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Bethany Henning earns Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award

Bethany Henning
Bethany Henning was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Bethany Henning was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Philosophy Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Henning is a graduating senior majoring in philosophy. She has accepted a position as a teaching assistant in philosophy at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where she will pursue graduate studies.
    

Lehe publishes article in the Cambridge journal, Religious Studies

Tad Lehe, professor of philosophy
Tad Lehe, North Central College professor of philosophy, published article in the scholarly philosophy of religion journal Religious Studies.

Robert “Tad” Lehe, North Central College professor of philosophy and coordinator of history of ideas, recently published an article, titled “A Critique of Peter Byrne’s Religious Pluralism,” in the scholarly philosophy of religion journal Religious Studies, published by Cambridge University Press.

Project initiated by Heidi Goetsch ’14 headlines Earth Week activities

Heidi Goetsch ’14
North Central invites campus community to join a special celebration of Earth Day that includes award presentation and planting native gardens.

North Central College invites faculty, staff, students and members of the community to join in a special celebration of Earth Day at noon, Tuesday, April 22, at Oesterle Library.

College hosts symposium on Global and Environmental Health

Augustine Afullo, Ph.D., and Christopher ‘Sola Olopade, M.D.
North Central College presents Feb. 19 symposium in Global Human Rights series, featuring two keynote speakers, sessions by faculty and students.

North Central College will host a symposium on Global and Environmental Health, featuring two keynote speakers with expertise on the subject—Augustine Afullo, Ph.D., and Christopher ‘Sola Olopade, M.D.—and sessions led by College faculty and students on Feb. 19.

Morris discusses issues related to new reproductive technologies

Timothy Morris, professor of philosophy
Tim Morris, North Central College professor of philosophy, presented the topic “The Ethics and Politics of New Reproductive Technologies” to community group.

Timothy Morris, North Central College professor of philosophy, gave a presentation, titled “The Ethics and Politics of New Reproductive Technologies,” at the monthly meeting of the Humanists of West Suburban Chicagoland held at Naperville’s DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church on Feb. 13. He discussed issues related to in vitro fertilization, surrogate pregnancies, cloning and various attempts at trying to create “the perfect baby.”

“Sicko” gives view of health care in the United States

The campus community is invited to view documentary “Sicko” and hear faculty discussion as part of a North Central Global Human Rights event, Tuesday Oct. 16.

On Oct. 16, the campus community is invited to view the 2007 documentary “Sicko,” one of three North Central College Global Human Rights events on campus this fall. Sponsored by the Office of International Programs and Leadership, Ethics & Values program, the free event takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. Filmmaker Michael Moore investigates and presents his perspective of health care, health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry in the United States.
 

Fisher gives his assessment of French philosopher

David Fisher, professor of philosophy
David Fisher, North Central College professor of philosophy, has published various chapters and essays on the work and thinking of philosopher Paul Ricoeur.

David Fisher, North Central College professor of philosophy, had a chapter titled “Ricoeur’s Atemwende: A Reading of ‘Interlude: Tragic Action’ in Oneself as Another” published in the book “From Ricoeur to Action: The Socio-Political Significance of Ricoeur’s Thinking,” edited by Todd S. Mei and David Lewin, published by Continuum Studies In Continental Philosophy, March 2012. The book engages with the thinking of the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) in order to propose innovative responses to 21st century problems.

Winter term contemplative series begins Jan. 12

The department of religious studies invites the campus community to join its contemplative events, including Catholic, Jewish and mindfulness meditations.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the department of religious studies for its winter series of events that focus on the contemplative dimension of human experience.

The mindfulness meditations take place Thursdays, Jan. 12, 26 and Feb. 9. The Catholic meditation is set for Tuesday, Jan. 31, and the Jewish meditation will meet Thursday, Feb. 23. All events take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center. Short presentations by practitioners from diverse traditions will be following by optional contemplative exercises.

Polinska gives talk at international humanities conference

Wioleta Polinska, professor of religious studies
Wioleta Polinska, professor of religious studies, gave a presentation, “Engaging Religious Diversity: Towards a Pedagogy of Mindful Contemplation,” in Spain.

Wioleta Polinska, professor of religious studies and chair of philosophy and religious studies, gave a presentation titled “Engaging Religious Diversity: Towards a Pedagogy of Mindful Contemplation” at the Ninth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities at the Universidad de Granada in Granada, Spain. Held June 8-11, the annual conference explores key issues in the humanities and welcomes scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines and professional areas who recognize the essential role the humanities must play in today's society.

Mock Trial team wins awards at invitational tourney

Senior Josh Bailey, named Outstanding Attorney
North Central’s Mock Trial team wins civility award and senior Josh Bailey is named Outstanding Attorney at national invitational tournament.

Feb. 4, 2011—North Central’s Mock Trial team competed at the 23rd annual National Invitational Tournament at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 28-29. The tournament is the largest and most challenging contest the team faces all year. Of the 70 participating teams, 50 earned bids to last season’s national competition.

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