at

Caliendo gives talk, engages in debate

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, gives keynote address at conference and participates in debate.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, gave a keynote address titled “Race, Politics and Elections” on Feb. 3 at the University of Akron’s annual Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond series. He and coauthor of “Race Appeal” Charleton McIlwain, associate professor of media, culture and communication at New York University,  participated in a debate “Who Can Use the N-word” on Feb. 10 at Hofstra University on Long Island in New York.

Mock Trial team wins awards at invitational tourney

Senior Josh Bailey, named Outstanding Attorney
North Central’s Mock Trial team wins civility award and senior Josh Bailey is named Outstanding Attorney at national invitational tournament.

Feb. 4, 2011—North Central’s Mock Trial team competed at the 23rd annual National Invitational Tournament at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 28-29. The tournament is the largest and most challenging contest the team faces all year. Of the 70 participating teams, 50 earned bids to last season’s national competition.

Record number of students to present at national research conference

A record 38 students from various academic areas will represent North Central at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research this spring.


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

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2011)—For the second year, a record number of North Central College students have been chosen to participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

D-Term courses take students around the globe

In December, students take advantage of life-changing study abroad opportunities.

Jan. 24, 2011—North Central College’s trimester format offers students a break from regular classes between Thanksgiving and the new year. During December—or D-Term—students can take advantage of North Central’s study abroad opportunities.

Caliendo publishes two majors works on race

Professor of Political Science Stephen Maynard Caliendo is co-author and co-editor (with Charlton McIlwain) of two recently published books.

Jan. 24, 2011—Professor of Political Science Stephen Maynard Caliendo is co-author and co-editor (with Charlton McIlwain) of two recently published books: "The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity," published November 2010, and "Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns," available Jan. 21, 2011.

William Muck: Sharing His Enthusiasm

It took just two years for William Muck, assistant professor of political science, to endear himself as a favorite teacher among North Central College students. He was named the winner of the 2010 Dissinger Award for Junior Faculty with enthusiasm and endorsements.

Raj Cherian '06

Raj Cherian is a credit analyst at JPMorgan Chase. He has also been commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army-National Guard and is assigned to the 1175th Military Police Co. as a platoon leader.

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