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Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

North Central College alumnus named pastor of Methodist congregation in Michigan

The Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, a 1971 graduate of North Central College, has been named pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Dearborn, Mich.

The Rev. Dr. Douglas Ralston, a 1971 graduate of North Central College, has been named pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Dearborn, Mich.

Ralston grew up in Monroe, Mich. and attended Ida High School. He played baseball and football in high school and college, the Press and Guide newspaper reported.

North Central College announces star-studded 2014-2015 Fine and Performing Arts Season

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Natalie Cole and Jars of Clay are just three of many big-name artists who will perform at North Central College during 2014-2015.

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Natalie Cole and Jars of Clay are just three of the big-name artists performing at North Central College during its 2014-2015 Fine and Performing Arts Season.

Abigail Escatel earns Outstanding Major in Communication Award

Abigail Escatel
Abigail Escatel was awarded the Outstanding Major in Communication Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Abigail Escatel, daughter of Rafael and Maria Escatel, of Riverside, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Communication Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

A junior, Abigail is majoring in speech communication at North Central College. She is a graduate of Willowbrook High School.

North Central College’s Macek and Failing ’14 are featured radio guests

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, Brian Failing ’14
Exhibit cocurators Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, and history major Brian Failing ’14 are interviewed on two Chicago radio programs.

The voices of Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, and Brian Failing ’14, majoring in history and urban and suburban studies, have been heard recently on two radio programs.

They were featured guests as cocurators of their exhibit, “Banned in Chicago: Eight Decades of Film Censorship in the Windy City,” on display through Aug. 16 at the Museums at Lisle Station Park in Lisle.

Macek discusses media activism, film scholarship and more at conference

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication, was a panelist at Seattle’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, attended the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle this spring. He served as a respondent on a panel about Detroit, automobiles and film, and also participated in a roundtable discussion on media activism and film scholarship.

Nine faculty receive tenure, promotions

The North Central College Board of Trustees grants tenure, approves promotions to faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year.

At its May 2014 meeting, the North Central College Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved promotions to several faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year in September. These faculty are:

Diane Anstine, Ph.D., was promoted to professor of economics

Michael de Brauw, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of classics

Shereen Ilahi, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of history

Wendy Koenig, Ph.D., was granted tenure

North Central hosts faculty academic conference April 26

Smith Hall at Old Main
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Spring Conference, hosted by the College April 26.

North Central faculty and staff are invited to attend the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Spring Conference, hosted by the College on Saturday, April 26, in Smith Hall.

Twice each year, the Illinois AAUP sponsors an educational conference at a school with an active AAUP membership. North Central’s AAUP chapter is host for the 2014 spring conference, which will focus on the theme “The Role of Women in Higher Education.”

“4.48 Psychosis” is presented in Meiley-Swallow’s intimate theatre

The adult drama “4.48 Psychosis” by late British playwright Sarah Kane features North Central College student actors April 24-27.

The drama “4.48 Psychosis” by late British playwright Sarah Kane will feature North Central College student actors April 24-27.

Registration is underway for summer school at North Central College

Undergraduate and graduate students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Registration is underway for a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses that often can be applied toward graduation requirements at a student’s home institution. Class sessions are offered in four- and eight-week terms, starting June 16. The second four-week term starts July 14.

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