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Guest political scientist to give talk on immigration and American democracy

Robert Koulish, Ph.D.
Robert Koulish—political scientist, author and professor at the University of Maryland—will give a lecture Thursday, Oct. 3, on America’s immigration policies.

North Central College will host a free lecture titled “Immigration Reform in the Age of Criminalization” by Robert Koulish, Ph.D.—political scientist, author and professor—at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in North Central’s Smith Hall at Old Main.

Former U.S. senator shares political experiences

North Central College welcomes former U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon on Thursday, Sept. 19, to discuss his four decades of political service in Illinois.

North Central College welcomes former U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon to campus to give a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Dixon’s elected political career spanned 43 years, from 1950 to 1993, serving as a Democrat in the Illinois House of Representatives, the Illinois State Senate, as state treasurer and secretary of state, and finally as a U.S. senator.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

Robert Phillips '85

Robert Phillips was named dean of the Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) College of Arts and Sciences. Phillips joined WJU as an instructor of political science in 1998. He has served as curriculum coordinator for the master of science in organizational leadership since 2005 and as chair of the department of social science since 2008.

Tom Johnson '68

Tom Johnson is retired after 40 years as a news editor at The Beacon-News in Aurora, IL. He was responsible for preparing copies and pages for publication and Internet postings. His wife Sally Strosahl ’73 works in private practice in individual, couples and family therapy as a licensed professional counselor. Tom and Sally are the parents of Andy, Kyle and Katharine and have one grandson. They live in Aurora and may be reached at strojon@sbcglobal.net.

North Central College selected to take part in civic learning, engagement initiative

North Central College’s strong commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement are recognized by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

North Central College’s strong commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement are being recognized by the group Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

Meghan Steinbeiss

As a political science major, Meghan has noticed on numerous occasions how easy it is to apply what she’s learned in her classes to other areas of study.

“What we discuss goes beyond just ‘politics.’ We’re taught to be more than passive consumers of knowledge. The program stresses critical thinking that can be applied to any profession in any field. It’s both fascinating and captivating,” she says.

Meghan enjoys the sense of community within North Central’s political science department. A weekly newsletter keeps everyone up to date on the accomplishments of students and faculty. The department also hosts various events such as debate watch parties and an annual barbecue.

“The professors’ offices have become gathering spaces both for studying and leisure,” she says.

Meghan has been accepted into the University of Kentucky’s political science Ph.D. program. She wants to become a college professor.

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

Leaders share thoughts on racial profiling during forum at North Central College

Renard Jackson
Community members, ministers, law enforcement officers and others gathered at North Central College to discuss racial profiling and other topics.

Community members, ministers, law enforcement officers and others gathered at North Central College to discuss racial profiling and other topics.

“Where Do We Go From Here” was the topic of a July 23 forum sponsored by the DuPage County Branch of the NAACP and hosted by the College’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. Moderator Juan Thomas noted the title of the forum is the same as a 1967 speech and book by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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