North Central College - Naperville, IL

Mock Trial team advances to national tournament

North Central College’s Mock Trial team will compete in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national tournament March 12-14 in Waukegan.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Feb. 22, 2010—Students from North Central College’s Mock Trial team will sharpen their critical thinking and public speaking skills and knowledge of legal practices by competing in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national tournament March 12-14 in Waukegan. Top finishers from the opening round advance to the National Championship Tournament April 16-18 in Memphis, Tenn.

Senior musical "Pippin" bursts with show-stopping songs and dance

North Central College students will present "Pippin," a hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale.

North Central College students will present "Pippin," a hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale and winner of 11 Tony Awards by Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Four performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. March 4, 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. March 7 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adult and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469). The story of "Pippin" takes place once upon a time, when a young prince Pippin longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment.

Judy Brodhead speaks on panel about Naperville/Chicago relationship

Judy Brodhead speaks on panel about Naperville/Chicago relationship

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Judy Brodhead, associate professor of English and coordinator of cultural events, and Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, participated in a panel sponsored by the Urban Communication Foundation at the 95th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association in Chicago on Nov. 13. Brodhead, also a councilman for the City of Naperville, spoke about the historical and ongoing relationship between Naperville and Chicago.


Two College Scholars present research at national conference

Two College Scholars present research at national conference

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[caption id="attachment_758" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Seniors Danielle Cifone and Laurel White"][/caption] Laurel White ’10 and Danielle Cifone ’10 presented their research at the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) 44th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28-31.


Steve Macek publishes article

Steve Macek publishes article

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Steve Macek, associate professor speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, co-authored an article about the digital TV conversion and privatization of the airwaves that was widely published on online news sites.


Journalism research embraces Hippies, Yippies and Flower Power

Teaching a seminar about the Chicago media in 2004 resulted in an unexpected outcome for Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication. Now five years later, he finds himself immersed in researching the history of journalism in Chicago and writing book chapters that already have been published in other formats.

Alumnus Highlight: Susan Siman '87

 

When TV news anchor Susan Siman ’87 Marcou of Madison, WI, got the call from CBS News in New York that she’d be part of a report by Katie Couric on the Wisconsin floods in June, she called upon her forensics training from her days at North Central College. It was exciting and frightening all at once, she admits.

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