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Macek gives talk at SIU’s Global Media Research Center

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, traces 150 years of Chicago’s labor media history in talk at Southern Illinois.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, was invited to give a talk at Southern Illinois University (SIU), hosted by SIU’s Global Media Research Center in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts on Oct. 20. His talk, titled “One Hundred Fifty Years of Chicago Labor Media,” traced 150 years of Chicago’s labor media history against the backdrop of the city’s ever-changing political, social and economic landscape.

National Freedom of Speech Week exhibit in Oesterle Gallery

National Freedom of Speech Week exhibit in Oesterle Gallery

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Faculty and students in the speech communication department are hosting a weeklong display in the Oesterle Library Gallery during the 2011 National Freedom of Speech Week Oct. 17-23. The campus community is invited to visit the exhibit and view, read and listen to the various items on display.
 



Students participate in film festival Verandah course

North Central students, faculty enjoying film festival Verandah course
North Central College students joined Associate Professor of Speech Communication Steve Macek for a Verandah course at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Eight North Central College students joined Associate Professor of Speech Communication Steve Macek during the weekend of Oct. 7-9 for a Verandah course at the annual Chicago International Film Festival.

The festival features contemporary films from countries around the world that often don’t receive mainstream attention or distribution. Macek, who is also coordinator of Urban and Suburban Studies and an instructor for the Chicago Term, developed the film festival Verandah, which was offered for the first time this fall term.

North Central alumna Kristine Book teaching children in South Korea

Kristine Book
Kristine Book, a 2006 alumna of North Central College, is teaching communication skills to schoolchildren in South Korea.

Kristine Book, a 2006 alumna of North Central College, is teaching communication skills to schoolchildren in South Korea.

The Sauk Valley News in Book’s hometown of Dixon, Ill., recently published an article about her experiences. She’s teaching six classes a day, Monday through Friday, she told the newspaper.

NCTV to air live broadcasts of three North Central College football games

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) will air live broadcasts of three upcoming regular-season North Central College football games.

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) will air live broadcasts of three upcoming regular-season North Central College football games.

Viewers can catch the Cardinals in action on NCTV17 when North Central hosts Augustana College at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; Wheaton College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5; and North Park University for its Sesquicentennial Homecoming game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

The live broadcasts of the games will be hosted by Alex Symonds and 2011 North Central College graduate Marc Dahlquist. Five cameras will be used in the broadcasts.

Forensics team is off to great start

After a successful finish in national competition last academic year, North Central College’s new forensics team is already off and competing.

North Central College’s forensics team is building on last year’s successful finish in national competition with a strong start this year.

“We’re entering a new season with brand new events, and already the forensic team is continuing to demonstrate a strong record of competitive success,” says John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events.

WONC claims three student Silver Dome Awards

North Central College student broadcasters who run WONC-FM 89.1 earned three awards, including a first-place prize, at the IBA student Silver Dome Awards.

Sept. 20, 2011—North Central College student broadcasters who run WONC-FM 89.1 earned three awards, including a first-place prize, at the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s 2011 student Silver Dome Awards.

Macek has article published in new anthology

Steve Macek
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, publishes article in an anthology about communication history.

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, had his article titled “The Reporter’s Rebellion: ‘The Chicago Journalism Review’ 1968-1975” published in a new anthology about communication history, “A Moment of Danger: Critical Studies in the History of U.S. Communication Since World War II.” The 2011 anthology is edited by Janice Peck & Inger L. Stole and published by the University of Marquette Press. Macek’s article is Chapter 11 in the book.

Ron Smith '75

Ron Smith published “Eight Days a Week: Births, Deaths and Events Each Day in Oldies History,” which was released May 8. Featuring a foreword by broadcasting legend Dick Biondi, the book lists significant happenings for each day of the year and includes caricatures of famous musicians. He also published four reference books about the local music charts of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. While enrolled at North Central College, he was a disc jockey for WONC-FM in 1975 and began collecting music history tidbits.

Hillary Shulman joins faculty in speech communication

Hillary Shulman, assistant professor of speech communication
North Central College appointed five tenure-track faculty for the new academic year, including Assistant Professor of Speech Communication Hillary Shulman.

North Central College appointed five new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2011-2012 academic year, which starts Sept. 12. Among the new faculty is Hillary Shulman, assistant professor of speech communication.

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