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Prominent, bestselling authors coming to campus this fall

North Central College hosts several noted authors—some are also recognized actors, TV personalities and a musician—in partnership with Anderson’s Bookshops.

This fall, North Central College welcomes to campus several noted authors—some are also recognized actors and a musician—as part of the College’s partnership with Anderson’s Bookshops in Naperville. The authors will discuss and sign copies of their latest books.

Here’s the lineup:

Author and professor Elliott Gorn to speak on “The Ghost of Emmett Till”

Eliott Gorn
North Central College welcomes Elliott Gorn, one of the nation’s foremost scholars of American urban, cultural and social history, to speak April 23.

North Central College welcomes author Elliott Gorn as guest lecturer on the subject “The Ghost of Emmett Till” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the College’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center.

Film, speakers, exhibit focus on 20th century opposition to suppression in Germany

Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg
North Central College hosts a two-day symposium, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, colloquium and exhibition of historical posters.

North Central College hosts a distinctive two-day symposium, titled “Religious Opposition to Suppression: German Traditions,” on Monday and Tuesday, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, exhibition of historical posters and colloquium.

Alumni filmmakers discuss “Breaking Into the Film Biz”

Emerging filmmakers, alumni Scott Drucker ’06 (left) and R.J. McNichols ’11
North Central alumni Scott Drucker ’06 and R.J. McNichols ’11 visit campus March 5 to discuss the business and art of making of their first films.

Emerging filmmakers and North Central alumni Scott Drucker ’06 and R.J. McNichols ’11 will visit campus March 5 to discuss the business and art of making of their first films.

Titled “Breaking Into the Film Biz,” their presentation is free and will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Their talk and Q&A are open to the campus community and will especially interest young filmmakers, students of interactive media, and fans and aficionados of contemporary documentary film with a community and social conscience.

Using art for social justice is focus of North Central’s global human rights event

Artists, feminists Melissa Potter and Miriam Schaer will give a lecture and demonstration on the connections between poverty and women’s rights on Feb. 28.

With poverty reduction as North Central College’s global human rights focus this year, two guest speakers will give a lecture and artistic demonstration on the connections between poverty and women’s rights.

Their free lecture, titled “Using Art for Social Justice,” will take place at noon, Friday, Feb. 28, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall.

Guatemalan civil rights activists featured in double lecture

Visit Human Rights Week Tent Sale before Oct. 15 lecture
North Central College hosts Oct. 15 lecture, “Poverty, Medicine and Human Rights in Guatemala,” by two citizens who serve, work with the poor in their country.

North Central College hosts two speakers in a free lecture, titled “Poverty, Medicine and Human Rights in Guatemala,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Smith Hall at Old Main.

The speakers are Arleth Molina, a hospital administrator in Guatemala, and her husband, Carlos Molina, a professor at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala. The husband-wife team has extensive experience working with the poor.

Chris Matthews of “Hardball” to speak Oct. 20 on campus

Chris Matthews, author, news anchor and political commentator
North Central College welcomes news anchor and political commentator Chris Matthews to discuss his new book, “Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked.”

North Central College welcomes news anchor and political commentator Chris Matthews in an author talk and signing of his new book, “Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked.”

Matthews will begin his talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets that include a signing number are available with the purchase of “Tip and the Gipper” at Anderson’s Bookshops, 123 W. Jefferson St., Naperville. For more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

North Central College hosts documentary about food insecurity in America

“A Place at the Table,” a documentary about hunger in America, will be shown Oct. 8 as part of College’s yearlong human rights focus on poverty reduction.

North Central College will host a free screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Smith Hall at Old Main.

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.

New York Times best-selling author discusses “After Visiting Friends”

Michael Hainey, author, writer, editor
North Central College hosts a free lecture by New York Times best-selling author Michael Hainey—writer and editor of GQ magazine—on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

North Central College will host a free lecture by Michael Hainey—author, writer and deputy editor of GQ magazine—at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Hainey will discuss his newest book and New York Times Best Seller, “After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story”—a heartrending portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

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