North Central College - Naperville, IL

Robert Miller '90

Robert Miller is a history teacher at Plainfield South High School. After graduating from North Central, Miller attended Benedictine University to earn his master’s in education to become a teacher. Miller has taught AP U.S. history, AP European history, street law, world history and government at Plainfield South.

Josh Bailey '11

Josh Bailey is now North Central College’s periodicals and electronic resources assistant. He spent three years serving as a library services student assistant and is an assistant Mock Trial coach at North Central. In his free time he is involved in World Relief DuPage, which helps refugees and immigrants living in DuPage and Kane counties, and the DuPage PADS, assisting those who are homeless in DuPage county. Bailey recently married his high school sweetheart Ali Ledbetter ’12 and resides in Oak Park, IL.

Fredette participates in discussion about U.S. Constitution as living document

Jennifer Fredette, assistant professor of political science
Jennifer Fredette, North Central College assistant professor of political science, offers expertise in roundtable discussion about the U.S. Constitution.

Jennifer Fredette, North Central College assistant professor of political science, was invited as a political expert and guest participant in a roundtable discussion about the U.S. Constitution at the Naperville Municipal Center on Oct. 25.

Mock Trial team takes first place in first tournament of season

Winning team at Riverside Classic Mock Trial Tournament
North Central College’s Mock Trial is off to a winning start, taking first place among 14 teams at the team’s first of seven tournaments this season.

North Central College’s Mock Trial team is off to a winning start, taking first place at Quincy University’s annual Riverside Classic Mock Trial Tournament on Oct. 20—the team’s first of seven contests during fall and winter terms.

Join Presidential Debate Watch Party Tuesday Oct. 16

North Central’s political science department invites the campus community to join a watch party for second Presidential Debate at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Smith Hall.

North Central’s political science department invites the campus community to join a watch party for the second Presidential Debate at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Smith Hall at Old Main.

The debate begins at 8 p.m., but come early to get a good seat and enjoy food and conversation. For more information visit Facebook. There will be no watch party for the final debate on Oct. 22.

Hamalis brings expertise to discussion on religion, politics, the election

Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, was member of diverse panel discussion about religion in politics.

Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of academic opportunities, was part of a four-member panel that discussed “Religion in Politics: Energizing or Polarizing.”

North Central’s academic departments, campus offices host documentary Oct. 4

Faculty/student panel discussion and screening of “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” is set for Oct. 4.

North Central College will present the documentary, “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. A faculty and student discussion, with audience participation, will follow the free event.

North Central College students make big presentation to corporate executives

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives.

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives from all over the world.

Etienne Mashuli

“The type of political science faculty at North Central is very important to me … they have diverse backgrounds and styles, rigorous intellectual environment, and a willingness to include students in their research. They want us to excel and take advantage of as many opportunities as possible.”

An international student from Rwanda, Etienne has seized many opportunities. He presented research at North Central’s undergraduate symposium, participated in Model United Nations and raised funds for a school he cofounded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he lived after escaping the violence of Rwanda. “I had the idea we could help build peace by providing educational opportunities.”  

Etienne was selected to participate in two summer research programs at Michigan State University for students with disadvantaged backgrounds. He was also awarded a prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which he will apply to graduate school in African Studies at Yale University. Only 30 Soros Fellows are selected annually to pursue a graduate degree in a professional field or in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.

He plans to pursue a Ph.D. and study political violence and credits North Central’s faculty for helping him at every step. "I doubt I would have attained the Soros without the close mentoring I received," he says.

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