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Lauren Wallem earns Outstanding Major in Religious Studies Award

Lauren Wallem
Lauren Wallem was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Religious Studies Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Lauren Wallem was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Religious Studies Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Wallem is a graduating senior double-majoring in religious studies and political science. She has been accepted to the master of divinity program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill.
    

Danielle Izac '07

Danielle Izac accepted a resident director position with Semester at Sea for the 2014 fall voyage. Semester at Sea is a study abroad experience sponsored by the University of Virginia. Students representing 250-300 universities and colleges circumnavigate the world, providing an interactive global exploration that complements their academic courses.

Bill Wylie-Kellermann '71

Bill Wylie-Kellermann, pastor of St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit, has edited “William Stringfellow: Essential Writings,” which references the first hearing of Stringfellow in the chapel at North Central in 1968. He also contributed a chapter of “Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Discipleship and Resistance.”  

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.

Spring term contemplative series begins April 9

North Central’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty, staff to events focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience.

North Central College’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty and staff to attend any or all of the series of events during spring term focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience. Short presentations by practitioners from diverse traditions will be followed by contemplative exercises; participation in the exercises is entirely optional.  

The following events will take place in Smith Hall, Old Main:

Martinez presented his research about religious culture and immigration

Juan Martinez, visiting assistant professor of sociology
Juan Martinez, North Central College visiting assistant professor of sociology, presented at annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Juan Martinez, North Central College visiting assistant professor of sociology, presented a paper titled “Joseph and Mary Participated in The Census: Religion and Undocumented Immigrant Substantive Citizenship” as part of a panel, Progressive Religion in the United States: Remapping the Political Landscape, at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion held Nov. 8-10 in Boston.

Hamalis participates in World Council of Churches assembly in Republic of Korea

Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, was a delegate, facilitator, panelist at World Council of Churches event.

Perry Hamalis—North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of the College Honors Program—served as a delegate of the Eastern Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate for the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC). He also served as a facilitator and panelist during the meetings.

Oesterle Library features documentary viewing Oct. 16

“A Prince Among Slaves” documentary
Oesterle Library presents “A Prince Among Slaves,” a featured resource in the library’s Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys collection.

Oesterle Library will present a free screening and discussion of the film “A Prince Among Slaves” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the library’s Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center. The documentary is a true story of Abdul Rahman Sori, an African prince who was enslaved in the American South in the late 1780s.

Students showcase some 100 photographs from visit to Hopi reservation

North Central College student anthropology majors exhibit their work, titled “The Hopi Way: A Week on the Reservation,” through Oct. 27.

North Central College student anthropology majors Lindsey Pettit, Audrey Weaver, Jessica Pantel and Manuel Holston-Brown will exhibit their work at the College through Oct. 27.

Hamalis among top Eastern Orthodox scholars to contribute to anthology

Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, published an essay in new book, “Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration.”

Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of academic opportunities, has a published essay, titled “The Theological-Ethical Contributions of Archimandrite Sophrony (Sakharov) to Environmental Issues,” in the 2013 book “Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation.”

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