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North Central College student reads at Chicago’s Citywide Poetry Festival

North Central College student Emily Schmidt participated in the 13th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival in Chicago.

North Central College student Emily Schmidt participated in the 13th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival in Chicago.

The festival was held April 5 at Columbia College Chicago and featured the talents of 12 poets from Chicago-area colleges and universities who read their own original works. Participating institutions included DePaul University, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

Glende publishes article based on his dissertation research

Philip Glende, visiting assistant professor of English
Philip Glende, North Central College visiting assistant professor of English, publishes article on newspaper coverage of organized labor in mid-20th century.

Philip Glende, North Central College visiting assistant professor of English and advisor to The Chronicle, had his article, titled “Labor Makes the News: Newspapers, Journalism, and Organized Labor, 1933-1955,” published in the March 2012 issue of “Enterprise and Society,” the international journal of business history (Vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 39-52). The article is a summary of Glende’s dissertation research and examines newspaper coverage of organized labor during the burst of union activity that began in the early 1930s.

King’s short story wins award and publication

Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor of English
Patricia Grace King, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of English, won a chapbook award from The Florida Review for her short story, “Rubia.”

Patricia Grace King, adjunct assistant professor of English, won The Florida Review’s 2011 Jeanne Leiby Chapbook Award for her short story, “Rubia.” She received a cash prize and her story will be published in a letterpress, hand-bound chapbook published by Hoopsnake Press later in 2012.

Iowa newspaper profiles English professor, novelist

A daily newspaper talks to Zachary Michael Jack, assistant professor of English, about his family's roots in Iowa and his latest novel.

A daily newspaper talks to Zachary Michael Jack, assistant professor of English, about his family's roots in Iowa and his latest novel.

The Daily Iowan, the newspaper of the University of Iowa, interviewed Jack about his new book, "Native Soulmate: A Season in Search of a Love Homegrown." Jack says it's part love story, part adventure story and an exploration of current issues that concern rural and small-town Iowa and the Midwest.

Shindler and Pilleux give presentations at educators conference

Kelly Pilleux and Jack Shindler, international programs
North Central College’s Jack Shindler, professor of English, and Kelly Pilleux, international student advisor, presented at international educators conference.

North Central College’s Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, and Kelly Pilleux, international student advisor, presented independent sessions at NAFSA, the Association of International Educators Region V annual conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Nov. 2-4. NAFSA Region V is composed of Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin and has approximately 800 members representing more than 250 institutions.

D-Term Verandah courses offer experiential learning

North Central College offers a record 17 Verandah experiences during D-Term, including four for first-year students only. Register on Merlin; space is limited.

During 2011 D-Term, North Central College is offering a record number of Verandah course offerings for students. These experiential learning opportunities connect faculty and students in informal environments outside the classroom around topics of interest.

North Central alum Andrew Phillips joins front office of pro team

Andrew Phillips, 2009 graduate in English, print journalism
Andrew Phillips, a 2009 North Central College graduate, will join the front office of the Akron Racers pro softball team as director of marketing and PR.

Oct. 19, 2011—Andrew Phillips, a 2009 North Central College graduate, is joining the front office of the professional softball team the Akron Racers as director of marketing and public relations.

Prior to accepting a position with the Racers, Phillips worked with another National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) team, the Chicago Bandits. While a student at North Central, Phillips interned with the Bandits for two years before assuming the role of director of public relations, social media and ticket sales after graduation.

Glende presents research from dissertation at national meetings

Philip Glende, visiting assistant professor of English
Philip Glende, North Central College visiting assistant professor of English, presents research from his dissertation at three national conferences.

Philip Glende, visiting assistant professor of English and advisor to The Chronicle student newspaper, spoke at the annual convention of the American Journalism Historians Association in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 7. He was part of a panel that discussed his 2010 dissertation, which received honorable mention in the 2011 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Award competition. The title of his dissertation and talk was “Labor Makes the News: Newspapers, Journalism, and Organized Labor, 1933-1955.”

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.

Sohinee Roy joins faculty in English department

Sohinee Roy, assistant professor of English
North Central College appointed five new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2011-2012 academic year, including Assistant Professor of English Sohinee Roy.

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 Sohinee Roy, assistant professor of English.

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