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Join Presidential Debate Watch Party Tuesday Oct. 16

North Central’s political science department invites the campus community to join a watch party for second Presidential Debate at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Smith Hall.

North Central’s political science department invites the campus community to join a watch party for the second Presidential Debate at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Smith Hall at Old Main.

The debate begins at 8 p.m., but come early to get a good seat and enjoy food and conversation. For more information visit Facebook. There will be no watch party for the final debate on Oct. 22.

New faculty members begin academic year at North Central College

North Central College appoints several new faculty members and welcomes Visiting Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for the 2012-2013 academic year.

North Central College has appointed several new faculty members for the 2012-2013 academic year, which begins Sept. 10.

Five new full-time, tenure-track faculty members are:

Alec Phillipp ’14, Kerby Kniss ’15 begin John Marshall Law School internships this fall

Alec Phillipp ’14 and Kerby Kniss ’15
North Central College prelaw students Kerby Kniss and Alec Phillipp are accepted to The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Undergraduate Internship Program.

North Central College prelaw students Kerby Kniss ’15 and Alec Phillipp ’14 will learn about fair housing law firsthand when they begin internships this fall in Chicago. Both have been accepted to The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Undergraduate Internship Program.

Kniss of Lanark, Ill., is majoring in political science with a minor in conflict resolution. Phillipp of Plainfield is majoring in sociology/criminal justice with a minor in political science.

Two women chosen to attend national conference for student leaders

Nora Beswick ’13 and Emily Goodfellow ’14
North Central College students Nora Beswick ’13 and Emily Goodfellow ’14 were selected to attend National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

Two North Central College students—Nora Beswick ’13 (photo, left) and Emily Goodfellow ’14 (right)—were selected to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., May 31-June 2.

Student wins top honors and tuition prize to law school

Jennifer Rieger ’13, political science major
North Central College political science major Jennifer Rieger ’13 won second-place honors at contest and tuition waiver to attend John Marshall Law School.

North Central College political science major and junior Jennifer Rieger earned second-place honors and a tuition waiver to attend John Marshall Law School after competing at the law school’s annual National Undergraduate Diversity Mock Trial Competition April 13-14.

Some 60 top students from colleges and universities across the country met at Marshall’s Chicago campus to compete for the chance to win law school tuition waivers. Rieger’s second-place finish in the individual best advocate award netted her a $9,000 prize in tuition waivers to John Marshall.

Students attend Midwest Political Science Association annual conference

Rima Gungor ’12 gave poster presentation at conference
Forty North Central College students attend and senior presents at annual Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago.

Forty North Central College students studying political science saw their area of study in action when they attended the annual Midwest Political Science Association national conference, which took place April 11-14 in Chicago. Senior Rima Gungor was among a select group of students to present.

Faculty and administrators present at HLC conference

Four North Central College representatives gave presentation, “Ten Years Toward a Culture of Assessment,” at Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference.

Four North Central College faculty and administrators gave a presentation titled “Ten Years Toward a Culture of Assessment” at the Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference March 30-April 3 in Chicago.

Political science faculty Suzanne Chod offers election analysis on CBS2 Chicago

Suzanne Chod, assistant professor of political science, offers expert post-election analysis on the CBS2 Chicago "Morning News" program Wednesday morning.

Suzanne Chod, assistant professor of political science, discussed Tuesday's election results on the CBS2 Chicago "Morning News" program Wednesday morning.

Chod talked with CBS2 Chicago anchors about results of the Republican presidential primary in Illinois. She also addressed a question about why some politicians accused of corruption continue to win the support of large numbers of voters. Video of her appearance is posted on the CBS2 Chicago website.

Caliendo gives political analysis of Republican primary results

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science
CBS2 TV Chicago talks with Stephen Maynard Caliendo, North Central College professor of political science, for his analysis of Republic primary outcomes.

CBS2 Chicago talks with Stephen Maynard Caliendo, North Central College professor of political science, in its TV studios for his analysis of the Tuesday Jan. 3 Iowa caucus outcome. Click here to watch video of the Jan. 4 morning interview, or click here to read CBS2 Chicago's report that includes Caliendo's analysis.

Join Iowa caucus watch party Jan. 3

Join the political science department to watch the Iowa caucuses for the Republican presidential nomination at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Smith Hall.

The North Central College campus community is invited to join members of the political science department Tuesday, Jan. 3, to watch the first-in-the-nation selection for the Republican presidential nomination. Watch an actual Iowa caucus taking place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Smith Hall at Old Main. Refreshments will be served.

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